I had broken the unspoken rule of local train cruising: Never interact outside the realm of the sweaty, jam-packed train—or it gets messy. One of those is: Why do queer men hook up in local trains? The local trains of Mumbai are infamous for being packed to the point that leaving with your own limbs intact at your stop becomes a mission in itself. As they say, “When life gives you lemons, you squeeze them like a stranger’s balls on a train.”There’s a legend among gay men in Mumbai surrounding the suburban local trains. Misery loves company and the Mumbai local trains keep proving it time and again.