Saturday, August 16, 2008
Since I had been missing from the blog scene for some time now, I decided to cover up by posting two pictures. India has been in a festive mood for two straight days. Yesterday was our Independence Day and today was the festival of Rakhsha bandhan, that celebrates the relation of brothers and sisters. The sisters tie a silk thread called Rakhi, on the wrist of their brothers, asking them to pledge protection of the sister and the sister prays for a long life of her brothers. The photo is of a sweet shop. Sweets is a big BIG part of festivities in our part of the world. The long threads dangling from the roof are 'Rakhis' that the shopkeepers used to decorate their shops. It sure did work as the crowd proves.