Festival of lights

With Deepavali around the corner, the whole city is in a festive mood with people shopping for new clothes, sweets and crackers. Many have gone to their native towns and there were major traffic snarls in the city. The police did their best by deploying additional forces but still the traffic jams could not be avoided.
Rains have dampened the sale of crackers even though this year there are new varieties of fancy crackers.  However, sweet and savoury shops are heavily crowded as most people buy sweets and share it with their near and dear ones. Clothes shops and jewelry showrooms are doing brisk business with most of the people preferring to shop at the last minute.
The Ritz team wishes all the readers a sparkling Deepavali.