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Raksha Bandhan 2020: Covid-19 ties rakhi celebrations to posts, video calls – extra life-style


Nidhi Rawat has bought a candy tooth and her brother, who lives in Mumbai, brings her ‘Bombay halwa’ on Raksha Bandhan yearly. This 12 months, he gained’t come dwelling.

Pummy Saini despatched a rakhi and a letter to his Ahmedabad-based elder brother and nephew. She says the restrictions made her realise how a lot she loves them.

Like Rawat and Saini, many ladies will be unable to tie rakhi to their brothers as a result of coronavirus-induced journey restrictions. Most of them have opted to ship rakhi — some hand-made or within the form of masks — by way of publish or e-commerce corporations.

“He’s my youthful brother and he is aware of I’ve bought a candy tooth,” Rawat stated. “He brings me Bombay halwa each time.” The Delhi-based banker says she talks to him over video name on a regular basis, however expressed unhappiness that she “gained’t be capable to hug him” on Raksha Bandhan on August 3.

The lady visited the publish workplace twice, however returned seeing the lengthy queues as an increasing number of folks have been sending rakhis by way of publish.

“So, I made a decision to ship rakhi by way of an e-commerce web site,” she stated. “I additionally had the choice to ship a present together with it.” Having misplaced her father early, Delhi-based instructor Saini remembers that her brother, who’s eight years older, took care of her since she was a baby.

“He left the town when he bought a job in Ahmedabad. He final got here dwelling in December,” she stated. “The restrictions as a result of pandemic have made me realise how a lot I really like him.” Nisha Yadav’s brother, who has been residing in Rohtak, Haryana, for the previous 10 years, used to verify he brings her a present on the competition.

“I despatched him a hand-crafted rakhi by way of publish. I do know he’ll find it irresistible,” Yadav stated.

Rashmi Gupta, a resident of Mayur Vihar, knew his brother gained’t be capable to journey from Coimbatore to Delhi. So, she made a mask-shaped rakhi and despatched it by way of velocity publish 10 days in the past in order that it reaches him in time.

“He comes yearly…. The Tamil Nadu authorities has stricter quarantine guidelines for interstate travellers. So, it’s 100 per cent not doable,” she rued.

Gupta feels it’s smart for folks to attend out this era, and trigger no hurt to themselves and others.

The brothers, too, have been feeling nostalgic.

Vikas Tripathi says travelling to his sister’s place in Allahabad isn’t doable as a result of pandemic.

“Additionally, her household bought affected by the virus and are below quarantine. So, I’ll want her over a video name,” the media skilled stated.

Rohit Mishra, a resident of Noida, says his sister despatched him rakhi by way of velocity publish.

“It’s troublesome to not observe a ritual one has been following for years,” he stated. “Nevertheless it’s in everyone’s curiosity to keep away from journey throughout these occasions.”

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.)

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