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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Laughing stock: the Twitter joke is on the rupee

Sanya Panwar, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 28, 2013
First Published: 18:57 IST(28/8/2013) | Last Updated: 08:26 IST(29/8/2013)

Facebook or Twitter, the rupee ruled social media on Wednesday. Sinking to a new low of 68.82 rupees per dollar, the sliding currency faced it all- mocks, concerns, fears and even jokes.

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Twitter users, in particular, exchanged notes on anything and everything related to the trembling currency.

With news websites and channels making a show of every fall there was in the rupee rates, Twitter users got busy lamenting about the distressed state of the currency.

Some launched a full-blown attack on the government on failing to curb the freefall, others jabbered over the impact the falling rupee would have.


On a ligther side, few Tweeted the falling rupee had reached a retirement age.

Some even joked about how the rupee compared with other currencies. 

For instance, Swati Bakshi Tweeted that, "The Dollar has started behaving like a nagging wife whom Rupee is trying hard to please, but all in vain. :D".

Here are some other witty and funny Tweets on the rupee fall:


Jokes aside, many slammed the government for the current situation, sparing no politician or political party for that matter.

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, P Tandon tweeted, "Dr Manmohan Singh said, "Money doesn't grow on Trees". So why is the Rupee falling like Autumn Leaves?"

Another Twitter user, Utkarsha slamed the ruling UPA and Congress and said: "I guess Digvijay Singh is unwell at the moment. Otherwise he wouldn't have wasted another second to blame RSS/BJP for the falling rupee."

Finance miniter P Chidambaram was not lucky either. Many reacted with cynicism when Chidambaram said "the rupee had overshot its true level".

But, amusingly, it is novelist Chetan Bhagat, who takes the pie, when it comes to creating the most buzz on Twitter with a series of Tweets on the rupee- some contoversial.

Hundreds retweeted his later deleted tweet on rape and rupee: "The Rupee is asking, is there no punishment for my rapists?"

 

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