“True relationship of brother and sister does not depend on Raksha Bandhan”

  • Natasha Badhwar
  • for BBC Hindi

image source, Natasha Badhwar

I have two brothers. I say big brother. Our relationship is complex and interesting, like a good novel.

My younger brother Manu, as witty as he is serious. We are both like a collection of stories.

The two brothers are part of my life, they are stories. A few days ago it was Raksha Bandhan. This occasion reminds us every year of the special relationship we have between us.

When we were growing up, I always felt that the Rakhi tradition set me apart from my siblings. The memories of those days are running like a movie in my mind. The three of us wrestled, played and rode bikes with each other.

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