The Indian PM, Sri Narendra Modi created a panic wave overnight by completely demonetizing the 500 and 1000 rupee notes. While Trump won the polls overseas, causing the masses to react in an unruly manner, the so called rich and elite couldn’t fathom what had happened overnight, giving them sleepless nights. All the black money that was tucked away , was now being burned on the streets or exchanged in banks for newer notes. What’s worse is that despite this move of his, the worst affected have been the daily wages or the labor class of people.
In place of the 500 and 1000 rupee notes, we now have this snazzy wafer thin purple colored 2000 rupee note. To top it all, it has one of our celebrated leaders Mahatma Gandhi’s picture on it 😀 . I have no clue how this will help all of us but I am sure there is some logic to it. Imagine the plight of our vegetable vendors? They don’t have card swiping machines at their disposal, neither loose cash in hand to return to their customers. Worse yet, imagine the ‘ladies of the night’ who earn a meagre amount close to 100-200 rupees in some of the poorer red light areas. Their only source of income gets taken away and they probably have to settle for something lesser. Not only do they risk their health, but they also go through such emotional turmoil facing their clients.
Purple isn’t the color I am looking up to as of now especially ’cause it is creating a lot of ‘red’ and suffering. Here’s hoping that Mr. Modi achieves what he has planned to, otherwise he is bound to lose all the respect that he has managed to gain, OVERNIGHT! Well a lot of things can happen overnight and this is the best example isn’t it? 😛