Asking how you get around the city is a big lifestyle question in Delhi. It says a lot about your “status” and willingness to deal with many elements: crowds, heat, negotiating, etc. I get around mostly by auto-rickshaws, which are really convenient in some ways (they are everywhere and very affordable), but not effortless by any means. My day usually starts and ends with multiple autowala (auto-rickshaw driver) negotiations, as some won’t go where I want to, or want to overcharge me. It can be painful somedays, but it is in the least good daily Hindi practice. And I still don’t mind the open air commute while the weather lasts.