Nagendra has almost finished all the interviews (he had about 4 left to do in some of the upper-elevation villages plus we decided to drop one of the low-elevation villages and selected a new village, closer to the Reserve, on this trip, so that's another 10).
The visit was good. We started off with a visit to Siddappa's parents who live in a village on the way to MM Hills. They were very sweet and hospitable and we got to drink fresh milk from their cows, eat rice from their paddies, and sambar and peanuts from their fields. I felt honored.