Post 17, Sargana

11:45 a.m.: Shyamdev Mandal and I speak on the mobile. He tells me he has been trying to get in touch for the past few days with his son Gyanesh who is working at a footwear manufacturing firm in Kerala, but has not been successful. Gyanesh has been assigned the night shift, which means he can’t talk at night and sleeps during the day. Moreover, he does not have a mobile, and relies on his sister’s husband, who works in the same factory as him, to make or receive calls.