DIWALI RINGS IN CHEER:
The festive focus has shifted from the city stores and markets to homes and hearths today. Everyone greeting every one else with warmth and affection. Goa wears a festive look with colourful “akashdive” (skylamps) and festoons. Fireworks have not ceased bursting since midnight. In Diwali’s symbolic victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness, giant effigies of the demon Narkasura were burnt in the early hours of the morning. They were paraded in the streets of Panjim, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco. Even in villages like Assagao, youngsters put up sizable Narkasuras.