Overheard recently, an enlightening conversation between my cancer-afflicted nani and her attendant Dolly, a Christian lady. Dolly was relating the story of Christ in shuddh Hindi and at one point the following sentence occurred:
“Yeshu ki ma Kumari Maryam thi. Unhone koi ganda kaam karke Yeshu ko janam nahin diya. Woh kumaari hi rahi.”
(“Jesus’s mother was the Virgin Mary. She gave birth to him without doing any dirty work.”)
On that immaculate note, season’s greetings to you all.