Career Quips is a career blog, which makes in-depth studies on career exams and provides the job-hunters with study materials for preparation of the same. In last two years of existence, this blog has never published any non-career article.
However I feel even the most-hungry-for-job candidate also needs a break from job-hunting and therefore this travelogue is being written as a weekend reading! I also could not help writing about such a good place I visited and the good people I met, for I feel all the world should know about them…
This paradise on earth is Mizoram (in North East India) and the good people I talk about is - the Mizos. For the last one year, my official commitment takes me through the serpentine roads of Mizo hills and I would like to just share with you the three counts of virtues I found in these people.
First: The eternal lover:
You would be surprised to know that Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram has its own Tajmahal – a pure white marble monument, built by K. Chhawnthuama in memory of his late wife Rosanpuii Varte, who expired on November 27, 2001 in a motor accident. The monument stands tall and beautiful in a serene environment in Durtlang, just in the outskirt of Aizwal town.
Fresh flowers are laid each day in memory of her and her dresses have been kept in such a way as if the same were worn only yesterday. If you happen to be in Aizawl, this Tajmahal, named KV Paradise is a place you should visit!
Second: The disciplined man:
This may sound to you as stupid when I say you that Mizo people does not honks!
Yes, it is almost a sin to blare your car horn in Mizoram. When you are on the road, you would find complete discipline being maintained by each and every driver – there is no rash overtaking, cars in fact would stop to let you pass by in the narrow hill roads..
Third: The honest man who believes in others honesty:
I encountered this most out of the world experience on my last visit on 12th August, 2009 - I could not believe what I saw then and neither does anyone now, to whom I narrate this story..
I found a vegetable shop, with self-service system, just like modern malls. The only difference is:there is no shop-keeper here! And no body is watching you what you bought and how much you paid! This shop is in wilderness, in the deserted road from Aizawl to Lunglei via Kulikawn, in a bus-shed called “Middle Lau Sailam”, about 2 hour away from Aizawl.
The items on sale are vegetables like brinjals, ginger also fruits etc., each of them packaged in poly-pack, with each pack costing you Rs. 10/=. You are supposed to pick items you like (i.e. in multiples of Rs.10/=) and insert the money into the cash-box (a small plastic container). The cash-box is out in the open and is so small that anyone can just put it inside his pocket – but here no body does that! It is said that the owner of the shop hardly finds a variation of more than Rs.10/= per month!
There is at least one more good story to tell you about the virtues of Mizo people – about how a helpless colleague of mine, stuck mid-road because of car-breakdown at night was helped… but that should be another weekend reading!
Till than I leave you with some breathtaking view of Mizoram in the pictures above and also a You-tube video on how the clouds caress you in Mizoram! So long!
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