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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Rainy Afternoon in Chashmashahi

Everyone has heard of the astonishingly sweet
waters of the Chashmashahi spring
and the picnicking families
samovars steamings
or tea being made on primus stove
and young people exchanging glances. 

But who has spent days
in rainy August in a leaky house above Chashmashahi?
The water did not stop for a week
and we shuddered in our blankets
in the only dry corner of the room. 

The mountain slope and the lake looked desolate
as more bricks of Parimahal were washed away.
I did not understand a word of the relativity book
that I held in my hands.

 

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