To all those who kindly mailed to ask why I had gone AWOL and if all was well, thanks — didn’t realize that in these days of saturated surround-sound commentary, one voice among many would be missed.

My apologies for the silence — a hectic few days of necessary travel, mostly in areas with dodgy net connections, and then a bad bout of hay fever as soon as I got back home, kept me off the net.

Still recovering — this is the first I have been online in about two weeks, but I will hopefully be fitter, and more able to resume normal service, this coming week (which, as it turns out, begins with the election results in Gujarat — and Himachal, of course, but mainly Gujarat.)

See you sometime tomorrow; until then, be well all.