Who gets what
Radha has been toiling for months for that overseas admission; Anil (the only heir to Mr. Oberoi’s "empire") doesn’t really need to be studying any more, but is going to Harvard, on a scholarship!
Rajesh ji’s fast declining photo-copying business could expand desirably if he could only save up enough to buy a decent printer (even a second hand one would do for now); Mr. Gupta just bought his seven year-old a Canon PIXMA iP4200 (the second most expensive photo printer in the market: please get back to me if you have even the wildest idea of how the blessed child is going to need it).
And of course, the old filmy story of Mrs. Chopra’s son wasting food at every meal; while hundreds queue up at United Nations food-supply camps across the world.
There are villages in U.P. that receive electricity supply for only a few hours in the week; Uttaranchal has so much electricity, it can leave the street-lights switched on for months together and not bother about anything save the bulb-filament.
While environmentalists struggle to counter the heavy-tree-felling imposed environmental crises, Mr. Laloo Prasad and his team use hundreds of paper packets for hundreds of trains (for thousands of days) to wrap the berth-sheets they provide.
Murphy’s Law No. 57: When you need something, someone else, who you are certain does not require (or merit) it enough, will get it much before you do (and you are sure to get to know about it).
Ok. I desperately need a passport; my admission at UCL is heavily periled without it. Pankaj received his recently, minus any admission abroad, or even the prospect (or ambition) of one in the near future!