Seven stackable stones (usually pieces of broken tiles), one ball (the same one we just played cricket with) and two teams with nothing to lose (except the ball, it was a new ball – it still had the sticker on). Pitthu (or Lagori in Western India) coupled elements of kabaddi, dodgeball and architecture. Clearly based on the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction (not really, though), one team’s job was to stack stones while the other team tried to break that stack. If the defending team reassembles the stack before all its members are hit by the weaponized ball, it wins. If not, they can always exact sweet revenge by being the attacking team, the next game.
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