While the AQI in Delhi crossed well over 300 during Diwali days, the city of Thiruvananthapuram stands at 41.07, placing air quality in the Good category.
India is witnessing a sharp slowdown due to waning consumption and businesses had pinned their hopes on Diwali for a revival in sales.
The auspicious occasion of Dhanteras is seen by believers as the right time to acquire assets like homes and cars.
Festivals like Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Visarjan, Durga Puja, etc are the safety valves for the common man, who are otherwise oppressed and marginalised.
The Diwali celebrations saw many tourists come to the Pink City for enjoying the lights and decorations. Markets went all out to win over customers as well as prizes.
This is the third consecutive month when GST mop-up remained below the Rs 1 lakh crore mark, despite October being a festive month.
Vellore resident Dawood Khan H said the import of raw agarbatti and round bamboo sticks had hit their business hard but the government's decision has given him a ray of hope.
Interestingly, this year Diwali gift packs for staff and faculty members of the institute comprised of none other than the different types of colourful ‘cow dung diays’.
Eating a diet that is not high on sugar, salt and processed foods is the simple yet most effective way to cleanse the body of toxins.
If the lack of green crackers was stymying sales, sources in Sivakasi say that the delay in concretising norms for green crackers as directed by the apex court had delayed production.
In terms of idea and execution, the ICICI Lombard ad is by far the best of the season.
APPCB conducts ambient air quality and noise level surveys in three locations by installing diffusion tubes
Aawaz Foundation, the NGO that has been monitoring the noise pollution level in the city during festivals has said that fewer firecrackers were used this Diwali.
Nia was seen dancing at the party with singer Guru Randhawa.
Dulquer posted a photograph in which he along with his wife Amaal Nizam Salmaan can be seen posing with Shah Rukh.