Not really on the road, but parallel parked, in Pune, Friday, October 29. "Elephants are auspicious," Hema said. So people will come up to touch or see (not ride) the elephant, and give the owner money. Apparently. I think.
Sorry it wasn't a clearer photo, but I really wasn't expecting to see an elephant, and stopping wouldn't have been safe.
Maybe I need to start expecting to see things, and have my camera at the ready every second. I have missed three examples of four people on a scooter, because I was unprepared. (Twice, two of the people were children. Once three of them were.)