Behind Cardamom County there is a hill leading up to a ranger’s entrance to the Periyar Reserve. On that hill, there is a group of boys. If they encounter you, and you appear to have music (telltale earbuds), they will want to know what you are listening to. If they like the music, they will invite you to dance to it. It is an invitation you cannot, or at least should not, refuse. When you dance, they will dance with you, copying your moves but teaching you new ones at the same time. Practice those moves before your next visit to the hill. This little gang will invite the entire neighborhood to watch. There will be laughter. But it will be with you, not at you.