The Great Matka Slowdown


The Great Matka Slowdown

Illustration: Akshita Monga


aana ghoomana hai, ya single? Open ya close,” asks the man known to more than half my friend circle as Kakaal, with the same nonchalance you’d expect from the person behind the counter at McDonald’s asking if you want the Maharaja Mac meal or just the burger, instead of asking just how you want to blow away your month’s savings on random numbers pulled out of the universe’s arse.