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My 7-year old niece, Nikhitha was over to our place for the summer break.

I was making dosas for her, when I noticed her scratching all over her body with her fingernails…

“Are you a Chimpanzee”, I asked, teasingly?

She looked up and smiled.

Then, I went about explaining to her the process of human evolution and how our ancestors were all chimpanzees and how they looked and how we resemble them in many ways, how we have evolved and so on….

She listened to the whole story patiently before asking, ” The Chimps we saw in the Zoo sometime back, will they also turn into humans?”


-Contributed by Rekha Sudheer