I was watching one comedy show on television called “Tarak Meheta Ka Ulta Chasma”. It was showing a story on how the kids utilizing their free time? All the physical games of the kids are taken away by electronic games like computers, internet, psp, ps2 Xbox and mobiles, some with games like OJO at BoomTown even.
Have you seen now a days that the kids playing physical games? You have hardly seen them engage with some physical activities, may be 10 % of total population of kids you can see playing outdoor games.
I met one of my friend’s child he was having few stones, I told him that we used to play seven stones with those kinds of stones and to his surprise he asked me, what is SEVEN STONE? I was shocked he doesn’t know seven stone, and it used to be one of the physical and fun games we used to play.
Remember what we used to play, the games with rhymes. Intumintu London ma hamro bhai paltan ma, yeti yeti pani gange rani beside that choor police used to be simply the best game at that time for me. I hope many of you have forgot the rules of dandibiyo. What you think about Chungi?
Have you seen kids playing marbles now? I ask myself dose marbles exist anymore in the market?
I am sure you guys went back to childhood now and thinking about your childhood days, childhood friends and that environment.
At the time of our grandchildren they will be playing games just inside a room with out any physical activities may be just by electromagnetic signals, may be they will play the electronic games with eye contact only, may be they don’t have to press joy pad buttons as now a day’s kids press while playing electronic games.
It is our time now to refresh all these games and introduce it to this new genre of kids so that they can pass it to our future generation. May be due to many reasons these types of games are fading away. I have not been to village recently so I have no idea if these games still alive there, but in cities like Kathmandu, due to some reason that could be security of kids as many kidnapping case came to media, lack of grounds, growth of population and people not letting their kids to get out of the door and get in touch with unknown family.
But still I hope school should take some steps so that kids play such physical games at school and home which I think keeps them healthy.
Any way guys wish to get some comments on your child hood memorable incident and games.
And I hope at least you guys will make your kids nephew and small brothers and sisters play such physical games.
May 31st, 2010 at 1:50 pm
I totally agree with the fact that kids do not play outdoor games these days… Also remember playing Chungee in school skirt. It used to be so much fun… I think the reason why these games have faded for new generation is may be because the x box, psp sssss such types are very attractive, intresting, trendy and one who holds such gaget looks cool !
Chor police, intu bintu, haru lai modify garna parcha
May 31st, 2010 at 2:10 pm
I was expecting some more comments from beautiful people who reads my blog but…. seems like people don’t have memorable times during their child hood. I still remember Akhil asking me to get BLACK marble from my locality as it was not available at his place :).
May 31st, 2010 at 4:46 pm
hey bro quiet true but there ain’t no playgrounds and empty space anymore for the kids to play.
too many population now. migration from everywhere to kathmandu.
and the technology dominated the market for the “sokhin” nepali.
“Nazik to tirtha hela” nepali lai everything needs to be imported. local and culture will not do its too old.
any way good old days. and current suitation we all aware off………..
June 1st, 2010 at 7:22 pm
Interesting Post…Intumintu London ma hamro bhai paltan ma, yeti yeti pani gange rani beside that choor police used to be simply the best game at that time for me…those are our games…
and about chungi & guchha, I’ve never played…i love to do construction of road and bridge… dhulo ma khelna dherai man parthyo…so, road banaune nihu ma dhulo ma khelte…. 😀
June 12th, 2010 at 9:48 pm
I agree with you Sangesh. Those were the days. You know what? We used to play “PANGRA” and rolling those PANGRAS we used to go far enough. Even upto Maiti Devi, Dhobi Khola (from Dilli Bazar). That used to be quite far away those days.
And similar to “DANDI BIYO” we used to play a very interesting marble game “GAABA DOBA”. My god. We used to go to Putalisadak playing and striking the marble. And after we miss the strike, we used to give him 4-5 SAAS (breathing allowed for 4 times only). He used to run the hell out him so as to reach to the KHALDO within the given breath. Then all of us use to run after him hitting on his back. And he used to cry. Same with Dandi Biyo also.
Thanks Sangesh. You took me to my good old days…. :D. I really miss a lot. If I am given a wish then I would ask god to give me those days to live once again. Be it for just a single day….
December 8th, 2010 at 6:52 am
this took me to my childhood all of sudden, i try to remember all those rhymes we used to sing. But i can’t remember thosse rhymes. can anybody complete this rhyme
yeti yeti pani gange rani………………………………………………………………………………………………….