An average middle class family in an Indian metro runs its own mini infrastructure to maintain the bubble created to run mass affluent lives. To get clean water we use reverse osmosis machines or trust that the bottles of branded water that we stick upside down on a water dispenser are actually not just tap water. We run inverters for power back-up. We don’t like the government schools so we send our kids to private schools. We don’t trust the government medical services so we use the private ones. Public transport is yet not fully connecting all the dots so we have our own cars. We can safely add at least 10-15% to our monthly budgets as maintenance cost for the bubble existence.