It was the sudden, shocking announcement that first hit at 8 pm on November 8, 2016. At midnight, the Prime Minister’s voice intoned, any 500 and 1000-rupee notes in your possession would cease to be valid. He knew it was going to hurt, but the country needed to do this, too much black money, funding of terrorism….
at some point, faced with the reality of the situation, the voice just faded away, leaving hundreds of millions of citizens staring into the black depths of future uncertainty. Our journalism students remember what it was like. Download it by clicking the button below
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