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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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