All I Want from 2017 is…


All I Want from 2017 is…

Illustration: Mandar Mhaskar


t’s nice to finally be on the other side of 2016. This is the side that in India is popularly known as the bekkside, a technical term meaning bum, which brilliantly and accurately describes 2016 – an arse of a year. The best thing that one can say about 2016 is that it gave us Pokémon Go which helped acquaint children all over the world with something they had never encountered before – the outdoors. That apart it’s been a train wreck of a year as we all know. (For a ready reckoner of its putridness see here and here and here.) 

Looking ahead, other than the prayer of wanting the New Year to be nothing like the parent that birthed it, here then are my hopes and dreams for 2017.