Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Diwali

Festive season spending likely to exceed $32 billion this year in India, survey estimates

LocalCircles survey found that 38% are likely to opt for online shopping while 49% will return to stores. One in every three households is predicted to spend over Rs 10,000 on festivities.

Delhi extends ban on sale, use of fire crackers till 1 January next year to rein in pollution

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said an action plan to enforce the plan would be put in place in consultation with various agencies.

You don’t call Ambani’s wife ‘Nita’. It’s ‘Nita bhabhi’ for Mumbai, First Lady for media

In Onam in a Nightie, Anjana Menon narrates how Diwali arrives in Delhi, and how different Onam in Kerala was during Covid.

Most in India’s Hindi belt support fireworks sale ban. Don’t let TV tell you otherwise

Religion not above all, survey of 15,0000 Indians on Diwali cracker ban shows.

Higher wind speed flushes out pollution in Delhi, air quality improves slightly

Due to bursting of crackers on Diwali, Delhi recorded its poorest air quality in five years. The winds are expected to flush out pollutants further over the next two days, experts said.

Delhi records worst air quality in five years a day after Diwali

Residents flouting firecracker ban & emissions from farm fires peaking at 36% push Delhi's 24-hour average air quality index after Diwali to 462.

‘BJP made people burst crackers on Diwali’, Delhi govt says after air quality turns ‘severe’

Environment Minister Gopal Rai Friday said that Delhi's base pollution has remained the same & two factors — firecrackers and stubble burning — have added to the poor air quality.

Overdosed on Diwali sweets? Here’s how you can recover

Getting over Diwali delicacies and starting normally is tough but not impossible. Here are some guidelines to bring you back to a normal lifestyle.

Keep the flame of love burning, and short cuts to electoral nirvana

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Diwali isn’t what you thought it was—It’s actually Deep Daan Utsav, a Buddhist festival

For Dalits, festivals are important to rethink history. Deep Daan Utsav belongs to Ashoka—what history missed out on.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.