Today, I want to take a minute and wish a very Happy Rakhri to all my brothers!
One of the beautiful aspects of South Asian culture is the relationships between brothers and sisters, and by ‘brothers’ I don’t just mean immediate family. The term ‘brother’ includes cousins, distant or not. Rakhsha Bandhan is a festival that symbolizes the bond between brothers and sisters, and the duty they both have to uphold.
Living in Canada, specifically in a city where the majority of the population is Caucasian, and there is a church every 5km, yet only one Guruwara, one Mandir and one Mosque in a 100km radius. A popular comment is that my brother and I have such a strong relationship, one that is not seen often. I trace this back to my upbringing and knowing that I will always have family, and I will always have a best friend in my brother.
Whether you are Indian or not, remember that you are never alone when you have family.
Happy Rakhri little brother
Thank you for always looking out for me, even when I don’t want you to. Thank you for being the goofy, sarcastic comedian you are to brighten, not only my day but, everyone’s days. You’re growing into such a man, but i’ll always remember you as the drooling two year old that couldn’t say ‘yellow’ to save his life.