I guess the occasion demands to be recorded. Finally, I got my very own, signed copy of ‘Available Light’. In this day and age, we must be grateful for whatever light is given to us. In truth, this book, for me, is a very personal artefact, not just because I have read a majority of the poems in the book on my computer (and discussed and dissected them with Madhu, and Liyi), and also because the book contains a heart-breaking essay on Vijay Nambisan, a personal hero of mine. Thank you, CP sir, ‘The Last of the Bad Boys’, for tagging me along in this incredible journey.