SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 61

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Looking Back Looking Forward India Your life, inspirations, aspirations I am a self-taught painter who works with a pharmaceutical company based out of Hyderabad, India. Apart from that, I am associated with music, writing and photography. I am based at Guwahati, Assam, India and have been painting professionally for a year now. We celebrate the New Year in so many different ways in different parts of the globe. How it is celebrated in your cultures? I am a Bengali residing in Assam, one of the most beautiful places in India. Hence, New Year comes with celebrations that take me to getaways with loved ones in and around my place. Work takes me places at times but I make sure to spend the year-end with my family. Being a self-declared ambivert, I enjoy the company of only a few and the celebration is wherever I am. Do people like to exchange cards, presents or sweets during these times? Would you like to share with us your memories of any favourite card, gift or event from the past? Not so much now, but I remember hanging cards on threads of fairy lights, received from friends and family which just looked amazing Also I always liked the wintry chill in the air and the wafting smell of baked vanilla cookies. What you expect from 2019? What you are going to do for you and your society this year? 61 | P a g e