(Photo by Kerim)

The monkey population in India has increased tremendously. Their natural predators have decreased in population, and their natural habitat has shrunk. In search for food, the monkeys are coming into contact with humans more and more regularly. Something that will probably prove fatal for the monkeys. But meanwhile, they are gracing us with their ingenuity and street smarts. On the road to Delhi from Dehradun, we encountered one such bold fellow.

The monkey above is the subject of my first video-blogging effort. After waiting to see if we would provide food, it padded onto the hood of the car and put his hand in to see if a bag on the dashboard had anything useful in it.