Keeping it simple

Keeping it simple


Annjali Shah has been in the City for five months now. Her mother is an Austrian-Swiss while her father is an Italian-Indian. “This year, I will just be celebrating Christmas with my friends as my family is in Mumbai,” she says. “I prefer simple celebrations, rather than big or lavish ones,” she says. Annjali loves the spirit of the season. “It is the time for you go inside yourself and think a lot about the people around you.” She adds, “And whenever I do that, I feel so lucky to have such people around me.”

Frances, who hails from the USA has been living in Bangalore since 1991. “I spend my Christmas with friends generally so this year, its going to be the same. I am planning on having a Christmas lunch with friends. I generally spend Christmas eve at home, with a quiet dinner.” 

Some nationals are planning to go to their native place. Mioi, a young Japanese girl is one such person. “I have been in Bangalore for seven years and this is the first time I am going to my native place Hiroshima for Christmas,” says Mioi, a student. “Every year here, I celebrate Christmas by going for carol singing and midnight mass,” says she. On City’s Christmas spirit, she says, “The spirit isn’t that great. Only around Commercial Street and M G Road, you feel the festive fervour. But one thing I love about India is that every festival is celebrated nicely here,” she laughs.

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