Traffic in Delhi has been grim over the past few days. This has been blamed on a sprinkling of rain, a national holiday, some roadworks and a few foreign VIPs getting priority on the highway.
Across the road from the clinic is the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Asia. There are so many trucks bringing apples and pomegranates from Kashmir that they are parked on the dual carriageway, under the Metro line. This squeezes all the normal traffic into one lane. But Indian drivers can fit five vehicles into two lanes, easy.
Today, I visited a village on the outskirts of north Delhi with the great name Swaroop Nagar. The village is just a few kilometres from the burning mountain of garbage at Bhalswa. We paid a courtesy visit to the Station House Officer of Delhi Police and informed him that we would be doing some street entertainment in his village to raise awareness of mental health (World Mental Health Day is next week).
We went to view the site and encountered another traffic jam, this time caused by a herd of water buffaloes meandering down the main street.