The use of religious symbols and incense in cars and other vehicles is common in India. The use of incense has thousands of years of history in India, and is linked with Ayurvedic medicine.
India is plagued with bribery in politics and business.
In India's crowded streets and shops, getting served involves a clamour to be heard, and skill in dodgy and weaving through the people. The population density in India is 336 per square km, compared to 244 in the UK, and only 29 in the US. In urban areas, it is much higher.