Photo Essay | Like moths to a flame

For the Blind Relief Association in Delhi, the annual Diwali Bazaar renews hopes of a crackling new year
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    A few weeks ahead of Diwali, Som Raj begins working 10 hours a day to make candles for the Blind Relief Association’s Diwali Bazaar. Photographs by Priyanka Parashar/Mint
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    Bimlesh Bharti (in the foreground) fine-tunes scores of handmade paper gift bags. The 20-year-old hopes to teach literature one day
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    Visually-challenged children who live at the Blind Relief Association hostel help to block-print paper that is used to make cards
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    Some of the workers taking a break
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    Raj Kumar has been making candles for 30 years
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    A variety of candle moulds are used to produce differently-shaped candles
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    The sale of candles and diyas starts before the Diwali Bazaar

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