End of 2014

Well here we are, the end of 2014 CE. It has been an interesting year, all things considered. Nothing of any great important happened to me on the personal front. On a scale stretching between happiness and unhappiness, I was somewhere marked “contented.” I learned a great many things of value and forgot a good deal of what needed to be let go.

On the work front, if I can use the word “work” loosely, I was a minor part of a team that helped, in some tangential way at least, bring about a political change in the country. It is still early to tell how much of a change has happened; preliminary signs are that the changes have not been significant, and what is even more worrisome is that the changes seen so far have not been what many of us had hoped for. Change is too often a chimera and the cynical would exclaim with the French plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they remain the same. In keeping with that spirit, here’s my last tweet for the year.

My goal for the next year is simple: I will work to the best of my abilities to write two books (with apologies to Mr “Mark Tully” Cicero). One will be an updated version of “Transforming India” — it has been three years since it was published. The other book will be about economics, mainly dealing with ideas that I find interesting and worth knowing. I hope to finish them both by mid-Summer. My greatest obstacle in this task is my weakness in just continuing to think and not pay too much attention to acting. I trust that I will overcome that.

I wish you all a happy new year 2015. Be well, do good work and please keep in touch.

One thought on “End of 2014

  1. yes Atanu not much change, this govt wants price cap on airline fares, medicines and now wants to declare health care a fundamental right with a health cess like the education cess, make in india wants some form of “procure from local sources”, so ya it looks like a mess right now.

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