Do any of you share my fascination with North Sentinel Island? For those of you not familiar with it, it is probably the wildest, most primitive place on earth. It is part of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean and it is almost completely unknown. The reason for this is that it is inhabited by ferocious Negritos who will kill any stranger who tries to come on the island. We have no idea how many of them there are, what they call themselves or what their language is like. They are still living in palaeolithic conditions. Some attempts to establish peaceful contacts with the natives in the '80s and '90s proved unsuccessful. After the great tsunami swept the Indian Ocean a few years ago, the Indian government sent helicopters to see if the Sentinelese survived. They had indeed and fired arrows at the helicopters. A couple of years later two Indian fisherman let their boat drift close to the shore of Sentinel Island, probably in a drunken slumber, and the Sentinelese cut their throats. They are not cannibals. They buried the dead Indians, which was discovered when the wind from the rotors of the choppers investigating the matter blew off the sand covering the shallow graves. No attempt was made to retrieve the bodies. Negritos are small, almost pygmy-ish black people of negroid appearance who are found in isolated spots around southern Asia. Some opine that they may have been the first true humans in Asia. Anyway, I find the existence of a such a place in the 21st century quite fascinating. There is something almost refreshing about the existence of such untamed savages in this day and age, and I just wondered if any of you were also fans of North Sentinel Island.