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Gone are the days when Rakhis were a simple glittering braided thread or a piece of craft that shone and sparkled. Meet the eco-friendly Rakhi — one that can be planted by your brother in a little pot in his balcony and one that will take seed and remind him of you long after Raksha Bandhan has come and gone. Rakhis are also sold for a cause. Buy a Rakhi, help a visually impaired child buy a walking stick. Or buy a Rakhi handcrafted by a farmer’s wife and children and help augment their income.
After the rakhis are made, indigenous seeds for plants that will be useful in a kitchen garden are attached to their centres. The seeds could be lentil, vegetable or even cotton seeds at times.
“We have pasted chawali bhaji seeds on every rakhis to ensure it grows and with it a seed of creeper, big and small trees and plants are also pasted. seeds: bel, gunj, ambadi, corn, mustard, chawalai, amaltash, parijatak,” says Shweta Bhattad from Gram Art Project.
At Beejom farms, seed rakhis are getting ready. Every Rakhi has a seed in it as a pledge in the season of monsoon to plant a tree. In this case it’s Arhar. Made by women farmers and their children in the classroom as a craft activity it will directly be sold by them at the Beejom Jaivik Upaj Mandi every Saturday.
Says Aparna Rajagopal, the founder of Beejom, “It has been such a fun skill set building activity. The proceeds entirely go to them. Do come and support this beautiful community. They are so excited. Will be available at the Mandi on the farm every Saturday.”
Mahima Sharma, a senior journalist, has created the Rakhi for a Cause. These Rakhis are meant to support visually impaired children by buying them walking sticks.
Says Mahima, “We are deeply humbled by the response. Especially the LOVE and TRUST of the INDIAN ARMY that was bestowed upon us for the CHARITY SALE of Rakhis (which I am hosting to buy walking sticks for visually impaired children). CO Col. Vipin Sondhi has ordered Rakhis for his entire batallion!”
While you get to support a noble cause and celebrate with a wonderful Rakhi that spreads happiness in not just your life but the lives of others, you also need to plan your Rakhi wardrobe. After all, visiting your brother on such a special occasion deserves a celebratory ensemble, doesn’t it?!!
6 great outfits that let you stand out for your good taste in choosing outfits that are inspired. Contemporary styles that make Rakhi an even more festive occasion with their well-chosen colour combinations and designs.
Orange and gold paired with cream has to be among the most visually stunning combinations yet. Eye-catching and sophisticated, it just spells elegance in every swirl.
Soft pastel classics can never ever go out of style. They are vintage staples that always win fulsome compliments from even the most critical of people. Mauve, pink and white is a combination made in heaven!
Gold and a mustard-hued orange with gold trimmings. How can hearts ever be possibly protected from such charmers?
It’s a collaboration of hues that’s so in — dark chocolate meets milk chocolate meets nut brown. The colour of the earth and the wet monsoon barks of trees…. juxtaposed with cream! Chocolat noire days are here!
Indigo shades with tan and chocolate make for an unusual and distinct ensemble. The captivating and subtle nuances of colour that this outfit brings together is bound to make people sit up and take notice.
Sometimes, a simple outline can say it all when the colours are so distinct and fetching. Look smashing in an outfit that spells quiet elegance and yet promises to turn heads.
Rakhi glamour comes but once a year, sisters…. make sure you make the best of it. We wish you and your brother a forever bond that is the essence of love and caring!
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