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! 🙂


About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

12 responses »

  1. Sachin Macwan says:

    Meghalaya is one the seven sister states of India. The word abode of the cloud shows the meaning of “Paradise Unexplored”. The state is really Eco Destination with Nonkhnum Island which is the biggest river Island in Meghalaya and second biggest in Asia. Mawplang Sacrad Forest provides thrilling experience of valleys. Jakrem Hot Spring falls are the part of incredible India. After Sikkim, Meghalaya is the most beautiful among all sister states of North Eastern India. May GOD bless Meghalaya!!!


  2. girish says:

    Respected sir,

    It is our duty to care for the nature which gives us so many things without asking for any return. Everything which is natural is beautiful.

    Keep giving us inputs on our duty to nature to preserve it.


    Girish Kohli


  3. Ankit says:

    well I havent visited meghalaya .. but I hav been to nainital….. where I observed this.. nice video…..


  4. pdhillon says:

    great article sir, please keep writing more on nature.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hey thanks for the nice words of encouragement. With the support of my readers – yes I will 🙂

      Good wishes for your assignments! Cheers.


  5. Dilip, that may be one of the loveliest quotes I have read. And as for the video, mesmerizing and so beautiful with nature and Meghalaya’s people. Thank you. I may do a post using this and link back. I don’t think I can embed a video. Will let you know when I do. Margie


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hello Margie .. I feel honored to know you liked the video and the wisdom and traditions of the simple folk of Meghalaya. I got the embedding right for the first time. You need to change the option from standard to video it will work 🙂 Best regards. Dilip


  6. Mahendra Singhvi says:

    I liked what President Calvin Coolidge says. Nothing can uplift the mood or invigorate the tired soul better than the blissful, bountiful nature around us, if only we have the time and patience to see this miracle unfold before our eyes. The tragedy of modern times is that even the holidays are hurried and rushed to get back to the race and the restoration of the spirit is incomplete…..


    • Dilip says:

      Well said sir! And unfortunately to the contrary it is Nature that seems to have ‘time & patience’ that is being tested constantly by the ravages and insensitivity of ‘Man’.

      The quote by W.S. GILBERT says just this: “Man is Nature’s sole mistake”.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Kind regards!


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