July 19, 2016, 0803 hours.
When Abhishek Kaushal planned this trip, and replanned it and modified it, and when we changed routes and ideas along the way, there was one date that remained steady: July 19. In fact, it was the only date that was fixed – everything else was flexible. July 19 we would be in Chandratal on Poornima. And so here we are, sipping chai after aloo Parathas and omlette. We will be heading out towards Chandratal by 8:30 am.