Come Diwali and our houses light up with dozens of pretty earthen diyas. Generations have passed but these lamps have not lost their significance to the everchanging waves of time. Yes, we are offered electric or battery strings of these lights but even those haven’t been able to replace the simple oil lamp.
Awareness about sustainability and our pleasures of enjoying chai in kullads have somewhat kept the art of pottery alive. But even then, the best bet for potters is to strive during the Diwali months to make and sell as many diyas as they can, so the rest of the year passes comfortably.
You’ll be walking the streets just before Diwali and so, this will give you the perfect opportunity to do your diya shopping – straight from the potters’ wheel!
The tour will take you through the potters’ colonies in Delhi, introducing you to the men and women who sculpt the diyas brightening up your Diwali.