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This Diwali, get a breather from pollution with these getaways

You don't have to put up with the pollution. This Diwali, travel to these places and give your family the much-needed respite.

Tamil Nadu: Last minute private bus fares to cost dear amid Diwali rush

With most people opting for private aggregators over government buses, the fares have risen drastically. Most aggregators are charging over Rs 1500 as minimum fare, exclusive of taxes, for a one-way ticket.


Diwali 2019 Date: When is Diwali in 2019?

Diwali 2019 Date in India Calendar: This year, the festival of lights falls on October 27. Starting at the end of the cropping season, it is often associated with wealth and happiness.

The festive season is a time when new ingredients bring added cheer and challenge to chefs and patrons.

A Place on the table: Even as we welcome the gods and make our peace with fasting and feasting during Karva Chauth, Dusshera, and Diwali, all the way till Guru Purab, Christmas, and Lohri, there’s an unmatched celebration of colour, food and festivity.

Special bus services introduced in Tamil Nadu for Navaratri, Diwali

Special bus services have been introduced to clear the extra rush of passengers during the two festivals.

Gujarat: Say no to Diwali gifts, Panchmahal District Collector tells officials

“Ideally, the officials here are not supposed to accept such gifts during any festivals. But sometimes, such activities do take place so this was just to give a reminder to the public and the officials that it is not acceptable to accept gifts from people,” Arora said.


A debate on what ails the economy should acknowledge the problems of India Inc

This debate is not for the macro economists and stock market analysts alone. It is also about the values we want as a society (the question whose India and whose society should also be addressed).

How to use your Diwali bonus effectively

While we cannot do without loans in our financial portfolio, timely repayment is much needed to stay financially fit.

Beauty hacks: Protect your skin from pollution this festive season

Pollution can strip your skin of moisture, cause inflammation, and premature ageing. Here are a few steps you can take to limit the harmful effects on your skin.

Noisier Diwali in Pune this year; Kothrud, Mandai and Karve Road see loudest celebrations

On Bhau Bheej, November 9, the noise levels from firecrackers ranged between 72 and 80 dB across all locations in the day, and it was the loudest at Laxmi Road area, 80.5dB.

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Diwali 2018: How India celebrated the festival of lights

Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most celebrated occasions in India. Also known as Deepawali/Deepavali, it is observed across the country in the autumn season, and by Hindus world-wide. This year, Diwali falls on November 6 and 7

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.


Happy Diwali 2017: Stunning photos of Diwali celebrations with Lakshmi puja, firecrackers and diyas

Diwali 2017: The most celebrated festival of India depicting lights as the embodiment of positivity and optimism falls in October this year. Here is how people are celebrating across India.

Diwali 2017: 15 amazing Rangoli designs to stun everyone

Diwali Rangoli's are made in homes across India. Here are 15 designs to inspire you to get creative this Deepavali.

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!

10 Rangoli designs for this Diwali

Rangoli designs: Rangoli is a very popular folk art that has several religious connotations across the expanse of India. Diwali is one such occasion when families across the country deck up their homes with various rangoli designs. Here are 10 to start you off.


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.

Shilpa Shetty, Karisma Kapoor et al show us how to rock fusion fashion this Diwali

This Diwali and Bhai Dooj, Shilpa Shetty, Karisma Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Esha Gupta, et al, show us how to ace the fusion fashion look with these tries and tested outfits. See pictures to get keep your fashion game strong this festive season.

Did you know how firecrackers affect your health?

A 2007 study, ‘Recreational Atmospheric Pollution Episodes: Inhalable Metalliferous Particles from Firework Displays’, published in Atmospheric Environment, had found that children are particular susceptible to pollution caused by firecrackers.

DIY tips: Glam up your place this Diwali

Diwali spells love, laughter and happiness. But another thing that's synonymous with this festival are spruced-up, beautiful homes? If you have always been at a loss on how to do up your place then, take inspiration from these DIY tricks. You won't be disappointed.

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Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.


Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.