In a recent Supreme Court order, the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region has been banned till November 1, owing to the rising pollution in the country’s capital. Last year, the pollution in Delhi was reportedly the worst in 10 years. Ever since the court’s ruling was out, many resorted to condemning it, citing it as an attack on the Hindu Festival of lights. Yes, the festival of ‘lights’; not smoke, not noise. Not firecrackers. The Hindi word ‘Diwali’ literally means a row of lights.