It is not a tree as many think. Itâ€™s a grass and the tallest grass in the world. And itâ€™s the bamboo, the plant of the sub-family Bambusidae. China, the worldâ€™s biggest user of the plant was once considered to be hiding behind the â€˜bamboo curtainâ€™. Yet, this piece is not about the uses of bamboo but to touch upon an eco-socialogical trick it plays right atour doorsteps – in Mizoram.