Diwali Lights

Online shopping websites are stocked to the brim with decorative lights for this year’s Diwali. From serial lights to lanterns and wall light, we bring you unique lights from the online world.

Antique Style Lanterns:

Hanwood has a full range of glass and metal antique style lanterns on sale in flipkart. This yellow lantern with wrought iron leaf ornaments are eye-catching. Prices range below INR 500.



Paper Quilling Diya:

Hand made paper shilling fits a look like a platter with an ethnic clay diya surrounded by colourful paper shilling patterns. They come in bright colours, cost low and look great on table tips and as Rangoon center pieces. This colourful diya is from suni handicrafts. They are sold online at Shopclues.com



Golden Colour String Lights (battery operated):

Fancy string lights that throw a rich hue and are battery operated for ease of use. These lights are sold by multiple sellers across many online shopping sites. Magideal at E bay lists them at INR 700.


OM Wall Bracket:

This OM wall bracket will lighten up your house, and bring in a spiritual aura to your Diwali celebrations. It is on sale at Amazon.com by Inglow. It is priced at the steeper end at INR 1500.


Ganesh Diya Lamp:

These lamps are hot sellers this Diwali season. The are metal diya tea light holders that throw a beautiful shadow of Lord Ganesh. They are available all over the internet with many shopping sites. There are also versions with Lakshmi Ma. This one is sold by Divya TantraDivya Tantra at Shop Clues with a good discount.



We wish readers a happy diwali, with loads of fun filled shopping.




DIY – Birthday banner

This is a simple and easy to make DIY banner using paper board.


Things needed:

Card board / kraft board / any paper board

Paints / colour paper

Satin ribbon

Adhesive / fevicol


1. Cut the paper board into equal sized pieces, with rectangular slits on top.

To make the slits, fold an inch of the paper board at the top. Make two slits on the fold, 1 cm apart. Make a cut, joining the slits to cut away the board between the slits. Open the fold, and you have a small rectangular slit.


2. Paint the sheets with plain water colours / fabric paints. A coloured background with simple shapes painted on top works well.

Or, stick coloured art paper or hand made paper with pretty patterns.


3. Paint alphabets on the coloured boards, one alphabet on every board. Words like HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CELEBRATIONS or the birthday child’s name will look good on the banner.


Alphabets can also be traced on to coloured art paper, and cut out to be stuck on the boards.

4. Take a good quality satin ribbon. Thread it through the slits on the boards. Apply adhesive or fevicol on the boards, and stick the satin ribbon to the boards.


The banner is all set now to be hung or stuck on your wall.