Sunday, November 21, 2010

After the Harvest

Green has gone. Cattle have been allowed to roam the agricultural fields. A cow here surveys if anything has been left for her.

After the hullabaloo of harvest months, it is quite again in the vast spans of fields in the Ziro valley. This used to be time for young people to go around in groups to catch rats. It is a rare sight now. They have other means of entertainment. It was also time to enjoy bull fightings after instigating two competitors. No longer now. What has remained now is the beginning of preparation for the Myoko festival. Most clans have done with bidiñ laniñ and getting ready to bring babos.