Auto-rickshaw drivers are like hosts of talk-shows. You initiate on any topic and they will be ready with their inputs. As this job involves direct interaction with general public on day to day basis they gain knowledge from the discussion they have with the passengers at the time of travel.
If the owner and the driver of the auto-rickshaw are one and the same then chances are there you are going to hire a highly decorated rick. Incense sticks (agarbattis) and flowers along with statues of Saibaba or Lord Ganesha is mostly seen in auto-rickshawas. The fragrance infused from these incense sticks have a calming effect on the mind, body and soul. Suprabhatham or devotional songs are played on their music systems.