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Everything is still so vivid in my mind. Still not fully awake, I am pushing 3 trolleys with thirty six pieces of luggage, trying to navigate the early morning passenger traffic. I get weird looks as i labour along, trying to keep the trolleys in line. People seem to instinctively know that I am film crew, whispering to themselves and glancing over their backs. I check-in 245 kilos of excess baggage and pay almost 5 times my ticket fare for it.
I stared down into a tiny pool of water and watched a small group of langurs drink. They were very nervous, hardly drinking and ever vigilant. They had every reason to be alert. I was waiting here since morning to film a tigress bringing her four little cubs to water. And this little pool of water was her favorite. A tigress with cubs is wary and suspicious, if she even sensed that there was a fidgety cameraman waiting on top of a tree for her, she might not even show up.