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Cultural Consciousness in Christmas Culture Featured Society Uncategorized 

Cultural consciousness in Christmas

When Kolkata geared up to celebrate Christmas, it harkens to a culture that is not its own. Reindeers, stars, fir trees are tropes generally associated with the season’s festivities. There is no logical link tying these elements to the event of Christ’s birth that the festival commemorates. However, these tropes are central to the world’s perception of the Christmas-time spirit. That Christmas is so acceptable to the masses, especially in the Indian context, because of its increasing secularization is a view popularly held. However, the consciousness surrounding Christmas portrays it…

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Literature 

Remnants of a Withered Winter #2 – The Christmas Puppy

Express Magazine brings to you its first series of wintry delights, ” Remnants of a withered winter “. A double collection of winter stories and poems from the house and from the readers. We will be accepting entries till the end of this season. So, why don’t you scribble down those stories, and the unfettered emotions and send it to us fast?     The little boy trudged along the frozen walkway, his hands stuffed inside his large overcoat pockets. It was Christmas Eve, and the town was a picture in white….

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remnants of a withered winter Literature 

Remnants of a withered winter #1 – Winter Evenings

What makes winter evenings warm? Fireplace. Blankets. Coffee. And a cocoon of warm, fuzzy, winter tales! Express Magazine brings to you its first series of wintry delights. ” Remnants of a withered winter “. A double collection of winter stories and poems from the house and from the readers. We will be accepting entries till the end of this season. So, why don’t you scribble down those stories, and the unfettered emotions and send it to us fast? The premonitions are ominous. The cold frosty winds started a bonfire from…

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Christmas and Calcutta Culture Featured Society 

Christmas and Calcutta

There goes a saying among devout Bengalis, ‘Bangali’r baaro maashey tero parbon’; which when translated essentially throws some light on how much the Bengalis love embracing and celebrating festivals since time immemorial. Be it Durga Puja, Holi, or even Eid, if there is a festival, Bengalis shall celebrate it with full fervour. And in keeping with the jubilant Bengali souls and their love for festivities, how can the Yuletide spirit be left behind? Consequently, Christmas and Calcutta go together. If we look back on history, we’ll see that Christmas became…

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Culture Literature 

Top 10 Christmas Tales : Christmas in Literature

Jingle Bells, party smells, and you’re home alone. If you’re without a plan, or simply haven’t sunk in the festive feeling, you need to grab a book.A book that provides a wonderful depiction of Christmas in Literature. So we present you with the suggestions of Top 10 Christmas tales you cannot afford to miss. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens : Dickens writes in his preface to the novella, “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out…

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Christmas delicacies around the world Culture Featured Travel & Food 

Christmas delicacies around the world

There we go again, it’s that time of the year again – bow, blizzard, carols, poinsettias and presents. And, food, of course. The festive season has arrived and diets and calorie headaches can now take the back seat. We all love great food, don’t we? And what better time to try out some new dishes than the time of advent. Here are some appetising Christmas delicacies around the world that will make you drool. Enjoy! Malta: Imbuljuta tal-Qastan     A traditional drink served after Midnight Mass on Christmas and…

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