When I saw the trailer of the Hindi Movie ‘Roar – Tigers of the Sunderbans‘ I wasn’t sure what I felt. The trailer did look good, some desi equivalent of Anaconda except that it is based on Tigers and shot in one of the places I really wanted to visit, The Sunderbans. I don’t know about the story and I don’t think I will be watching it anyways. So I didn’t bother with it. Imagine my surprise when I come across a news article related to this place and the tigers too with the title ‘Tiger snatches woman from boat in India, drags her into forest‘. The tag line says “Royal Bengal tiger grabs wife in its jaws as husband watches helplessly. The couple and a neighbor were fishing for crabs in Sunderbans”. Really ? People, as per the Sunderban’s website :
- Hunting and fishing are strictly prohibited.
The prohibition is there for some reason isn’t. You go there and do exactly the same by sort of invading the animal’s home and what do you really expect ? He will let you pet him ? Seriously. And this isn’t the first incident and this won’t be the last. Obviously the tigers can’t be taught to not attack anyone invading their place so it is up to the people to leave them alone. And if you don’t, well, your life is in the tiger’s hands and you are the only one to blame.