Yesterday while having our lunch in the cafeteria, we were just chatting. One of the friends said “now a days 1 lac is nothing. It has no value” (1 lac is 100,000)
I didn’t say anything but wondered. Still wondering, if 1 lac is really nothing? Ask them who have 10000 Rs. annual salary. Ask those who have 1 dress to wear at home and one for office.
For few of us, who have a four wheeler to drive, McD to eat and PVRs to watch movies, 1 lac is nothing. We have a closet full of clothes that adds to more that a lac. May be we have a wardrobe of thouands of rs. that we haven’t looked at in years, any may not wear it anymore.
But, is 1 lac nothing for those who have 4 kids, 1 wife and aging mother who has TB and cant talk for 2 mins without coughing? What about the kid who is staring at you from the shining window glass of your brand new Ford Ikon on which you negotiated a great deal to save 10000 Rs. Is 1 lac nothing for him? For 1 lac Rs. he can get a whole life of good education instead of staring at you while you are swearing at him, the traffic, indian government and the poverty.
Tell me, is really 1 lac nothing now a days?