Saturday, February 17, 2007

The new two rupee coin!!

I was reading The Hindustan Times a few days back when I came through a news about the new two rupee coins issued by RBI. It claimed that the new coins were creating trouble for the blind. People were not able to figure out the denomination of the coin. For people who haven't got a chance to see that coin can see the two sides in this pic. Its made of stainless steel instead of nickel.

Well thats not the real reason for me to touch this topic in my post. This news reminded me one of an experience with my friend involving the new coin. I got this coin from a Delhi metro ticket counter and i incidentally showed it to my friends. As my brain generates crap 24 X 7 i told her that its a two euro coin. She kind of believed it and asked me very innocently .. then why "INDIA" appears on the coin? I replied "bcoz its available in India". She was as happy to see the coin in her hand as an infant seeing her mother. Then the obvious question came "main yeh coin rakh loon?" I immediately obliged.

After reading the newspaper i wasn't able to control my laughter. A thought came into my mind was that if people having vision can get confused god save the blind. Later on i went on to told her that it wasn't a Euro, upto you to imagine the scene after that. But this incident will always remain in my memoirs, thats for sure.

PS- Believe it or not this is a 100% true story, no fiction. Its upto intelligent readers to think and figure out who the other character of this story is!!

4 comments:

Tushar said...

maaregi yaar 'wo' tujhe... ;)

shweta said...

May i plzzzzz know tum ye kiski le rahe ho...jo koi bhihogi,,she must be very upset..

shweta said...

May i plzzzzz know tum ye kiski le rahe ho...jo koi bhihogi,,she must be very upset..

Nikhil Choudhary said...

well i cant disclose the identity yaar!!
it ll be too harsh.