My 11-year old bro, a 7th grade whoâ€™s staying with me, is very fond of talking. Talking in the sense; he shares how he used to fool mom & go to Red Cross Societyâ€™s playground in Bangabagar, how he managed to go to Lacha kho daily for swimming when he was a kiddo (funny part is that he think heâ€™s grown up now ;) ), how he escaped beatings from mom n dad, his excuses n nataks in front of them. His words always refreshes me & also forces me to give it a thought to things happening around & well.... introspect. Being away from home for studies â€¦â€¦ i neither had an opportunity be with him at times when he was learning how to crawl , walk & talk â€¦ nor saw him doing stupid things what the kids are supposed to do â€¦. So during leisure time he passionately speaks abt his wrongdoings ( ??????? ) back home & expects the same from me â€¦ always keeps on pressurizing me to share about my stupidities when I was young & stupid like him â€¦:) thanx to him â€¦.. my childhood memories are still fresh in mind â€¦..:) It so happened yesterday that we were just lazing around, he suddenly bubbled, what games you guys used to play when you were a kiddo ? Going back to childhood memories is very nostalgic indeed. Wellâ€¦to answer his question I was taken back to my child era. I started recalling games we used to play & after a long pause....i uttered; Yokna (Gulli Danda), Sampolya (soft ball made by putting waste in socks), Addu (Dus ka Raj, Bhasam), Games played with goli like Tyak-Tyak (feminine game), Pil Dugade (masculine game), & one more name I am unable to recollect (in which golis r placed in circle ), Mud ka Jhapad, Tonka (Using square/round stones ), Chakkar (Circular disc generally made of khaini dhakkan with sharp edges; like gears), Gucchi, Chak-Mak ga Patta , Chya-shega, Tam-shega & many more â€¦.â€¦â€¦ (I am sure most of the people who played these games, would be smiling after goin thru these words) Well it took me a while to remember, but I was surprised to know that these games are no more played. All I cud realize was thatâ€¦ games I grew up playing are going to get extinct & how things are changing with time. These games are completely replaced by Video games, Computer games. I am sure most of the parents played these games but nowadays they think that child should play more of video games and computer games rather then playing these games. May be they think their children should play games more for brain then the games that involve physical activities. I just wonderâ€¦do they find anything wrong in their childâ€™s development by playing these games? I don't feel that I have lost somewhere something or I am underdeveloped when it comes to grey matter than any person in this worldâ€¦ At the same time, somewhere deep down in my heart I feel that some of the games that we used to play in childhood are part of our Rung Culture â€™coz as far as I m concern I havenâ€™t seen few of these games played anywhere elseâ€¦â€¦ Donâ€™t u think these games r worth encouragingâ€¦? Or m I sounding STUPID.â€¦â€¦.?