Pakdam pakdai, chhupan chhupai, lagori, gilli-danda, if any of these names ring a bell to you then your childhood was probably AWESOME! Before modern technology took over, desi kids would spend hours outdoors playing such classic games with their friends. With a new game to play every day, these bachpan ke khel were absolute love.
Speaking of which, IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra recently shared an image of his childhood memory that evoked nostalgia for many people. Posting an image of a classic 90s game, he asked people to guess its name correctly.
Do you know the name of this game? 😉
— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) October 16, 2020
Many people happily obliged and named this childhood game. But what’s interesting is that it’s recognized by different names in different cities, like many other desi games. For instance ‘chhupan chhupai’ is also called ‘luka chupi’ in other states. Well, have a look at what this iconic game was called by different people.
“Tametu re tametu , Gol gol tametu“ In gujarati😊
— Namrata Vashi (@NamrataVashi) October 16, 2020
Good morning sir 🙏🌻
— Manita Singh (@singh_manita) October 16, 2020
Saakali in marathi i played this game a lot during my childhood
— Nitin Karn (@iamnitinsea) October 16, 2020
Posham paa !! 🤣
— Sonam Joshi (@oyeitsjoshi) October 16, 2020
Santra limboo (Marathi)
— PRASHANT KALBENDE (@PRASHANT2606) October 16, 2020
— Subhash Chand Vishwakarma (@subhash855318) October 16, 2020
Hit with nostalgia, several others also shared the mazedar songs they sang while happily playing this game.
पोषम पा भई पोषम पा,
डाकिये ने क्या किया
सौ रूपए की घडी चुराई,
अब तो जेल में जाना पडेगा,
जेल की रोटी खानी पड़ेगी,
जेल का पानी पीना पड़ेगा,
अब तो जेल में जाना पड़ेगा. This is the lyrics of the Game we all played .. Morning nostalgic share .. Have a cheerful day
— Nisha rai (@nisharai_ggc) October 16, 2020
Posam pa Bhai posam pa sva rupay ki ghdi चुराई
अब to jail jana padega jail ki roti khana padega ab to chor pakda gya,Tik Tik Tik
— आत्मनिर्भर चंदन मिश्रा (@Chandan60370616) October 16, 2020
This is (in Marathi)
“संत्र लिंबू पैश्यापैश्याला,
शाळेतल्या मुली आल्या खेळायला,
खाऊन खाऊन खोकला झाला,
खो खो खो”
— Ashwini Karmarkar (@ashkarmarkar) October 16, 2020
पौसम्पा बई पौसम्पा डाकिये ने क़्या किया.
100 रु०. क़ि घड़ी चुराई, आठ आन्ने क़ी रेवड़ी खाई.
अब जेल में जाना पड़ेगा.
जेल कीं रोटी खानी पड़ेगी.
जेल का पानी पीना पड़ेगा.
अब तों जेल में जाना पड़ेगा.
— Rahul M.Sharma (@RahulMsharma7) October 16, 2020
A few others emotionally remembered those happy days.
Posamba ,something like that it sounds I may be wrong in spelling it exactly ,but it was all girls game, yes we did have been active participants of the fun, those bygone days# feeling nostalgic#golden childhood memories. Plz correct me if I spelt the game wrong.
— Rima Deb (@RimaDeb11) October 16, 2020
Thanks for sharing childhood nostalgia.. now when I look back in time I realise our games were so innocent,pure,harmless and social. Such joyful moments ❤️.
— Nandini (@NSehgal2003) October 16, 2020
Yes Sir… those were the days 😊
— राहुल सिंह दहिया (@advdahiyarahul) October 16, 2020
While it seems the game was popularly known as ‘Poshampa’, we used to call this game ‘Rail gadi’! How about you? Tell us!