Friday, 19 July 2013

Lose weight.......gain gold!!!

Now that's what I call a 'Golden opportunity'!!!!! Municipal officials in the rich state of Dubai  are offering a gram of gold – worth about $45 at current prices – for each kilogram of weight lost in a 30-day challenge. The minimum weight required to be lost is 2 kgs. 

While it may seem like a great way to motivate obese citizens of Dubai to lose some weight, it just makes my heart bleed as an Indian. Imagine if the same standards were to be applied to our country a large population would become millionaires without even intending to. 

There are millions starving in India who don't even know what a full stomach feels like....let alone being obese. The glaring disparity in this world jumps out of the pages of the newspaper and slaps you in the face when you read this.

I hope the well fed politicians of our country also felt the same when they read this news or maybe the story of malnourishment and hunger is too old and boring to shrug the complacency of their power induced slumber. 

Frankly, I have nothing more to say..........