Lose in Kite Market at children are playing with mobile
Navyendu Hazra: There are white clouds in the blue sky. There is also a south wind. But the kite is not seen. No vo-katta shouting, no scurrying from one lamppost to another. One or two kites are seen here and there, but they are not visible at all. Vishwakarma Puja on Monday night. From the auto stand to the bicycle garage, the puja is going on everywhere, but the kite-yarn shops are chasing flies.
Even if colorful kites and thread full of Latai are arranged, customers are not seen. “Thousands of rupees were not sold even after sitting in the shop all day. Sitting in the shop from the old habit. But today’s teenagers are stuck on mobile phones. He doesn’t even know how to fly a kite. Don’t even try to learn. So it doesn’t even seem like Vishwakarma Puja.” Biswajit Chattopadhyay, a kite trader, was speaking regretfully to BG Press in Behala on Saturday afternoon.
Mainly from Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Kites, Latai, Yarn come to Bengal. It has come again. But the shopkeepers are sitting after picking up goods worth lakhs of taka. Plastic kites are the least expensive. Five to six rupees. There is a small demand for paper mainly for Australian paper kites. Its price ranges from seven to twenty five rupees. Along with the increase in the price of paper, the price of kites also increased a little. Priced according to size.
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Kishore Seth’s kite shop in Bidhan Sarani. He said, “There is no sale. A lot of people still fly kites during the time of Corona. Don’t leave the house. He used to go up to the roof with kite-latai. Once again the ebb and flow fell in the interest of people. If there are some sales on Sunday. Otherwise the entire money will be lost. I myself fly a kite. I deal in the addiction of kites. Different types of yarn too. Suman Bhowmik of New Alipore said, “My father’s old business. i see now Business is fair. Some are on sale. In fact, today’s boys don’t fly kites like before.
But not only Kolkata, the picture of districts or suburbs is also the same. Nowhere is there a rush to thread. The rush to crush the glass, the scene of the teenager running around holding the back of the kite. Howrah was famous for Tikiapara, Bali, Belur, Ghusuri kites. A few kites can be seen in the sky, but there is no way to think of Vishwakarma Puja. According to psychologists, childhood is now confined to mobile phones. Many people do not know what kite flying is. Father and uncles do not even see flying. They are not even taught. Everyone is studying. And beyond that, he is busy with his mobile phone. The Vishwakarma Puja is also celebrated. Kites are not seen in the sky. Vo-Katta screams are not heard. In fact, kite flying has become a passion since childhood.
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