When the rich fall ill

This is an inflection point because it—more than perhaps anything else in the last two decades—has taught the rich and the upwardly mobile that they cannot escape into a bubble bought by their relative prosperity while the poor suffer indignities caused by a fundamental lack of infrastructure and resources. It is that old bad habit in India of keeping one’s own home perfectly clean and dumping the garbage right outside. The moment it is outside, it is someone else’s problem. Who cares about the poor who have to deal with its consequences as long as the well-off can escape back indoors?

Fortune India Reports

This has been a problem for decades. Be it from Rickshaw, or Maruti car or Mercedes/BMW, everyone throws trash on the road. There is no ownership or pride of public property.

This is why, in spite of the fact that major Indian urban hotspots drown in torrential rains every monsoon, there is no public outcry. The people who could lead such protests have ensconced themselves in private gated communities, with private security guards, and personal domestic helps, and home delivery at their beck and call.

Fortune India Reports

How many of us are nodding our heads as we read this. Very good article.