Partha, why are you feeling jealous?Almost everybody knows that I am a poorly-paid Government Officer. I manage to somehow run my family with my earnings. I generally don't travel by air. In more than 90% cases, I travel by air on Government expenses (while attending official work) or by availing Leave Travel Concessions (LTCs). I travel by air at my own expense only in extreme emergency. Air travel at my own expense pinches me very hard. During my student days also, I travelled by air on rare occasions availing my father's LTCs.
Yesterday, I read a news-item. The State Government of Karnataka arranged a special chartered plane to bring great (middle-aged) student leaders like Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid, Umar Khalid (i.e., members of 'Bharat tere tukde honge' gang) to Bengaluru. Why? These middle-aged student-leaders were celebrating the birthday of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh on yesterday.
I am feeling really jealous. These great students always travel in business class. Their airfare is always 'arranged'. Most probably they are great students (perhaps next to Einstein) and their ideas would bring revolutionary changes in the lives of the downtrodden. What type of student was I? Why didn't I take the path of these middle-aged student leaders during my student days?
And the State Government of Karnataka! Have the murderers of Gauri Lankesh been arrested? Have those dead farmers of the state who committed suicide donated their property and money to the State Government for this lavish celebration?
Partha! You are really jealous!