Demonetisation on the mind

Soon after Prime Minister Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on the night of 8th November, the social media busy-bodies and creative types were back in action! Over the past weeks, I’ve saved some of the interesting images shared by miscellaneous people in miscellaneous Whatsapp groups, before they get lost to time. Done a bit of my own too!

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The new notes revealed…

Enhanced security features, with rumours of an embedded chip inside the satellite on the Rs 2000, to detect hoarding

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Getting rid of the old, and your hands on the new…

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The first plan, got modified a few times along the way
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Millions of these must be stacked all over the country

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10th November, the banks and post offices opened up to the public. Exchange. Deposit. Withdraw. No capacity for other transactions.

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10th Nov 2016 – First day, first show @ ICICI Bank, Kandivali East (pic taken by me)
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Got the new 2K in my hands… no embedded chip (pic taken by me)
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When Patanjali oil fell on the 2K note!
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Misprinted notes… I think they would be more valuable than the rest!
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30th Nov 2016 – Month end, queues continue, but only for account holders, and there are chairs for weak feet (pic taken by me)

Our small sub-post office says it does not expect (accept) your old notes

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Kandivali East sub-post office (pic taken by me)

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Millions of man hours spent waiting in lines…

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This picture was doing the rounds in some Whatsapp groups…

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Two boys serving water to tired citizens in queues (turned out that these are my boys!)

Demonetisation reminders of the 1970s…

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Not enough currency in the system…

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queuelation

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While India struggles to print notes, China has put new currency purses on the shelves

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But we can go digital…

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Alms through Paytm!
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A shop in Kandivali East (pic taken by me)
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Prince Stationery Shop in Kandivali East adopted Paytm about a week after the demonetisation, for Rs 100 and above (pic taken by me)
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Groom and bride… We accept cards!

So, will the black money be gone?

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A shop says it does not support a ‘bandh’ against demonetisation, called on 28th Nov

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A great positive…

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Images, other than those that are mine, are taken off Whatsapp groups., and owned by the respective makers.

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