Gul Hammad Farooqi
Chitral, October 13: Chatha Olik , a phrase which in the Khowar language means “Falling in the Lake”, is a traditional game played between two player. Perched on a wooden structure similar to a goal-post, albeit with a lower height, the two players try to make each other lose balance and fall into a muddy pond, especially prepared for the game.
The idea is simple, i.e. whoever falls off the goal-post like structure. The players use pillow-like bundles of cloths to beat each other,
In one sense, the game can be described as a pillow-fight played above a muddy pond, on top of a wooden structure similar to a goal-post!