Post 8, Ludhiana

5:30 p.m.: Rachit is standing by his employer, Birjender Singh at the latter’s shop. Birjender owns a flour mill and sells flour to individuals and establishments across Ludhiana. While he is attending to his customers, Rachit and I step outside for a while. Rachit introduces me to Guddu, a vegetable vendor, whose stall is just a few steps away from Birjender’s flour mill. Guddu’s parents migrated from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh before he was born. Rachit says Guddu is one of his several friends in Ludhiana.