How Do You Get a Fireworks Show Without Lighting a Cracker? Just Watch the News

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How Do You Get a Fireworks Show Without Lighting a Cracker? Just Watch the News

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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lright people, it’s Diwali time. This year, for any number of reasons ranging from a government ban to a personal desire to not breathe noxious fumes, you might be looking forward to a firework-free Diwali. But sorry to burst your sound-free bubble. Looks like the noise is going to continue, with or without firecrackers.   

With elections on the horizon, political fireworks are expected to detonate. The media stall – stocked with enough flashy CBI chakris, screeching RaGa rockets, shatteringly loud #MeToo bombs, and glittering #DeepVeerKiShaadi sparklers – is all set to dazzle us all.

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