Did you know that there are some shops and markets in Mizoram where there are no shopkeepers?
The major highway of Seling in Mizoram is dotted with shops where you are trusted to put the money in a box after you have purchased something. It’s hard to convince yourself that something like this exists, but trust the Mizos to trust themselves!
The culture is called ‘Nghah Lou Dawr culture of Mizoram’ and stems from an ethos of trust and fellow feeling that the locals share with each other. Another reason why this is practised is to make it easier for the farmers to sell their produce even when they are working in their lands very far away from the roads.
It is a unique and one-of-a-kind community effort to uphold the values and trust among the people of the land.
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