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Photo Essay | Like moths to a flame

For the Blind Relief Association in Delhi, the ann... more

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
1/7A 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
Bimlesh Bharti (in the foreground) fine-tunes scores of handmade paper gift bags. The 20-year-old hopes to teach literature one day
2/7Bimlesh Bharti (in the foreground) fine-tunes scores of handmade paper gift bags. The 20-year-old hopes to teach literature one day
Visually-challenged children who live at the Blind Relief Association hostel help to block-print paper that is used to make cards
3/7Visually-challenged children who live at the Blind Relief Association hostel help to block-print paper that is used to make cards
Some of the workers taking a break
4/7Some of the workers taking a break
Raj Kumar has been making candles for 30 years
5/7Raj Kumar has been making candles for 30 years
A variety of candle moulds are  used to produce differently-shaped candles
6/7A variety of candle moulds are used to produce differently-shaped candles
The sale of candles and diyas starts before the Diwali Bazaar
7/7The sale of candles and diyas starts before the Diwali Bazaar
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