Kolkata: Adding to the latest trend of edible rakhis, how about onion rakhis? Or fancy a kg of onions as a memorable rakhi gift for your sister? The buzz on social networking sites shows that onion bulbs are much in demand as rakhi gifts.
Posts show a morphed rakhi with an onion, and brothers handing over a bag of onions have been hogging the limelight on Facebook.
"I am seriously considering giving onions to my sister as her rakhi gift, since it`s very expensive and it shall bring tears of joy to my sister`s eyes..(LoL :D)
Happy Raksha Bandhan," wrote a netizen.
For sisters, the message is clear - "Apne Bhai Ko Pyaaz Ki Rakhi Bandho" (Tie an onion rakhi on your brother`s wrist); and the brothers get this message: "A bag of onions will bring tears of joy" one message in bright, italicised purple font reads.
For sisters who want to drag their much-loved brothers to a shop to buy a gift, the sabzi mandi (grocer`s) could just prove the right idea.
"My sisters want me to accompany them on a shopping spree... I think this year I will take them to a sabzi mandi! hehe onions for them... no diamonds!," one post said.
Rakhi revellers this year, for a change, appear to be set on splurging on onions, at a time when the value of the rupee has been dipping against the US dollar, and the price of onions has been sky-rocketing.