One of the first sounds I hear in the morning is the milk delivery boy who arrives on his bicycle ringing his bell. In India, everything comes to your door. If you wanted to, you could get everything you need without leaving the comfort of your own home! Throughout the day there's a steady stream of vendors walking by with their pushcarts selling a variety of goods and yelling out whatever it is they have for sale. Vegetables, flowers and plants, fruit, fish, rice and other grains, and household items like pots, blankets, rugs, dusters, straw mats, bangles... everything is for sale right outside the door! The lady across the street doesn't even bother to go to her door - she yells what she wants to the vendor from her balcony and then has her maid carry everything inside.
Most shops can also arrange for home delivery. It just takes a call to the grocery store or the pharmacy and someone will deliver whatever you need to your home. No need to go to the bank to open an account or apply for a credit card - a bank employee will come to your home or office to do the paperwork. Many utility and other service companies also offer the same service.