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Hello everyone! Belated Happy New Year and hope this year brings all that you ever wished for! I’ve just been lurking in the background and taking comfort in reading all the wonderful reminiscences of the year gone by across blogs. But, the urge to ¬†compose a post and greet you all with pleasant pictures was just lacking; until now! Hopefully this post will give the much-needed impetus. How did you all spend the X’mas holidays and ring in the New Year? ¬†We spent the winter holidays in the comfort of my in-laws’ home in a small village called Natherdunga in West Bengal. This village is home to about 150 families and represents rural India in every sense. 55 kms away from the nearest town, Bankura and over 200 kms from Kolkata; a village where the nearest bus stop is over two kms away by foot and where drainage, public sanitation…