A comfortable train journey of seven hours from Howrah station to Ranchi is how our trip to Jharkhand begins one spring morning. A pleasant journey by road takes us from Ranchi to McCluskieganj. A small blue sign and a few hostels later, we see the red-brick railway station of McCluskiesganj. Checking into our guest house, we decide to walk around a bit, right up to the station. The train from Gomoh has left just a while ago and people are climbing the over bridge and moving out. There is a distinct chill as it darkens, a contrast to the bright sunny day.