I was delighted to be part of Mountain Echoes 2015. Bhutan is a magical place and the festival is an intimate yet significant event each year. My wife, Anushika, and I fondly remember our short visit and our interactions with the genuinely lovely people who inhabit this mountain kingdom. During my stay, I was inspired by Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Her enthusiasm, affection and spirit motivated me to make Bhutan part of the story that I was writing at that time. It resulted in the inclusion of Bhutan in my new novel, The Sialkot Saga.