I never understood the fascination for the Big B. What do you mean Big B? Big as a Bee? While the country prays for his health and worships him, not many are willing to extend a little care and warmth to those who do not enjoy the same advantages as the rest of the biggies. I am just taking one among the many incidents I have witnessed on my way to work. I am sure there are other innumerable incidents that are far more tragic, but have never made it to the papers or the television, possibly because they are not Page 3 material.
Coming back to my story, as I was standing at the over crowded bus stop waiting for some mode of transport to get me home, I heard a voice a little farther away from me asking for help to get into a particular bus. When I followed the voice, I realised it was a blind woman who wanted to get home, but needed a little help getting into the right bus. No one volunteered. No one cared. People were too busy taking care of their own little world. The only other person who wanted to help out did not want to wait too long because he had to get home too. I felt terribly bad and sickened by the apathy of the public. I stayed back and put her in the bus and headed home.
I am not trying to say that I am kind and considerate, point is, why can't people take on the same sense of responsbilitiy towards others who could really use their help. You are taught about success, money and the big life, but what about kindness, empathy and sensitivity?
A world class citizen perhaps?
Worse still, people who already have enough money just keep getting more and more. Shah Rukh Khan is supposedly getting 75l per episode of KBC, Ice Queen Ash demands a crore or less apart from euros from her 'well wishers', Sania Mirza and Sachin Tendulkar may not be the master of thier games, but they make enough money through endorsements, but what do they do in return?