idol of ravana destroyed as a part of diwali celebrations
Slums in India during the biggest Hindu festival - Diwali (also known as The Festival of Lights)! It's a time when every Hindu household hangs a colourful lantern outside their door. And in India, that's a lotta houses!
The aftermath of Diwali (well, other than loss of hearing) are streets covered in the paper leftover of the thousands of firecrackers lit off from early morning. This is about halfway through the day and had I taken a shot of the street after the evening celebrations, it would have been more than twice as much. ut the colourful paper and newsprint made to wrap the cheap crackers (which are essentially just gunpowder, paper and a dubiously standardized wick) have an interesting beauty about them.