Saturday, June 24, 2006

Ambanis, Azim Premji, My Domestic Help... and Me!

This was the find of the day!... that the most affluents of the country, myself and even the old lady who helps out in the house actually belong to the same category - the rich of this country!!

The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) classifies the income levels across 11 levels. While reading Satish Deshpande's Contemorary India, I came across this table in which he had reduced the 11 levels to 4 - below poverty line, not poor, "middle class", and "the rich".

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As one can see, among those 7-8%, we all are the affluents of the country...

...and now, if you don't mind, please, I will go to my weekend party invitation... and celebrate my newly discovered affluent status by consuming equivalent to one month income of some others on this planet...

1 comment:

yasak said...

That is the price we pay for our past socialist policies!