It is a hot, dry 23 March. Just before lunch.

“This has been a bank for the last eight years,” says Dileep Kumar Mehta, bank manager of Andhra Bank in Kota.

No kendra? “Never.”

Did they conduct camps? “No.”

Is the address correct? “Yes.”

Do you know about them? “Yes, I have heard about them. But they were never here.”

It is a surreal conversation.