In 2013, we finished up the greatest series under the Story label thus far: Empire in Exile, an epic journey from doom to empire. We presented two documentaries, both of which will compete at IOTY'13. We covered, with glee, the two sets of Assembly Elections this year and analyzed the political situation carefully, although we did make a mistake when it came to AAP in Delhi. OTFS in 2013 was mainly a mixture of fiction and political commentary, although we did review a record number of books and movies this year as well.
The tragic demise of two dear friends were covered in the form of fitting obituaries to both of them, while my dreams and aspirations were discussed wide and open. We tried our hand at writing Hindi fiction, a process that will continue into the new year.
We begin next year with IOTY'13 and hope to bring more documentaries out. In addition, some travel information about Champaign is on the menu as well, possibly even a guide for new students. OTFS has been praised for presenting useful information that you just cannot find elsewhere on the Internet - that should continue into our 8th year. Expect the political scene to heat up with the 2014 General Elections and a suit of crucial Assembly Elections.
Overall, 2013 was a good year for blogging and 2014 should be better.
Happy New Year, readers!