will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words
on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first
chapter is New Year's Day.
- Edith Lovejoy Pierce
last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's
words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a
- T. S. Eliot
All over the world people celebrate New Year's
Day with hope and enthusiasm. With great joy they bid farewell to
the old year and welcome the new. Our New Year Special section tries
to capture the various emotions and shades of New Year Festival
celebrations as observed in various parts of the globe.