[Photo Sparks] Lights, love and rangoli: Happy Diwali to all YourStory readers!


In the earlier 25 posts, we brought you creative photographs from an art fair, music festival, telecom expo, art museum, mobile showcase, math museum, social hackathon, bookstore, co-working space, sensorium, lantern festival, outdoor ads, startup roadshow, computer museum and startup T-shirts. In this photo essay, we bring you the dazzling creativity and splendour of the Diwali festival! Make YourStory’s PhotoSparks your regular source of photographs that celebrate creativity and innovation!

Diwali is one of India’s most beloved festivals, and the sheer beauty of the celebrations brings tears to the eyes (OK, maybe that’s from the fireworks and smoke!). Lights and rangoli accompany sweets and fireworks, but at the end of the day people always ask the same questions. Can we reduce pollution and health risks? Is it worth burning money in firecrackers, or is it part of celebration and also support for another industry?

Whatever the outcome, the festival is a regular annual celebration of victory, prosperity and creativity. Through these photographs of the stunning varieties of rangoli and other decorations, we celebrate the exuberance and joyousness of Diwali. YourStory salutes the spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship, and wishes all our readers a happy, safe and clean Diwali!

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