Of Loss and a Teardrop Jewel

hisaab-e-umr ka itna sa goshwara hai….

Our flood-interrupted lives will stabilize, our house will again become a home, but these are irreplaceable:

~ Rare Books

~ Rarer Photographs

~ Original artworks by the likes of Santosh and Walli

~ An irretrievable part of Kashmir's history in the form of documents and personal effects belonging to the Last Prime Minister of Kashmir.


One item earlier on this list has been crossed out – the manuscript of my unfinished historical novel representing years of imagining and a year of pushing pen on paper. Hope to see it in print soon.