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The wettest place on Earth

Meghalaya, India.

Photographer Amos Chapple returns to our site once once again, bringing amazing images from the state of Meghalaya, India, reportedly the rainiest spot on Earth.

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Mawlynnong, a perfect village for your retirement

It is true India is not one of the cleanest countries in the world. Leave cities, its villages are equally filthy. But what if I introduce you to a village where you’d be surprised to see no garbage! 894 more words

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Mawsynram, Meghalaya: As Wet As It Gets

Seeing as the holiday of Ganesh Chaturthi in India is approaching (29th of August), I found it befitting to give some attention to an extraordinary place in the second-most populous country in the world, arguably the wettest place on Earth. 346 more words

Rain washed , tin roof churches of north east, India

My last post on the Aka tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, India got me musing on the fact that a lot of tribes and ethnic people across India especially in the north eastern states  of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam have embraced Christianity as their religion. 340 more words

Heritage Architecture

This map shows which of India's states provide toilets for girls in schools

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech has come in for praise for its focus on issues facing ordinary people, especially women, such as unclean streets and lack of toilets for girls in schools. 289 more words

The Matrilineal Society, Shillong,

At the market in Shillong you can see porters carrying bulk with their head, passing by Khasi ladies clad in plaid doing their shopping.

There is a MATRILINEAL society set in Shillong, an Indian city with climate similar to the Bay Area, boasting deciduous and coniferous trees and pleasant weather year-long. 326 more words

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Obey NGT

The decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to continue the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya was not unexpected, even for the coal mine owners. 420 more words

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