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Deepavali Festivities Begin in Tamil Nadu

Early morning festivities were witnessed across Tamil Nadu as people woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Deepavali – the festival of lights – on Wednesday. People had special sesame oil bath and wore new clothes. Relatives and friends asked one another “Ganga Sthanam Aachha?” (Is bathing with the water of holy river ...

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Is ‘Silent Diwali’ Possible Despite Harsh Vardhan’s Plea?

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged Mr Najeeb Jung, Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, to ensure that the nation’s capital celebrates a “silent Diwali” this year, unaware of the past ban and unban on crackers in India and host of issues and restrictions associated with the festival of lights or crackers now. The overenthusiastic health minister of India, in an ...

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Diwali: Remembering Sivakasi where fire crackers are made

By R. Chandrasekaran SIVAKASI: At least on one autumn night each year, a mid-sized industrial town in southern Tamil Nadu owns the Indian skies. Nearly all firecrackers that dazzle the firmament across the length and breadth of the country on the Diwali night come from Sivakasi, the country’s pyrotechnic capital, located more than 500 kilometers to the south of Chennai. ...

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