Another holiday in the making: clay diyas (candles) used to light up homes on Diwali. Made in a village within a city within a country. Tucked into a corner of Uttam Nagar, without signposts or directions or much fame, the women mix clay and cut pots off wheels and make dirt turn colors while the men spin, spin, spin giving shape to the earth surrounded by generations. There are hand-built mountains with oversized fires to bake what you don’t eat and kachcha and pakka creations are piled on rooftops to dry in the sun, as the skin of their makers cracks and crusts like the clay. Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana, UP and 2 families from Bengal, providing the city with its clay needs – simple to fancy, Diwali or otherwise. Click to see more photos.