Over the past few months, air quality in several parts of the country has been extremely poor. Experts have cited several reasons for the toxic air—from crop burning and vehicular emission to firecrackers. This, of course, is not the first time people are experiencing unhealthy air. Each year, from October the air quality drops, and people struggle to breathe, forcing them to invest in air purifiers, masks and plants. Those fortunate enough to be able to leave the city, move temporarily to the hills.