After zigging and zagging on the winding, narrow road that could barely fit two cars going in opposite directions, the taxi driver stopped and said, “This is the place, Sir!”. I got down, camera in hand and peered hard through the rising late afternoon fog to see the vague outlines of the snow-covered Himalayan mountain range glistening in the far distance. The place where we stopped, called Lal Tibba 2,500-odd meters above sea level in the mountains of Mussoorie, was the closest we could get to see it. As I took out the camera from the bag, I suddenly realized with great disappointment that I had left behind the powerful 300mm zoom in the hotel and what I had brought with me instead was the ultra-wide angle 10-20mm. Damn! And so, distant as it was, the more the Himalayas became smaller considering the wrong lens I had brought.