5:00 a.m.: Shailendra cycles to Balmaripur, some 5 kilometers away from Bija.
9:00 a.m.: Shailendra agrees to take the contract for constructing the dome of the gurdwara from Damodar. He will also do the masonry for the project, alongside Nishit Rajak, a relative of Damodar’s whose home is near Jadiya.
12:30 p.m.: Shailendra and Nishit are atop the scaffolding, layering the bricks on the cement mixture. Sattan, a neighbour of Shailendra’s in Bhargama, supplies them with the mixture and bricks to use on a shallow metal pan which he holds on his head as he climbs up the ladder to reach where they are. Brajesh, another neighbour from Bhargama, and Indri, a local boy of about 16, passes on the material to Sattan.