It’s been two weeks since I read this article. I am still trying to imagine how India would have been if all the numbers in the Image below were not true. These numbers are not acceptable for a country like India where the tradition emphasis on discipline since birth. I am still unable to digest that fact that India spends about 3, 00,000 crores (Rs.3, 000,000,000,000- just wanted to see how big the number really looks like) in through these sin activities. These numbers mentioned in the article have left me speechless. Soon after I finished this article, I asked myself, is there a fix for this? By the way why should it be fixed at all? Aren’t these people entitled for their glass of beer, isn’t it their right if they wish for it.
We have to understand one thing here, these figures contribute significantly to the Indian economy, am glad that the people who like Vijay Mallya have seen it as a business opportunity and are capitalizing on the same. People don’t start arguing with me that, the way money is coming is not a healthy way and the kind of India it will create is not the one we would want to leave behind for our children. I really don’t see anything wrong in the way these are happening, (all I can is pity those who are below the poverty line and are addicted to these). These activities are not something new and happening with just the start of the westernization. Indian literature like mahabharatha, Silapathikaram have instances of most of these activities in them to prove that these are prevalent since ages, only that never was it quantified into numbers like these.
Here is my piece of advice for those who contribute to this sin economy,
Stop worrying about all these stuff and continue to be the way you are (u and I cannot change this), because I am sure, some time later in your life your doctor or the mortgage guy will be behind you.