Along with the daily Business Standard, we get a monthly(?) called SPEND (i think that's correct). It talks about spending money in a very flamboyant fashion stressing on the latest perfumes from Paris, chic clothes from Milan, bags from New York sold in metros across India.
I used to enjoy leafing through it, glancing at glossy pictures featuring those high-end things. More importantly, i liked the texture of the paper. Thick, dense and smooth, i could sense the space it occupied when a sheet was held inbetween two fingers. It was apt for the rich and famous, far far away from us. Was not even worth dreaming.
Now, i see some people spending money like water. Man never says enough, that's another trait. But, who would want to buy a mobile phone empowered with fancy ribbons of technology for over 20,000/30,000 rupees. My jaws just drop down on me hearing that kind of cash. For a cell phone. One can as well better things with the same amount.
Those attachments does enable one to do many things within a short span of time, but nevertheless printed paper is solid money. At times, i too cringe looking at them, but i stop myself then and there. Yes, i've started yearning for something expensive, but it's not like spending lumpsome amounts on objects that catch my fancy.
Why did it all have to happen? While i pay Rs. 7 for a ticket to travel from Lalbagh West Gate to Corporation, a 5 minute ride on the bus. I always ask this, 'You rich guys, can i be given just 1%-10%? I'll live my life happily henceforth'.