Unity in diversity is what India stands for. It is not only known for its breathtaking beauty, rich cultural and historical heritage but also for being hospitable.
What appeals an outsider is its integrity. Like a coin with two sides connoting different attributes, India too denotes glaring magnanimity and tainted milieu.
Since the time of independence, in spite of the efforts of our ancestors to keep us united, we have remained divided in opinion, religion and caste and have abandoned a sense of recognition.
A strong essence of brotherhood which binds the people of this nation seems to have lost its value with time. If this development is progress then we have sadly enriched ourselves only to reach an impasse. Presently, Indian society is hierarchically divided into; the privileged, the producers and the amateurs.
The first owning a brand, driving a Porsche, holidaying in their private jet while the second are those who are the sole reason for our supply of food.
They literally work hard to feed us while their kids suffer from malnutrition. The only way we honour them is by making a mention of them in papers and prayers.
The burning question of today is what is the current monetary spending state of each group? The debate over why the producers are placed the lowest in the tandem, privileged the highest and the amateurs amidst nowhere is actually not rivetting.
The underprivileged realise the truth of their starving state and also the fact that the rich are rich so they never contemplate what they should do and not.
What is imperative for them is to feed their family, buy rations and keep their roof intact with the money they have. Where superfluity exists, there's no discord.
This segment has enough to spend on anything and everything they want. Both these classes primarily look out for themselves. The most intriguing among the three classes is – ‘the amateurs’ or the middle class.
This section consists of 23.6 million of India’s 1.25 billion populations and holds a quarter of India’s national income. Caught in a maze like situation they don’t know what to do with the money they own, spend it or save it? Trapped in a tiring situation, their worries seem to have no end.
They toil hard for the rich and in return take back an amount which then is spent on the farmers. Such a situation is gruelling and in despair they protest against the economical condition of our country and fight for betterment.
Surviving amidst a state of quandary, they live a life of uncertainty which today brings us back to the era of 1930s when 'kisan-sabha' movements was a rage.
A variegated society with disparity and concord living together is what makes India beautiful. Balance is maintained by the dependence of one class on the other.
The rich maintain the cash flow, the workers work day and night to ensure everyone is fed, and the middle-class people holds the fort together. This interdependence is quintessential for escalating a better relationship amongst all.
Class XII, Pearls of God, Hooghly