Monday, February 26, 2007

The greatest game ever

We played the greatest game in the world in Maharishi Vidya Mandir in Hosur, TN. I studied there from September '88 to April '93. Lower primary, if you insist. We'd divide ourselves into four teams of four and stand in a large square divided into four smaller squares, one team in each smaller square. We'd write names of countries in each square. Then one team would have the stick. The stick which decided things. One guy would hold the stick and pause. He'd say 'I declare war on the country...' and pause, building up the already insurmountable tension. And then he'd say 'France' or 'Canada' or 'Portugal' or something(we liked exotic names) and throw the stick at the team in the appropriate square. The team which had been warred upon thus, quite to its surprise since it had never harmed anybody before, would then have to run like hell, since the aggressors would chase the team/country they had declared war on and beat them. Yes, declare war on a country, throw a stick at them and then chase them around the playground and hit them. If we didn't have tennis or rubber balls(which we preferred), we'd use our bare hands and hit the other team very hard. After a while, either after they had been beaten mercilessly or after the aggressors got tired, we'd stop and let another country declare war on someone else.

Yeah, this was our life, this was how we grew up. We were tough kids. You wouldn't have wanted to mess with us.

P.S:- The Oscars will be given out tomorrow. If there is any justice in the world, Martin Scorsese should get one. But I know, I just know they'll give it to Clint Eastwood for 'Flags of our fathers.' I haven't watched it yet, but I know it can't kick The Departed's ass. Besides, they've denied Martin Scorsese for 'Taxi driver,' 'Raging bull' and 'Goodfellas.' They cannot have the heart to do it again. I mean, 'Taxi driver,' come on! The only movies which can beat that one are probably 'The Godfather' and 'A clockwork orange.'

14 comments:

Harish said...

Surely, the game that you have described is THE greatest game ever. This, i say, although I haven't played it. This game is sort of a reflection of what is happening in today's world alva? Militarily mighty nations destroying weaker ones for their selfish goals without caring for innocent men, women and children who become tragic victims in this aggressor's games.

Am I taking it too far?

nivedita said...

He won :)

Arcane Crapper said...

Gee... The only Oscar I know is 'Oscar Video Library'.

But then, kickass game eh?

PS: My only connection to the college is that one of my cousin sisters happened to study there. I think it was the '97 or '98 passout batch. SLV happens to be spitting distance from my house. That's all. :|

archana said...

There is justice in the world. Martin Scorsese got one.

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Arjun Sharma said...

[Harish]Yes, you may have taken it a bit too far.

[Nivedita]Yes! There is justice in the world.

[Arcane Crapper]Very kick-ass game, very shady-sounding video library.

"Oscar video library -- where boys are sodomized."

SLV-ge asht hatra iddya? Adrushta-no duradrushta-no gottilla.

[Archana]Yes please!

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Anonymous said...

Fuck u asshole!

Arjun Sharma said...

[Arcane Crapper]OK, I'll mail it to Tangled. I don't have your e-mail address. You seem to derive some thrill in being incognito.

[anonymous]OK. Very witty, I might add.

Arcane Crapper said...

I could have scrapped you. :)

I seem to be deriving pleasure from the fact people are actually stupid enough to include blog addresses on orkut profiles. :P

Hehe, no offence saar.

tangled said...

His real name's on his blog.
How hard to find his orkut profile? Not at all, is what.

tangled said...

And I notice that my real name is on your links. I've told you before, no?
>:(
Do the needful.

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