Fifteen fire tenders have been pressed into service to sprinkle water at identified hotspots, and around 45 personnel have been deployed for the task
Several communities in India are resisting, both knowingly and unknowingly, the imposition of a universal telling of the Ramayana that seeks to deny their particular histories.
India's environmental court had imposed a ban stressing that residents were already reeling from the impact of COVID and the pollution crisis that arises every winter.
Day after Diwali, Delhi records worst air quality in four years as pollution crosses emergency threshold
The levels of PM2.5, which can lead to premature deaths from heart and lung diseases, were 329 microgram per cubic meter in Delhi-NCR at 7 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 g/m3
The level of PM2.5 was 331 microgram per cubic metre (µg/m3) in Delhi-NCR at 10 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 µg/m3
Narendra Modi addresses troops at Longewala Post on Diwali, says India will give 'fierce reply' if it is tested
In a clear swipe at China, Modi said without naming the country that entire world feels troubled by 'expansionist' forces
Delhi's air quality 'very poor'; firecracker emissions may push pollution to 'severe' level by evening
The PM2.5 concentration in Delhi on Diwali is likely to be the 'lowest' in the last four years if no firecrackers are burnt, SAFAR said
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni reads from Forest of Enchantments for Diwali: Ram's return to Ayodhya through Sita's eyes
While the Ramayana is primarily centred around the perspectives of men — the 'good prince' Ram and the 'evil demon' Ravana — seldom does one know what the women in the story felt or thought.
Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis
You can download the third party-themed WhatsApp sticker apps from Play Store.
Using AR, Snapchat users will be able to do a variety of fun tasks like “lighting a diya with your finger or choosing different patterns of Rangoli”.
To use this, users will have to create an Avatar, go to the ‘Create Post’ option and then click on ‘Background Colour’ and select the favourable theme.
Telangana BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar alleged the TRS government had "failed to protect the sentiments" of Hindus with respect to the ban on firecrackers
Diwali 2020: How to celebrate festival of lights with eco-friendly alternatives like diyas, natural rangoli
Since rangoli is an integral part of Diwali, another way of ensuring an eco-friendly practice is by adorning homes with rangoli made from rice flour or even flowers and pulses
A fresh western disturbance is likely to increase the wind speed and improve the air quality in Delhi-NCR post Diwali, according to IMD
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India when people come together to celebrate light, life and goodness. Also known as Deepavali, which literally translates to ‘a row of lights’, Hindus consider it to be the holiest day of the lunar month Kartik.
Amavasya tithi begins on 2:17 pm on 14 November and ends at 10:36 am on 15 November
Narak Chaturdashi 2020: Date, time and significance of Chhoti Diwali also known as Bhoot Chaturdashi in Bengal
On Narak Chaturdashi, Bengalis light 14 earthen lamps at the doorways of their houses to guide the spirits of 14 generations of their forefathers and ward off evil spirits
Bursting crackers has been banned by states and Union Territories in India, but rangolis are way safer and more colourful way of heralding this festival.
Celebs give a lowdown on how they plan to ring in a green Diwali at home sans firecrackers and urge others to follow suit.