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1000 arrows, a dream: Welcome to Shillong's Archery lottery

Tar - India's most bizarre pastime

In Shillong, far away in northeastern India, there is a special lottery. Tar is the name of the game that thousands have forfeited. Hidden behind the urban polo field, players crouch, chew their kwai, rinse their throat with cheap whiskey. With bow and arrow, this is about a lot of money and especially about the dreams of the last night.