Sacred cows

Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India -- 06 January 2008 | Permalink
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One of the things everyone knows about India is that cows are sacred and are allowed to wander wherever they want, including the roads. This is true. However, everything else in India can also be found in the middle of the road, including but not limited to goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, buffalo, deer, dogs (three-legged), dogs (sleeping), monkeys (mostly on bridges, for some reason) people (walking along the road), people (walking across the road), people (just standing around), people (on bicycles), people (on motorcycles), people (in cycle rickshaws), people (in auto-rickshaws and tempos), cars (Indicas, Ambassadors, and other varieties), Landcruisers, buses (deluxe express, aged long-distance, superannuated local, antedeluvian), trucks (modern), trucks (ancient to the point of lethality), tractors towing entire haystacks, camels pulling lumber (in Rajasthan), cricket matches, assorted arts and crafts, potholes, road menders in colorful saris, and approximately six hundred million men with moustaches. Among other things.