What did #demonetization achieve ?

As an individual, I see the following as the fallout of #demonetization. You won’t find anything economical here, but everything logical. 

Made the local counsellor reach out to my Dad to see if I could transfer some money from Singapore to his business’s current account in India. In turn he would give more than an equivalent from his cash pile. He promised an apartment in addition to more than the value of the money hat he asked me to send. I declined, anyway. 

Made the house maid in Chennai remark,’ So what if Rs 1000 is withdrawn? I don’t have 1000 note anyway. Only hoarders are affected, aren’t they? Well, I wish more of such people are punished.’

Made the Ganges more polluted by having to carry sacks full of dumped cash. 

Made Rahul Gandhi return to India and stand in a queue, for the first time in his life.

As an aside, I saw all the 2G, Coal scam and Sharada scam accused come together, stand in front of parliament and demand justice for themselves. 

For the first time, an income tax assesse felt proud of paying his tax. 

கறுப்புப் பண ஒழிப்பு என்னும் பார்ப்பன சூழ்ச்சி

நரேந்திர மோதி என்கிற பார்ப்பனர், உர்ஜித் படேல் என்னும் பார்ப்பனருடன் இணைந்து, அருண் ஜெய்ட்லி என்னும் பார்ப்பனருக்குச் சொல்லாமல் செய்த பார்ப்பன சூழ்ச்சியால், நாட்டின் பொருளாதாரம் ரேழியில் கிடத்தப்பட்டிருக்கிறது. வாத்யாருக்குச் சொல்லியாகிவிட்டது..

இத்தனை பார்ப்பனர்கள் சேர்ந்து செய்த சூழ்ச்சியை, வை.கோ., நிதிஷ் குமார், ராமதாசு, பில் கேட்ஸ், ரஜினிகாந்த், அபிஷேக் பச்சன், சல்மான் கான், விரேந்தர் ஷேவாக், விராட் கோலி முதலான பார்ப்பனர்களும், அர்விந்த் விர்மானி, உலக வாங்கி, மூடி நிறுவனம் என்னும் பார்ப்பனர்களும், இன்ன பிற இணையப் பார்ப்பனர்களும் ஆதரிக்கிறார்கள். ஆக இது பார்ப்பன சூழ்ச்சியே என்பது உள்ளங்கை நெல்லிக்கனியென விளங்குகிறது. #demonetisation ஐ ஆதரித்த பார்ப்பனரின் நாமகரணங்கள்:

  1. வை.கோபாலசாமி அய்யங்கார்
  2. நிதிஷ் குமார் அய்யர்
  3. பில் கேட்ஸ் கனபாடிகள்
  4. உர்ஜித் படேல் சிரௌதிகள்
  5. சல்மான் கான் சர்மா
  6. ரஜினிகாந்த ராவ்
  7. விராட் கோலியாச்சாரியார்
  8. ராம தாசு சாஸ்திரிகள்
  9. ஷேவாக் வாஜபேய சர்மா
  10. அபிஷேக் பச்சனையங்கார்

Why I like demonetisation

Demonetisation – the art of making money worthless. PM Modi has made money worthless and the pursuit of that, even worthless. But that does not mean he would not be raising taxes, for his govt runs on taxes alone.

So, what is fantastic about this exercise of making the money worthless?

Well, your ward’s councillor, the primary school drop out who has two Toyota Innovas and who hangs out with a platoon of able bodied goons who are clad in gold ornaments the size of a bicycle chain,  is nowhere to be seen for the last 3 days since the announcement was made.

You see the leader of the opposition, if you can call him so, stand in a queue in front of an ATM to draw cash like you do. How many times in the past have you seen this happening?

The multi-billionaire, who has at least two cars, and who has not been seen in the public as he has always spent his time inside of cars and planes, has come out to stand in front of an ATM to draw cash.

The politicians who have never cared about the poor have suddenly started talking about the trials and tribulations of the poor as the 500 and 1000 Rupee notes have been withdrawn. You can understand that they are not talking about the poor but about themselves, as they don’t know what to do with the sacks of cash held in their vaults.

The one feature that is striking in this exercise is that, even if you have loads of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes, you don’t have cash unless you have small change.

Even if  black money is not eradicated in full, just because the above worthies have been made to come out of their hideouts, I support the #demonetisation.

Finally, as a B.Tech holder with 20 years of work experience, the Nanganallur flat that you were wanting to buy for your parents for keeping them closer to the temples – it is going to be a lot cheaper and you would not be forced to shell out all you savings for that. Instead, the builders would be after you, for the first time in many years.

For all the above, I support #demonetisation.

Jai Hind.