Singapore gives 14k bonus to its people from surplus budget, while we wait for our 15 lacA real case of 'owner's pride, neighbour's envy'.
Since the 2014 election, innocent and naive Indians wait for the 'promised' 15 lac rupees to each one's account. The situation as it stands today inour country is that black money which had gone out of the country has not come, but add on that banks are cheated and defaulters flee the country one by one taking our white legal money too.
In such a context,it stirs envy in us when we read a news headlines like "Singapore Budget 2018: Adult Singaporeans to get SG Bonus of up to $300 after $9.6b budget surplus" ; or "Singapore to pay bonus to all citizens after surplus budget"(Hindustan Times)
The news report dated 19 Feb 2018 further states that "Finance minister Heng Swee Keat made the announcement during his budget speech in Parliament, describing the bonus as a "hongbao", the Mandarin word for a monetary gift given on special occasions.".
We can only sigh because we also have heard about many Diwali Gifts from government. So, for the time being let us be 'happy and satisfied' with envy on Singaporeans.