― Ralph Waldo Emerson
2013 was good -- with Anand now four and Kavya now six, I'm finally able to start picking up various dropped threads of my life. I am maybe a bit too eager to do so, and have to be careful not to overextend, but still, it's good to have the SLF and DesiLit in more active motion again, to be more active at work (attending optional colloquia and the like), to bring out a small book. For 2014, all I wish for is more of the same -- my life has been fortunate beyond all expectation, and all I ask is for peace and health for those I love. And for everyone else too, please. Wishing all of you a joyous year to come.