Would Mahatma Gandhi Say ‘Hey Bhagwaan’ in the Age of Note Ban?

What if Gandhiji was around to witness some of the incidents that the note ban triggered?

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Mahatma Gandhi gets to see demonetisation up close and has a few comments to share. (Graphic: Susnata Paul/<b>The Quint</b>)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) set up Mahatma Gandhi with India's currency in 1996 and the relationship has been going strong ever since.

With the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, you'd think the honeymoon would be over; but the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes have ensured that with a few minor adjustments, Gandhiji continues to smile benevolently at everyone.

But what would happen if Gandhiji could actually witness some of the incidents that the note ban triggered?

Affordable Deshbhakti

Would Mahatma Gandhi Say ‘Hey Bhagwaan’ in the Age of Note Ban?

Marching Ahead?

Would Mahatma Gandhi Say ‘Hey Bhagwaan’ in the Age of Note Ban?

Banking on Whom?

Would Mahatma Gandhi Say ‘Hey Bhagwaan’ in the Age of Note Ban?

Paying With Patience

Would Mahatma Gandhi Say ‘Hey Bhagwaan’ in the Age of Note Ban?

Bringing the House Down

Would Mahatma Gandhi Say ‘Hey Bhagwaan’ in the Age of Note Ban?

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Illustrations: Susnata Paul
Text: Aaqib Raza Khan

(This article was first published on 26 December 2016 and has been republished from The Quint’s archives to mark one year of demonetisation)

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