Diwali: India warming up to the festive mood

  • Potters make earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • An elderly blind Indian prepares candles at a workshop at the Blind School Relief Association in New Delhi. Candles and other handmade decorative items are being prepared primarily by the blind and will be sold to garner resource for the relief association in the school’s Diwali Mela, or Diwali fair, one of the most popular fairs held annually in the city. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
  • Women paint freshly made earthen lamps at a potter’s workshop at the Dharavi slum area ahead of the Diwali festival in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
  • A potter heats freshly made earthen lamps to harden them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • People prepare candles at a workshop at the Blind School Relief Association in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
  • Blind students prepare paper bags at a workshop at the Blind School Relief Association in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
  • Buyers choose handmade products at a workshop of the Blind Relief Association in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
  • Candles of different shapes are kept under water to cool down at a workshop at the Blind Relief Association in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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