Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunset on the way to Lunglei from Aizawl
Sunset on the way to Tlabung
Sunset with Chawnpui Veng, Aizawl on the Backdrop
The Sun had already set on way to Phairuangkai , lovely lonely Hut on top of the hill, would love to spend the weekend there.
Sunset on a Cloudy day taken from Zarkawt
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
A traditional starvation, which occurs in every fiftieth year in all areas covered by Bamboos unfortunately happened in all
The Chin people always depend on their own crops by means of shifting cultivation every year. Maize and rice are their major food. This year, small or big family who used to reap 200 to 400 tins can only reap 20-40 tins of paddy for the whole year-life (two tins of paddy came out 15 kilogram of rice after grinding). There are also many families who totally lost reaping from their fields. Besides, natural calamities such as long heavy rain-fall caused the maize rotten and cyclone in another hand destructed paddy fields along with rat's threat.
WAY OF LIFE TODAY:
Fifty years back, about in 1957 when the Chinland was strongly stroke by Bamboo Flowering Famine (Mautam), most of the people depended on yams as food. Couple of family set out to search for the main roots of yams. The yams are to be digged out into five to eight feet of depth. The deeper, the bigger of yams they were happy to find for hand to mouth feeding of the family. Another source of food on which they depended is a kind of tree in thick forest called Tung/Bakô. The stem of the tree inside is sweet in taste. They cut down and took it making slices to dry in sunshine. They grinded into powder after which the powder is mixed with few rice and cooked for food.This kind of tree is to be found only in thick forest that people had to spend a lot of time to take. Days and months were counted for the new babes and children who could not serve the rough food.
Every aspect of development is especially based on communication. Chinland which is constituted by high mountains and deep valleys is one of the poorest communications of all other states in
Chin National Council