Friday 28 September 2018

The Mad Woman's Money

Everyone in her neighbourhood was investing in the latest scheme.
Though Rahim Chacha* and Shanu Mama* did not see eye-to-eye, she saw them bonding over cups of tea and passionately discussing about the merits of the scheme.

The audience lapped up every word of the 'experts', who recommended such investment.
Everyone found it hard to stay away from the 'get-rich-quick' investment scheme.

For them, she was the- 'pagli' i.e. 'mad/silly woman'.
They called her so as she was the only one who had not invested even a rupee in the chit fund.
She regularly deposited all her money in her bank-account.
There were too many burdens on her and she wanted to be able to withdraw cash whenever she wanted.
For her, it was wise and safe to have money within her reach.
WOW: Everyone Else Was Grieving
The "chit fund" turned out to be a "cheat fund".
It was discovered that the agents and promoters had run away with lakhs.
Investors had lost most of their lifetime savings.

The 'silly woman' still had her money intact in the bank.
Everyone else was grieving.

Note- * Chacha, Mama- refer to "Uncle" in Hindi language.

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’
Also  linking with ABC Wednesday- M for Mad, Money, Most, Merits, Many
Chosen as a WOW post here
Have you taken any 'mad' decisions regarding money? Do share in the comments below.


  1. Good one, with an important message to the society.

  2. Reminds me of the Sharda scam in Bengal. You have written this so well.

  3. Turns out that the silly woman wasn't so silly, after all. Get-rich-quick schemes are mostly untrustworthy. An excellent take on the prompt!


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