A few hours ago I received a couple of invitations on Facebook (apparently that is how society invites you nowadays) to take part in what they termed a ‘bike rally’ to support Anna Hazare in his melodramatic agitation against corruption in India.…

The reason why Indian road laws are so honourable is because, to a new visitor, they humbly make themselves inconspicuous, bordering on invisibility. On further examination it becomes clear that they do not exist. At least they are no longer in active practice. We go through a typical day of ‘following’ these rules. Ardently.