Merry Christmas Everyone!

by Manshu on December 25, 2011

in Opinion

I’m extremely happy to be able to wish everyone a Merry Merry Christmas. I hope you’re having a great time with your friends and family, and I wish you joy, peace and prosperity for this coming year and the time ahead.

I want to share something that happened many many years ago while I was still in school, and I was reminded of that incident when I saw this tweet from Liz Danzico a few days ago.

 

 

 

What a wonderful message, and how timely it is.

I’ve heard a variation of this myself many many years ago when I think I must still be in primary school. A teacher asked me if my mom was a Christian from Kerala, and my dad a Hindu from Benaras, then what festivals did I celebrate?

And then without hesitating, she answered the question herself, “everything, you celebrate everything, of course.”

For all the things that we have got wrong, we have got many important things right, if there is a country more diverse in the world, I don’t know of it – and in this great diverse country where we speak more languages than the whole of Europe – we celebrate everything and we believe in everyone.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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ANIL KUMAR KAPILA December 25, 2011 at 8:02 am

Hi Manshu
I would also like to wish-Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! to all the readers.
It is painful to see politicians trying to divide the country based on caste and faith.
Yes, we have got many important things right. It is good to see people of different faiths participating in festivities of one faith.

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Manshu December 25, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thank you for your wishes, and a very merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family as well πŸ™‚

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Aditya Prasad December 25, 2011 at 8:30 am

Great Post Manshu! Merry Christmas to you, your family and friends!

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Manshu December 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

Thanks for your wishes Aditya and a very merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family as well.

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Jitendra P.S.Solanki December 25, 2011 at 9:57 am

Merry Chritmas Manshu to You & Your Family

You do a great job……

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Manshu December 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Thank you and merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

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Indian Thoughts December 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

wow a very very positive post πŸ™‚
merry christmas to you too manshu and to your family and to everybody who read and who doesn’t read your blog.

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Manshu December 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Happy to see your message, I was thinking about you yesterday – how are you and the little one doing?

Merry Christmas to you and your family πŸ™‚

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Indian Thoughts December 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

we both are doing good… Thanks for your wishes.
I might not comment as regularly now but I always read your blog everyday. πŸ™‚

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Deepak December 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Me and my family have been
really lucky this year to be blessed with the greatest gift of our lifetime (Financial Plan by Hemant Beniwal) and also I am very very thankful for the contribution which you are giving us by sending us an e-mail of knowledgeable article’s everyday. Your hard-work and sincere effort is creating substantial difference in lot of people’s life. This is like witnessing the creation of greatest digital library…I am lovin it πŸ™‚

I wish you all the best! May God bless you, you are a legend.

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Manshu December 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Thank you so much Deepak – you are very kind as usual and I’m lucky to have people around who offer their encouragement to me from time to time.

Merry Christmas to you and Nisha!

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Subodh @ TechnologyNext December 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hey Manshu,
Wishing Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and all the readers of OneMint!
~Subodh

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Manshu December 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Thanks Subodh and wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and happy new year!

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khalid December 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Very very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Manshu. Very nice thought you reminded on believing everything and celebrating everything.

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Manshu December 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Thank you for your wishes and a very merry Christmas and happy new year to you too!

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Jitendra Sachdeva December 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Wish you Merry Christmas and a very happy and successful new year ahead. I remember I happened to visit on your blog while searching about Max Bupa health insurance and now I am addicted to your blog posts. Keep the spirit up πŸ™‚

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Manshu December 27, 2011 at 3:11 am

Thanks Jitendra – happy new year to you as well!

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Deepak December 26, 2011 at 2:44 am

You give us alot through out, it should be our responsibility as a user to thankyou…will be really shameful if we don’t, you have all the qualities of great person that’s why you r my favorite blogger and mentor, I wish u would have been my brother..my soul feels very happy when I thank you πŸ™‚
Have a happy life, my wishes will always remain for you!

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Manshu December 27, 2011 at 3:10 am

Thank you very much Deepak πŸ™‚

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harinee December 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

Wonderful post again from you ! Yes the greatness of this country is we celebrate everything ! I come from a home where we unabashedly celebrate everything.But I find more and more of coming generation becoming cynical and avoiding this which is not a good trend.
Yes its overall bad scenario in the world but then it will always will be, that should not stop us from living and celebrating life πŸ™‚
Please keep up the good work πŸ™‚ Happy New year !

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Manshu December 27, 2011 at 3:09 am

Thank you and happy new year to you as well.

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Rakesh December 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Manshu,

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year…….

Rakesh

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Manshu December 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Thank you Rakesh and a very happy new year to you as well!

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