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The elderly and ailing go up in a dholi, a small seat attached under a bamboo pole, carried by two men who take a few jouncing steps at a time.
'I, alas! in my dholi, did not get up till two hours after, as it poured all the march, and the mud was awful; but I slept last night, and to-day am feeling fit and well.
'I went out for a "walk" in my dholi this evening, and went round the palace – a very poor place.'
The on-air contest will see winners celebrating Lohri with their favorite jocks - with the dholi, sweets et al, in true traditional style!
India eNews 2009
a small basket for holding betel-leaf and a box for carrying it in the pocket; _dhitori_, a fish-basket; _dholi_, a large bamboo shed for storing grain; _ghurki_ and _paili_, grain measures; _chhanni_,
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala Robert Vane Russell 1894