14 Apr To day morning some where between panga para and kariavattom I saw a large elephant with large tusks or say a large Tusker escorted piloted and jaywalked by a frail dark skinned man say sixty kg size, holding his tools to control the beast. He probably is in his late fourtys . Head vey minimal clothing on him. He had the usual head band of cheap cotton towel. A sleeveless und r shirt and of course his work cloth tightly worn around his waist. He was smoking a cigarette. This is mahout tending the large nearly Brain less of proportionally small brained beast. It has only two moods. One very quite for the size, and the other a rogue guy breaking all stuff on his path to dust..I have a suspicion that the younger gen in the mahout family will never go for this beast tending job. Once the jcb becomes little more common, the beast of burden will have a natural elimination so would be the beast tenders..the Darwinian end..our democratic govt will not make any life changing rule set. That is the democracy in india..