For many years, Durga has been selling vegetables on the pavement outside of the railway and metro station of DumDum, Calcutta’s northern communication hub. Her business time, coincident with the end of the work day of the many who commute in and out Calcutta every day, spans from 6 to 11pm. Herself a commuter, she considers it dangerous to travel that late at night and thus rests on the station’s platform, waiting for the sunrise and the first train from Sealdah to head back to her village.