And the last post with this story.
Krishna Cottage is a funny place. It sits over the dirty tired bus stand and is looked after by the old care-taker and his extended family. The owner is a businessman from Anantnag, a bustling town in the Valley. Him and his wife come up to the cottage every weekend and on seeing me there on two of their visits, i think started to get a bit shifty. I guess it couldn't have been too pleasant for them to know that family of previous owners were snooping around. So one evening i sat down with them in the garden and we drank tea. By the end of which the wife softened up to me but i think her husband was still pretty skeptical :)
The cottage with Lal Kothi in the background.