A girl ties rakhi to a college friend.
A girl ties rakhi to a college friend.

Raksha Bandhan 2018: Delhi University boys say ‘Thank God It’s Sunday’

Some college students are very happy that the Raksha Bandhan 2018 is on a Sunday, and they don’t have to make excuse to bunk college to avoid getting bro-zoned.
By Mahir Amir, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 04:12 PM IST

It’s that day of the year when girls use the holy thread like a weapon to encounter all lovey-dovey advances from guys . At least, that’s how the boys think! And girls can’t deny that Raksha Bandhan is a perfect day to bro-zone the ones they want close but not too close. Here are some fun take on things:

“Rakhi, for me, is like telling, ‘Hey, I see you as a bro’, making it obvious that ‘Dude, nothing’s possible between us’,” says Hemakshi Khadaria, a final-year student of Delhi University’s Indraprastha College for Women. Without missing the brilliant chance to take a dig at the equation that the boys on campus have with this festival, Khadaria adds, “Why should boys have all the fun? I mean we have just one day when we can pull their leg and tease them at the same time. Lekin is baari to Rakhi hi Sunday ko hai... what a bummer!”

While Sunday has spoiled the plans of some girls to bro-zone the guys, the male junta on campus couldn’t be happier. Abhishek Pal, a final year student of Hindu College, says, “I’m glad that Rakhi is on a Sunday this time. Every year, I try to find a bahana (excuse) to skip college because I feel that some or the other pretty girl might tie a rakhi on my hand. And my friends won’t lose this chance to take my case ki dekh tu toh ‘bhai’ hai uska!”

However, Not all boys have had unexpected experiences, and therefore don’t bother about the day of the week on which Rakhi is celebrated. Sanyam Gupta, a second year student of Shri Ram College of Commerce, says, “I think ladkiyon ko sirf Rakhi dikhake darane mein maza aata hai (I think girls in campus just like oto scare us with a Rakhi). For me, which day it’s on doesn’t matter; I know they won’t tie Rakhi around my wrist, I’m friends with them... I know their tactics.”

Still think the fear of Rakhi isn’t real? Read on. “Last year, my friends and I were roaming around confidently in college to show that all this drama around Rakhi is nothing but a sham. But, just then, a girl approached my friend. He had a crush on her, but to our horror, she asked, ‘Can I tie you a rakhi?’ This was a 1000 volt shock! Although later, we couldn’t stop laughing,” recalls Tanush Handa, a student of MA in Political Science at Faculty of Social Sciences.

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