Comments on: Ronnie gets Archie – love in the time of recession? Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: Syed Mansoor Mon, 01 Jun 2009 04:14:34 +0000 Having grown up with Archie, Veronica and Betty in the comic series, one has always been pulled between Archie going for the richer and “hotter” Veronica and being close to the more sweet and homely and caring Betty. One can understand Archie chosing Veronica in this truly commercial and recessionary word–Veronica is a great financial “asset” with a huge cash surplus–besides she knows how to “sizzle” and get guys’ attention. But, at the same time, one hoped that nice people don’t finish last but alas Betty, the girl who really cares about Archie and is loyal, is dumped. What is the message from Archie Comics here–Money and great figures talk, loyalty and love sucks. But Betty can still have hope. After all, half the marriages in the US end up in divorce. Betty may get another chance, given that statistic!