A Short Message for the New Year

The year ended in bad taste for several reasons. For a while, I thought I may have to shut my eyes while I opened facebook each day. The protests and the revelations and all that rage became more sickening than the rape itself. Maybe, I need to take a break from facebook. Maybe.

In other news, there is the rapidly spreading speculation that another recession is here and we are all going to be doomed for another year or so. Well… I don’t need to know how doomed one can get during a recession. I had followed Sujoy (from Living With Smoke) throughout his struggle to stand up during the last recession.

There have been other moments of dullness especially towards the end of the year. Some of them, you know. Others have just been too personal to share over here.

While we are on that, I must mention that the New Year begins with some good news for me. The proof copy for Living With Smoke’s print edition is here. The photos, you may see as below.


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It was a day of excitement. It felt so good to have the book in my hand finally. The proof copy is more or less clear of errors and I shall be approving the copy soon. That will bring my book in print to readers in US, UK and the rest of Europe. I cannot assure availability in the remaining parts of the world for now. All I can say is that I am working on it and there might be a solution someday soon.

Recession or no recession, I hope there are new and better things to look forward to this year, such as safer streets, happier people and healthier environments. To those who have stayed with me through the times I have maintained this blog here, I am much indebted and wish to express my gratitude. I look forward to your support in the coming year as well. Wishing you all a Happy New Year 2013! Good Day! Good Night!


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