Who Wore it Best? The New Violet 100-Rupee Note or the Saffron 200?

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Who Wore it Best? The New Violet 100-Rupee Note or the Saffron 200?

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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/11. That’s the date demonetisation came into our lives and crushed many a dream. Two years on, India may still be divided over the PM’s surgical strike on black money but even those who wear floaters with socks agree that what followed was a fashion faux pas. Of course, we’re referring to the eyesore that is our fresh, fluorescent currency notes.

With its usual penchant for misplaced enthusiasm, the Reserve Bank of India has decided that the purpose of the new notes is simple: we should show off our national commitment to science by ensuring that none of the rainbow colours feel left out. (Supreme Court, please take note.) We’ve got the blue (50), the orange (200), and now, the recently announced violet 100-rupee note.

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