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happy christmas!!!

…yes that’s me with Santa, some elves and some of my much loved 10th class…the boys will be moving on to bigger and better things very soon. For sure they have a good chance at a decent life, am hoping some of them will go on to do great things…but actually a happy life would do just fine, fingers crossed for them!

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

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the leader of the pack…

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So we are waiting for Santa to arrive. Here in this particular corner he arrives on Semi Christmas (yes that’s right!) we celebrate Semi Christmas on the 23rd… Anyway things take a different turn this year as Santa adopted a new form of transport…

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P1160925Eventually however he adopts the more familiar transport of the ox and cart…

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Bhavani Deekshas watch on…obviously they are not celebrating christmas…who knows what they are thinking of all this. A lot of villagers come out to watch Santa parade around the village…and the kids like all kids, scramble for the sweets that are tossed in the air…

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P1160935Santa finally makes a bid for freedom…

Happy Christmas from India! xxx

christmas day…

Each home has it’s ritual for Christmas day. Here the stockings are hung along with final decorations at the last minute on the 24th, on Christmas morning the girls get fresh flowers for their hair… In the morning there is also one gift each for the kids. It’s really very nice to be here at this time…no TV, NO advertising…NO pre and post Christmas sales…

santa, christmas trees, jesus and besant road…

Christmas images from the nearest city of Vijayawada (3rd largest city in Andhra Pradesh, pop around 1.7 million): santa, Christmas trees, Jesus and Besant Road…



feeding the 1500…

Christmas day preparations – This is what it takes to feed 1500 round these parts…

1000 orphanage kids, 200 older kids now in college and 300 sundry guests and extras…

Meanwhile in my home, Lusiana Home, the girls go a little christmas crazy…

… and at night the nativity play complete with angels, kings, goats and cows…