It is a typical Wednesday summer evening in Delhi. Hot. Dry. Crowded. The place is Sarita Vihar. Specifically, a Red Tape store.

On the face of it, it doesn’t look like a busy day. But just then, a 30-something-year-old man walks into the store and starts looking at shoes. He is smartly dressed. In jeans and a shirt. He mumbles something about needing a size 10.