India. Central Kolkata.
Hooking = making an illegal connection to the electricity supply... or electricity theft.....a common occurrence in India....
NOT hooking as in "prostitution" in English speaking western countries!
Jobs/metiers. Chowringhee, Kolkata. West Bengal. Known as "human horses" these poor men live short lives, exhausted by their work. They have to rent the rickshaws at high prices from unscrupulous owners. They are paid almost nothing.