Promising to be the elephant that accepts a few mounds of rice from a small paddy field when given voluntarily, rather than come in and trample the entire field in the quest for that paddy, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman sounded the trumpet call on tax evasion. This was bad news for the super rich in India who earn more than ₹2 crore as they will pay much more tax than before due to the new surcharge. This is certainly more than just a few mounds of rice and is going to impact both consumption and savings by this category of people. This is clearly an eat-the-rich budget. No change in rates, slabs or deductions for the rest of the people.