On the night of May 14, I was at Delhi inter-state boarder to document the plight of migrant laborers, who have been trying to leave the cities to return to their villages. The reverse migration is the result of a lockdown announced by the prime minister of the country from March 24. The address to the nation was made at 8 pm and the lockdown, one of the strictest in the world to “flatten the curve” for novel Coronavirus pandemic, commenced at 12 midnight. Within a few days, visuals of workers walking home emerged. That night, while I was going for the coverage, I saw a family with small children on the roadside having dinner with whatever little food they had. As I sat down to talk to them, they offered me food. And it was heartbreaking. With the lockdown that was announced so suddenly, millions of daily wageworkers lost their jobs, weren’t able to pay rent and couldn’t get access to food. While the government announced measures to provide ration to workers, the ground level realities were different. Many people died while walking home hundreds of kilometers away in sweltering heat since trains and buses weren’t running. In second half of May, the government started some train and bus services to ferry the migrants home and yet it was not enough. About 16 workers died on train tracks in Maharashtra, several others died when trucks met with accidents or were simply hit by vehicles on the highways. Many collapsed from hunger. For them, it doesn’t matter if home is thousands of kilometers away. There are no options. The trains and buses are packed and often have no food or water, some have no access to register themselves. But then, they had decided that “home is not too far” and if nothing is there, they could attempt to walk. Even if it means dying on the road. At least they would die on their way home.