Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hurray!!! I am here with my first event!!
Hurray!!! I am here with my first event!!
I took a long time to re write this! My older post(Fogotten Indian games!!!!!!!!) got very supportive responses. But I was lazy to take it in to action. And I was not confident enough to held an event all by myself. But the support I am getting from you all has given me that courage and confidence to do this! I am really very much excited and feeling like as if my first movie is going to release!!! Now I can empathize what actors go through before their movies releases!!!
My first event is going to be on blog! I hope you all will support me and participate , which is totally away from cooking. So, relax and take some time. This is all about the games, we used to play during our child hood. I want all of you to relive your child hood by remembering the olden games and playing with your kids.
In the child hood, we used to stay in a chawl. (Many houses together in a big compound, or one big lane having houses built either side of the road.) I had many friends and there was no one to stop us playing the whole day during summer vacations. We used to play many games, which are totally disappeared now a days. Lagori, Halpi, Vattappa, sarbadgi, muttata, hide and seek(stop), kabaddi, gilli dandu, aali guli mani, kuntata, bali churu(broken banlgles), Chakka vacchi, playing house house game with kitchen set and dolls, kalla police(thief and police), dum sharara, goli, writing our own script and playing the dramas.(I do not know the English names for the games, sorry!! These all are Kannada names!) I still do not remember many games.
That included, stealing pickles from the kitchen and then sharing and eating.
Collecting the ingredients for making Chigali(made up of fresh tamarind, jaggery, chilly powder, lime leaves, salt and few more!!). Then making small balls of chigali, sharing and enjoying the spicy, tangy, lemony and salty taste.
Preparing mehandi at home and applying in the evenings.
And not to forget, educational games, like writing names of four things from same alphabet, memory game, Antakshari!!!
Just a thought came in my mind!! Why we can not post all old games one by one, trying to explain it with photo(if possible) !!!
(image from here)
(image from here)
Simple rules to participate in the event,
1. Post any forgotten,old Indian game (If possible with photo). Explain the game and try to share maximum information you have.
2. I will appreciate if you can place the logo in your blog.
3. Send me an email to nivedita(DOT)mt(AT)gmail(DOT)com,(email@example.com), "Forgotten Indian games" as a subject, by March 31, 2010 with the following details,
Your Blog Name :
Name of the game :
url of your post :
Picture(if any) :
4. You could send any number of entries.
5. If any archived posts are there, please update and repost it to link back to my post.
6. Please link back to my announcement.
7. Non bloggers can send the details to my mail.
From My side,
As this is my first event, I will try to finish up the work and come up with event round up by April 15th or before.
(I hope you all will not disappoint me!)
( I have read more than 50 times in a preview before going to publish it!)
Very innovative concept nivedita.. I am thinking what all games I used to play when I was a child..still thinking ;)
happy hosting dear.
Nivedita, a lot of games come to my mind, many of which my son will never get to play in this foriegn land. Will do a write up as soon as I can. Thanks for the inspiration.
WOw its has been a long i have played indian games, waiting eagerly to see the roundup already..interesting event..
This is a wonderful event shall write up some!!!
Nice theme Nivedita.Happy hosting :)
Sounds pretty interesting. will give it a try for sure. :) All the best buddy.
great theme..very exciting..will think of some now..will wait for the round up..i am sure this is going to an interesting event..
lovely concept dear..will try to send mine
Innovative, event. I will try to participate. Keep rocking and all the best. Thanks for remembering me in passing your awards. As there was a big gap in your post, I did not notice it. Thanks for pointing it out. Now I have added your blog also in the award list of mine. Thank you once again.
Thank you so much! for so much support, Love you all!
I read this yesterday, not sure why I could not comment, maybe it was late! I'll have to think of a few games, I can only think of one so far, we used to play it with five stones.
Thats quite innovative Nive..will see if I can capture the games I played as a kid..
Totally new theme..Will think and send u some entries..
Happy hosting Dear..very innovative thought for an event..I don't know how I left this post..will send you entries..
I've posted the entry and also sent you the details..plz. do confirm..
Hi Nivedita,first time visiting your blog.You have a very nice space with lovely recipes.I would like to send in my entry for the forgotten games.Can we send multiple games info.
Lovely theme. I have had my share of fun playing some of the games you have mentioned. Though i could not understand all the kannada names, I could guess few. Hope I will be able to post before the deadline.
Hey, is there time still? I thought the end date is 15th..
Sorry for not being able to send in the entries earlier.Do we still have time to send in the entries .Please let me know.
You still have today to send your entry.
great event Niveditha..i came here through shma Nagarajan's post..how can one forget all childhood plays like kuntabille etc which 2nd generation kids never know..
chigali..i myself forgot the name but my kids like it a lot and they call it lollypops :)..even now I send them to my my daughter and her friends who stay in hostel..
try to post mine today..wish i will not be late..
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