For most of us this time of the year would be just a little over mid year barely hinting to the new year coming. Not so in India. Here we celebrated the Diwali festival with crackers of all shapes & sizes, both Chinese & Indian wrapped in colorful paper, with home after home draped in fairy lights of all colors & sequential movements. The festivities coincide with the Hindu New Year, which celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. We therefore have a right to enter this ‘new year’ with an extended set of new year resolutions, a kind of appendix one might say to the ones written in high spirits at the time of the Western new year. We entered this year with a new government with mighty plans to overhaul an ancient system in a record time, to throw yet another new jacket onto an ancient body, old and wrinkled with time. Overnight we were given new currency notes and the old & familiar ones gone, online government registrations and late nights mulling over the biggest tax overhaul in Indian history. We are hopeful that good will indeed triumph over evil. So here is our ‘new years resolution’ summed up in my own version of what I read recently in an article: if you want to sell well tell others how good you are (it may just work). If you want to sell really well then get others to tell about how good you are (it will work better for sure) but if you want real and lasting sales BE the good you want to be, be good to your staff, good to your suppliers, to the guard at the gate, the courier who picks up your parcels. The good will come back to you as my friend & fellow artist Portchie always says. Good will follow you. We hope our company, its motto and ethos, captured in part on this website and in these blog pages will inspire you to be the good you want to be in this world.