It’s a miracle if or when you return home tonight

The difference between humans and animals is, well, how you treat other humans and animals. The streets of India that is Bharat, provides daily proof that while humans are among the most evolved of animals, the price they place on other humans is, well, abysmal.

This, here, is proof. On Wednesday at the coffee board junction close to the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, a ramshackle goods vehicle carrying steel rods braked suddenly only for the sharp rods to pierce out of the carrier on to the road. Fortunately, the death toll was zero.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News