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Bēhance

Just across my home, lives another life...

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  • This is the story of Maganbhai, who hails from the town of Mehsana and travels the state on his tractor with his wife and two sons. Magan is a construction worThis is the story of Maganbhai, who hails from the town of Mehsana and travels the state on his tractor with his wife and two sons. Magan is a construction worThis is the story of Maganbhai, who hails from the town of Mehsana and travels the state on his tractor with his wife and two sons. Magan is a construction worker employed by the company which is developing the prestigious Riverfront Development project along the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad. Maybe some other day I will cover the more beautiful stretches of the Riverfront, but today its his story time.

    Magan carries tractor loads of construction material from one place to the other, and moves places almost every two months, based on where his services are needed. The whole family packs their bags, stacks it on the tractor and shifts to the new home, which they construct on their own. The house is a shanty with minimal facilities, toilet is never within the house. Away from the prying eyes, the riverfront becomes their personal toilets.

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