Parthav Ray, Apeejay School student, Malviya Nagar
Every day, I return from school around 3pm and sleep for sometime. Earlier, I would go out to play with my friends after my afternoon nap.
We have stopped doing that now because every time we tried to play in the parks, some elderly persons who used to walk there would shoo us away. Any way, there wasn't much space to play because there were simply too many trees all around.
We tried to play outside our houses, but our parents did not allow it.
They said our ball could break the windows panes of houses or car windscreens. So we have stopped playing altogether.
It used to get awfully boring as we had nothing to do in the evening. But now I play on the Playstation (gaming console) and some of my friends join me in the evening. Since there is nothing else to do now, I keep asking my father to get me different games. It's the only way I can relax between studies.
I watch cartoons between 5pm and 6pm sometimes when I get bored playing video games. I have often asked my parents to take me to some of the sports clubs, but they said it is too expensive. My parents have told told me to wait for a few years before I can play there.
I and my friends really wish there was some place where we could play cricket because we want to learn how to play like Sachin Tendulkar.
As told to Shaswati Das