Nina & Nana bridge the generation gaps!

 

IMG_6508.JPGYouza! Are you wondering why I look so happy even though I am a tree? That’s coz I am one of the lucky ones. The humans cajole me lovingly to grow, keep off the pests and strengthen my roots! Well, they actually make bridges outta me, but you’ll know it’s the same 🎋

In Cherrapunji, bridges made across the river or the stream are from the living roots of native rubber trees. The locals strengthen the bridges with various organic materials but are careful to not interfere with the trees delicate ecosystem and tend to the roots carefully. These bridges are said to last sometimes for hundreds of years. Now, that’s the cool fact of the day Nina had been waiting for!

IMG_6506

You can read Kanika’s take on the same story here.

8 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s