By Wendy G.
It’s amazing how quickly you adapt. At home you would be horrified and shocked if your taxi driver had to swerve to avoid a cyclist, pedestrian, oncoming traffic and a cow in quick succession, especially if you had no doors! After one week you apparently can take it in your stride without blinking.
Also you blithely risk life and limb by walking along the pitted road to avoid the holes, hawkers, cow poo and other excrement on the foot path. Happily weaving your way in front of trucks and buses confident that they will somehow manage to avoid hitting you. You even allow perfect strangers to cover you in powdered dye from head to toe, smiling and laughing all the while. This is the power of India.