Let at least 2021 be a better year for allOne or two famous Tamil TV channels would regularly forecast something with a team of astrologers every year, on the 1st of Jan. This year, it was a grand affair and many had predicted that there will be milk and honey flowing in all directions. After COVID-19 broke out in India, there were memes ridiculing the shows and the astrologers.
All this made us laugh. But the anguish is not lost on anyone. This year 2020, will go down in history as the worst year, for the entire world. Whethe the virus was literally manufactured and let off into the world, as some now claim, or whether it was an accidental by-product of someone eating the wild pangolin, no one will never ever know the truth. Its origin is China, which is now in the center of a storm. China is one nation that most love to hate. Or so it seems.
Be that as it may, with just around ninety days to go, let us gear up and hope that 2021, will be the year of hope. The Government of India is hammering the middle class with continuous reduction of interest rates on deposit rates. None are ready to avail any loan, as they are already burdened with a heavy debt as on date. Nothing sells like before. All luxury sales are far below expections or even the normal. This is exactly why the economy is not improving. There is not a single scheme of the Govternment, which offers eight percent interest.
At least when the good times start to come again and the sale of industrial products happens, let us hope that the deposit rates will go up, and the people will start buying once again. Let us hope that the jobs are back in all sectors. Let us hope for a better 2021.