Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tentalizing Tracks

The agricultural fields at Ziro and the forests around them are well known. Less known are the innumerable tracks leading to these fields and the forests.

These tracks are constructed and maintained by the communities themselves. Complete with nyatus - resting places and places to sharpen one's ilyos - swords, it is sheer pleasure even just to walk in any of these tracks.

Sadly, many of these tracks - more important ones - are giving way to badly maintained fair-weather roads. It would be worthwhile to keep some of the original tracks to remind us of the original Ziro in the future.

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