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Games of Chance – Ganjifa

A note on the beauty of antique Mysore Ganjifa Cards

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ganjifa Playing Cards – Art of Sawantwadi

I remember spending all my summers playing various games all day long! We were about 12-15 boys and girls of various ages living in a neighbourhood of 5 buildings and … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Games People Play

  This seemingly benign game is played by 2-4 people of all ages. A roll of dice and a little thinking determine the outcome. The boards I have played it … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Games People Play

In Tibet I saw Billiards Being played on tables set up in the open. Old men, young men, teenagers. Altogether. Mixed groups. In Singapore, in the mature estates Chinese Chess … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kabutar Baazi – Pigeon Gaming – a folk sport

Folk Sports are home grown sports that remain localised and have no equivalent in other regions. In a country as diverse as India – the bamboo climbing sport of Nagaland, … Continue reading

November 16, 2011

Traditional Sports of Ladakh – Polo

Where else would we find a monastery, a chorten, mountain peaks AND polo players in the same shot??!!! The cheerleading squad – traditional drummers The teams A flying horse? A … Continue reading

October 4, 2011

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