Table of Contents
  Index
PART I: Snow in Srinagar 
  Exile
  Reaching Srinagar
  The city of fame
  Rainy afternoon in ...
  Up the Sindh river in a doonga
  Snow in Srinagar
  Chilai Kalan
  Crossing the Vitasta
  Journey into the Himalayas
  Ishbar evenings
  Pony ride in the Liddar valley
  Views of Haramukh
  My father in Hawaii
PART II: Ten Thousand Years of Solitude 
  The Fire in the Waters
  Records of our lives
  Threads
  Ask Krishna
  The Conductor of the dead
  A Wounded bird
  The riddle of Isha
  Patanjali's song
  The hidden path up the hill
  Inner Sarasvati
  Naming things
  On high desert
  A small beginning
  Uncovering
  Seeking answers
  Nachiketa's dual
  Quantum implications
  Chance and necessity
  A Boy and his dog
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Pony ride in the Liddar Valley

Across the wooden bridge
through fern trees
the pony walks on the outer edge of the track
a hairbreadth away from the foamy torrent. 

We passed gujars
on the way to high pastures
camped on trackside clearings.
Young boys herded goats,
skipping amongst the rocks
they hawked goat-milk cakes.
Beyond the camping ground of Aru
we followed the stream's course
through smooth grassy slopes
full of wild flowers
till we reached the snowbridge
of Liddarwat.
A lone butterfly
had accompanied us.

 

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