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Not Only Common People, These Biggies Are Also Affected By The Demonetisation Of Currency

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No wonder the big decision to demonetise old currency by the central government to curb black money has been taking a heavy toll on the Indian public. Irrespective of all age-groups, people are thronging to banks and ATMs to either withdraw or exchange cash for their daily needs.

With the government and RBI’s improper strategy and lack of proper execution to bring out sufficient 500 & 2000 rupees notes, the gamble by Narendra Modi which initially seemed like a masterstroke now looks like a costly miscalculation with the dipping economy of this 1.33 billion populated country.

Not only small industries, many million dollar companies are suffering big due to this revolutionary move. Take some of the highest revenue generating mediums in India like cricket, movies and liquor for instance. All three fields observed a notable impact on their returns. However, there are some special ones who, despite the dry cash conditions have successfully made their destination. Just go through this serious+silly stuff to know more.

The current ongoing Test series between India and the English cricket team has been witnessing empty stands, much to the surprise of BCCI authorities. Though the ticket fares are quite low compared to the ODIs and T20s, the 5-day matches at Rajkot and Vizag have registered poor attendances. With inadequate money for household expenses, how could the common man buy a ticket and watch a cricket match.

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As expected, the Indian cinema has been feeling the heat of demonetisation big time. With the sudden ban on the 500 & 2000 rupee notes and insufficient new currency, people are not willing to spend their hard-earned money on movies. Bollywood film “Rock On 2” failed miserably at the box-office in grabbing decent amounts and despite receiving favourable reviews, “Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo” is turning out to be a failure as well.

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Ban on high-value notes has adversely affected the liquor sales in most parts of India. The excise revenue collection in states like Kerala, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have taken a huge fall much to the disappointment of liquor devotees. Pretty surprising!

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Special Exemptions

Gali Janardhan Reddy’s daughter Brahmani’s 500 crore wedding

Despite the massive ticket prices and the frustrating demonetisation act, the Global Citizen Festival 2016 which featured the popular British band Coldplay became a blockbuster musical extravaganza with many people shelling out some big sums of money. Anyway, target accomplished for Coldplay and Co.

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Sometimes there is humour in every serious thing.

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International Left Handers Day: Left In A Right World

Left Handers Day

Ever vexed with using right-hander’s tools all the year? Ever vexed with the things designed for right-handers’ comfort? If yes, then you are absolutely a lefty. Left-handedness is less common than right-handedness and 10% – 12% of the world population is lefties. On the occasion of ‘International Left Handers Day’, we come up with something related to all those left handers.

History

To bring attention to the uniqueness of left-handed people and struggles they face daily in this right-handed society, The Left Handers Club (UK) decided to dedicate a day to lefties and declared 13th August as International Left Handers Day in 1992.

Why Sinistrality?

The human brain is having two hemispheres. The right hemisphere controls movements on the left side of the body and vice versa. It is still a mystery why humans develop ‘handedness’. Some scientists say this feature is linked to a gene. Studies say it is often associated with intellectual creativity.

Advantages

A study found that lefties are more creative and holistic thinkers as their right side of the brain is responsible for prowess in music, spatial awareness, art and music. It’s easy for lefties to write Arabic languages include Hebrew, Urdu, Persian and Arabic as they are written from right to left.

Problems

The problems lefties face in general include crossing people on pavements, hugging, locking and unlocking doors, tying shoe laces, opening doors, writing in spiral notebooks, using computer mouse, playing instruments like guitar, violin, etc.

It is estimated that there are more than 10 crore Indians are lefties. Many Indians believe in social stigmas and superstitions laid by the society. They perceive using left hand for good purposes is an abnormal and devilish act. Sinistrality is perceived as a curse and people perform pujas to impress God in order to relieve the person from that.

A platform – The Indian Left Hander Club (ILHC) for Indian lefties is created to disseminate the left-handedness and also to abolish the existed stigmas and superstitions.

Famous Indian lefties include Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Narendra Modi, Ratan Tata, Laxmi Nivas Mittal, Sachin Tendulkar, Karan Johar, Kapil Sharma, among others.

Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Oprah, Bill Clinton, Bush, Prince Williams, Angelina Jolie, etc. are also famous lefties in the world.