Some sad news: Manish Acharya, one of the shadow puppet narrators from the movie Sita Sings the Blues (among other things), died in a riding accident a few weeks back.
I never wrote up Sita, but I did give out copies of the movie with last year's Xmas cards. If you haven't seen it, I strongly suggest you read up on it, visit the website, and dowload and watch it. (All legally.) Also find out about Nina Paley's activism around copyright law.
That's a much better way of understanding what a loss this is than I can explain.