Happy Diwali to our readers.

The festival of lights signifies a new year of luck and prosperity. Among other things, it recalls a story in the Ramayana of how Rama returned from a long period in exile, his path through the darkness marked by the people of Ayodha with candles, so that he could defeat the demon Ravana. Diwali therefore represents a return to faith and goodwill after a period of evil.