A journey to the wettest place on earth

Updated: Jun 16, 2015 14:06 IST

Aiming for a windfall: A darts game in progress in a misty maidan on the outskirts of Cherrapunji. It is a sort of target practice for Teer, also known as archery gambling, one of the most popular leisure pursuits in Meghalaya, apart from fishing. Teer is legal in Shillong. Teer counters mushroom in the bylanes of Shillong’s Police Bazaar and other busy marketplaces. A news report on August 10 in The Shillong Times said the government was contemplating modernising the age-old gambling practice associated with archery, with the help of a Scotland-based micro gaming company. Other popular pursuits with a high booty include fishing competitions and bull fights. (Photo Raj K. Raj)
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Aiming for a windfall: A darts game in progress in a misty maidan on the outskirts of Cherrapunji. It is a sort of target practice for Teer, also known as archery gambling, one of the most popular leisure pursuits in Meghalaya, apart from fishing. Teer is legal in Shillong. Teer counters mushroom in the bylanes of Shillong’s Police Bazaar and other busy marketplaces. A news report on August 10 in The Shillong Times said the government was contemplating modernising the age-old gambling practice associated with archery, with the help of a Scotland-based micro gaming company. Other popular pursuits with a high booty include fishing competitions and bull fights. (Photo Raj K. Raj)

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