Carts drawn by oxen do exist here. They are more the exception than the rule. There are a hundred autorickshaws and Tata Sumo SUVs for every ox drawn cart, but they do exist. Anyway, there is this guy on Whitefield road with an ox and a cart that we pass every day.
And yes, he did paint the ox’s horns red. Decorating cattle is something they do here. And that is sugar cane that the ox is munching on.