Raksha Bandhan

  • Quick Quiz: Can you guess which Bollywood films these Rakshabandhan scenes are from? August 10, 2014

    Raksha Bandhan has always been an integral part of the Hindi film industry. There have been actors who will always be remembered for their portrayal of on-screen siblings. ...
  • Women buy rakhis with Modi's image, say it carries promise of 'ache din' August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi fever has gripped the nation once again on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. From Uttar Pradesh to Rajasthan, Modi rakhis have been a rage this festival. In the Pink City, rakhis with Modi's image on it were flying off the shelves. Women said that...
  • Photos: Did you spot the WhatsApp Rakhi in the market? The most unusual Rakhis on the internet for the modern brothers! August 10, 2014

    How many hours did you spend selecting the best Rakhi for your beloved brother? Hopping from one stall to another, it is every sister's aim to buy the best design in the market for her brother. Rakhis have come of age too! Once upon a time it used to be...
  • Delhi Metro to run over 400 extra train trips on Raksha Bandhan August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will run over 400 extra train trips on Sunday to cope with the extra rush of commuters expected on the festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The DMRC will also deploy additional staff to cater to people and handle the increased load on its resources. "Delhi Metro has decided...
  • Watch: Got 'Bhai Zoned' on Raksha Bandhan by the woman you wanted to date? You need to see this to know what you are doing wrong August 9, 2014

    It is a widely accepted fact that if a guy is 'Bhai Zoned', there is just no chance for him to try his luck of wooing that girl. While being a brother to any woman is the highest honour, it isn't good for your dating profile. A video by Culture Machine,...
  • Breaking barriers, 800 Vrindavan widows celebrate Raksha Bandhan August 9, 2014

    Around 800 widows, shunning the shackles of social stigma on Saturday celebrated 'Raksha Bandhan' for the first time in the temple town. After actively participating in Holi and Deepawali in the past, the widows this time marked the occasion, on its eve, by tying 'Rakhi' to children and holy men in...
  • Watch: It isn't about the couriered gifts, Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond between siblings. Try not to shed a tear while you watch this video August 9, 2014

    As kids we took a day off to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with our siblings like it was the most important occasion in the world. The most ornate Rakhis were bought, the biggest box of chocolates selected and we'd dress up in our best clothes right in the morning. Now that...
  • Delhi: DMRC to run over 400 extra train trips on Raksha Bandhan August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will run over 600 extra train trips in the span of next two days to cope with the extra rush of commuters expected on the festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The DMRC will also deploy additional staff to cater to people and handle the increased load on...
  • Is 'Raksha Bandhan' also superstition?: Uddhav to Sharad Pawar January 26, 2014

    Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday hit back at NCP chief Sharad Pawar after the latter took a swipe at the saffron party's 'shiv bandhan' initiative and wondered whether the NCP will oppose 'Raksha bandhan' festival and bring it under the Anti-Superstition Act. "Those who have cheated people throughout will...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the rupee hitting its life low August 25, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't,Cyrus Broacha talks about the politicians celebrating Raksha Bandhan, Tunda's link with underworld don Dowood Ibrahim, and much more. ...
  • 'Didi' celebrates Raksha Bandhan in Kolkata August 21, 2013

    Elder sister 'Didi', Mamata Banerjee, on Wednesday gave personal touch to Raksha Bandhan by tying rakhis on the wrists of government officials, policemen, journalists and visitors at the Writers' Buildings. The chief minister arrived with a tray of rakhis and sweets at the state secretariat to celebrate the day. Commissioner of...
  • 'Raksha Bandhan' Playlist: Songs to dedicate your siblings August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Raksha Bandhan has always been an important festival for the Hindi film industry. Bollywood, which thrives on the drama elements, has encashed Raksha Bandhan since time immemorial. From 'Kaajal' to 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' to 'Agneepath', the brother-sister relationship has always been celebrated through melodious songs. Here is...
  • Ensure safety of women: PM's Raksha Bandhan message August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday used the occasion of Rakhi to urge the people to commit themselves to ensuring the safety and security of women in the country. “The festival of Raksha Bandhan is an occasion to strengthen the bonds of love and affection within our family and...
  • Gift mobile to sister on Raksha Bandhan, court tells brother August 20, 2013

    The judiciary has time and again come to the rescue of girls facing threats from family members to sacrifice education midway to get married. This time, however, in an unprecedented move while protecting one such college girl, the Delhi high court has directed the brother to gift her a mobile phone...
  • Women from all communities tie rakhis on Modi's wrist August 20, 2013

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the minorities on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Women and girls from all communities tied rakhis on Modi's wrist. Politics was also not far behind as Modi took the opportunity to hit out at the Centre's security policy in...
  • Widows celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Varanasi August 20, 2013

    In a first, hundreds of widows - considered cursed and inauspicious and shunned by the mainstream of society for decades -Tuesday celebrated the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan. These widows gathered at the Nepali Ashram on the banks of the Ganga river to celebrate the festival in presence of seers and...
  • Free bus ride for women in Delhi on Raksha Bandhan August 19, 2013

    Women can enjoy free travel in non-AC buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Tuesday on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. This was announced by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday who greeted people on the occasion. DTC has been instructed to ensure free ride for women passengers on Tuesday. "The decision...
  • Delhi: Extra metro trains for Raksha Bandhan August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to run around 300 extra trains each on Tuesday and Wednesday, in anticipation of the rush of commuters on Raksha Bandhan, an official statement said on Sunday. "In view of the high ridership observed on Rakhi day, and the day before it...
  • Has Rakshabandhan lost its relevance in Hindi films? August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Phoolon ka taaro ka/sabka kehna hai/ek hazaaron mein meri behna hai'. Once upon a time, Bollywood was replete with films and songs celebrating brother-sister bond. The references now are only a few and subtle. Yes, there was a winner in the heart-melting brother-sister camaraderie between Farhan Akhtar and Divya...
  • Women, children can travel for free in Haryana Roadways buses this Rakshabandhan August 17, 2013

    The Haryana government has decided to allow free travel facility to women and their minor children in state roadways buses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 20. In an announcement made on Saturday, the official spokesperson of the government said, "In view of the festival, free travelling facility to...
  • Woman donates kidney on Rakhi to save brother August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: On Raksha Bandhan day, it is traditionally the brothers who shower presents on their sisters but 34-year-old Asha chose to give a priceless gift to her sibling who was battling for his life, one of her kidneys. 42-year-old Sriniwas Thakur, a resident of Faridabad, was suffering from high...
  • Chennai girls bond with the best August 2, 2012

    Chennai: For every person who branded Raksha Bandhan a ‘North Indian’ festival, we’ve got a simple suggestion ­­- go outside and take a look around. Admittedly, the ‘money-for-rakhi’ routine may still be something that only immigrants from Northern India follow. But the practice of simply tying a rakhi on someone...
  • Snapshot: Can you count the rakhis Anna's wearing? December 6, 2012

    On Raksha Bandhan day, every sister is out there tying rakhis on their brothers. But if you are Anna Hazare, then you have hundreds of sisters across the nation wanting to tie a Rakhi on your wrist. Former top cop and activist Kiran Bedi is one such who tied...
  • Brand 'Rakhi': When money can buy everything August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: How many of us really remember the ancient stories about the festival Rakhi? In the world of commercialisation, is it fitting to call it a festival of love which celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Rakhi is becoming more commercialised with every passing year. The amount of...
  • President, PM greet nation on Raksha Bandhan August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan being celebrated on Thursday. President Pranab Mukherjee in his message said, "On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens in India and abroad." He...
  • Why Nawazuddin Siddiqui dislikes Raksha Bandhan August 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui generally does not like Raksha Bandhan so much but appreciates Rakhi-based promotional strategy of 'Gangs Of Wasseypur 2' (GOW). On Raksha Bandhan day Thursday, all the newspapers here will be carrying an envelope with a Rakhi in it along with a picture of Nawazuddin. "This is a good...
  • Raksha Bandhan: Musical or cartoon rakhi, take your pick July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A plain, simple, red-coloured thread was once enough to symbolise a brother's pledge on Raksha Bandhan to protect his sister. But girls today are on the lookout for a variety of threads studded with beads, crystals and even cartoon characters, as well as expensive threads with gold and...
  • Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan: myths and history July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a festival celebrated in India, which involves a sister tying an embroidered thread around her brother's wrist. It is also called Rakhi Purnima in the south of India as it is generally held on full moon. The festival is mainly observed by Hindus...
  • Bollywood brigade wishes 'Happy Raksha Bandhan' August 13, 2011

    New Delhi: As the nation celebrated Raksha Bandhan on Saturday, Bollywood celebrities like Preity Zinta, Sonam Kapoor, Dev Anand and Neil Nitin Mukesh took to Twitter to wish everyone and thanked their siblings for being with them forever. Let's take a look at what the stars posted on the micro-blogging site. Sonam...
  • It's Raksha Bandhan: time for sibling revelry August 24, 2010

    New Delhi: On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, the festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters, President Pratibha Patil greeted the nation. "On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens," Patil said in her message on...