“I’ve been traveling to Bangalore on work for the last 35 years and this is the only trade I know, sharpening blades. I have 3 acres of land in Chittoor and what grows there completely depends on the rain. My wife and kids live in Chittoor, I visit them every fortnight. Today I’m here, tomorrow in KR Puram day after somewhere else, how much I earn depends on God, he makes sure I make some money. I cannot work anywhere else or do anything else, all I know is this.” Shabbir, a migrant worker from Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.