It is a blazing summer afternoon and Raghvendra Singh is barely managing to hold up with a wet towel over his head and a hand-held wooden fan. His mother Sumanlata Singh lies under the shade of a neem tree a few metres away. “She doesn’t even eat well these days; only drinks water or other cool liquids offered to her,” says a neighbour, who gives Singh company for a few hours every day. Raghvendra does not speak much, gazing into the open space with empty eyes. People too have stoppe