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It’s 'Jamghat', after Diwali

It’s 'Jamghat', after Diwali

Lucknow Oct 31 (UNI) Kite flying is a traditional sport especially in north India which is also very popular sport in the Uttar Pradesh capital city, Lucknow. A day after Diwali festival, city is awash with thousands of colorful kites seeking attention and supremacy on each other. The craze for kites is escalating in the city. Shopkeepers say there is a decent demand for the kites today. People from very background enthusiastically take part and show their skills. Kite battling is also famous sport among kite flying enthusiasts. “Patangbazi is art of kite flying in which one kite cuts off the string of other kites as quickly as possible. The different type of kite include ‘patang’ – the common kite, ‘guddi’ – a tall kite with small tail, ‘dedh kanni’ – a heavy kite. The common kite a very simply made. It consist of a piece of tissue paper with bamboo spine and bow. While threads use in kite flying are also of different types. ‘Sadda’ is a plain cotton thread, ‘manja’ is cotton thread coated with powdered glass to enable it to cut other kites. In several localities, including Hussainganj, Batashey-wali-gali, Chaupatiya, Chowk, Daliganj and on the banks of river Gomti, kite enthusiasts form teams and challenge each other to showcase their prowess and supremacy in the battle that is fought in the skies of Lucknow. UNI JDM MB VS SNU 1841

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14 Jan 2018 | 1:14 PM

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UP’s elite commandos to stub terror challenges

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CIMAP gives fragrant boost to farmers’ income

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