A wish for prosperity

Of late, celebrating Dhanteras has become a fad among the people of Odisha though it is known as a north Indian festival. People of the state normally buy new things during Akshaya Tritiya, an annual spring festival. But these days, people from all walks of life...

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B-Town bats for eco-friendly Diwali

Mumbai: On the occasion of Diwali Wednesday, members of the film fraternity wished their fans and followers a happy and eco-friendly Diwali and urged them to avoid bursting loud crackers. Veteran actor Anupam Kher, in New York for work, tweeted: "My dear countrymen, Happy Diwali...

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali

Chennai: People in Tamil Nadu celebrated Diwali with traditional fervour starting off with special sesame oil bath, wearing new clothes and bursting fire crackers. Unlike previous years though the sound of the bursting fire crackers was rather subdued following the he Supreme Court-imposed restrictions. The...

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Future uncertain

Diwali, the festival of lights, is unimaginable without ‘diyas’ or clay lamps. However, with the influx of cheap Chinese lights into the market, people have started shunning traditional diyas, leaving diya-makers struggling to make both ends meet. Phulapokhari, about 30 kilometres from Bhubaneswar, is a...

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All set for a sparkling celebration

Diwali, the festival of lights, is believed to bring good luck and wealth. Every year, people across India decorate their homes with clay lamps (diyas), candles and fairy lights and burst firecrackers to celebrate the festival. There are many legends associated with Diwali. In north India, Diwali...

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