Only villages have more relevance to Pongal festival is my personal opinion. Many of my city friends knew nothing about the significance of Pongal apart from “Sarkara Pongal”.
City Celebration style of Pongal is different altogether. Day off, Star interviews, “Ulagath tholaikatchigalilaye mudavalatha thiraku sameebathilaye vandha putham puthiya thirapadam” Sun TV movies, Sarkara Pongal, Marina beach.
Though I would not call my native place as a village, it was surrounded by lots of villages and so the impact would be in my place also.
I don’t blame anyone, this just came to my mind.
Whatever, Wishing you all a very happy pongal.