Diwali, and Delhi is again awash in grey. Smoke from crop stubble and fireworks burdens the cold air, thick with emissions and construction dust.
Arun Kumar | December 7, 2018 | Delhi
Diwali, and Delhi is again awash in grey.
A lone cyclist is punished for his mite against pollution: the poisoned air chokes him with every breath.(Rajpath)
A display board screams ugly words and figures.
Doctors murmur a grave analogy: to breathe in Delhi is to smoke 20 cigarettes a day.
Can the message be clearer?
Or darker?(Lodhi Road)
The glow of morning is sooted over like the panes of a streetlamp in a dirty yellow nocturne.
An early crow holds back a caw of doom.(Rajpath)
Fireworks cackle, hiss, jeer and roar at the supreme court’s impossible two-hour restriction.(Faridabad)
A morning walker risks his lungs.
Most masks are rip-offs, costing too much but doing little. (Lodhi Garden)
An apocalyptic smog defiles the cityscape.
People drift like ghosts.
The air robs them of years.(Rajpath)
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