Walking on Indian roads for an Indian girl/woman is not less than a mission impossible. There are countless staring eyes along the way. Eyes, that don’t care whether the said woman is a sister/mother of someone. But on the day of RakshaBandhan (Rakhi day), women know and feel that they can roam freely. Why ?
1. Bro on demand
On this day, almost every girl’s brother is present at their home. So the moment they feel someone leering at them, they can just ring up their brothers. Those leering eyes are sure to get cataract later.
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2. “Mud mud ke na dekh”
Many guys are with their sisters on this day.Even the lecherous ones. They cannot drop their sanskaari act in front of their sisters. Even it kills them from inside, but they have to look away when a girl passes by.
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On RakshaBandhan, even the worthless ones stay home for one big reason. This day, they get to eat like a king. From delicious sewai to all sorts of sweets and dishes, it’s a royal treat. While they are loading calories, girls walk outside freely as they should.
4. Fear of the Bro-zone
Worse than getting friendzoned is, getting bro-zoned. That’s the harsh truth. No one would want to be a random girl’s brother walking on the street. It is one fear that seeps through the perverts’ hearts on this day. One fear, that’s all it takes to get rid of the human garbage on roads.
5. Kite-fight (read : Patang-baaji)
The evening of Raksha Bandhan is reserved for the Inter-mohalla patang baaji championship. This event is just a warm-up for the big event on Janmashtmi. All boys and young uncles wait for an entire year to duel with each other. Which is nothing but shouting abuses on rooftops and cutting off each other’s kites. While they are busy snipping off people’s cable connections with manjha, women walk fearlessly in the streets. Like they should.