Can you think of remembering roads without Google maps, and birthdays without Facebook alerts? What is more important for us, a conversation with a cup of tea or a WhatsApp emoticon? We all know the answer! Then why do we celebrate festivals like Rakhi?
In a world of fast moving lives and clicks of a button, we hardly have any time for family, cousins, and siblings etc. When was the last time you took out time to meet your brother for dinner?
The occasion of Rakhi is hence very special to us not for its rituals and traditions but for the reunion with our very beloved siblings this one day. We get to catch up, update each other, fight and laugh together. Should we leave this opportunity for anything in the world? I don’t think you would want to!
However insensitive today’s youth are tagged to be, this is what they shared with HotFridayTalks.com about how Raksha Bandhan is important to them.
Image Credit: Joyeeta Majumdar
Joyeeta Majumdar says, “Essentially, this festival means just one thing. I’m taking out a while to appreciate my brother. He loves me. I love him. We don’t tell each other that. But Rakhi is our way to celebrate it.”
Image Credit: Nilanjana Shome
Nilanjana Shome who stays away from home and her siblings says, “Rakhi is one of those occasions where I miss my childhood the most. Every moment this day, I am reminded of my bonding with my siblings, our incessant fights, and meaningless laughter.”
Image Credit: Aadrita Chatterjee
“Raksha Bandhan is a connection between my brother and me since we stay away from each other right now. It is like a reminder of the bond we share” says Aadrita Chatterjee.
We all know, that a piece of thread with some décor on it, cannot really protect our brothers from all evil. However, keeping all superstitions aside, this is undoubtedly a gesture, every Indian sister loves to follow religiously. Rakhis and gifts are shipped from one part of the globe to another with the help of online e-commerce sites that sell rakhis. So, however much we might curse technology and the internet for estranging us from our friends and family, these are also the means that help us relive these emotions and festivals no matter however far we are from our loved ones!