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!


Blogger Ambar said...

Interesting. Following the links there:

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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