“Kuch Ho Sakta Hai Kya?”: How Every Scam Begins

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“Kuch Ho Sakta Hai Kya?”: How Every Scam Begins

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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esterday, I realised that there was a crackdown on rolling papers, the kind you use to roll umm… tobacco. Cops were swooping in on local panwaaris, checking if they stocked it and confiscating whatever they could find. My first instinct was to ask the shopkeeper, “Kuch ho sakta hai kya?” convinced that he must have a stash hidden somewhere.

“Kuch ho sakta hai kya?” The phrase that every Indian trots out when the rulebook is thrown at us.

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