Raksha Bandhan

  • 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...
  • Delhi metro:187 extra trips on Raksha Bandhan August 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Anticipating more rush on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and with its network now expanding across the national capital region (NCR), Delhi Metro will run 187 extra trips on its five corridors on Tuesday to cater to the additional commuters. This is a steep increase from last year's 60...
  • Fought a lot with sister Ekta Kapoor, says Tusshar August 6, 2009

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor spoke to CNN-IBN on what is special about the festival of Raksha-bandhan for his sister Ekta Kapoor and him. He spoke about the huge fights they indulged in as kids and how he would rather pick gifts for her, on the spur of the moment...
  • Rajasthan boys miss on rakhi due to skewed sex ratio August 6, 2009

    Jaisalmer/Jaipur: A long history of female infanticide in Rajasthan hasn’t left many girls who could tie rakhi around their brothers’ wrists. But condition seems to have improved in the past some years. In most of the places in Rajasthan, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with the temple priests who tie the...
  • In pics: India celebrates Raksha Bandan August 6, 2009

    Rakhis are sacred threads tied onto the wrist of a brother by a sister on Raksha Bandhan day to celebrate the bond between them, with the brother vowing to protect her henceforth. ...
  • Kasab learns about Raksha Bandhan in court August 5, 2009

    Mumbai: Raksha Bandhan, the festival celebrating love between brothers and sisters, has Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist on trial for the Mumbai attacks, impressed. "When would some one come to me and tie a Rakhi?" Kasab reportedly asked his lawyer in the court that is trying him for the terrorist...
  • Watch: How B'wood portrayed Rakhi over the years August 6, 2009

    New Delhi: It's Rakshabandhan on Wednesday and CNN-IBN decided to rewind and take a look at how Bollywood has portrayed the brother-sister relationship over the years. ...
  • Brothers and sisters gear up to celebrate Raksha Bandhan August 4, 2009

    New Delhi: It is a festival that tugs at the hearts of brothers and sisters alike. No matter where they are, how far apart, but on Raksha Bandhan day sisters and brothers celebrate their love for each other and the bond keeps getting stronger over the years. With the festival on...
  • Jawans recieve rakhis sent by Kolhapur girls August 16, 2008

    Kolhapur: It was a special Raksha Bandhan for the jawan's posted in border areas. Girls from Kolhapur have sent one lakh twenty thousand rakhis to them. The Swami Vivekanand trust in Kolhapur had posted these rakhi's on behalf of the girls. The trust has been collecting rakhis for the jawans every...