Post 62, Abdullapur, Ludhiana

7:00 p.m.: Rachit comes into the mill for a fleeting moment. He informs me that his temperature is slightly higher than normal and goes back inside the house to continue his household chores.

Vishnu complains about his new accommodation, where the landlord prohibits tenants from cooking fish and meat. But he has few options since this is the only place which is affordable: the rent is INR 1200 for four persons. The landlord at the tenement in which Vishnu lived earlier was more lax about tenants’ dietary habits. But he has refurbished that accommodation and now charges INR 1500 for accommodating two people.