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The Gaya district in Bihar State is Balram Halwai's birthplace.
The area has historical importance for Buddhists - it is the birthplace of Buddhism in India, and as such attracts Buddhist pilgrims.
Bihar state is seen by many as the 'basket case' of India, full of poverty and lawlessness, with the lowest literacy levels in the country.
New Delhi is India's capital.
Delhi is a huge swarming metropolis, where old and new India stand in stark contrast. There are gleaming new suburbs, where the wealthy live behind gates. There is the concrete commercial centre of Connaught Place with its bars and shopping malls. Then there are the masses of people living by the sides of roads, under bridges, in railway stations, scratching a living through begging and hawking. The teeming mass of Old Delhi is like a place that time forgot.
Balram takes the post of chauffeur to Ashok in New Delhi.
Bangalore is India's silicon valley. There are fast roads, fast cars, shopping malls, call centres, cocktails and miniskirts. There are also shanty towns, along with poverty and corruption.
Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru) is India's 'Silicon Valley', with fast, wide roads, gleaming malls, and expensive bars. For many, it represents the 'new India', with all its money and hype. Just like any other Indian city, dig little deeper, and you find poverty and desperate slums.
Balram's story ends in Bangalore, where he uses his ill-gotten loot to set up a taxi company.