Practical solutions

Social workers should `teach' people to live within their means. They should be taught to resist the temptation of tantalising offers of instalment payment plans or "buy-now-pay-later" schemes, all of which force them to live on borrowed time.

The number of guests at wedding functions should be limited to 25, and gold ornaments for the bride to 15 sovereigns. Affluent people should set good examples.

B.S. Warrier Thiruvananthapuram

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