The status of India’s economy remains unconcealed, the drop of monetary stability being evident.
Relation To Greek Mythology
There’s an idiom that goes – “Carrying the weight of the world on one’s shoulder”.
It means – to appear or behave as if burdened by all the problems in the whole world; and if you’re a teenager reading this, I can hear you going ‘relatable’ to this.
If you’re fond of mythologies you must be aware of the Greek Titan Atlas who is portrayed to hold the sky (literally) on his shoulders as a punishment post the Great War against the Olympians. Yes, you see this visual in a famous production company.
The Titans were the older generation of Gods while the Olympians were the younger generation of Gods. Thus, we notice that the fight was ultimately between the ‘youth’ fighting for power against their fore-comers, much like the present day occurrences.
Now imagine our countrymen as Atlas, trying to hold up our prestige, but few self-absorbed individuals work for themselves and not the country, thus leaving our prestige weighing down on us.
We were once a country known for our riches but now we see our GDP fall lower than ever. Of course, there are many reasons for this economic fall, one majorly being the aftermath of demonetization.
I know it’s been while since that step was made but it’ll take time for one to get used to such a change, it’ll take time for you and me to get accustomed to the SGST and CGST rates at the bottom of our bills. Agreed, these taxes pinch at first but at the end of the day, we are paying the government for the development of our conditions…right?
Where Is Our Money Going?
Just when we think our money is in safe hands, we hear news of bank scams. The recent occurrence being that of the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative (PMC) bank, which left the general masses astound on who they can trust at the end of the day.
Who’s Responsible For This?
With the managing director of PMC himself stained with the accusation of concealing information from the RBI on account of reputation risks makes one realize how selfish a man can be.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, tweeted, “The PMC bank scam is the handiwork of powerful people”.
She also blamed the government’s economic policies stating that “the fault lies with the top officials”.
In addition, she also brought to light the suffering of the common man due to some ‘money hungry’ individuals.
Greed has no end akin to the reason why the Titans fought against the Olympians – to gain a lasting advantage.
Effects On The Innocent
Common man blames the RBI for their inefficiency, the former permitted to withdraw only Rs. 25,000 in six months which accounts to roughly Rs. 4000 per month.
This brings me to question on how the customers of PMC bank would attain financial stability with Rs. 4000 every month with expenses increasing by the day?
With the responsibility of this mishap falling onto the lap of the government, it’ll be interesting to see how they manage to tackle this situation and bring everything to normalcy.
Why The Comparison?
For now, the government might find themselves in Atlas’ situation, with all the world on their shoulders (literally). The reason I compared India’s situation to that of Atlas’ is because the sky rested on Atlas’ shoulder but on whose shoulder can we expect India to rest?
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