This Raksha Bandhan ditch the cash, gift your siblings some tech


It’s Rakshabandhan, that time of year when brothers show how much they love their sisters. People are busy wrapping up gifts and travelling to their hometowns to cherish the bonds that have been made over the years. While nothing could match the ‘ultimate gift’ (and the old Bollywood-like philosophy) of being present on the occasion, some compliment their wishes with ‘shagun’ — a practice that is becoming obsolete in this tech-savvy world. This year, though August 15 is just one day, there is a lot to celebrate as the Rakshabandhan falls on the same day on which the country will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of independent India. Below are some tech goddies that you can gift your siblings to make the celebration a bit sweeter.


Smartphones are the most convenient gifts that can make your sister smile a bit more. Amazon India will be offering a range of smartphones with to keep you going. The e-commerce giant also bundling offers with the phones to make gifting a lot easier. If you wish to gift your sibling a phone with a large battery, you can consider purchasing the Redmi 7 that houses a 4000mAh battery, which is claimed to deliver a two-day usage. Other phones that are equipped with large batteries and will be available on the day are Vivo V15 (4,000mAh battery) with Vivo’s Dual-Engine Fast Charging tech and the Realme 3(₹ 8499 at flipkart) (with 4230mAh battery).

In case your sibling loves to spend her time consuming a lot of content, you can purchase some phones with bigger screens. The list includes the OnePlus 7 Pro, which sports a 6.67-inch 2K+ OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. You can also consider the Samsung Galaxy M40(₹ 19990 at amazon) (6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity O display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass, and Oppo F11 Pro(₹ 20990 at amazon), which features a (6.5-inch) Panoramic Screen design with 90.90 percent screen ratio. People love to click selfies, in fact, the Selfie camera is considered as an important element of the phone. You can pamper your selfie queen sister with smartphones like Oppo K3(₹ 19990 at amazon) that has a 16MP rising front camera, the Vivo V11(₹ 17141 at amazon) that comes with a 25MP sensor and AI-powered Face Beauty algorithm which adjusts photo settings during shooting.


Amazon is offering up to Rs 5,000 off on cameras on Rakshabandhan. The list includes Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera, and Canon EOS 1500D Digital SLR camera. The Canon EOS 1500D is equipped with a 24.1MP APS-C-size CMOS sensor and an optical viewfinder. Fujifilm has also put together a gift guide to make your task a tad bit easier, and it comes packed with some of the best rakhi gifts you can get your hands on. You can purchase these cameras from the company’s website. The list includes the instax SQUARE SQ6 (Rs 7,903), instax Mini 9 (Rs 4,471), which comes in Cobalt Blue, Ice Blue, Flamingo Pink, Lime Green and Smoky White colour options.

Activity Trackers

This Raksha Bandhan, Amazon is offering up to 40 percent off on activity trackers. You can check the deals on the Noise Color Fit 2-Smart Fitness Band that is equipped with an optical heart rate monitor, sleep tracker, step tracker, fitness tracker and optional period tracker for women. You can also purchase Mi Band 3 that allows you to monitor activities like running, biking or walking in real time. You can check your exercise duration, pace, heart rate, cadence, and stride and make changes in your workout routine accordingly. The Fitbit Charge 3 is another option that lets you choose from 15+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga, circuit training and more, set a goal and get real-time stats during your workouts to track your progress on the go. Other options from Fitbit include the Inspire HR with 24/7 heart rate tracking device (Rs 8,999), Fitbit Versa Lite (Rs 15,999), Fitbit Versa (Rs 19,999), Fitbit Ionic (Rs 24,999).

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