How is that child sleeping there? It’s stinking hot; the motorbike is swerving, bouncing and braking all over the road; the air is full of choking dust and fumes from the hundreds of oily, inefficient, 2-stroke engines that clog the roads; there is the incessant noise from hooters, horns and klaxons and it’s not exactly the most comfortable perch in the World. How on earth a mother’s fear for its child’s safety is not transmitted and communicated through that shoulder pillow, I just can’t fathom; how the mother can balance herself confidently in that position is just as baffling. How is it right, legal and moral that only the male driver is wearing any safety equipment? How is it that everyone surrounding and observing this scene, bar myself, regards it as totally unremarkable? How is this not illegal? How……….?…………But,…. this is the way it all works!
INDIA – at times completely incomprehensible to us westerners!