“NEW DELHI — For generations, millions of Indians in New Delhi, the capital, have celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, by setting off a symphony of fireworks.
In the days leading up to the festival, which is next Thursday this year, homes are cleaned, whitewashed and outfitted with oil lamps to commemorate the return of Lord Rama, one of the most revered Hindu gods. On the eve of the festival, fireworks, an important centerpiece, crackle through the night.But amid concerns about poisonous air quality in New Delhi — stemming, in part, from the use of fireworks — a different scene has unfolded this Diwali season…”
The New York Times
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Indian Court Chooses Clean Air Over Fireworks for a Festival