This will be the third Christmas that I’ve been living in Powai, but the first Christmas I’ve actually spent here (the previous two were in Australia). There’s a wonderful festive atmosphere, with Christmas trees and lights everywhere.
Unfortunately, I’ve been so consumed by the launch of my book in India that I’ve hardly had time to think of Christmas approaching. Yesterday, I decided to get into the community Christmas spirit by attending a “Green Christmas”, organised by the Young Environmentalists, at the Rodas Ecotel.
For me, not coming from a religious family, Christmas has always simply been a happy time to spend with loved ones. However, there’s nothing like Christmas carols to get into the spirit and spread cheer. Yesterday, the choir featured local underprivileged kids who all received gifts from Santa.
It is starting to feel a lot like Christmas!