Had been to Bombay (Mumbai) recently and things were not the same.
It was supposed to be the peak time for kite season but hardly any kites in the sky.
Things were quite different when we were kids.
Kite flying was one of the in things those days and we almost had a sprain in the neck from constantly looking up at the sky.
The mad scramble for the kites starts when one of the kites get cut off and then that becomes the property of the boy who gets hold of it first.
On the way down it could get tangled in a tree (like in the picture above) or it could be caught by the smartest boy in the alley. Remember Hassan in “The Kite runner” ? He knew exactly where the kite would fall and would head in that direction.
Here was a kite which was lying on the ground …… and no takers.
These three pictures were clicked in a big housing complex where there were plenty of kids.
Could we attribute this to the present day kids who are more comfortable playing games on the TV or busy with their fancy phones / ipad / kindle / notebook / etc and all sort of physical activities are kept aside?