This game has the same name in Nepal and Bangladesh.


According to The Times of India, the person who is the thief the first time is chosen by playing Inky Pinky Ponky.

Game Instructions

The kids sit in a circle. One kid (the thief) goes around the outside of the circle holding a handkerchief. He "secretly" drops it behind one of the kids sitting in the circle. The kid behind who the handkerchief was dropped has to pick it up and chase the 1st kid (the thief). Meanwhile, the "thief" has to go around the circle once and then sit in the 2nd kid's place. If the 2nd kid does not catch the 1st kid before he reaches his spot, the 2nd kid is the new thief. If he catches the 1st kid before he reaches the spot, the 1st kid is the thief again who goes around the circle and secretly places the handkerchief...

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