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    Precious, quirky or sustainable, this Raksha Bandhan is all about tying the knot in style

    IN Bhopal, Gram Art, has started an initiative with farmers and women of nearby villages to create bio-degradable rakhis made of indigenous cotton and rakhis with plant-able seeds this ‘Raksha Bandhan’. Back in our city, we find some bejeweled and some hand-made options to impress your brother this August 18.

    Pint-sized fun
    Amp up the brotherly love this Raksha Bandhan with Good Earth’s festive, hand-crocheted rakhis. Good Earth Gumdrops Rakhi sets include colourful bananas, watermelons and cars shaped rakhis for your little brother. At `450 onwards. Details: 044 43087878

    Time to heal
    RaAbta Jewels by Rahul Luthra presents a collection of bejeweled and thematic rakhis this season. The Laxmi Charan Rakhi, inspired from the legend of Laxmi & Bali, with Rudraksh beads promises good luck and strength to the wearer. Jodha rakhis handcrafted in silver and 22 carat gold plated with emerald and white pearls adds Rajput detail. `350 onwards. Details: 9810487771

    Contemporary cord
    Suprise your brother with Suhani Pittie’s label of cutting-edge, contemporary rakhis. Knowing the Hyderabad-based designer’s popularity, you should stock up on he minimalist rakhis. Look out for the modern option with traditonal Om motifs. Price: Rs 300 onwards. Details: suhanipittie.com

    Written in silver
    Caratlane is offering an array of rakhis with Lord Ganesh and Om Swastik motifs studded with diamonds. These silver rakhis can be customised by engraving your brother’s name on it. `1,100 onwards. Details: caratlane.com

    Jute statement
    With intricate ornamental  patterns created with calligraphy and geometry, New Delhi-based accessory designer Anand Prakash, runner up of the Indian Young Design Entrepreneur Award, introduces a range of eco-friendly handmade rakhis in jute and brass. Look out for the red rakhis with Anand Prakash’s signature brass leaf. `450 onwards. Details: 011 41040855.

    Two in one
    BlueStone offers convertible rakhis which can be worn as both rings and bands to seal the bond. It also presents over 40 unique designs crafted in yellow and white gold. These rakhi designs have been inspired by traditional coin jewellery, religious motifs like Om, Ganesha etc. and can be customised in 14kt or 18kt gold. `3,000 onwards. Details:
    blueStone.com

    Pint-sized fun
    Amp up the brotherly love this
    Raksha Bandhan with Good Earth’s festive, hand-crocheted rakhis. Good Earth Gumdrops Rakhi sets include colourful bananas, watermelons and cars shaped rakhis for your little brother. At `450 onwards. Details: 044 43087878

    — Kairvy Grewal

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