Celebrating the ties that bind

A man arranging "rakhis" or sacred threads yesterday as he waits for customers at his roadside stall in Kolkata, India, ahead of the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan tomorrow. During the festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters, a woma
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A man arranging "rakhis" or sacred threads yesterday as he waits for customers at his roadside stall in Kolkata, India, ahead of the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan tomorrow. During the festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters, a woman ties a rakhi around her brother's wrist to symbolise her love for her sibling.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2016, with the headline 'Celebrating the ties that bind'. Print Edition | Subscribe