Meghalaya: the Land above the Clouds (pic from the net)
Guys, visited India’s all three North-East states – Asam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh.
I liked the name Meghalaya: the Land of the clouds. And it reminds me of a popular Hindi song: Megha re, Megha re…
When I was going deep into Assam through Nagaland, I missed the girls I met in Chilika. Especially, the American one. The landscape there was really rural and less touristy – just like she was looking for.
You know what, although it’s against my blogging ethics to provide details about anyone without their consent, I must say that I liked the American girl for her openness and friendliness. I’m a strong critic of American foreign policy. Yet, I find it easier to make friends with the American people than the people of other nationalities.
I think her travel partner, the Italian one, was scared that I might steal her friend. 😆 I found the Italian girl a bit what we say in Nepali, chhuchchee, or ‘jealous’. hahaha… Sorry, no offence meant girls!
And this happens with me everywhere, in the family, in the society and in the workplace. Everyone is scared of my genius, and people try to keep me in size or get rid of me. Often I wish to find a place where no one would be jealous of me. But what they don’t know is that a genius is always a genius. He’ll always find a way out.
But I agree with the girls in their observation that in India everyone tries to take advantage of you. The Japanese men I met a few days ago in Kathmandu had also similar opinion. Perhaps, that’s why the fishermen at Chilika were so nice with me. An example, I’ve bought two mobiles in the second hand market, but none of them works properly.
Can you guess from where I’m posting this entry? From Shilong of Meghalaya. I think Shilong is the most beautiful state capital of India. I also stayed one night at Jairampur of Arunachal Pradesh. But, didn’t feel like going further becoz of the excessive red-tapism there. Like the investors in India, I’m also put off by excessive beareaucracy.
Will go to Cherapunji today, the wettest place on earth. Also thinking of visiting Sikkim. Who knows I might meet my American friend again. But looks like like all pretty girls she too doesn’t want to meet me again. 🙂
Anyway, those who know Divas know it well that nothing really matters much to happy-go-lucky bindas Divas. 😉