Deepavali or Diwali (as it is known in the English world) is a festival of lights. Deepavali literally means lines/ queues of lights. It is this season of that festival. You can hear a few crackers around (though Delhi has been forbidden to sell crackers, thank God! )
Many of us celebrate this festival; others believe in the power of light or that Source of all Light. And none of us can simply live without light.
I wish you all a very happy, joyous, light-filled Deepavali. May our lives be lit with the Light Eternal. May our country experience light of peace and communal harmony from the darkness of politicians, communal elements, and violence. And may we be able to spread to our neighbours far and wide!