Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I for India: All That Glitters

Every year, in April, the Blogging A-Z Challenge kicks off with a bang and now in its seventh year running, it continues to garner even more participation than ever! Click here to read more on the challenge! And if you're participating too, do leave your blog site in the comments! I'd love to visit!


1:00 PM IST
“Why don’t you get a job? It would help you meet people.” Raj suggested. Sia, his socialite wife was bored and itching to do something different.
“I meet my friends every evening.”
“People from different walks of life?”
“I talk to the driver, the watchman, the maid. I get enough variety, Raj,” she pouted.
“Then do it to stay up to date with current happenings.”
“Eh, current happenings. Talk to Mrs. Sharma and you’d know the rate of gold for the day,”
“How about you do something to give back to society? For the country?”

8:00 PM IST
“What? How much did you say you spent on this?!” Raj was shocked.
“You only suggested that I should pay my dues to the country.” Sia countered.
“What does that have to do with this?”
“Did you know that housewives in India hold 11% of the world’s gold? It’s more than the American, Swiss and Germans reserves altogether! I’m making a contribution to my country breaking records. You should be proud of me!” mocked Sia as she held up the gleaming rose gold necklace set and winked at Raj in the mirror.

Click here to access the complete works of the 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge!
India's innate fascination with gold continues as Indian households hold gold worth over $950 billion! http://www.omgfacts.com/news/15836/Indian-Housewives-Possess-More-Gold-Than-the-US-Switzerland-and-German-Reserves-Combined

I would love to hear your views!

6 comments:

  1. The statistics made my jaw drop! Wow! Really!!

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  2. I'm going to cling to my thaali when I get it for reasons different from the usual altogether :-P

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    1. Yes, Shreya! We will contribute in all ways possible! :P

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