So, here I am back again to my blog after couple of weeks. No, I was not busy or something...just going through a low & depressed mental state and nothing in this world appealed to me. There are almost three incomplete posts in my draft which I never had the zeal left to complete & publish them. It is like I am having 'writer's block' ( wow!! it sounds so upmarket :-) ). Although I am yet to come out of my low phase but still kinda dragged myself to complete this post ( actually, just wanted to write something).
Few days back, my mom informed me about a daylight robbery in our locality of my hometown. We know the family well, that lady is also my MIL's friend. That lady and her DIL were watching TV when around 3 PM three robbers entered their house point their gun at them. The robbers directly enquired about the jewellery kept in the house without wasting a single moment. Then they ransacked the lockers after gagging and tying both the ladies. The managed to loot jewellery worth few lakhs!!
This incident was quite surprising as their house is located on the main road and a school & small market is situated just opposite to the house. The local police station is in the same row just few houses away. Also, the first floor of the house is rented to the family of a policeman!! The first thing came to my mind after hearing this incident that the robbers had 'pakka' information about the jewellery kept in the house...otherwise nobody is such a fool to conduct this plan randomly to loot something handy as well as valuable like jewellery( TV, AC, Car cannot be looted in broad daylight..)
Second Thing, I felt very little sympathy for the family. I do not understand why people are so much fantasized by this "GOLD". Personally, I never found "gold" irresistible or show-stopper from a jewellery point of view. First of all, I do not understand how this golden shade can be 'matching' to all my outfits. Then another logic of mine says, boss, gone are the days when you can flaunt your wealth only by wearing gold...those were raja-maharaja or zamindari days. Now, you can show-off your money with a flashy car or a obnoxiously huge house or posting pics of your exotic holidaysof foreign locales in FB!!!
Also, if you still want to own gold...go for the ETF way na...that online gold thing. I understand in earlier days, people use to save and buy gold ornaments as a mode of their 'contingency planning'. But now a days, so many other methods are available...you can invest in property, ULIPs, mutual funds etc. And for ornament prupose buy the artificial fancy jewellery ...they look good and match with your dress, cost less and would pinch your pocket less if robbed, stolen or misplaced.
Also, it is sheer foolishness to keep so much jewellery at home which obviously would invite robbers if the news gets leaked somehow. I have already warned my mom & MIL...but somehow, my MIL has her own logics in favour of her jewellery. She cannot resist the temptation of wearing a thick gold chain around her neck and then would try to cover it her 'sari pallu' in busy public places!!!
Anyway, this incident had also scared me a bit as my parents stay alone there. I am not quite worried about my in-laws place which is in the same locality as their shop runs in the ground floor and the whole house has almost 6-7 workers and helpers alongwith my parent-inlaws.
What is your opinion about gold jewellery??