It is strange, when people topping the Forbes top 5 rich list from the land of honey and whatever are doing as much for charity while the names of the ones from India figuring in the same top 5 list are to be hardly found anywhere near charity.
What does the Ambanis plan to do with all that money?
On the other hand, when reading the first few pages of maximum city where I read something that I have only read/heard many times before and have been annoyed all those times at the writer/speaker, that how in Mumbai it is disgusting that at one side you find all these riches - the tall skyscrapers, the BMWs and at the same time the slums and people without any basic amenities - it annoyed me because it is no different from a part of the world living in excess and while other part lives in heart numbing poverty. Just like the people in new york dont really worry about the poverty in Africa, it is the same in Mumbai. The rich in New york aren't any less guilty than the ones in Mumbai, no?
Besides, if some one doesn't really feel like giving away for charity, there isn't any obligation, isn't it? It is their hard earned money - they can do what they want. Or so I thought.
But as heart warms every time I read Bill gates tweet or the news that Warren buffet gave away one more installment of his money - it does make me judge the people back home. All that money and not a mentionable charity act? It sounds disgusting now.
Ps: People who want to comment how do I know if they aren't secretly involved in charity, stay away. Seriously!