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Petrol… cheap?!

July 15, 2008

AUTHOR:HASIT

Due to the rise in petrol-diesel prices, vehicle owners are now getting worried and even more stressed out. Also, due to this price rise, there is inflation noticed in the market and the prices of day-to-day goods have gone up. Even the people who do not own vehicles have been affected by this inflation.

An e-mail is been circulating in the market to give relief to the vehicle owners and to open their eyes to reality. A true eye opener indeed. The latest prices of other goods sold in the market are mention in this e-mail. This one will surely set you thinking.

  • Coca-Cola: Rs. 20/330 ml. and Rs. 61/ 1 lt.
  • Dettol: Rs. 20/100 ml. and Rs. 200/1 lt.
  • Listerine Mouthwash: Rs. 45/100 ml. and Rs. 450/1 lt.
  • Red Bull: Rs. 95/150 ml. and Rs. 500/1 lt.
  • Mild Beer: Rs. 65/650 ml. and Rs. 100/1 lt.
  • Coconut water: Rs. 15/ 100 ml. and Rs. 150/ 1 lt.
  • Old Spice After-Shave Lotion: Rs. 175/100 ml. and Rs. 1950/1 lt.
  • Pure Almond Oil: Rs. 68/25 ml. and Rs. 2920/1 lt.
  • Colour Cartridge for Printer: Rs. 1900/21 ml. and 90476/1 lt.

I hope you read the above list with care.
So the next time you take your vehicle to the petrol pump, do not make a fuss about the Rs. 51/1 lt. petrol.

I read this article in a Gujarati magazine and it set me thinking too. I did have some problems in translating a few words (where my mom helped me) but it was worth writing. It really is a thing to think about. Consider this the next time you go to fill petrol in your car or make your father or your mother (whoever drives the car) read this article.

Author: Hasit

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. nathanisunil permalink
    July 15, 2008 6:39 pm

    Hi Hasit,

    This is really very true… But what we have to focus is that Petrol is a natural resource and the same is getting depleted and needs to be used carefully

  2. July 15, 2008 7:25 pm

    @nathanisunil,
    I agree. But I only wanted to show the comparison. And how easily we buy goods even expensive than petrol and we don’t seem to realise.

  3. July 15, 2008 7:48 pm

    This is a wrong view.

    How much coco cloa you need ? how much dettol ?

    Suppose u go for a trip .. how much coke will you drink ? beer? coconut water ? a few liters right ? but what about petrol ? Now, think again considering these factors too

  4. July 15, 2008 8:02 pm

    hmm…aren’t the things costlier than petrol used for longer? i mean you travel more than 10 kms in day where as you might use use a little bit of mouthwash…and as for red bull,you don’t drink more than one can…

  5. kaddhu permalink
    July 15, 2008 9:06 pm

    ya, petrol is pretty expensive, but u really can’t compare petrol and coke or any other drinks. Petrol is a necessity, whether you own a vehicle of your own or not. Right now, it’s the only energy source available for transport….

  6. July 15, 2008 10:00 pm

    dinu and kadambari made an interesting point ..its more about necessity…
    when u need something very frequently it ought to be cheap.. we cant afford to pay that amount..
    viceversa its the amount of pertol that we use which directly affects the rate of pertol..

  7. July 16, 2008 2:15 pm

    guys….. one by one.

    @dinu,
    i agree to ur point to0. but, 1 lt. petrol lets u travel 10 kms (on an average in an average car. if its a scooter, all the more better). where as 1 lt. coca-cola finishes at 1 party in no time. u get my point??

    @vishesh,
    i am only comparing. i wanted to put forward the idea that we pay for things that are costlier than petrol of the same quantity and we dont mind.

    @kaddhu,
    I am not ‘really’ comparing. I am ‘just’ comparing. these are examples to show how we spend for other goods in comparison with petrol. I agree. Petrol is the only energy source available for transport. i only want to say that we should not cry over the increasing petrol costs.

    @arvind,
    i wanted some1 to say that.
    Let me tell u guys a fact (some must be knowing). The cost at which we are buying petrol is NOT the original cost. That means, our lovely govetnment is paying a SUPER HUGE balance. Do you guys realise that? We should be thankful that our gov is paying majority of the cost. If we were to pay, we all would already have been on roads.

  8. July 16, 2008 2:46 pm

    Interesting article.. but i wonder if the person who wrote it thought of how we use and need petrol more often than the other products… infact we can do away with most of them, but to get around town, maintain the vehicle, etc etc we need FUEL~~ 🙂

    yep, i do agree.. all this hulla bulla is not needed, we aaramse spend much more on other stuff.. but dont want to shell out on basic amenities like petrol, gas, etc

  9. July 16, 2008 3:05 pm

    @aarti,
    I have written this.
    someone agrees at least. hehe. thank you.

  10. July 16, 2008 5:44 pm

    Wooops…. sorry abt that Hasit… my bad!! Well written!!!

  11. July 16, 2008 6:16 pm

    Well all those things mentioned above r things of luxury indeed! petrol is like the world needs it!

    but we can also see cars n bikes as luxury 😀

  12. kaddhu permalink
    July 16, 2008 6:33 pm

    @hasit
    agreed. we really shouldn’t grumble abt spiralling petrol costs…

    @allirekha
    interesting point… if we improved our public transport, we’d probably be a lot less affected by the rise in costs….

  13. July 16, 2008 10:50 pm

    @Kaddhu
    WEll to an extent only that can help….coz the public transport costs also rise significantly 😀

  14. July 16, 2008 11:33 pm

    we can make more fuel efficient cars giving some 20 or something milage. what do u say? so that we use less petrol and travel more.

    and thank you, all of you, for the great response on this post. looking forward to more such heated discusions.

  15. kaddhu permalink
    July 17, 2008 7:04 pm

    @allirekha
    hmm…ya, ur right, but the effect of rising costs will get distributed among the public. The individual impact will be a lot less…

    @hasit
    lol!! this is a good post!!

  16. July 17, 2008 11:11 pm

    @kaddhu,
    thank you.

  17. July 22, 2008 4:06 pm

    I beg to differ.
    A rise in petrol price results in a proportional rise in every other stuff we use in our day to day life. As others have said, the other items you have in the list are not mere necessities. You can live perfectly without drinking cola or beer. But when the petrol prices go up, there is no way you can escape. U have to cut down on your other non essential expenses to compensate for it! Think about people who hardly have money to buy the basic stuff needed for their living. Their life becomes more and more difficult with every in petrol price rise.

  18. July 22, 2008 7:11 pm

    @Radhesh,
    this is 5th time i am saying this. this is not about buying things and how petrol is above everything else that is mentioned here in prority. like i have said before, these are just examples that i am using to compare with petrol. i agree, we should cut down on your other non essential expenses to compensate for it but is it necesarry to use so much petrol? cant we use public transport. cant we walk down small distances? cant we cycle? we have find alternatives and make more fuel efficient cars. i believe, some day, we wont have to buy petrol at all.

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