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 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  4-minute read
Firecrackers, Air quality, Delhi pollution, Pollution

Don't breathe. Baaki sab first class hai

Our freedom of expression is now at loggerheads with our freedom to breathe.


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Air Pollution, Diwali, Firecrackers ban, Firecrackers

Reduction in bursting of firecrackers is proof education can cure many ills

Many schools have, over the years, tried to persuade children to avoid crackers.


 |  3-minute read
Assembly election results 2018, Delhi pollution, Firecrackers, Elections results

Be it wedding or election results, why do we need to burst firecrackers on every occasion?

This is the cheapest way of celebration. Sharing laddoos is difficult as you never know how many people would turn up. Sharing pollution is the easiest.


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Firecrackers, Delhi, Air Pollution, Diwali

No, firecrackers alone are not to blame for Delhi’s poisonous air. But we need to eliminate every pollutant we can

Firecracker-manufacturing in India is a little-regulated industry, and there is no saying what chemicals are used in them.


 |  4-minute read
Noise Pollution, Air Pollution, Firecrackers, Diwali

Five tips to look your best on Diwali in the time of pollution

Stick zari kinari on your mask. But please, wear masks.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Diwali, Narendra Modi, GST, Pollution

Why I am done with Diwali

These days, I don’t burst crackers. I’ve realised that it’s more fun to stand on one's balcony and watch others blow up their money.


 |  2-minute read
Demonetisation, GST, Uttar Pradesh, Firecrackers

GST Kaala Saanp, Notebandi Anars prove firecracker traders won't forgive or forget politicians

Politics and government policies, even in the form of firecrackers, always manage to burn a hole in the public’s pocket.


 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  3-minute read
Goddess Kali, Firecrackers, Cow, Diwali

How a cow saved our Diwali

Well, a battle stole our Diwali and a cow returned it. That she wasn't black is a family secret.


 |  5-minute read
Ban, Supreme Court, Diwali, Firecrackers

I hate crackers, but hate bans and ban supporters more

Remember, you haven’t solved the problem. You have just suppressed the symptoms.


 |  6-minute read
Communalism, Air Pollution, Firecrackers, Delhi ncr

Why Supreme Court banning firecracker sales in Delhi-NCR doesn't help

Timely intervention or judicial overreach?