In 2011 a video went viral showing the 75-year old Paddy Jones doing an amazing salsa routine.
The " dalag," which is found in the paddy-fields during the wet season, is a favourite with the natives.
Suan, another rice-like cereal, not cultivated, grows spontaneously in the paddy fields.
Along its eastern boundary adjoining Burdwan district the country is flat and alluvial, presenting the appearance of the ordinary paddy lands of Bengal.
Until far on in the 18th century the malarial jungle and paddy fields closely hemmed in the European mansions; the vast plain (maiddn), now covered with gardens and promenades, was then a swamp during three months of each year; the spacious quadrangle known as Wellington Square was built upon a filthy creek.
Rice in the husk is known as " paddy."
Mrs Burke has in her train Miss French [Burke's niece], the most perfect Size Paddy that ever was caught.