Indira S. Somani, journalist, PhD

Bhai Dooj

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These are my nieces, nephews and cousins in Pune celebrating “Bhai Dooj.” This is the final day of Diwali celebrations.  On this day, sisters apply tika on the forehead of their brothers and brothers in return bless their sisters and promise to protect them throughout life. They also give gifts to their sisters.  It is a very sacred day for all brothers and sisters.