Snapshot Nagaland

Mohit Anand

ASER in the Northeast has been on in full-swing for the past two months. I traveled in the region for 4 weeks spending time in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram. Here are some pictures from the two weeks I spent in Mizoram.

Champai District is the only part of Mizoram that enjoys plains of paddy fields in gaping valleys
Mamit District in Mizoram at 9am. Travelling on work is always fun if it entails waking up in the morning to clouds hanging beneath you
Wooden go karts are commonly used accross the villages of Mizoram to move things as well as provide the odd joy ride to children
Life in Mizoram is slow and easy, you seldom find anyone in a hurry
Children in Mizo villages catch the eye with their western manners
and sense of style. While English is not their first language,
you will often be greeted with ‘hellos’ and ‘good mornings’ and ‘thank you’ and
‘welcome’ are widely used too.
Public baths and water sheds are common all
across Mizoram. Here ASER volunteers take a
break to freshen up in a village in Mamit District.

Gender equality is evident in Mizo society as men are seen shouldering the task of child handling
as commonly as women.
The Border Roads Organization is relentless in providing quick-fix solutions for damaged bridges.
“Bridge Over River Tiau
on Indo-Myanmar Border”

The border village of Zowkhawthar at the Indo-Myanmar border has its gates open to walk over into Myanmar. Movement of people between the two countries at this point is free up to 5pm everyday as the residents on sides are ethnic Mizos who walk across to shop, visit a relative or merely see the sights.