Yes, yes. I know Rakhi is all about sibling love and being nice to those annoying pests who share your house and your parents. But a day without fights wouldn’t feel natural, no? My brother would be highly disappointed if I didn’t fight with him just because it’s Rakhi. And what is the best way to show love to your siblings other than pranks? They’ll also appreciate them (eventually) more than boring gifts and general niceness.
So, to make sure your Rakhi is highly memorable and sets a new standard for all festivals, do these easy DIY pranks. Honestly, this is the best way to celebrate Rakhi.
Pour a jug of cold water on your brother’s face at 6 am
Don’t worry, this is not cruel. You’re only doing your duty. Puja ke liye uthna nahi hai?
Make a rakhi instead of buying one
Add the pokiest beads so that he literally feels your love 24×7. Make sure your mom tells him that he isn’t allowed to take the rakhi off for at least a week.
Put dry mud on your brother’s plate
Tell him it’s apple crumble that you made just for him. With love.
Change the bulb of the lamp in his room to a smart bulb
And connect it to your phone. When he wakes up at 3 am with a flashing red light in his room, it’s going to make for one memorable Rakshabandhan.
Switch off the wifi when he’s trying to watch his show
And pretend to be as troubled as him when you stare at the router together.
Find his girlfriend’s number
Get her to text ‘Happy Rakhi’ to him at 9 am and then stop replying to him, so that he spends his whole Sunday thinking of why this happened. Also, this will give you some insight into how fun your future bhabhi is. Accordingly, you can plot the happy couple’s shaadi or their barbaadi.
Gift him a bottle of his favourite whiskey
Before you give it to him, empty it out into another bottle and fill the whiskey bottle with apple juice. Then watch the show because no one admits that they don’t know anything about alcohol.
Prepare a fake will and leave it on your brother’s table while your parents are asleep
Make sure that this fake will gives you a 100 per cent share in your parents’ assets and leaves him with a monthly stipend of ₹500…to be dispensed at your discretion. It is very important that your parents are asleep for this because this needs to brew in his head for a few hours. This prank is my personal favourite!
Let me know how your brother reacted to these innocent pranks. And definitely let me know if he actually ate the mitti.