Sonali stares proudly at the three hundred-rupee notes, a couple of fifty rupee-notes and an assortment of smaller notes bunched up in a smelly handerkerchief, in addition to a wristwatch and umbrella. The watch and umbrella together will fetch another two hundred rupees or so. She has managed a full pack of cigarettes, another with three or four, a lighter and half a bottle of rum. Quickly, she hides one of the hundred rupee notes and the loose cigarettes—just seconds before her brother