Those who have exchanged their old five hundred /thousand rupee notes for new ones are happy flaunting the fresh from the factory two thousand rupee notes but feel they are like a damp squib when they are not able to get them exchanged for currency of less denomination as it has become next to impossible in the present situation. The only option is to purchase stuff whether they need it or not for the entire amount of rs.2000/. It reminds me of the million pound note the hero flaunts in an English movie I saw decades ago. The flip side is you can never say when small change would come to your rescue bailing you out of the ‘change crisis’ as it did for me. I turned all the pouches in which I had dumped a lot of loose coins of various denomination and found them very handy to pay to the auto rick driver who gladly accepted the change which he would have flatly refused otherwise!
N Meera Raghavendra Rao