A journey to the wettest place on earth

Updated: Jun 16, 2015 14:06 IST

Fall-proof: A worker in Mawsynram. The locals don’t bother much with umbrellas. They swear by the knup, an innovative hands-free rain shield that lets them work in the fields, dig roads and carry out everyday chores without having to grip an umbrella pipe. The rim of the shield looks like an inverted tear drop. A knup extends behind the head and also keeps the rain off the knees. (Photo Raj K. Raj)
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Fall-proof: A worker in Mawsynram. The locals don’t bother much with umbrellas. They swear by the knup, an innovative hands-free rain shield that lets them work in the fields, dig roads and carry out everyday chores without having to grip an umbrella pipe. The rim of the shield looks like an inverted tear drop. A knup extends behind the head and also keeps the rain off the knees. (Photo Raj K. Raj)

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