Buddies, thanks to all of you who stayed with me despite my staying away from the blog for so long. I am back in Sharjah. I have applied for visa for my wife and daughter who are expected to join me next week. Domestic compulsions did not allow me to leave Chennai and so I badly missed my visits to great Mumbai and Bangalore, where I had planned to meet so many dear friends. I was happy to receive calls from a few wonderful blog friends, especially Shobha. Dr Nitu/Fida/Pankaj et al are more than blog friends, so am not mentioning such names. Basically, feeling great to be back with you all. Thanks once again.