Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya

Ingenious. Inspiring. Brilliant. And a superbly shot video too.




Take a look at this video. It is the story of how people in the rural areas of Meghalaya, in India, connect and interact with nature and build natural bridges made out of tree roots! Reminds one of the blockbuster movie, Avatar. The video shows how an old man shares his knowledge of how these bridges are built with his grand-daughter. Someone from the source network said - very beautifully - in response to this video, "The joy of sharing the knowledge is its own reward".

More Information:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035520/Meghalaya-villagers-create-living-bridges-training-roots-river.html

http://rootbridges.blogspot.com/

http://chrisgagne.com/541/the-root-bridges-of-meghalaya/

6 comments:

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

Thanks for the beautiful video. I posted it on my blog.

Kind regards,
Mike

Nimmy said...

You're welcome! Amazing story, this.

H.R. said...

Very illuminating video and beautiful people and place. Thanks for sharing.

Nimmy said...

H.R : My pleasure!

Anjali said...

That's so humbling! Imagine who could have seeded the idea. I reminds me of Pandava's passage to heaven. Imagine if the young generation stop caring for this sustainable living!

Nimmy said...

@Anjali: I seem to have forgotten the details - are you talking about those questions that Yudhistra answers? :-)

Re. the current generation - I have seen some kids worry a lot about the world's ecosystem and how to do everything we do in an eco-friendly manner, which is great. It ought to spread.