Celebrating Independence Day by kite flying

FB_IMG_1471234448546As a kid, I remember visiting my maternal home in Delhi and eagerly collect the kites which had lost the battle between two Manjas (kite flying threads) on the roof of our house. Those were the glory days of kite flying. Every kid in Delhi wanted to fly a kite. It used to be a total rage, far more intense than any video game addiction, today. Not only children but adults enjoyed the sport. Kite making was a brisk business, especially during occasions, such as the  Independence Day.

It’s not the same anymore. People have forgotten the art of kite flying now. Kites are not seen  much in the sky these days.

So, it was a pleasant surprise to see, the Gurgaon shops selling kites, ranging from Rs.5 to Rs.100. I never possessed the skill to fly a kite on my own, nevertheless, bought one to test my skill and celebrate our Independence Day, just like the old times. I paid Rs.30 (less than half a dollar) for a kite that resembled the National Flag. Resembled because the saffron was a little reddish, but that’s OK. The question is, did the kite fly?

You bet it did!

Happy Independence Day Delhi-NCR


6 Comments Add yours

  1. arv! says:

    We fly kite in Jaipur on 14 th Jan. happy Independence Day


    1. Thanks for the info Arv. I have been to Jaipur a few times and would like to fly kite sometime.

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      1. arv! says:

        Ha ha! You’re welcome to join. You definitely must enjoy kite flying here in Jaipur. it’s one of its kind experience 🙂


      2. January is a bit far but time flies so might try my luck early. Cheers!

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      3. arv! says:

        sure..pls do. keep me posted! 🙂


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