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By Margi Ness:
…plus bicycles, rickshaws, metros, taxis, motorized rickshaws, buses, jeeps, boats, motorcycles, oxen pulled carts, and camels. India has them all and I tried most of them on a recent trip to the exotic country. India is a land of dichotomies, and their transportation system is no exception.
Before landing I knew this would be an extraordinary trip. My flight from Frankfurt to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) was overbooked. I was bumped and rescheduled on a flight connecting through Mumbai (formerly Bombay). An hour before landing in Mumbai, the pilot announced that a terrorist attack was underway and our plane was being diverted to Delhi.