People in Mumbai shop for paper lanterns and other decorative items ahead of Diwali. Photo: AFP
People in Mumbai shop for paper lanterns and other decorative items ahead of Diwali. Photo: AFP
India

Indians welcome ‘more joyous’ Diwali, snub Chinese goods at bazaars amid border dispute

  • Traders say fewer people are buying Chinese-made items amid tensions between Beijing and New Delhi over the disputed border
  • The trend comes amid Modi’s call for economic self-reliance, which has spawned products such as cow dung-based lamps as an alternative to chemical-based Chinese lights

People in Mumbai shop for paper lanterns and other decorative items ahead of Diwali. Photo: AFP
People in Mumbai shop for paper lanterns and other decorative items ahead of Diwali. Photo: AFP
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