A journey to the wettest place on earth

Updated: Aug 24, 2013 16:08 IST

A playground of mist:  One of the most enjoyable pursuits in an area that gets as much rain in one day as big Indian cities get in a year is to kick a football around. Like the rest of the states in north-east India, the people of Meghalaya are fanatical about football. The popularity of the game is as evident in the smokey pubs of state capital Shillong (where TVs seem preset to a sports channel telecasting a game), as it is in the rural playgrounds of remote Mawsynram. It helps that two clubs from Meghalaya: Shillong  Lajong and Rangdajiad United participate in the national league. (Photo Raj K. Raj)
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A playground of mist: One of the most enjoyable pursuits in an area that gets as much rain in one day as big Indian cities get in a year is to kick a football around. Like the rest of the states in north-east India, the people of Meghalaya are fanatical about football. The popularity of the game is as evident in the smokey pubs of state capital Shillong (where TVs seem preset to a sports channel telecasting a game), as it is in the rural playgrounds of remote Mawsynram. It helps that two clubs from Meghalaya: Shillong Lajong and Rangdajiad United participate in the national league. (Photo Raj K. Raj)

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