In the West, people pay taxes to the government, which, in turn, takes good care of them in their old age. This is not the case in India. Here, the middle-class people, who are the backbone of the economy, are taxed heavily throughout their working lives and are forgotten completely after retirement. The government does not come to their rescue even when they have no one to take care of them in their old age. Ministers roam around in air-conditioned cars and dine at five-star restaurants at the expense of the tax-payers, who get nothing.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)