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Merrymakers: Post the old notes purge! 

In the last 96 hours, too much has happened. The world almost seems like a different place. Two quakes, not measurable by seismographs has shaken our lives. India has begun its biggest movement to counter corruption, and the world has seen Donald Trump making his victory speech. Though the latter wasn’t entirely unexpected (I mean he ran a campaign for 500 days), it was deemed beyond the ambit of possibility. As for India, Narendra Modi has just pulled off a masterstroke. PM Modi declared that the old high denomination notes (no longer legal tender) should be replaced with new high-tech coded notes of Rs500 and Rs2000. Apparently, worldwide this move has been appreciated; vehement criticism or opposition can invite suspicion not only from Arnab Goswami but also from the Vigilance Department! So, even guilt-ridden individuals have had to put on a happy face in the public eye, in spite of not getting a wink of sleep since PM Modi’s announcement.


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