(globetrotter @ June 16 2005,13:11) ...I used to have to drive (or be driven) ...
I think the latter of those options is the better choice when in India. The traffic is quite startling at first but you quickly come to a peace about it. We had very good drivers. I wouldn't have lasted five seconds before I had a pileup with half a dozen autorickshaws.
I was once in an autorickshaw in bangalore, after leaving some pubs, and the guy I was with asks the driver if he could drive (an autorickshaw is a tuktuk, a 3 wheeled small motered taxi). the driver looked shocked and said "sir, I am a trained and licensed driver, you couldn't possilby drive without putting us in danger and getting us in trouble with the law.." so my friend pulls out a grand total of 50 rupees, about a dollar, and the driver decides that that makes it ok. so we took turns driving the streets of bangalor. I wouldn't really drive in india, though. too dangerous, and if you have an accident, as a forigner, you will get blamed. I had a driver everywhere when I was there.