Most of India is standing. Standing in serpentine queues in front of banks. Even before the banks have opened their doors, people are standing in queues. All conversations are revolving around Rs 500/Rs 1000.. And then there are some well-fed, well-oiled, net-savvy Indians who genuinely believe that their story is the only story of this vast, diverse country. If I remember correctly, more than 60% of Indians don’t have bank accounts. Yet, there are privileged urban Indians who talk like this:
Why can’t people just use paytm?
(Hello, please make sure that your domestic help, vegetable vendor, garbage collector have access to paytm. It’s like Queen Marie telling ‘let them eat cake.’ )
I commute to work by uber. I have no problem in paying as the money gets automatically deducted from my net wallet.
(Thank you very much for sharing this STATE SECRET)
I just ordered some designer outfits online using my net-banking.
(You definitely deserve a Nobel prize for peace for this extraordinary charity act of yours.)
India should be just cashless. America is so cool in this case.
(Yes, my dear, thanks for having such a wonderful realistic vision of Indian society.)
All my friends are all net-savvy people.
(Yes, your friends are God’s gift to this ancient land called India).
To a large extent, privileges make most people blind. The challenge is to open your eyes and see life and people around you.
The tragedy of India is that one half has no idea of how the other half is living.