Expense Account, Mint
Will middle Indian kids lose their edge as newly wealthy parents rush to remove all roadblocks?
The neighbourhood kid comes home to borrow a DVD. He’s home in transit. From Hyderabad, where he worked for the past two years, on his way overseas to study some more. He was bored of his job here and wanted to do something different. The hard-working, indulgent father paid up for a one-year gig. Of the old school, he thinks nothing of breaking a few fixed deposits to do what was till 10 years back impossible for a middle-class family—fund your child to go abroad to study. Kid is still bored. Already. Of the course he will go to. Of the whole overseas learning that is yet to come. Of the international class he will be a part of. Of the job he knows he will get. Of life. Yawn. Bored to death!