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Pakistan is a country that has countless religious and cultural festivals. It has four provinces and each has some of its unique traditions and festivals. Baluchistan is a province of Pakistan and its capital is Quetta. Quetta is the city that is famous as the Fruit Garden of Baluchistan. This city has the capability to produce a variety of plants ... Read More »

Gulli Danda

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Gulli danda is a game that is played in the rural areas of Pakistan. Two sticks are used in this game, one is large stick called danda and other one is called gulli that is smaller one. Danda is used to hit the gulli in this game. Gulli danda has some regional names as well. Gulli danda is the Punjabi ... Read More »

Kenchay

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Kenchay are  small balls made of glass, clay, steel, plastic and marble. Size of these balls varies. Common sizes are ½ inch (1.3 cm) to 1 inch (2.6cm). However, they can be as smaller as 1/30 inches (0.111 cm) and larger as 3 inches (7.75 cm). Marble is the English name of kencha but in Pakistan it has a few other ... Read More »

Bandar Qilla (Baander killa)

Bandar-Qilla

A famous game used to play in streets or play grounds is BANDAR QILLA. The stuff needed to play this game is a nail, pillar or a tree and a rope 3 to 4 feet long. 3 or more people can play this game. Joy and pleasure attached to the game is directly related to the number of participants, the ... Read More »

Pitthu Gol Garam

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Let us reminiscence another interesting game played in streets and the grounds named “PITTHU GOL GARAM”. It was my favourite pastime during visit to cousins. The game is played between two teams and the number of players in the team is not constant as compared to other games like cricket and hockey. You just need to divide the available players ... Read More »

Kokla Chapaki

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When there was no electricity and television was just a myth to the locals kids used to play outside. Games like Kokla Chapaki and Pittu Garam were common and streets used to echo from children’s laughter playing these games. Kokla Chapaki is a traditional game usually played by girls but then with the passage of time boys got into it ... Read More »

Ludo

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Out of all the games played in the streets and on consoles one may be shocked to hear that Ludo is one of the most played board games in Pakistan. The word Ludo is Latin, meaning I play. If you are unfamiliar with this game (which you shouldn’t be) it features racing four tokens across the board. This game can ... Read More »

History of Zubair Aslam a.k.a. Jhara pehalwan

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Zubair Aslam a.k.a JHARA Pahalwan, was the son of Aslam pahalwan who belonged to the renowned GAMA family of legendary wrestlers. He had to maintain the prosperity of his ancestors, and so he did by making his career in wrestling. Zubair was trained under the supervision of different experts of wrestling, while Arshad Bijli was one of the trainers who ... Read More »

Rustam-E-Hind

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Pehlwani (wrestling) is a sport which is a Persian style of wrestling practiced in India, Bangladesh, Iran and Pakistan. The practitioners are called Pehalwans. The Pehalwans of India who stay undefeated are given the title of Rustam-e-Hind. The meaning of this title is “The Rostam of India “. This title is entitled to those Indian wrestlers only who stay undefeated ... Read More »

Bholu Pehalwan – The mighty wrestler of ‘50s

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Haji Manzoor Hussain, known as Bholu Pehlwan, was the most famous wrestler of his time. Bholu’s name was listed in the history of Pehalwaan-baazi (traditional wrestling). He belonged to a Gujjar GAMA wrestling family from Amritsar, Punjab. He passed his childhood in Amritsar for 9 years. He was 9, when it was his school vacations; he went Patiala to pay ... Read More »

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