Experts attributed this to the shifting of the peak stubble burning period by around a week due to a prolonged monsoon season.
The Air Quality Index surged to 451 on a scale of 500 - the maximum recorded this year .
Diwali sweets contain some namkeen and spicy items like chivda, chakli and kachoris which contain salt and can be dangerous for pets.
Check out the pretty simple recipes of three sweets that could make your Diwali celebrations sweeter.
Here is a special plant-based recipe you can create at home.
It is one of the popular sweets that are exchanged during the Diwali festival.
Street food and lots of mithai are festive staples across the country. One can't escape the sweetness of traditional mithai or the chatpatta taste of fried savouries.
From pairing the old printed shirts to simple cotton kurtas, the tips are answers for festive dressing and give the young Indian man the ability to stay close to his roots.
India will celebrating Diwali on Thursday, November 4.
Though this festival is celebrated throughout the country, the names associated with the festival and the traditions are different in different parts of India.