Diwali 2017

Diwali 2017 News

What is left to gift this Diwali?

Now that everyone is supposed to have either everything or nothing, what is left to gift this Diwali?

Mumbai: Fortnight after Diwali, patients with burn injuries still under treatment

Doctors claim Diwali injuries to children are mostly caused by anars and chakris.


A brief and crackling history of fireworks in India

Crackers and fireworks up to nineteenth century India were probably quite expensive and hence commissioned mainly by the rulers for personal and citizen entertainment or by the economically well-to-do of the community.

Astronaut shares India's REAL Diwali photo from space, Twitterati thank him for the 'stunning shot'

Sharing a sneak peek from the cosmos, astronaut Paolo Nespoli‏ who goes by the Twitter handle @astro_paolo, posted an enchanting photo of what the country looks like during Diwali, the festival of lights.

On a quieter Diwali, no casualty in Ahmedabad

Not just in Ahmedabad, the total number of emergency calls from across Gujarat was also less as compared to 2016.

Astronaut shares lit-up pic of India; turns out, it was not of Diwali - again!

A gorgeous picture of a lit-up India as captured from space had gone viral just a while back during Diwali. The photograph that was shared by astronaut Paolo Nespoli was believed to be authentic by a lot of people. But a little of digging has revealed that it was clicked nearly a month before Diwali was celebrated in India.


VIDEO: Kunal Nayyar's DIWALI conversation with Ellen DeGeneres is downright HILARIOUS!

Telling Ellen DeGeneres about Choti Diwali, Kunal Nayyar said, it's like "small Diwali" and people "start partying a week before". Watch the video to catch up the fun conversation.

Bhai Dooj 2017: History, Significance, How to Celebrate, Date Time, Vidhi and Muhurat Timings

Although similar to rakhi, on Bhai Dooj, sisters put a tilak or a vermilion mark on the brother’s forehead and perform an aarti. The sisters are then presented with gifts and goodies. This tilak ceremony, however, is celebrated differently at different places.

Diwali shows Hindu culture at its very best: British Prime Minister Theresa May

In the message, the prime minister also noted that the Hindu community makes a vital contribution to life here across the UK as well as Europe.

Firefighters on duty: ‘Been years since we celebrated Diwali with family’

This Diwali, over 1,800 fire fighters attended to more than 200 fire-related incidents across the capital.

Diwali 2017 Photos

30+ easy and amazing rangoli designs for today

Rangolis are made in homes across India and they add a pop of colour to all festivals, be it Holi or Diwali. Here are 30 rangoli designs to inspire you to get creative this festive season. Take a look.


Diwali 2017: See how the festival of lights was celebrated across India

Diwali 2017: Chandigarh and Lucknow enjoy bursting fire crackers on the occasion of Diwali.

Happy Diwali 2017: Images, wishes and quotes to share with your loved ones this Deepawali

Diwali celebration include lighting diyas, eating lots of sweets, doing pujas, wearing new clothes and more. The occasion is a great time to spread with your loved ones. However, if some of your friends and family are away, here’s a collection messages that you can send to wish them a very happy Deepavali!

Yogi Adityanath hosts grand Diwali in Ayodhya

Yogi Adityanath said, "Good governance — or “Ram Rajya” — will return to Ayodhya, which was neglected by successive state governments."

Diwali 2017: Here are the best smartphones you can buy

Diwali 2017: If you’re looking to upgrade to a new smartphone this Diwali, here's a list of options ranging from mid-budget segment to premium segment.


Dhanteras 2017: How Indians are celebrating the festival this year; see pictures

On the occasion of Dhanteras, purchasing metals like gold and silver are considered to bring prosperity and good luck for the entire family and their business ventures. Here are pictures how the Indians are celebrating the festival this year.

Diwali 2017: Stunning photos of India gearing up for the festival of lights - Deepawali

Diwali 2017 preparations have begun. With festival falling on October 18-19 this year, people across the country have started to clean and renovate their homes and offices, festive shopping has begun, homes are being decorated with lights and much more. Click through for snapshots of Deepawali celebrations.

Diwali 2017: New York celebrates Diwali with Terence Lewis and others

New York welcomed Diwali festivities with dance and music, Bollywood dancers such as Terence Lewis entertained audiences with their musical performances.

Happy Choti Diwali 2017: Send these lovely Chhoti Deepawali wish cards to your loved ones

Choti Diwali is celebrated the day before the main festival of Diwali. On this festive occasion, here's a collection photo greetings you could send across to your family and loved ones and wish them happiness on this day.