Meghalaya, meaning 'Abode of Clouds', is
possibly the wettest place in the world where the bridges must
withstand torrents of powerful water during the monsoon.
Interestingly, these bridges are built in a
matriarchal society. In the Khasi language a tree is
masculine, but when it is turned into wood, it becomes feminine.
Generally in the Khasi language when something becomes useful, its
gender becomes female. The video
left is from NDTV india. The picture (above)
is with the kind permission of the wonderful photographer
taken in Nongriat, Meghalaya, India.