Don't grow up

Jul 29, 2012, 09:02 IST | Nivedita Dargalkar

This Raksha Bandhan, give traditional, grown-up rakhis a miss. Instead, opt for these funky, childlike options � all guaranteed to evoke memories of your fun childhood together

Who doesn’t love the promise of luck and fortune? This evil eye rakhi should make your brother feel a lot more secure
For: Rs 100
At: Rashmi Imitation Jewellery, Shrinath Shopping Centre, DJ Road, Vile Parle (E)
Call: 26151189

These trendy bands, complete with clips, are a great choice for a boy who doesn’t dig traditional rakhis
For: Rs 20
At: Rameshwar Art, 88, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Bhuleshwar Road
Call: 9819413395

If your brother is addicted to Angry Birds and spends hours playing it, these rakhis, available at a sweet deal, will definitely bring a smile to his face
For: Rs 20
At: Deep Imitation Jewellery, Khokha Market, Vile Parle (West) Station Road
Call: 9221928150

It’s a bird, it’s not a plane, but it does make a chirping sound. This bird is less angry, more cute 
For: Rs 75
At: Satyam Collection, Ruia College Lane, Matunga Central
Call: 24138685

Surprise your sports-loving brother with rakhis that speak straight to the player in him
For: Rs 10 each
At: Toran, A-1, Khokha Market, Vile Parle (W) Station Road
Call: 26151595

This soldier rakhi is a great fit for a boy with a love for action
For: Rs 25
At: Rameshwar Art, 88, Laxmi Narayan temple, Bhuleshwar Road
Call: 9819413395

A rakhi is just an excuse when you can literally eat chocolate off your wrist
For: Rs 55
At: Deliciae Patisserie, Union Park , Khar (West)
Call:26003002 / 65615220

Designed by NGO Akanksha, these rakhis are made from ribbons, pompoms, wool and sequins — ingredients used for art and craft in schools. And it’s for a good cause — the money goes toward education for children in India
For: Rs 150
At: Bombay Store, Fort
Call: 40669999 

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