India, May 16 -- Mughalsarai railway junction, now renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction, punctuates the journey of hundreds of thousands of commuters every day. The station is crowded but clean. People are swarming around waiting for their trains, loading and unloading luggage, negotiating with shopkeepers on the platform .

From those returning home to Uttar Pradesh for a short break from Mumbai, where they work as taxi drivers to those on way to villages back in Bihar or Jharkhand from Gujarat where they work in furniture or diamond industries of Surat, from the auto drivers of Chandauli district ferrying passengers across to Varanasi, to those manning reservation counters, HT spoke to close to three dozen individuals. An overwhelming m...