The great Indian paradox


I am the only child of my parents and I am a girl. To the world this means – I am a princess, lead a life of luxury and throw money in the air. Brilliant world brilliant! After working for several years, I thought of listing down the comments I received just when I was at the brink of receiving my salary:

  • Where do you spend your salary?
  • Why do you even need a salary?
  • Good grief! where will you take all that money?
  • Imagine we run a family in that salary slab
  • You do not need that much, you know?
  • Are you not so lucky to earn so much without any liabilities?
  • You do not have siblings, you may not know responsibilities, do you?
  • Where all do you shop with ‘so much money’?
  • You should learn to save and not splurge always, you know

Lastly, height of all comments

  • Oh my god! Your last salary exhausted already?

Thank you for the ardor! I am honored. That discreet set of obnoxious people disguised as humans, thou art nothing but idiots. I am glad I met you. I wish people could grow up just not physically.

I must say we are living in a strange world, we go by by the outside. We love turning blue and green just at the thought of others’ visible opulence. All that glitters is not gold. I hope, some aid comes soon to them. Amen.

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9 thoughts on “The great Indian paradox

  1. Dear debashri, take a chill pill … there is a rule of indian society….
    “kuch to log khenge…. logo ka kaam hai khna”
    they always have comments for anyone without concerning their state of situations….

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      1. not stragne debashree ji according to our society Indian girl earn only for two reasons, first, if her family is deeply in finance problem , second for the fun as she does not have some another work to do.
        they never consider that a girl can also be a active earning member of a family like a son, she can also contribute in her family finance responsibilities and can also be a just another earning member who is equally occupied in finance burden as a another male like future saving, home loan emi, car emi.

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  2. Ive been hearing this month on month ever since I started working in India. All because I am an only child and have lived aboard most parts of my life, people come to some strange conclusions on my life. Why do you worry about salary/hike/job security, any way your father has all the money in the world/ you’ll get married to some filthy rich guy, no? Why, yes, this is exactly why I’ve studied so much and worked so hard. Just so can I chill and spend someone else’s money.

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  3. Before reading this post I use to think that only me relatives are worried about how much I earn and how much I spend I am too fed up with their silly questions you would be surprised to know they also enquire about how much I spend in beauty parlours for spa and highlights 😦

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