India has some incredible festivals. Long list of festivals. We are pretty much feasting and celebrating every week.
So today and tomorrow ( why on earth would you want to complex a simple festival like Rakhi? ) we are celebrating Rakhi or Rakhri or Rakshabandhan.
Mostly it means that sisters tie a beautiful thread on their brothers’ wrist symbolizing that the brother will always protect his sister.
in the modern spin off of Rakhi, sisters get rewarded by gifts in cash or kind :).
My brother doesn’t believe in this festival. He has his own reasons. And I am ok with it.
I feel Rakshabandhan should not be confined to the realtionship of a brother and a sister.
Like our honourable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh said, we as a society should vouch for the safety of our women and men in India and elsewhere.
So, Happy Rakshabandhan to one and all. I pray that you be safe and have a prosperous year.