The Irony of it all
Kumaresh’s household takes care of all the guests who come to the Sunderbans with the Backpackers. His mother, wife, sister and daughter cook all the delicious meals. Even on the boat (Elmar) while the tourists are busy looking through their fancy cameras and binoculars dying to catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal tiger, a member of his household is usually below the deck, cooking.
For Kumaresh, a Life Insurance agent by profession this is his secondary income. As long as people come over to Sunderbans to spot the Royal Bengal tiger he has a steady income. Through another angle his primary income also depends on the tiger – as long as there are Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderbans, the people of the islands think they need a Life Insurance policy. His whole income depends on the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. As long as there is a tiger around he has a steady income.
Oh! and did I mention that his father was killed by a tiger? The Royal Bengal tiger, the boon and the bane of his existence.