Diwali News

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.

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.

Pune: During Diwali, it’s business as usual for large hospitals

Dr Dasmit Singh, paediatric surgeon at Jehangir hospital and Surya Mother and Child Care Hospital, said many office-goers use the Diwali break to undertake planned surgeries like hernia operations.

Pune: Air quality ‘very poor’ during Diwali, but PM 2.5 levels lower than the 2016 high

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board also monitors the ambient air quality and noise level’. While decibel levels were monitored on November 1, 7 and 9, the monitoring of ambient air quality levels is being done since October 31 and will continue till November 15.


Punjab’s air quality ‘poor’ on Diwali night but 29 per cent dip in pollution levels from last year

Prof S S Marwaha said that awareness campaign against bursting of crackers launched by the Government and NGOs have started showing the results.

Ludhiana: Police book 12 for flouting SC cracker deadline

The police filed 12 FIRs against ‘unidentified’ persons but no arrests have been made as yet. No person was even identified or nominated to FIRs.

For Delhi’s firefighters, Diwali means toxic fumes with short breaks

On Diwali this year, the Keshavpuram fire station received maximum calls from across the capital — 23.

Chandigarh: Injured in fireworks, 116 admitted to different city hospitals

Of the 38 patients, the PGIMER in Chandigarh received till the filing of this report, 19 were from the Tricity, rest from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

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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.