Taking to the Treetops

The Coming Age of Arthritis
June 16, 2003 Issue

 Saving Japan: The Class of '89
 Karachi: Asia's Danger City
 S. Korea: Spy Service Reform
 Burma: The Junta Turns Deadly

 China: Doctors' Ethical Dilemma

 Movies: Enter The Animatrix
 Movies: HK's Truth or Dare
 Books: Clichés of Thailand

 Pakistan: Shari'a Law Threat
 S. Korea: Leaving the DMZ
 China: Crackdown on Tycoons
 Bangladesh: Dirty Bomb Danger
 India: Rampaging Elephants

 Thailand: Umphang's Bloody Past

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Human beings made the collective decision to stop living in trees, oh, about 5 million years ago. But the northern Indian village of Renudih has been forced back in time. There, residents have taken to dwelling permanently in makeshift tree houses because rampaging herds of angry elephants have flattened all the human settlements on the ground. "Who lives in trees? Human beings or monkeys?" asks despondent villager Ramesh Dehri, a 35-year-old aboriginal hill-tribe leader. "In this tribal land, we have been reduced to monkeys."

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