Growing up in West Bengal in the seventies and mid eighties, I remember how Christmas (“Borodin”) was a great day of celebration. A state with over 70% Hindus and over 28% Muslims cut across religious lines to come together to celebrate Christmas.
There would be lights on streets, a festive mood, a lot of exchange of cards and most importantly a LOT of cake!!!
Taking a walk with my siblings this evening, I was struck by how some things have not changed. This small shop selling cakes in this tiny town of Kalyani was glittering with lights all over and overflowing with shoppers!!!