Things I absolutely, absolutely, absolutely have to take:
Some copies of the book, for Rishi Valley.
My pharmacy. Especially Odomos. (And oh my god, looking at that old post reminded me about the torch. Shit on toast with jelly beans on top); toiletries; contingency thingies (this appears to be the bulk of my packing. Girl Guides need to learn a thing or two from me).
Gifts for sundry people.
A jhola for the bus, so my handbag* needs to go in my suitcase.
This time, my camera.
Things I can jettison:
All the rain things mentioned in the last packing post.
Maybe my extra sandals.
Things that make me deflower my fingers:
How many books do I take? Will I even have time to read? Where will I keep them?
Can I ditch the camera battery? What if it dies on me? Should I take my SLR instead? But that will occupy way more space.
Shouldn't I keep, like, 20% space free for things I might acquire in these ten days? (Big Note To Myself: Do not visit either Blossom or Bookworm in Bangalore, and most especially not Select.)
Should I take one empty bag along, in case one suitcase breaks, or bursts at the seams?
Do I really need to travel? Can't I just stay at home and read travel blogs instead?
*A new one, a lovely steely shiny green-grey. BM you listening?