This is a picture I took on a trip to Pulicat in Andhra Pradesh in 2005. We were walking on the lake-bed, looking for birds one brutally-hot summer day when on the road we saw this jeep. We later found out that these jeeps were the only mode of publich transport at most times of the day. Government buses were few and far between, and so people risked life and limb to get to where they were going. This also reminds me of the Cambodian bamboo railway.