ah ..you are out …you raised your finger..so off you go from the group ..lets get back chidiya udd…main ud..kapda udd..an on goes the game.
The rules are simple :
Everyone regardless of age sits together in a circle ..keeps their index finger of right hand in the centre,all the players , in turns call out names of things that fly or potentially fly-clothes ,birds, feather etc.Suffixed with the word uddh..(fly).The children respond each line by lifting their finger from the ground.The catch is when the conductor calls out a name of an object which can not fly.The players who lift their fingers the ground at that instance are ousted from the circle.
The game is truly well designed: as its rules are simple, low-cost (requires only a place to sit) and can be played by all.Chidiya Uddh is not only a test of your reflexes, but is great fun to play. It has the ability to always bring a giggle on one’s face ,regardless of age.
Played since time immemorial, the history of this game also remains a mystery. If you remember any of your chidiya uddhh experience, feel free to share.