Indians cover their faces amid thick fog in the capital New Delhi. The Supreme Court has banned the use of firecrackers during the Hindu festival of Diwali because of pollution concerns. Photo: EPA
Shashi Tharoor
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Asian Angle by Shashi Tharoor

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Indians cover their faces amid thick fog in the capital New Delhi. The Supreme Court has banned the use of firecrackers during the Hindu festival of Diwali because of pollution concerns. Photo: EPA
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