Anyone who’s been to one of India’s beautiful North Eastern State – Meghalaya will know why it is known as the ‘Abode of clouds’. Here we learn how the peaceful peasants learn to live in balance with nature and come-up with sustainable solutions. This beautiful state is known for its scenic waterfalls, dense forests and the loveliest of animal life and a rich and fascinating cultural heritage.
The bridges are crafted from the roots of fig trees.The living roots become stronger and stronger each year. This ‘practical wisdom’ is passed on to each successive generation who contribute their bit to keep the bridges alive.The inhabitants use and tend to the roots that need care – for sustainability. You can see how it actually happens in the inspirational video below:
Here’s what Calvin Coolidge has to say ~ “There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer”.
Have a great Sunday! 🙂