How is that some people are able to cheat others so easily?It happens everywhere. Even among the "educated classes". One has a couple of grounds. That is 4800 square foot, in a developing area of Chennai. In comes a builder and goes on bombarding the owner with rosy promises of two flats and also a portion of the land in his name. Things go on. The building comes up and then the owner funds the deviations. He was given the flats, but much smaller than what was promised. The total number of flats in the same plot is much more than the plan. The builder has political influence and threatens the hapless owner of the land.
The aforesaid scenario is not merely fiction. It has happened so often that people immediately construct an independent house in their plots before someone comes calling. Promise of higher interest attracts thousands. The guy then runs away with the booty. We need more checks and balances to ensure that people do not get cheated at all.
But is human greed the source of all problems?