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Stick to the elementary, dear Moffat and Gatiss...

The game kinda went off track in season 3 of Sherlock, don't you think? They focused so much on the relationship between characters there was no time to portray any real case, that's when Sherlock is in his element. I kinda felt lost and at times bored during this season, I couldn't believe what they had done to the Sherlock that set our screens and our minds ablaze with his brilliance and wit. The way he arrogantly went about solving cases and putting people in their places was astounding to say the least. The third season started off pretty well though with a James Bond-ish like opening scene in slow motion. That scene led to this conversation with the cousins on whatsapp: Zak: Would you have liked Sherlock if it was played by Vijaykanth? Jude: Molly would have jumped off the building if Vijaykanth had kissed her. 
So getting back to season three, I don't know why the creators and writers did such a shoddy job, they already had a formula that worked, I don't know …

Dawn of another year, 2014

So it's another year...somehow the beginning doesn't seem as exciting as the ending of a year. Every November I start experiencing a year ending high, and when the new year dawns it's back to normal life, back to routine. Family members who have come from afar go back to their countries, the holidays come to an end, the lights and the tree are taken down and the crib dismantled... after a month of magical excitement I wistfully go about packing everything up. But I am not complaining, this is how it should be, if everyday felt like the holiday season, then there wouldn't be anything special to look forward to in December. 
Anyway, while in college my friend Shilpa used to make a big deal about doing something special to make the end and the beginning of a year memorable. This habit caught on and now I make sure we (me and whoever happens to be at home) do something special to mark the beginning of a new year... a few years back we went to this pristine beach where the…