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Every Indian celebrates Diwali in his/her own way. No matter how dark the darkness is, light always finds its way to shine, a ray always emerges to adorn the world with a medley of zillion colours. A pandemic raging for over a year now could not dampen the festive spirit as people celebrated the popular festival with family, friends and kin much pomp and fervour.
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For fans, this Diwali is likely to get more bright and colourful as two much-awaited teasers are all set to release that day.
Mouni Roy was recently spotted by the media at Mumbai airport. The ‘Gold’ actress was spotted in a black and white outfit, ahead of Diwali. While she posed for the media, the shutterbugs asked her for her message to her fans this diwali. Mouni then asked everyone to ‘Be Safe and Healthy’. Later, Mouni was also seen posing with a fan for a selfie before leaving in her car.
As per the Met models, more rains are in the offing as a fresh low pressure area will form in the southern Bay of Bengal on and around Nov 11-12
Sale and use of other fireworks including joined firecrackers (series crackers or laris) shall also remain banned.
Shivamogga Zilla Panchayat in Karnataka provided rent free space to traditional pottery workers to sell earthen lamps. As a result of this, the prices of the lamps have reduced by half. This move benefitted many women SHG (Self Help Group) workers in the district. The workers will not have to pay for shops at government office's premises till Diwali.
It’s the second Diwali since the lethal pandemic struck India. But unlike last year, a revival is in sight for the traders. There is expectancy of business getting better with fewer restrictions in force during the festival this year.
Ahead of the festive season, the Odisha government at the start of this month banned sale and bursting of firecrackers considering its harmful consequences amidst COVID19 pandemic. The decision has triggered mixed reactions among the people across the state.
The Diwali festive spirit is at its peak in Puducherry as the government has allowed the sale of firecrackers in the area after as long as three years. To add to the delight of locals, Papsco crackers, which is a government agency, has set up shops across the Union Territory to sell firecrackers at subsidized prices.
A Rangoli exhibition was held at Rajkot ahead of Diwali. Artists that include around 77 women created more than 125 Rangolis. The Rangolis featured famous personalities like Amitabh Bachchan and Neeraj Chopra.
The pandemic has had an adverse impact on people of all strata. It has not just affected people's health, but also their livelihood.
The Durga Puja will be celebrated from October 13 to October 15, 2021. "It is hereby directed that congregation for the celebration of Durga Puja and cultural congregations shall not be allowed in public within BeMC area," a notification issued by the civic body read.
At the meeting were present from the Bollywood and Marathi film industry captains to President of Multiplex Association of India Kamal Gianchandani who is also the CEO of PVR Pictures, Inox Leisure Ltd CEO Alok Tandon, Cinepolis India CEO Devand Sampat, Carnival Cinemas CEO Kunal Sawhney, PEN Studios' Jayantilal Gada, and PEN Marudhar Director Sanjay Chhatar.