Post 67, DMC Hospital, Ludhiana

5:15 p.m.: Rachit picks me up on his way to the hospital, where he will attend to Birjinder’s aunt. He is wearing a red-coloured jacket and a pair of orange-coloured trousers. On reaching the hospital, we head to the general ward where she is admitted. Her daughter and son-in-law have come to visit. They instruct Rachit to purchase some medicines from the pharmacy. After he returns, he begins to apply some coconut oil on the old lady’s feet and then proceeds to massage them. Rachit informs me that he has just borrowed INR 15,000 from his employer Birjinder as an advance. This advance is adjusted against his monthly income of INR 4000.