are you against bribes or gifting?
Indian realities....well west does in some even more weirder ways...funding college education through scholarships for senators childeren, soft dollar exchange in wall street between hedge funds and brokers, disconnected freebies included as product/service ancillaries, contributions to political parties and campaigns, equity investments managed very cleverly by colleagues either ex or future for heads of regulatory bodies, journalists giving bright coverage for a price paid through corporate honchos with apparently no connection to the public figure being covered, except oh yeah probabaly sharing a dorm room in law school etc etc etc.
Lets not be too harsh on parents who want well being of their girl child. Idealism comes to nought when your cherished daughter has to shed even a single teardrop specially when you are loaded and can actually do give a gift. Also I have heard, not seen, but heard many marriages in India are also a form of bribery or a form of joint ventures more than actual love. So obviously it needs investments after the intial seed funding as well.
.....Also an "Ewwwww" moment while reading your blog....comparing Jet Airways and Apple/Google. Impact of relative performance I guess. Iam not an avid traveler so I cant comment authoritatively. But Jet for me has never had a Aha moment..... ever.