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Happy Diwali!

Diwali – a festival during which people literally burn away their money in firecrackers, leading to fire hazards and air and noise pollution.

And they also indulge in behaviour that should get them booked for attempted arson and disturbing public peace, not to mention environmental damage. In countries where they would get arrested for such things (like everywhere else except India), they celebrate Diwali in a perfectly smoke- and noise-free manner. So why not the same way in India?

shifting weather patterns

Time was when Dussehra was celebrated through cool and dry nights. Diwali was dry and smoky.

Then Diwali became warm. There would be a few showers in late December.

And now, its early October, and its raining.