Bhubaneswar, November 9:
“These days almost everyone buys ‘litchu light’. Gone are the days of ‘deepa’. The Pradhan Mantri has requested everyone to use hand-made earthen ‘deepa’ to light up homes this Deepavali. ‘Make in India’ or something like that. They didn’t listen to him in Bihar. I hope they will listen to him this time”.
Photographs by Prabhat Mohanty