We meant to start our day early to visit the tribal settlements. We wanted to understand what life was like for those who resided in the Muthuvakodi Village and discuss with them about the Lantana-livelihood initiative. However, Fayez was still running a fever from last night. So, we asked him to get some rest and we decided to leave in a few hours.
En route to climbing uphill into the forest, we made a quick stop at Khaja’s workshop to talk to him about Mari and what we could do to fuel his passion for automobiles to unimaginable heights. Our plan was to talk to Khaja first and ask him if he thought it was a good idea to meet Mari’s mother who worked as a labourer in one of the cardamom plantations.
Much to our dismay, Khaja wasn’t there. We decided to meet him tomorrow and continued to drive towards…
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