How Fireworks became associated with Diwali

The association of firecrackers and Deepavali is an act of marketing success that rivals De Beers’ successful association of diamonds and love. This marketing miracle was the result of two business geniuses from Sivakasi: Ayya Nadar and his brother Shanmuga Nadar. There is no description of using fireworks to celebrate Deepavali anytime before the Mughal period. During the Mughal era,

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Unhappy New Year from Firework Sociopaths

A ‘Sociopath’ is a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviour and a lack of conscience. Sociopaths show a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights and feelings of others. They live for the moment, forgetting the past, and not planning the future, not thinking ahead about the consequences their actions will have. They

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Shifting the Blame

The above article, as do many posters and articles around this time, advises people to take certain precautions in preparation for ‘fireworks season’ as if this is a legitimate practice and that everyone should be happy to do whatever is necessary to facilitate it’s ongoing occurrence. It also shifts the burden of responsibility from those who are causing the problem

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