Peaceful Diwali lights – This photo was taken during Diwali in 2011 when 17-year-old Kapil Gurnani and his brother decided to ditch the fire crackers for lanterns. "My brother said that this is a way of enjoying Diwali with lights in a more peaceful way. We were up till late in the night lighting them. The lanterns kept flying in the air for hours, it was a very beautiful sight," said the student from Silvassa, in western India.
Kandeels of India – "These kandeels, as these paper lanterns are called in Hindi, were displayed outside a shop in Mulund, a suburb in Mumbai," said Tripthi Battapadi. "I was walking with a friend, when I noticed this display of light and colors and I paused to capture it on my phone. Usually, the lanterns are hung outside windows in the city during Diwali," added the 21-year-old graduate student.