Often, the true significance of Raksha Bandhan is lost in our rush to ‘just get done’ with the Rakhi- tying rituals and move to the gifting and feasting. This year let’s make a difference. Here are 10 ideas to get you thinking about how to make Rakhi at home a festival to remember for years to come.
India truly is a land of festivals, and come August; one cannot miss the excitement in the air with Rakshabandhan just around the corner. Given the significance of the festival and the many stories behind why Rakhi is celebrated,
Everything seems to be moving either too fast or too slow; everything seems uncertain these days. Whom do you think of when you feel blue? Mom, dad, sister, brother, friend or someone you love maybe. But how often do you have a heart to heart with them or tell them how much you need and love them? When time’s flying by,
In the urban context, ‘Raksha Bandhan activity’ usually translates to sisters and brothers crisscrossing the city on Rakhi day to meet up with siblings or friends-who-are siblings for Rakhi rituals and festivities.
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It's time for Rakshabandhan festivities to begin. Come August, and you are likely to be looking for that uber-cool present to wow your sibling with. That includes this uncertain year when you will probably be celebrating from afar.
What makes for a drool-worthy gift? First off, it has to be unique, out-of-the-box. Then, cross out ‘necessity’. A singular, drool-worthy gift has to be something that one yearns for but hesitates to indulge in. Not something one needs.
It’s the year of celebrating at home to hold on to hope and joy amidst the pandemic. The ups and downs have made us appreciate the smallest things better and brought families closer. Gone are the days when festivals and special occasions called for outings and family gatherings.
The perfect gift is one that you create with your hands; or choose for the receiver, especially, keeping his or her likes in mind. In the hurried times we live in, to be able to craft a handmade gift may be challenging, good intentions notwithstanding. The next best thing to do? Personalise your gift.