Rakshabandhan

  • 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. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates Raksha Bandhan with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, tweets a photo of his rakhi August 11, 2014

    Whether it is Diwali, Eid or Rakshabandhan, star Shah Rukh Khan invariably takes to Twitter to extend his wishes to his fans. And on the eve of Rakshabandhan, SRK tweeted a photo of a Rakhi which was tied to him by Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee. "Happy RAKHI to everyone. Mine...
  • Elderly widows from Vrindavan make 'rakhis' for PM Modi August 6, 2014

    After Varanasi, elderly widows from Mathura are getting the opportunity to celebrate this 'Rakshabandhan' festival in a special way as they will send handcrafted 'rakhis' and sweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The event is a part of efforts to bring these women, who have been socially ostracised for ages and...
  • Brothers are most precious, say Bollywood divas August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Brothers play an important role in the lives of Bollywood actresses. If for veteran actress Shabana Azmi her brother Baba is the most precious, new entrant Parineeti Chopra describes her two siblings as her buddies. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which falls Aug 20, actresses share the kind of...
  • Ekta and I make a strong brother-sister 'jodi': Tusshar August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: On the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan Tuesday, actor Tusshar Kapoor says he makes a strong brother-sister pair with his elder sibling Ekta, a successful producer of films and TV shows. "It's been 36 years that I am getting a rakhi tied by Ekta. Every year we do the same...
  • The true tale of Bollywood's brother-sister bond August 3, 2012

    Everyone would have seen many brothers and sisters celebrating Rakshabandhan onscreen, but here is how it plays behind the scenes. ...
  • Raksha Bandhan: A playlist of most popular songs August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood is probably the only film industry in the world which has an entire section dedicated to brother-sister relationship. From 'Kaajal' to 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna', Hindi films have showcased a number of songs that have the love between siblings as the core idea. Here is a playlist...
  • Rakhi or Rakshabandhan: past and present August 2, 2012

    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 and Sikhs...