Shiv Kumar Yadav had always dreamt of making his younger son's wedding memorable.So, his son arrived for his wedding to the bride's house 3km away on a helicopter.
I was stunned and flabbergasted reading this ostentatious display of wealth in today's newspaper. The most ridiculous plausible clause in this entire episode is that the bridegroom is an MBA student, from a filthy and 'it-takes-in-everyone' kind of college in Ghaziabad, a suburb of Delhi. He has just appeared for his final semester exams and still doesn't have a job/business to do after finishing college. Media often highlights the vulgar display of their wealth.Such vulgarity insults the poverty of the less privileged, it is socially wasteful and it plants seeds of resentment in the minds of the have-nots.
We have had the strongest economy ever over the last ten to fifteen years, and the fact that even under these excellent conditions, we have failed to close this rich vs poor gap spells serious problems; that we witnessed its further widening is an affront to the hard working, honest citizens of this country.If all members of a society are contributing to the growth of that society, all members should share in the prosperity. That is a basic principle upon which a democracy operates; the harder you work, the greater your opportunity and prosperity. Currently, we're not headed in this direction. The rich are getting richer, and the poor are suffering.
But, I guess till then we would keep on hearing such kind of news every now and about people who truly believes in the song of Delhi-6 , Yeh shehr nahin, Mehfil hain...And lets try our best in making it one !!