Money can’t buy you happiness. I heard this quote a hundred times as a kid, before reading it another hundred times as an adult. 

Now, while I do think that fundamentally this statement is true, the current scenario has forced me (us) to look at things that money CAN buy. An example, here, would be life

The difference between the rich and the poor is growing every day and it is more evident now than it has ever been. Here are a few examples.

1. Kangana Ranaut given Y-plus security by the central government.

India TV

Meanwhile farmers get lathicharged by the police for protesting. 

Hindustan Times

2. Amit Shah admitted to the hospital for COVID-related complications AFTER testing negative.

Times of India

While a woman loses her father to COVID after a government hospital allegedly refuses to admit him. 

The Wire/Image for Representation

3. Wealthy people ready to splurge millions to move from India to other nations.

Times of India

At a time when migrant workers walk to their respective cities on foot. 

Al Jazeera

4. Crores being spent on the accommodation and quarantine facilities of IPL players.

News8 Plus

As slum dwellers struggle to maintain basic social distance owing to lack of space. 


5. Rich getting richer at a rate from pre-independence time, which is seen as a ‘big problem’.

In a country where 21 million people lost salaried jobs between April and August.


So you see, from social justice to security and from food to medical treatment. There is inequality everywhere and it is the responsibility of everyone in a position of privilege to bridge the gap.