It's that time of the year again, where we have to pull out our N95 masks. Last night in Delhi, the pollution levels spiked after Diwali celebrations.

Source: Indian Express

Just when we thought this year the post-Diwali trauma would be different, the AQI in the national capital has spiked up to as high as 999.

Source: Quint

Delhi air is yet again leaning towards the 'hazardous' category under the AQI, after people blatantly violated the Supreme court's two hour limit on bursting crackers.

Source: Money Control

According to reports by the PTI, the rise in pollution came from illegal bursting crackers, all across Malviya Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Kailash Hills, Burari, Jangpura, Shahdara, Laxmi Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Sarita Vihar, Hari Nagar, New Friends Colony, Hauz Khas, Gautam Nagar, Dwarka.

Not only that, according to PTI, the AQI is expected to enter the 'severe' category in the upcoming days due to the usual firecracker emission, unfavorable weather, and a significant stubble burning.

Source: BBC

Twitter is not very happy with this development:

Don't forget your masks.