Monday, November 14, 2016

Common man & the demonetization side effects

        If R K Laxman was alive in this time period, I am sure he would have had a lot of inspirations to draw some great & amazing humor, sarcasm arising out of this high denomination notes ban in India. Well I am not good at drawing, so you will have to just imagine the scenes below :
If anyone interested please draw the cartoons for the below quotes depicting the scenes.

       For those of you who don't know, Indian Govt banned the HDN(high denomination notes - Rs 500 & Rs1000) as a measure to prevent the holding of black money & stop corruption & counterfeit notes on 8-11-2016.

Scene  :  Village footpath
Beggar : Come Netaji, Please sit beside me, I may have some change to get you started, here is a crash course on begging. Listen carefully, always request the middle class...

Scene  : Common man's house
Housewife :  Dear husband, I have always loved you, I may have taken some notes from your wallet by mistake over several years, can you please convert it to change now, my PAN card is in my father's place, so are my other ID cards.

Scene : Bank manager office
Bank Manager : Who asked you to install 1000 ATM's in the city ?
Employee     : Sir, you did !!

Scene : ATM Withdrawal Que
Common man : Come Netaji, Did you bring your PAN card ?
Netaji     : I don't have one, I don't have bank account also, All your love & generous donations kept me running all these days.

Scene : Election Campaign rally
Common man : Sorry, I will vote for the candidate/party which will give me new 500/1000 notes, What should I do with these old notes ?

Scene : late night, common man house
Wife : Why are you late again today ?
husband : Darling , I swear I was in ATM Que, so were my other friends, you can check with Ramesh and Suresh.

Scene :Village footpath
Common man : I am sure, they wont come to load money into this ATM. After grand inauguration they have never come here to load the money, please stop waiting in Que here & search another ATM.

Scene : Bank
Employee : Manager sir, Whether we will get holiday or extra salary for the all extra work we have done these days for money exchange ?
Manager : No, however I am having an interesting reward idea, why not distribute all the counterfeit notes among yourselves as bonus ?

Scene :Village
People chatting : we never had problem of cash in our village, every year some or the other Neta was generously donating, we of course had the scarcity of power, water, toilets, schools etc. We never imagined the situation would become so worse, scarcity for cash also !!

Scene : Village panchayat
Apparently we are moving from paper-less economy to paper-more economy, I heard new notes would be printed faster to meet the growing needs of the people.

Scene : Common man house
Dad : We never had ID cards in our days, we all knew each other in our village.
Son : Oh, I knew I am going to be poor when I filled out the PAN card application, even before I started working in my first job.

Scene : Experts panel
Swach Bharat Abhiyan was good initiative, we thought it would fade away slowly, but PM shouldn't have handed over that broom to Income tax dept of India.

Scene    : Experts panel on national news.
Expert 1 : We are expecting a 0.05 percent less corruption with this move.
Expert 2 : The figures are highly exaggerated, we can achieve maximum of 0.04 percent less corruption, that too after certain conditions are imposed.
Expert 3  : This is not the way to go forward.
Expert 4   : People will find other ways to accumulate black money.
Expert 5  : This was the easiest option among many options available to prevent corruption & holding black money
Common man : Who the hell are these experts ?

Scene : Bank
Employee : Sir, I got info that one of our ATM's is being stolen, I am calling the police now.
Manager : Don't, please don't, if you see carefully, this reduced our work of loading cash for that machine.

Scene : Medical shop
Kid : Uncle, Can you give one Hajmola & Rs 999 change, My dad is very generous today, he gave me Rs 1000 note & told me to buy something only at the medical shops.

Scene : Restaurant, Bangalore - Shanti Sagar
Employee to customer: Welcome sir, you are the first customer today carrying debit card, We have executive Gold class lounge for you, same price menu as you were eating standing daily outside our hotel. You know we take of our customers like God.

Scene : ATM
Foreigner to his kid : No, They are not giving away Apple I Phones, those people are waiting in long Que for withdrawing their own money.

Scene : Common household
Maid : Madam, I want your or Sir's PAN number this time before you give me salary, I want to disclose my income & all sources to PM. Also I want to raise, I need to start paying my income tax.

Scene : Village
Common man : Welcome back Netaji after 5 yrs, have you come to withdraw the money from the ATM you inaugurated ? Actually no one has used the ATM, as there is no power to our village.

Scene : Village
Common man : Demonetization ??  Well, I have studied till 2nd standard & don't understand that word. No there is no impact on our village, we have not seen Rs 500 or Rs 1000 notes in our lives.

Scene : Common man house front door
LPG broker : Madam, Please take our LPG, many are in stock, you can give half the amount as you were used to give earlier, we will filled it completely this time. I will just wait here till you have the change.

Scene : Software engineer at the back of ATM Que
Thinking to himself : So this is how it feels like when I open a new window when my computer is hung up.

Scene : Temple
Priest : Sir, Lets buy a new hundi, one big hundi for high denomination currency & another small one for small change.

Scene : Bank
Customer : Actually I have a car full of cash to deposit in the bank, Can you do me a favor & keep the car also in your vault ? Govt may seize my car also which appears black....I meant my BMW is black color, purchased from white money itself. Please trust me.

Scene :  Temple
Uncommon man : God, I never asked you any favor in my life, I will drop Rs 1000 in your hundi, the white money I earned several years back, Can you please do a miracle to make the Rs 1000 crores black money I have at home transform to white money somehow ?

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1 comment:

Vikram Pyati said...

Nice one liners :)
Very witty and insightful!


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