EditorialJuly 15, 2010
Since childhood, I have been fascinated with various currency symbols that other countries have. The $, €, £, ฿, and various other symbols. I wished if India also had some symbol like that which is unique to us. It looks really cool. The Govt. of India today announced the new symbol of Rupee. The new symbol is a blend of the Devanagari ‘र’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem. The parallel lines at the top(with white space between them) make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag. I think the new design really rocks. Thoroughly Indian, thoroughly international. The new design really reflects the mindset of India of today, who believes that we can be international even by being Indian. It has overcome the colonial phase when there was a belief that being westernised is being international. I hope that the new Rupee symbol will help us reach new horizons.
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