29 February 2012
14 February 2012
10 February 2012
Last week I got my first brand-new 10-rupee coin. I’m trying to remember where I got it. Maybe at the supermarket. I got maybe three or four at a time. I used one to pay the ironing man. He looked at it with surprise – it was the first time he was seeing one too.
I noticed that there have been many new coins introduced lately. So many that I have to carefully go through my coins so I don’t confuse them. At one point the new 2-rupee coin was the exact size as the 1-rupee coin. The old 2-rupee coin used to have an octagon shape, making it easy to differentiate from the others. But with the 1-rupee and 2-rupee coins looking almost exactly the same, it was easy to confuse them. More recently the 2-rupee coin is bigger and the 1-rupee coin smaller which seems more logical. The 5-rupee coin has also gone through various modifications. It used to quite a thick coin. Now it’s noticeably thinner and only very slightly bigger than the 1-rupee coin.
I looked through my change and found that I currently have four different 1-rupee coins, two different 2-rupee coins (the octagon shape is less common now), two different 5-rupee coins, and then there’s the brand new 10-rupee coin. There’s only one version of that for now. Let’s see what the India Government Mint comes up with next!
Today I got a kind message from the editor of the Go Overseas website. They have selected India Outside My Window as a ‘Top Blog’. The message said:
“I loved reading India Outside My Window, and the editorial staff at GO! Overseas has selected it as one of the top blogs in India. We loved the photographs you have taken to supplement the words in your blog. My personal favorites are the ones of the trip to Pondicherry and of the Russell Market in Bangalore. As recognition of your outstanding skills we are delighted to include your blog in a select list of websites representing India. We select only the most exceptional blogs that meet our exacting standards and we hope you feel a sense of pride that you have been recognized for your efforts. You may view this list on our website here.”
Many thanks to Go Overseas for this recognition. It’s always nice to get feedback and know who’s reading!