don't be like India- Pakistan
and the game of hockey, "the national game"
when changes were proposed in the rules of the game
both agreed, secretly happy
that the other would suffer....
Yet it was not one
but both who were hit
when artificial synthetic fiber turfs
replaced the fields of natural grass
What suffered most though
was the game of hockey itself
as art and artistry of
the subcontinent on field
gave way to the speed
and stamina of the Europeans!
The change in ball and sticks
meant economic losses as well
as overnight the manufacturing hub
of the game's sports equipment
moved from east to west!
In families, it is the very institution
that gets hit and suffer when spouses
subtly encourage children to disregard
ignore, disrespect the other parent
Children can play one against the other
to have their way, if demands turned down
spouse thinks that he or she has won
when in fact as a unit, collectively
they have lost miserably...
Note: The introduction of synthetic surfaces has significantly changed the sport of field hockey. Since its introduction in the 1970s, competitions in western countries are mostly played on artificial surfaces. This has increased the speed of the game considerably, and changed the shape of hockey sticks to allow for different techniques, such as reverse stick trapping and hitting.