Agence France-PresseNovember 5, 2013 03:05
Laws are virtually alien to India's anarchic roads, but there is a clear hierarchy, with men like Sushil Kumar who cycles to work each day near the bottom rung.
While the rigid caste system still governs the social structure of most of India, out on the highways and by-lanes, size, and occasionally noise, defines everyone's place and expectations.
Trucks and buses, often driven with arrogance bordering on hostility, top the pyramid, followed by cars and auto-rickshaws. Cyclists are above the widely ignored pedestrian, but below cows.