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said. “My marriage was in crisis because of this,” says 35-year-old Sunil, who has found a temporary job selling vegetables from a handcart at Sangam Vihar in south Delhi He has pinned his hopes on finding a part-time job at a factory in Tughlaqabad Extension which will fetch him another Rs 8000 Back home Sunil earned about Rs 10000 a month working on farms and driving tractors “I will sell vegetables and work in the factory I can easily make around Rs 15000 a month” he says But after two days in Delhi Sunil admits he is longing for home “I miss my family and my village I want to spend time in my fields take care of the harvest The air here is so different from that of the village” he says wistfully But Ram is clear that he wants to stay on in Delhi “Why would I want to go back There is so much to do here There if I earn Rs 200 I will have to give the entire amount to my family Here if I earn Rs 500 I can spend it on myself” he says helping his uncle arrange vegetables on the cart KARTIK SAMANTA 24 From Kolkata West Bengal Embroidery worker THE cloth is pulled taut its edges strung to the frame of a charpoy This is Kartik Samanta’s canvas He sits by the charpoy for 14 hours a day deftly working the needle as the embroidery slowly takes shape Samanta 24 is an embroidery worker at Shahpur Jat Delhi’s fashion hub and for the last month this 8×10 feet room has been both his home and workstation He works here with five other workers and his “seth” Debnath C A month ago he had left his home in Kolkata when Debnath who supplies embroidered clothes to designers and retailers in the city offered him a job Samanta married recently but had to leave his wife behind with his parents because this was his first visit to the “big city” “I can’t get her here I don’t earn enough to be able to do that” Since he arrived he has been working six days a week getting paid Rs 120 for every five hours of work and a little more for extra time He gets the day off on Sunday but doesn’t get paid that day But he isn’t complaining — a hand embroidery worker in Bengal gets paid only half of what he earns in Delhi he says “I used to work in a factory in Kolkata and I spent all that I earned Here I get to send some money home If the money was better in Bengal I would never have left home” Though he misses home he says the city has been good to him at least so far “I haven’t moved out of here much I spend most of my time working and mostly with people from my state who speak the same language” he says At night the charpoy frames are lined up against the walls of the room and the beds rolled out The lane outside barely a metre wide comes to life — the stoves are lit the food cooked and brought back inside the room Then over hot rice and vegetables the stories begin — of baari (home) of children and of the train ride back Pravakar Wangkheimayum 17; Rakesh Sapam 18; Rahul Longjam 17 From Imphal Manipur Students Pravakar Wangkheimayum 17 and two of his friends are moving out of his sister’s house in Dilshad Garden northeast Delhi to a flat in Rajouri Garden in west Delhi close to the colleges in Delhi University where they have taken admission Pravakar Rakesh Sapam and Rahul Longjam reached Delhi from Imphal a month ago well in time for the Delhi University admission process “We did not want to take any chances We just had to come to Delhi to study” says Pravakar who aspires to be a civil servant Delhi they say is just the right launchpad for their dreams “There are more opportunities here Not only are there more coaching institutes that help you prepare for the civil services examination the DU course is much sought after” says Pravakar Delhi has been rough too “We are not used to this kind of harsh weather In Imphal the maximum the temperatures goes up to is 36 degrees Celsius” says Rakesh The food is also very different Back home we eat a lot of fish and meat but here we end up eating vegetarian food” says Rahul They admit they have heard stories of racial discrimination against people from the northeast “Someone asked me if I was from Nepal When I told them I was from Manipur he asked me where that was So we now have an idea of what it is to live here” says Pravakar For all the latest India News download Indian Express App the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, Incidentally, Families that earn less than Rs 6 lakh per year will qualify for the quota. Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and senior ministers from the state. only seeds of discord at Punjab’s mega mandi “That was a good time, Iowa or Indiana get. Forty-four accused had been sentenced to four years in jail.

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