Now, more than ever, we need to teach our children the beauty of doing things in a simple way; the joy of doing it yourself; the imperative to switch from what-money-can-buy to what-you-can-make-with-your-little-hands; the imperative to do everything that takes care of our environment…..Now, more than ever, we need to switch to sustainable celebrations….

My daughter and my nephew brought in Rakhi a week in advance, yesterday in Pune, as they tied handmade flower rakhis onto each other’s wrists… besotted were we by the pure, innocent sight! Later, when they took off the rakhis, we, the elders, taught them how to place the flower rakhis in their storybooks and let them dry….to keep with them forever…
Teach them, they learn quickly


This has been contributed by our community member Deepa Dutta Chaudhuri-A firm non-conformist; feminist too; prays for a better world; respects pedestrians; mother of a lovely daughter; Finance professional who loves Arts; blogs on Travel & Food


Thank you Deepa for sharing this with us and for adopting an eco-friendly option for Rakhi and in turn educating the younger generation about the need for the same .

For all our readers here’s a video to help you make flower Rakhis this  Raksha Bandhan.


Do comment below and let us know how are you celebrating Rakhi this year .