Only hard work can save the middle classes nowThe middle class is being squeezed like never before. There is massive inflation that is snaring at them every single day. The Government at the Center is as insensitive to the needs of the middle class, as ever. Not since Independence has India seen such an arrogant Government, with the absence of even the minute guilt for having landed the country in such a big economic mess. A third-rate politician of the Tamil Nadu unit of the ruling party at the center, who does not know even elementary decency, went to the extent of asking the citizens to travel by bullock cart since the petrol prices will continue to be high!!
Since the present state of affairs is not going to change anytime soon, the only option available for the middle classes is to now seek additional avenues for revenue generation. This comes in various forms and is compulsorily centered around acquiring new skills. The start may be slow and steady, but the revenue starts coming after a while. In our neighborhood, encouraged by the motivation of her son who is now an engineer from the prestigious Vellore Insititute of Technology, a school teacher took to Youtube and did not even show her face. Instead, she started online lessons on the stitching of women's wear. The start was very slow, but once she started getting huge amounts from this business, she has even quit her school job.
In Chennai and Coimbatore, those who have lost their jobs, have started new businesses. For example, catering restricted to the residents of huge residential places, like gated communities or the immediate neighborhood. There are people who pool together technicians like motor mechanics, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and so on and enlist new customers through online mediums. The services are quick and very fast. Those who have just two cars have also started car services on rent and provide call drivers for those who want such drivers for travel within a radius of one hundred kilometers. There is a big demand from senior citizens who now visit temples.
None of these services comes without any hard work, which is the bedrock of such success. There is absolutely no choice.