The Greatest Casualty of the Budget: The CA Student

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The Greatest Casualty of the Budget: The CA Student

Illustration: Akshita Monga/Arré


t’ll be in the papers. News channels will be all over it. It’ll be all over social media. Thank God for the Interim Budget, so people can now finally stop asking each other “How’s the josh?” – at least for the next couple of days. In fact, while you are reading this, news editors around the country are discussing angles on the budget speech they can pick on that are not already on 15 other websites. Somewhere, a listicle on “10 things from today’s budget that affect your cat” is being written.

During the speech itself, Piyush Goyal will throw in a couple of hundred crores into various easily forgotten funds and schemes and also come up with new acronyms, that will supposedly take our country on the path of glory. He will move some tax slabs around that will affect you if you have any income in the first place and tell us how much our economy has grown, though you feel pretty much as poor as you were last year.