Raksha Bandhan, Rakhi, is almost here!
The season of gifts and monetary reaps for the sister, and burnt pockets for the brother – all of them seemingly happy with this arrangement.
Even if the sister is double the size of her brother, in both height and girth, quite unlikely to ever need his raksha, she still circles three times her thali and joyfully tuck into all the gifts she gets in return.
But do you know when did this all begin?
We realise Humour Sapiens’ posts are supposed to be humorous, a little peek into the history is just fine – trust us!
So, since we are talking about Rakhi festival, there is an old, famous legend circling the Mughal emperor, Humayun. Legend has it that the widowed Rani Karnavati sent a rakhi to Humayun seeking his protection against Sultan Bahadur Shah. But by the time the emperor made a grand entry at Chittor, his rakhi sister had already set herself on fire. *Oops!*
According to another legend, the ritual of Raksha Bandhan was followed by Yama – the Lord of Death and Yamuna – the river that flows in India. Yamuna tied a rakhi to Yama, and the lord of death granted her immortality declaring that any brother who has tied a Rakhi and promised to protect his sister would also become immortal. *What about the sister’s immortality?*
We think, to compensate for immortality, the sisters are given gifts. Fair! Who needs immortality anyway?
Since we are a modern generation that believes in equality, the gifting norm on Raksha Bandhan has become a two way street.
Thinking of what could be a best gift for your brother or sister – every year – can be exhausting. After all, there is only so much that your sibling could need. And the situation gets unwieldy if your sibling is a comic. Right?
Fret not! Here we share the list to make your gift gifting easier this Raksha Bandhan.
Rakhi gifts for your stand-up comic sibling:
- Box of Insults:
Given the fact that your comedian sibling is already used to heckling and people taking offence at their jokes, a small reminder of their stage time, BC – before coronavirus era, would be nice, and wicked. Buy on Oye Happy here.
- Tumse Na Ho Payega Mug:
A little reminder never hurts might hurt them a little, and they might hurt you a little. But it’s like butterscotch cool, sweet and clever. Buy on Amazon here.
- Owl Kettle:
For the times, your sibling stays up scripting, working hard on their craft. Caffeine shall keep them up and running. Buy on Amazon here.
- Vipassana Meditation Chair:
Performers go through a lot of stress. With this cushy chair, not only can they medicate, but also comfort their butt when performing live on calls (Thanks to COVID). This chair can help them reduce stress while sitting for longer durations. Buy on Seniority here.
- Bubble Wrap:
For the moments when they bomb, or aren’t so happy about their performance, this a gift they can use. We all must agree on this one thing, bubble wrap makes everyone happy. Buy on Amazon here.
For more such ideas, check this out!