My question was in regards to Mumbai in general, obviously. We all know rich people and the people that love them have educational opportunities. But what about the poor? Can anyone achieve a higher level of education if they want to?<quoted text>
There are no poor or middle class people living in Breach Candy, Nepeansea Road, Walkeshwar, Cuffe Parade, Malabar, Peddder Road, Altamount Road, Carmichael Road and other areas in South Mumbai. There are a few slums on the fringes, that's all. Otherwise, these are highly exclusive areas.
There are several scholarships instituted by trusts funded by the wealthy that're made available to bright and needy students to pursue higher education.
Living in these elite areas in Mumbai is quite a different experience due to its global outlook than living in the other areas in Mumbai and the rest of India.
The class, style, poise, attitude and wealth on display are so overwhelming that even the Western expats get an inferior complex when they live on rental basis in apartments in any of the abovenamed swank areas. Even in the South Mumbai 5 star hotels like the Taj, Taj Vivanta, Oberoi-Trident, 4 Seasons or in uber-elite clubs like Willingdon, Bombay Gym, Breach Candy Club, Queen's Gym and a few others, the White expats feel ill-at-ease amdist the terrific class and tremendous money-power exuded by the South Mumbai crowd. And being educated at Cathedral puts you into a world that's exclusively Western with hardly or nothing of the ethnic touch. Cathedral is India's number one school and holds the national record of producing the highest number of IIT JEE toppers (All India Rank #1)and is well-known among the faculty of the best universities abroad. As stated, the language spoken at home and on the streets in these areas in South Mumbai is exclusively English. Not that we don't know Hindi or other Indian languages. We consider ourselves international citizens and so speak in English - and the level of English is of a high standard that matches the best spoken or written anywhere in the world - and our educational system and administration in India are based primarily on English. We've moved from the local to the global, from the parochial to the universal.
If not, you cant blame them from being "crass".