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Diwali is an auspicious Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festival is celebrated by exchanging gifts, bursting firecrackers, lighting diyas, and preparing traditional sweets. Diwali marks the homecoming of Lord Rama after 14 year-long years in exile and his victory over Ravana. More

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  • Money lessons learnt from Diwali decluttering Nov 18, 2020 09:58 AM IST

    Money lessons learnt from Diwali decluttering

    The key to cleaning up your portfolio is to be personally involved since you are the one who understands your situation. The onus is on you to communicate and seek clarity

  • India celebrates quieter Diwali amid COVID-19 precautions, pollution woes Nov 16, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    India celebrates quieter Diwali amid COVID-19 precautions, pollution woes

    Diwali is a festival that brings people to the streets to set off crackers, rockets and other kinds of fireworks that light up the roads and the skies. This time, however, due to the pandemic, many states have imposed various kinds of restrictions on either the sale or use of firecrackers.

  • Artistic 1930s Diwali telegrams found in Patna family archives Nov 14, 2020 09:48 PM IST

    Artistic 1930s Diwali telegrams found in Patna family archives

    Among the interesting archives is a multi-page Diwali greetings card sent by the famous Singhania family of Kanpur, with an image of Goddess Laxmi showering wealth on the cover page and 'Kamla Tower, Cawnpore' embossed on top.

  • Diwali 2020: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat wishes soldiers, offers sweets in Harsil Valley Nov 14, 2020 04:08 PM IST

    Diwali 2020: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat wishes soldiers, offers sweets in Harsil Valley

    “We celebrate festivals including Diwali as our soldiers who are on duty give us a sense of security,” the chief minister said. Wishes for Diwali were flooding in from across the world.

  • Diwali 2020 | Here are some of the best tech gifts for your loved ones Nov 14, 2020 11:48 AM IST

    Diwali 2020 | Here are some of the best tech gifts for your loved ones

    Here are some of the tech products that you can gift your loved ones this Diwali.

  • Freebies and FM's announcements: A Diwali bonanza for homebuyers and real estate developers amid COVID-19 times? Nov 13, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    Freebies and FM's announcements: A Diwali bonanza for homebuyers and real estate developers amid COVID-19 times?

    Should homebuyers take the plunge with real estate developers doling out cash discounts and freebies, lower interest rates, GST, stamp duty waivers, and schemes such as the 10:90 one, not to mention the offer to buy a home at 20 percent below circle rate?

  • People throng markets ahead of Diwali festival, flouting social distancing norms Nov 13, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    People throng markets ahead of Diwali festival, flouting social distancing norms

    Health experts warn of crowded festival celebrations causing a virus resurgence that batters India’s healthcare system.

  • Diwali 2020: Festival of lights brings a surge in flight bookings Nov 13, 2020 02:24 PM IST

    Diwali 2020: Festival of lights brings a surge in flight bookings

    Online travel agents see a 15 percent increase in bookings over a week, and more than half of the tickets booked are for travel within the Diwali fortnight.

  • Did you know one ounce of gold can be stretched to a length of 50 miles? Here are some lesser-known facts about gold Nov 12, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Did you know one ounce of gold can be stretched to a length of 50 miles? Here are some lesser-known facts about gold

    Here are some lesser-known facts about India’s favourite precious metal – gold.

  • Caution fatigue' may lead to COVID-19 spike, experts warn as crowds increase ahead of Diwali Nov 12, 2020 07:01 PM IST

    Caution fatigue' may lead to COVID-19 spike, experts warn as crowds increase ahead of Diwali

    There are worrying signs that the resolve to continue adhering to the dos and don’ts of the times -- physical distancing, wearing masks and maintaining hygiene protocol – is flagging. This recklessness may lead to a resurgence in novel coronavirus infections and stall the progress in curbing the disease, the experts said.

  • Facebook releases new features for a fun-filled virtual Diwali experience Nov 12, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Facebook releases new features for a fun-filled virtual Diwali experience

    Facebook's new features include Diwali-themed Avatars and the opportunity to encourage your friends and family to participate in fun challenges and spread festive cheer online.

  • Big Story | Despite anti-China sentiment, Chinese products flood Diwali markets Nov 11, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    Big Story | Despite anti-China sentiment, Chinese products flood Diwali markets

    The anti-China sentiment that grew in the wake of the Galwan valley clash seems to have died down as Chinese products are sparkling Diwali markets in India. What is driving consumers to these products? Let’s find out in this edition of Big Story.

  • Diwali: Here are some fascinating gift ideas this festive season Nov 11, 2020 08:58 AM IST

    Diwali: Here are some fascinating gift ideas this festive season

    For ages, sages and scholars have underlined the importance of giving. The appropriateness of giving and the dignity of giving. The giving-rewards registered in heaven and the generous-returns that giving ensures. This festive season, do not pass on old gifts. Pick interesting things. Choose the gift carefully and give lavishly. Beyond family and friends, think of those in need. Of those to whom life has been unkind. Share joys with them also, please. Here are a few fascinating gift ideas for this festive season.

  • In the south, fewer Chinese items, COVID-19 scare dim Diwali—Part II Nov 10, 2020 04:55 PM IST

    In the south, fewer Chinese items, COVID-19 scare dim Diwali—Part II

    Unlike in the north, a shortage of economically-priced Chinese products such as festive lights has resulted in fewer customers this season. This is the second of a three-part series

  • Flipkart Diwali Sale is Live: Check out the best deals on smartphones across all ranges Nov 09, 2020 05:51 PM IST

    Flipkart Diwali Sale is Live: Check out the best deals on smartphones across all ranges

    Flipkart's Big Diwali sale is bringing big discounts on mobile phones ranging from flagship to affordable.

  • Coronavirus in Mumbai: BMC bans firecrackers during Diwali with brief reprieve for Laxmi Pujan Nov 09, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai: BMC bans firecrackers during Diwali with brief reprieve for Laxmi Pujan

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has imposed a ban on bursting of firecrackers during Diwali, citing the effects of smoke and other pollutants on the health of COVID-19 patients.

  • Subdued Diwali celebrations in Maharashtra, SOP issued to curb COVID-19 spread Nov 06, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Subdued Diwali celebrations in Maharashtra, SOP issued to curb COVID-19 spread

    The Maharashtra government appealed for the subdued celebration of Diwali. Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crossed the 17 lakh-mark on November 5.

  • Over 170 small & midcaps rise 100-700% since April; will the rally continue for rest of FY21? Nov 04, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    Over 170 small & midcaps rise 100-700% since April; will the rally continue for rest of FY21?

    Stocks in the Midcap index that more than doubled since April include Muthoot Finance, L&T Infotech, Mphasis, Emami, Glenmark Pharma, JSPL, Vodafone Idea and Adani Green

  • Bollywood releases on Diwali 2020: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee clash Oct 30, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Bollywood releases on Diwali 2020: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee clash

    Akshay Kumar-starrer Laxmii was the first to announce its arrival for Diwali 2020.

  • DAILY VOICE | Investing lessons for Samvat 2077 by Aashish Somaiyaa of White Oak Capital Oct 30, 2020 08:24 AM IST

    DAILY VOICE | Investing lessons for Samvat 2077 by Aashish Somaiyaa of White Oak Capital

    Everyone seems to be watching for stimulus from the Government without realising that there are no stimulus bigger than high liquidity, historically low rates and the need for banks to lend.

  • Sensex on firm footing in the month following Diwali in last 5 years; can it hit record high this year? Oct 23, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    Sensex on firm footing in the month following Diwali in last 5 years; can it hit record high this year?

    Historical data for the last five years post-Diwali suggest that Sensex has risen 1-4 percent in the period following Diwali. The Sensex rallied by over 45 post-Diwali in 2019, followed by over 3 percent gain in 2015.

  • 33 crore cow dung 'diyas' to hit market this Diwali to counter Chinese lights: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog Oct 13, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    33 crore cow dung 'diyas' to hit market this Diwali to counter Chinese lights: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

    The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, set up in 2019 for the protection, promotion and conservation of indigenous cattle in the country, has started a nation-wide campaign to encourage use of cow dung-based products during the forthcoming festival of Diwali.

  • Will these festive season offers by Mumbai malls help woo back customers? Sep 25, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    Will these festive season offers by Mumbai malls help woo back customers?

    Lucky draws, luxury cars, 43-inch smart TV sets, mobile phones, tablets, and soundbars are all there. But most of these schemes are on offer every year. Lockdown restrictions do not give malls much room to innovate. Malls say festive season is about hope and that’s what they are counting on.

  • How a bunch of startups is helping people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi Aug 21, 2020 08:29 PM IST

    How a bunch of startups is helping people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

    The festival is likely to be a low-key affair this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But My Omnamo, Mypoojabox and Eco Ganesha are stepping up to help families navigate through the restrictions and make it a memorable affair

  • The festive season is around the corner and here’s what brand experts are telling apparel retailers Aug 14, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    The festive season is around the corner and here’s what brand experts are telling apparel retailers

    Tap social media to engage with the customer, strengthen e-commerce channels and increase advertising — these are some of the tips the experts have for apparel retailers looking to rebound from the hammering they have taken in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak

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