Ten-Second Takeaway

True to their name, Thane-based Desi Toys sell traditional Indian toys. We’re almost teary-eyed with nostalgia.

It’s Play Time

If you’re thinking of adding some ethnic kitsch to your home and bringing back some childhood memories while you’re at it, or even gift something to your favourite niece or nephew, fun stuff at Desi Toys will brighten your day. They have a range of mind-boggling games — remember Brainvita, the game with marbles on a circular board? They also have Indian versions of the Rubik’s Cube and Tic Tac Toe. Plus, chalk slate boards for kids, abacus, wooden rattles, fun chess boards, cute miniature kitchen sets made of brass, wooden toys on wheels that include auto rickshaws, trucks and even trains.

Old-School Cool

But what we really fell in love with was the Hopscotch made out of canvas cloth that one can easily fold and store, the Indian Jenga made out of wood, the good old Snakes and Ladders, but this one comes embroidered on cloth. Oh! and remember the {in}famous doll from Delhi Belly? The one that had all those diamonds in it that everyone wanted? They have them all. Basically all the desi khilaunas you can think of, and they’re all sure to evoke a nostalgic feeling, somewhere deep within. We’re up for a game or two if you are.

Price: INR 149-INR 5,999

Contact: +91 989228005 or e-mail them at contactus@desitoys.in

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