Coming home is a journey. It begins with a dream. And Ila dreamt it on 23 April.

A nurse at the 250-bed Max Hospital in north Delhi, Ila has been away from her home in Kerala for eight long years. Exhausted after spending two hours handing over her patients at the end of her eight-hour shift, she still manages a smile. She has missed lunchtime at the hostel she shares with other nurses, all of whom are living away from their families. So we grab a bite at a McDonald’s nearby. The food isn’t what she’s used to, but she’s learnt to live with it.