Points to ponder

41.6% of India’s population lives on less than $1.25 a day (World Bank, 2005).

With the inordinately and undeservedly high salaries that many of the IT professionals now get, most of us have lost sight of reality. Almost half of our countrymen live in excruciating poverty. There are countless children who live on the streets without a roof over their heads, who scourge for food among the waste lands of the cities, who have to struggle every day for their survival.

Remember this the next time you watch the IPL to get a sense of perspective, duty and responsibility.

It is a matter of unspeakable shame that many of us display a complete lack of sensitivity to the suffering of our brothers and sisters.


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