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'Don't add to pollution'

entertainment Updated: Nov 03, 2010 13:56 IST

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Celebs' take on the festival of lights.

Eesha Kopphikar
I am really against the bursting of firecrackers because of the pollution it causes. More so because I have a pet dog who is petrified by the sound of crackers. Bursting crackers also harms animals. Personally, I feel one should be given a separate place to burst crackers.

Sameera Reddy
I used to burst firecrackers when I was a kid. But later, I realised that it adds to the pollution. So, like every year, I would avoid burning any firecrackers.

Manasi Scott
I am one of the lucky few to celebrate Diwali twice, being half South Indian and half North Indian. I only wish people realise Diwali is a festival of good triumphing over evil or celebrating a homecoming with light, as light overcomes darkness and evil. When we pollute our surroundings with noise and noxious gases, we go against the very essence of Diwali's spirit. So celebrate light and joy and great food, but don't burst crackers.

Koena Mitra
Diwali is the festival of lights. My place is beautifully lit up and I invite friends to celebrate the festival every year. But I avoid crackers. I have never burst them in my entire life.