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Diwali 2020: Festival of Lights turns dimmer

Diwali 2020: Festival of Lights turns dimmer

November 10, 2020

With barely four days to go for Diwali, shoppers seem to be returning to Delhi’s markets. But shopkeepers say sales continue to be at historic lows, while shoppers complain of high prices amidst lower budgets.

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New Zealand celebrates Diwali the India way

New Zealand celebrates Diwali the India way

October 18, 2017

Auckland celebrated its annual Diwali Festival to participate in the spirit of festivity and celebrate the richness of the traditional Indian culture that marks the victory of good over evil.

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The Indian diaspora and its festivals

The Indian diaspora and its festivals

March 16, 2017

No matter how far from the roots, the Indian diaspora always carry a bounty of Indian traditions with them wherever they go. And, over the decades, Indian festivals and rituals have found a place in various foreign locales as well.

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Diwali festivities illuminate India

Diwali festivities illuminate India

October 29, 2016

As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the biggest and the brightest festival in the country, this Sunday, many people abroad also follow the trend. As the festivities have already begun, here is why the festival is considered auspicious and the most important.

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Challenging the tradition, hundreds of widows celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan

Challenging the tradition, hundreds of widows celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan

October 28, 2016

On this Diwali, about a thousand widows from across India gathered to celebrate the festival of lights inside the centuries-old Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan, holding candles and earthen lamps in their hands. Choosing to break away from age-old tradition and social taboo, they par...

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