This weekend I will start packing for a trip to Himachal Pradesh, one of the most stunning parts of the Himalaya, Pir Panjal and Dhaula Dar mountain ranges. I enclose a map and photos to familiarise you with the region. I will keep friends and relatives updated regularly on the 3 week trip which has no shape or form. The only planned part is I leave Delhi for Sidhbari on 16 February with my good friend Anuj Bahri, well known Indian publisher and bookseller. The only planned part is to stop for breakfast just past Panipat for the best potato paratas in the world. Will keep you updated.