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'I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.' -- e e cummings

With the Union Budget 2004-2005 round the corner, Indians are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that Finance Minister P Chidambaram will go easy on their wallets... probably even give them a reason to smile.

And even as the finance minister rolls up his sleeves to present the Budget on July 8, rediff.com speaks to a cross-section of young Indians to find out what they think about the annual fiscal exercise. Or do they even think of it? And what would they do were they the country's finance minister.... Read on...

Budget 2004-05: Complete Coverage


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