Alas! The author has totally forgotten the joys and challenges of kite-flying and capturing kites.
Beware! I question everything and everybody.
Certain amount of competition and rivalry is required if you really want to enjoy the fun side of a festival. There are many such festivals in the world where games are associated and people enjoy playing them with full interest and vigour.
Knowledge is power.
Many of us would have played with wooden tops (buguri/bambaram/lattu), there is intense competition to hit the other top that is on the ground trying to damage it or get it out of the circle. Such simple games may look a little silly of us as adults but it is pure joy at that age.
The story goes that the King who was witnessing a football match made an order to his Minister that let each player be given a separate ball. Why should twenty two men fight for a single ball in his kingdom when he can provide everyone with a ball!!
The thril of a sports or game also lies in the spirit of competition, an urge to defeat the other team(s)
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease