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This letter is in response to this article written by Liz Jones "Kalyan varma wife sexual dysfunction" on Aug 15th The article is factually and chronologically wrong, misguided and misinformed, and lacking in basic journalistic ethics.

I write this on the basis of having personally interacted with Jones on her recent visit to India. Prem has pinned down some of the distorted facts in the article regarding temple elephants. He said he was a lawyer from the UK, and was really passionate about conservation of Asian elephants. Duncan mentioned in his mail that he was coming down to India in a few weeks.

Elephants in captivity and their management were his main concern, he said, and although he was visiting Kerala to look at elephants in the temple, he also wanted to visit some of the elephant camps in Karnataka. Still, I spent hours discussing the complex issues of elephant conflict, capture, and taming with them. McNair seemed to care; Ms Jones on the other hand seemed to me to be clueless, about India and about elephants. No amount of conversation — involving me, and others in the conservation movement I introduced them to — managed to dent their preconceptions or cause them to rethink the half-baked information they had already internalised.

Jones came here to write a story about elephant torture. I first met her in Bangalore, and at the time reiterated to her that in Karnataka at least, elephants are not tortured and are not exploited commercially.

She seemed however to have already made up her mind. Although she asked questions, she refused to accept the answers detailing what really happens here. The impression I had was that she had already constructed her story, and wanted evidence to back it up.

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And that is what happened. Such elephants, just translocated from the wild, are in a transitional phase and the intent is to disturb them as little as possible — therefore, such camps are not meant for the lay tourist.

Moreover, most of the elephants in these camps wander free of restraint, and since mahouts do not accompany them at all times, it is unsafe for the lay tourist who happens to encounter one of them. Mahouts and their children have Kalyan varma wife sexual dysfunction amazing family bond with the elephants they look after.

I have personally witnessed children, as young as five years old, walk up to a giant tusker and accompany it into the forest. Jones describes the mahouts watching a video one of them had shot on his smartphone. Again, that is not true — the video they were watching was this oneshot by me and part of my narrative series.

The mahouts were part of that operation, along with several elephants from that camp. They were excited to see the video, since it featured them and their elephants — hence the delight, and not because they were reveling in scenes of torture.

Ms Jones implies that the two elephants in the kraal were wrongly accused of killing people. The entire story of conflict in Hassan has been documented — the victims, the reactions of the locals, the efforts of activists, forest department officials, the judiciary, it is all part of this narrative I have been working on. What she saw, understood and interpreted about the kraal is completely wrong. A wild elephant, just captured, cannot be left to run free in the open. It needs a period of training, of Kalyan varma wife sexual dysfunction used to the mahouts who will take care of it going forward, and that is the purpose of the kraal.

When she visited the camp, there was no torture, or even training, happening. The only thing she witnessed — I was there with her "Kalyan varma wife sexual dysfunction" was gentle handling of the elephants, where the mahouts were trying to get the elephants used to touch. They rubbed the elephant with a plastic bottle, then one of them sat on the elephant for a bit, and then they fed the elephants.

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