Aug 18: My sister sent me a rakhi in Shanghai thousands of kms away from home. First thing yesterday after having bath, I tied it on my wrist.
For fifteen years when we were both in school, I had never got her to tie me a rakhi. We always fought, most of it without any reason. We fought for hours and we fought hard. A Chinese proverb says girls are made of water. They are very compassionate, loving, accommodative and never give up.
When I started realising the importance of relationships, particularly the bond shared with a sister, she had tied the knot and moved to Banglore. Thereafter for several years, she religiously sent me a rakhi. But Indian Post usually faltered. At times, I would get the rakhi weeks after Rakha Bandhan. This year, DTDC did not disappoint. They brought my courier on the morning of Raksha Bandhan.