Carrom in instances of Corona
MYSURU: As Covid-19 sends thousands and thousands sheltering in place, Mysureans are more and more spending their money and time on indoor video games like scrabble, ludo, carrom, trump playing cards and jigsaw puzzles. In response to the distributors, carrom boards are the preferred one in virtually each family.
Prasanna, proprietor of Pioneer Sports activities in Kuvempunagar, informed TOI that carrom boards are flying off the cabinets instantly after store opened put up the almost six-week lockdown. “The store was opened on Monday and since then I’ve bought almost 70 items of carrom boards starting from Rs 2,500 to Rs 20,000. Even the outdated shares bought like hotcakes inside three days,” he added.
Cashing in on the chance, a neighborhood carpenter too claimed he was spending time by making boards of varied sizes.
Nevertheless, in keeping with a number of individuals, the restricted provide of varied sports activities/video games equipment is resulting in exploitation of sport lovers.
A number of metropolis dwellers who spoke to TOI confirmed that they’re paying further to get the equipment. Beforehand, whereas a carrom board powder pack of 84 grams price Rs 30, now it is being bought for Rs 100 -120. Equally a shuttlecock, which was accessible within the vary of Rs 25 to Rs 30 now prices Rs 65-70, defined Sarvesh T, a resident of Lakshmipuram.”Used playing cards’ pack are also bought for Rs 50 which was earlier accessible for Rs 20. Ludo has additionally turn into costlier now. Widespread man is the true loser on this lockdown,” he stated.
“We don’t go to the grounds any extra because of the lockdown and so naturally there’s a demand for indoor video games. However sadly charges of equipment are skyrocketing,” stated Vishnu Kumar, a pupil.
In response to distributors there’s hardly any provide of those equipment. “It’s pure for sellers to earn a living when the demand goes up amid provide scarcity. However I do not overcharge as they’re all my loyal clients whom I’m serving for many years,” stated a vendor from Tyagarajanagar.