Some days ago over a friendly discussion revolving around the cliched theme of the developmental discourse, someone referred to most part of Meghalaya as being backward. Well, I don't blame that person for his ignorance which he almost flaunted as being elitist. For those who have never visited this place, it may seem so from what they get to read.
Yes, this place may not have turned itself into a concrete jungle but there are things which make it way forward and egalitarian than any place in the country. The gender equality is ubiquitous here and not just because they have a matrilineal system. All places are absolutely safe for women irrespective of the time. Cohabitation is a normal phenomenon among youngsters and totally accepted by the society. All professions are equally respected and feudalism is non-existent. From where I see, this place is light years ahead!