Almost everywhere you go in India, you see apparent chaos. The streets are jammed with Mercedes-Benzes and 1950s-era cars and trucks competing with bicycles, three-wheel vehicles and carts pulled by horses and oxen. People honk their car horns incessantly, as if they can really influence the confusing flow of traffic. Everybody stops to let cows cross the road. Masses of destitute people live in abominable roadside huts and tents. There's a scarcity of basics such as clean water. Bazaars spring up without notice.