Monday, June 05, 2006

Of bamboos and rats!

Mautam () is an extra-ordinary cyclical ecological phenomenon that happens in Mizoram. Once in 48 years, a particular species of Bamboo flowers here and, for reasons unclear yet, giant bandicoots start multiplying like hell. Understandably, this results in famine and plague. It seems Mautam has had a big influence on the political history of the region itself. It's being viewed with enough seriousness that the Indian Army has been pressed into service to combat rats!

7 Comments:

Blogger Ambar said...

Interesting. Following the links there:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mast_year

Woefully little information there though :-(

June 06, 2006 12:26 pm  
Blogger Sundar said...

Wikipedia grows like a fractal curve, there'll always be a number of articles that need improvement.

June 06, 2006 12:28 pm  
Blogger Ambar said...

BTW, your blog is throwing popups, some iLead.itrack garbage. Its getting past even Opera and FF's pop-up blockers. Probably due to the nedstat counter on your blog
:-(

June 06, 2006 6:20 pm  
Blogger Sundar said...

Oh, let me fix it tomorrow. The other day blogexplosion was throwing popups to Ananth and I had to remove it.

June 06, 2006 6:33 pm  
Blogger Sundar said...

Ambar, check now and confirm. I've removed nedstatic. If it still remains, it could be blogrolling.

June 07, 2006 2:23 pm  
Blogger Ambar said...

Sundar, yella ok now.

Anyway, blogrolling is kinda trustworthy. Never seen it do anything bogus.

June 08, 2006 2:24 pm  
Blogger Sundar said...

Oh ok.

June 08, 2006 2:41 pm  

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