Come the end of the year and we start thinking about the next. At the turning point of the midnight hour, the cry goes out `Happy New Year`! We dance and hug and kiss and wish each other well. Beneath all the bonhomie lies a mix of emotions - of relief, regret, anticipation, fear, uncertainty – because while the year ending is gone, what lies ahead cannot be known. Even so, the coming of the new year has historically and universally become a time for celebration, no doubt because its underlying sentiment is one of hope for a better future. So what about 2017?