These guys, going by their body language could well have been depressed. It does seem that they did not have enough work.
Maybe, they were hungry. Or, tired. Or, sad and lonely. Who knows?
I shot this image at Crawford Market in Bombay. The market is now called JyotiRao Phule Market, after a reformer from Bombay. He and his wife were really quite admirable. Bombay is now called Mumbai, for some reason.