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Human beings going on a jungle safari in a national park… what a ridiculous activity it is. I have been on quite a few of them myself and trust me I am not particularly proud. We love to create so much drama and suspense around the whole deal. We think of ourselves as great achievers if we manage to get a glimpse of the animal and feel utterly depressed if the mission fails.
During a trip to Jim Corbett National Park, we attended a talk on wildlife conservation. It was a great session and all of us left as more informed travellers. But the kids, they took it all in even more deeply. They have more empathy than us adults, and they also don't conform to norms and preconceived notions. But how much they had learned from this session, we were still to see…