New Delhi [India], Aug 29 (ANI): Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar backed the 'Fit India Movement' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday as he spent time playing carrom board
with senior citizens at an old age home.
Though there are many variants in the kinds of games we can play on the carrom board
, the basic game essentially involves hitting the small disc-shaped white and black objects called coins or 'men' into the pockets of the board with a larger colourful disc called 'striker'.
No one would think that this pleasant- looking homemaker would turn into a tigress on the carrom board
. " Carrom queen" Somanchi, a fourtime national singles champion and winner of five- Test series in Sri Lanka in 1983, is no longer active but her passion for the game continues.
Carrom also goes on manufacturing the venerable Carrom Board
($24.99), which traces its origins back to the last decade of the 19th century.
It has been designed to keep children occupied and entertained with indoor games and recreational rooms which have a pool table, a carrom board
, and books to read and open your mind and many things you wouldn't find at other places.
This guy who battle the tough ghetto life and shoots all odds with sheer fingertip power on a carrom board
would certainly make Danny Boyle proud.
Game centers, which are privately owned, have all sports, including snooker, table tennis, play station and carrom board
'Striker' stars Siddarth Narayan, who appeared in 'Rang De Basanti', as a carrom board
player in Mumbai.