Only once before have I been to Kerala in the south of India, that was in 2010 when I gave a lecture on our new approach to elephant training to the various heads of forestry, training and various political personnel. On the other hand I have spent more time in the north in Assam doing hands-on workshops there. The Assam – Kerala dichotomy in elephant training and management is like the French and German divide in horse training, only 10 fold deeper. So Kerala is a new frontier and challenge for me.