What started as a school boy’s project turned into a landmark event in the history of the Wancho tribe in Arunachal Pradesh: an independent script for their language that now has a place in the Unicode.
Around 3.30 am on Thursday, a portion of one of the hostel buildings collapsed, burying the victims in their sleep. The victims, two 10-year-olds — Rhinchin Lhamu and Genden Wangmu — were students of Class V and VI, respectively.
The only evidence of its existence is a single specimen that was collected in a remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh in 1981. Thirty eight years on, a group of wildlife scientists are on their first dedicated mission to find the “missing” flying squirrel of Namdapha.