Kongthong, August 23: India is really incredible from every aspect. Music is so much embedded in the lives of Indians that a village in Meghalaya uses a particular tune to call others. Yes, the villagers of Kongthong don’t use the name to call each other but uses a whistling tone to communicate. Each of the 627 villagers has a unique tone. The unique tune is called 'Jingrwai Lawbei'.
The tunes sound more like bird whistles. The remote villages don’t have a good mobile network but as the sound in hills sound reverberates and travels far and wide the caller tunes of villagers work like a real ringtone.
This tradition is practiced in the entire khadashnong since time immemorial. This tradition is practiced in the entire khadashnong since time immemorial. “We never repeat a tune. Even when a person dies, the tune which was used to call him is not given to anybody else. And though they may seem similar, we can always distinguish one tune from another,” the village adviser Rani said.
Surprisingly the tunes are not written anywhere. Still, they remember each tune and never repeat an old tune as the new one. This proves how much they are naturally connected to nature.