The state of Kerala has a communist government. There are hammer and sickle posters everywhere, and Che Guevara posters, etc. There are also churches, synagogues (!) Hindu, Jain, Sikh and other temples… People here take religion seriously, and seem to have respect for a wide range of faiths.
Oh yeah, these communists also seem a lot more prosperous than the crazy-capitalist folks in Delhi. We haven’t seen Delhi-style poverty here yet, and generally things seem much saner.