Does the upwardly mobile class show any empathy?They are from the IITs and the top NITs. And further from one of the IIMs. Or from the big brother, who offers terrific competition to the IIMs these days -- the prestigious Indian School of Business ( ISB). Even a fresh NIT engineer would comfortably draw around five lakhs per annum and many, even much more. None of them are satisfied with just the engineering degree. They qualify themselves even further.
There was this interesting question about this highly paid class, most of whom are now holed up in their cosy homes in every metro or even mini-metro city, with all comforts. Their English is too good and they often converse mostly in this language. The question being asked is this: has this class showing a little care for their very unfortunate brothers and sisters? Not merely the migrants, but anyone in their neighbourhood, who just does not have the money to buy food?
Are they doing something? We hear so many good stories. But not about this class. We do not hear anything about any good donation by this class, or any act of offering cooked from this class. They live in fabulous localities like Anna Nagar and Besant Nagar in Chennai, Banjara Hills in Hyderabad and the HSR Layout or J.P. Nagar in Bangalore. ( this city has many other posh localities too)., In normal days, these guys shop around in their shots and pay the highest premium for any product, without any hesitation. In particular, I have found the HSR layout to be an extremely costly place for fruits and vegetables.
What have they done? Members may share their experiences.