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I learnt that but what good is a little boat if the weather is bad?” he says adding that he is now on his way to Salem Tamil Nadu where a cousin works After some negotiation Ram managed to find a train to Vijayawada from where he will travel to Salem “My cousin said the contractor would give me food and pay me Rs 8000 or 9000 a month That’s better than what I was getting in Goa Besides thankfully there’s no sea in Salem” he says with a shudder In his bag: A ‘GOA’ T-shirt and some clothes Birender Kumar Ram 33 Juice shop owner From: Karihari Jharkhand Destination: Vijaywada Ram moved out of his village when he was in his twenties “My family didn’t have any money I had studied till Class 12 but there was no job in the village So I started working in a restaurant in Tirupathi and later Hyderabad” He worked his way through different jobs — mostly restaurants sometimes at shops “I did well because I was educated The language was a problem but when your survival depends on it you can learn almost anything” A couple of years ago Ram and his friend from his village started a juice shop in Tirupathi “We named it Balaji Juice Shop It is a good shop… on the way to the temple I save Rs 10000 a month” he says Ram says he misses his family — his wife and two children are in Jharkhand — but can’t say that about his village “Every time I go back to the village it seems strange a little alien” In his bag: A note his son wrote to him neatly folded in his wallet Naresh Sarana 23 Works at ice-making plant From: Gossaigaon Assam Destination: Ernakulam The 23-year-old has a hard time explaining where his home is “Buxa in Assam” he says repeatedly When told Buxa is in West Bengal he explains patiently “Buxa the forest Our home is in the forest that starts from Buxa in West Bengal and comes all the way to lower Assam My family is from Gossaigaon” The 23-year-old has studied till his Class 10 and now works in Ernakulam at an ice-making plant He explains that whenever he travels out of home he stops at Siliguri a city known for its wholesale Chinese goods market “I picked up a new leather wallet there” he says with a grin “I have been working in Kerala for two years A friend of mine told me about this job and I get paid Rs 7500 a fortnight My family grows a little rice on our field but that is not enough So my parents depend on my income” In his bag: His new wallet Noorwar Mondal 32 Construction worker From Mayapur West Bengal Destination: Aluva Mondal has been a construction worker in Kerala for three years Like his ancestors before him he had worked as a sharecropper but soon found that work was hard to come by as were the wages By 2014 he decided to join the many people from his village and make his way to Kerala “It was easier than I thought because there are so many people from Bengal in Kerala For instance my family told me to carry mustard oil with me so that I could make fish curry — mustard oil is hard to find in Kerala” His work is tough but pays well between Rs 450 and Rs 500 a day along with overtime “In Bengal there are too many people and not enough jobs; in Kerala people are all well educated and don’t want to do the work we do” says Mondal who spends six months with his family — wife and two children — and six months “working and saving” In his bag: A bottle of mustard oil Md Rafiqul 33 No job yet From Islampur West Bengal Destination: Ernakulam Rafiqul used to work as a compounder in a local hospital in Islampur a town in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district But last year after his son was born he decided he needed to get work that paid more His friends told him about Kerala and how he could find work laying floor tiles So he packed his bags and took the train his first trip to Kerala “I am a little worried Everyone has said that Kerala has good fish But the fish in Murshidabad is the best in the world Our Hilsa is the best and there is no one who can cook it the way we do I can’t survive on dosas” he says laughing And then on a serious note he says “My friends told me I can earn almost Rs 1000 a day in Kerala From Ernakulam I will meet a friend and we will go together to Thiruvananthapuram If what they have promised comes true it will change our lives — at least my son’s if not mine” he says In his bag: A bottle of mustard oil Mohammad Isharul Islam 26 Construction worker From Islampur West Bengal Destination: Ernakulam Islam has been in Kerala for six years working as a construction worker That makes him somewhat of an old hand So when he talks about his work in Kerala and why he doesn’t think the good run will last people around him pull in closer to hear him speak “Demonetisation was a turning point Construction work stopped altogether and all of us were stranded” he says adding that his employers still owe him about Rs 50000 Still unmarried he laughs and says that his mother is constantly horrified at the thought of him marrying someone from outside Bengal The 26-year-old works as a construction worker laying floor tiles in homes “It’s strange working in these big homes and then going back to a cramped room But at least I can send about Rs 3000 to my family But what they really look forward to is the banana chips I take for them” he says In his bag: A family photograph Deepak Dhaori 29 Carpenter From Jhargram West Bengal Destination: Vijaywada A carpenter Dhaori is on his first trip outside Bengal The 29-year-old is from Chandri a village in Jhargram 37 km from Lalgarh which was the site of the November 2008 clashes between villagers and cadres of the erstwhile Left Front government Dhaori plans to alight at Vijayawada and take the bus to Secunderabad in Hyderabad “Someone from my village is in Secunderabad and they said they need carpenters In my village there is no work and it has been that way for years” he says Married with a boy and a girl whom he has left behind the 29-year-old says that until a decade ago people in his village used to die due to lack of medical attention and clean drinking water “To be honest I am scared to go to a new place There are things habits you never thought you would give up — like the evening tea with friends But I had to leave home In his bag: A new shirt Sonu Ram 40 Labourer From Jabalpur MP Destination: Coimbatore On his way to Shoranur a town in Kerala’s Palakkad district this is the 40-year-old’s first trip outside home “There is no work in Madhya Pradesh The drought last year wiped out the farms We lost all our crops My elder son studied till his Class 8 and then went to Kerala for work the other is in Class 5 My son said only if both of us work can we support the family” While his son paints houses he says he is unsure about what he will do — “I may have to start by laying bricks” He had taken a train from Jabalpur to Vijayawada from where they boarded the Antyodaya Express Asked about the work and his expectations he says “From what my son has told me I can make about Rs 15000 a month and not spend too much because the employers give us food and a place to sleep” In his bag: A list of phone numbers and directions written on a piece of paper Rabindra Mali 27 Mill worker From Cuttack Odisha Destination: Coimbatore The 27-year-old has been working for over a decade at a spinning mill in Kozhikode From a traditional fishing family near Cuttack Rabindra says he has never been to school “When I was 10 I went to Tirupati because I heard you can get work near the temple I started working in a tea shop and then at a restaurant as a waiter Later I got this job in a spinning mill” he says Rabindra will get off at Coimbatore and take a bus to his factory “I work about 12 hours a day and make Rs 390 a day – that’s about Rs 12000 a month” he says The company he works for says Mali pays him overtime but no food and accommodation “My sister and brother-in-law also live in Kozhikode He works in a company and she works as a domestic help” he says adding that he hopes to someday bring his wife and 3-year-old son to the city In his bag: A sari for his sister and a new shirt for his brother-in-law Mahesh Bharti 24 Mason From Jabalpur MP Destination: Coimbatore When he is not poring over Hindi film magazines Bharti has people around him hooked with his knowledge of all things Bollywood passionately discussing everything from Katrina Kaif’s love life to Salman Khan’s troubles with the law Bharti works as a contract labourer in Shoranur a town in Palakkad district and earns about Rs 650 a day “I am going to Coimbatore and from there I will go to Shoranur That’s where I have been working the past year Tiles plaster wall putty — I do it all” he says with a grin His parents continue to live in Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh where they have own some land In his bag: A few Hindi film magazines Tapash ‘Pappu’ Maity 26 Waiter From Kolkata Destination: Ernakulam Tapash Maity or Pappu as he calls himself worked as a waiter at various outlets of Kwality Walls in Kolkata until three years ago The 26-year-old married two years ago and now has a year-old son He says “The job in Kolkata was okay — the money wasn’t too good but it was good steady work But the problem was my salary was stuck at Rs 8000 a month for far too long In Kerala I work for Lazza Ice Creams — I serve at their parlours and earn about Rs 24000 a month” It helps to be from a “big city” he says – “nothing surprises me Others you know they see women roaming around late at night in malls and get a shock Not me” In his bag: Photographs of his wife and year-old son Milan Mondal 23 Construction worker From Murshidabad West Bengal Destination: Ernakulam Kerala When he was 12 Mondal borrowed Rs 400 from his parents saying he was going to Kolkata to see the city and ran away with an elder cousin “My first job was at a construction site in Kolkata — a club house run by the Left that was being renovated In the mornings I would fetch water and in the evenings when the party people sat down to play cards I’d serve tea and get some bakshish I had left home with Rs 400; when I went back eight years later I had Rs 4000” Mondal has been in Kerala for three years working at a construction site in Idduki “I earn Rs 6000 a week much more than what I earned in Kolkata” he says distracted as he fiddles with his smartphone “Gadgets are my real love Tonight I am going to watch movies on YouTube — old Bengali films Those stories are from a simpler time” In his bag: SD card with movies Sheikh Hasibul Arinde 40 Electrician From Howrah Destination: Coimbatore The 40-year-old is a trained electrician having earlier worked for a government-run electrical agency in Bengal He now works as an electrical contractor for Larsen and Toubro on a project near Coimbatore “I have been working as an electrician for decades now My father was an electrician at the Kolaghat Power Plant near Kolkata and I learnt from him But to be able to work in Bengal you need a licence and for that you have to pay bribes to the party” he says adding that he is glad he moved to Coimbatore “My daughter and son are in school in Howrah I don’t want them to become electricians but I always tell them to see and experience new things For instance when I first went to Tamil Nadu I had a hard time with the language Not anymore” he says In his bag: A new shirt that his in-laws gave him Abhishek Sarkar 29 Electrician From Nabadwip West Bengal Destination: Coimbatore Sarkar met Arinde while in Kerala and the two now work together for the same company in Coimbatore Their friendship they admit is rare “for these times” “He is Muslim I am Hindu We live together and eat together I celebrate his festivals and he does mine But when we go back home people give us strange looks What they don’t understand is this: Hindu or Muslim our problems are the same God doesn’t come into the picture when you’re not getting paid” says Sarkar talking about how demonetisation hit people like him “For almost two months we didn’t get paid Employers still owe us about Rs 75000 One of the contractors from Odisha said he would pay us soon; now he doesn’t even pick his phone” he says In his bag: His mother has packed a packet of sandesh from his favorite shop Arshad Rahman 37 Labour contractor From Kamrup Assam Destination: Katpadi Tamil Nadu When asked what he does he says “Businessman I am a labour contractor” “I am a migrant but not a labourer I arrange for labourers” he says repeatedly He says he first went to the south around 15 years ago when he got an order to get labourers to work at a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Chennai “My men have made almost all the STPs in Chennai My labourers are the best” he brags Talking of how he began his “business” he says “There were so many people in the Northeast and East looking for work that I realised it was a great opportunity” Rahman who says he has worked in several states including Gujarat Telangana and Kerala saves about Rs 30000 a month “Work has slowed down in Gujarat because all the big projects have already come up In Kerala too it will slow down Right now I am going to Katpadi near Vellore (Tamil Nadu) and after that I may have to go to Telangana” In his bag: A new pair of jeans Sheikh Shamim 29 Construction worker From Pandua West Bengal Destination: Ernakulam This is Shamin’s second trip to Kerala where he works at a construction site After spending almost an hour worrying if he was on the right train he finally settles down “A year ago a contractor from our village asked me if I wanted work I said yes and here I am It is hard work but the money is better than anything you get in Bengal” he says The 29-year-old from Pandua in Hooghly district who dropped out after Class 3 used to work as a rickshaw driver With his wife expecting their second child he says he had to find a way to earn more money “I came at a bad time though Within a few months of my coming to Kerala work dried up because of demonetisation Contractors said they couldn’t pay us anymore so I went back This time I am planning to stay for as long as I can” he says In his bag: Puffed rice and naaru (sweet made of coconut and jaggery) Sheikh Mantu 54 Labourer From Malda West Bengal Destination: Ernakulam The 54-year-old worked as a bus conductor for close to four decades but three years ago after a near-fatal accident his family said they wouldn’t let him to do that work any longer “I was a conductor on the Malda-Kolkata route I did that for 36 years But once our bus met with an accident — the driver was killed and my rib cage was shattered My family was scared after that They still call buses vehicles of death” But with his family — wife three children and an ailing father — to take care of Mantu had to find some work “There were others from my village working as labourers in Kerala so a year ago I decided to come with them” he says The work in Kerala he says is strenuous but the money is good “I do plastering and painting I used to make about Rs 400 a day now I make twice that But to be honest I didn’t think I would have to work at this age” In his bag: A pack of cards Shamwar Hossain 20 Construction worker From Mayapur West Bengal Destination: Aluva Kerala Hossain has been to Kerala only once before He works as a construction worker there earning Rs 450 a day “I work for a contractor who tells me where to work The hours are regular in Kerala and pay comes on time The government is also more sensitive to the needs of the poor For instance I am told that they will give me a identity card” he says Hossain’s family are sharecroppers but with agriculture in Nadia his home district failing labour is no longer in demand and his father has been unemployed for five years “I don’t plan to go back to Nadia There are others who miss home I don’t When I think about home I think of people suffering because they can’t find work and my mother skipping meals to let us to eat In Kerala life’s good I earn well I work hard and I sleep peacefully at night” In his bag: Four packets of chanachur (a snack of chickpeas lentils and nuts) Mritunjay 24 Carpenter From Kharagpur West Bengal Destination: Katpadi Tamil Nadu Mritunjay says never wanted to leave his home in Kharagpur But with no formal education the 24-year-old says he couldn’t have found a job in his village “There are schools for us Adivasis in Kharagpur but I never studied That was a mistake” He learnt carpentry from his uncle in Kharagpur helping him make tables and chairs for government offices He had earlier worked in Thane as a labourer but returned to his uncle’s shop Not only did they not pay well he says “but they were cheats and the city is too crowded and people unkind” Mrirtunjay says his uncle’s friend is a construction worker in Vellore “My uncle said his friend would help me He even bought me the train ticket I have been told that I can earn Rs 500 a day and if I do a lot of overtime over Rs 15000 a month That’s almost double of what I was making in Kharagpur” In his bag: Two new gamchas Mohammad Firoz 26 Mason From: Hooghly Destination: Ernakulam The 26-year-old first came to Ernakulam in 2008 He knew an “uncle” in the area who quickly set him up to work as a bricklayer Since then he has progressed to being a “wall putty specialist” “Initially I had some trouble with the food in Kerala Everything is cooked in coconut oil I don’t like that There are others who will eat just about anything But that isn’t me I enjoy my food Luckily there was good beef in Kerala — that was a life saver” Firoz now earns about Rs 500 a day plastering walls at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in Ernakulam “It’s a government school so we get paid on time I make about Rs 3400 a week including overtime That is enough for me to live comfortably – eat beef and fish once in a while whenever I don’t feel like eating the food the contractors give me” In his bag: a photograph of his parents Express Photos by Shubham Dutta For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsOne of at least a dozen models offered by Maryland-based Barry Andrews Homes whose 42-home development in Cecil County Murphys Run is the 2000th project and 12th development to be certified under the National Green Building Standard the National Association of Home Builders benchmark for green residential construction This house is a variation of a four-bedroom model marketed as the Coppitt with a two-car garage entrance on the right side of the house Sign up for eletters today and get the latest how-to from Fine Homebuilding plus special offers Approved by the American National Standards Institute in February 2009 the National Green Building Standard has been gradually gaining traction among builders seeking a marketing lift in a tough economy The National Association of Home Builders whose NAHB Research Center collaborated with the International Code Council to develop the ICC-700 code on which the standard is based recently announced that 2000 projects totaling more than 3200 residential units have since qualified for NGBS certification Thats a respectable showing in a sector dominated by the US Green Building Councils LEED for Homes certification program but also populated by other evaluation systems such as EarthCraft House Earth Advantage Institute and the newly released revision of the Energy Star program LEED for Homes though is the certification brand that homebuyers seem to recognize most readily After a two-year trial program it officially launched in Febraury 2008 and based on the LEED for Homes certification listings on the USGBC website has landed about 9400 certifications since Striving for Silver Still National Green Building Standard certifications have found favor across the country in a wide range of residential and mixed-use settings from single-family homes and townhouses to various multiunit configurations large developments and renovation projects Program awards points for incorporating green practices in lot and site development; resource efficiency; energy efficiency; water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and homeowner education There are four certification levels identified in ascending order of points scored as Bronze Silver Gold and Emerald The focus for green certified development projects NAHB notes in a press release about participation in the NGBS program is on preservation of topography and natural resources storm water management greater density and proximity to mass transit The 2000th project a 42-home development in rural Cecil County Maryland called Murphys Run is being built by Barry Andrews Homes which noted that it plans to earn certification at least to the Silver level for each of the homes in the development One of at least a dozen models offered by Maryland-based Barry Andrews Homes whose 42-home development in Cecil County Murphys Run is the 2000th project and 12th development to be certified under the National Green Building Standard the National Association of Home Builders benchmark for green residential construction This house is a variation of a four-bedroom model marketed as the Coppitt with a two-car garage entrance on the right side of the house Another version of the Coppitt model (a first-floor layout with garage entrances facing front) being built at Murphys Run where builder Barry Andrews Homes is striving for a National Green Building Standard rating of Silver for all 42 homes it will build in the development Launch Gallery Get home building tips offers and expert advice in your inbox However,lithe body in the campaign for the new perfume named ‘Body’, Despite knowing that the card was ready in 2006 ? 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