Place: Visapur Fort, Lonavla
Date: 17 July 2010
Like any other global currencies our own Indian Rupee also got a symbolic identity now. Here is the symbol which will mark its move into currencies history:
This design is created by D Udaya Kumar who is a post graduate from IIT. He will get an award of Rs 2.5 lakh which was declared y the finance ministry for the finally selected design. This design was selected by a five-member jury set up to finalize the symbol.
The Indian rupee is now the fifth currency in the world to have a distinct identity and it will join the elite club of US dollar, British pound, European Euro and Japanese yen to have its own symbol.
If you notice the new symbol then it clearly represents the Roman letter “R” as well as Devanagti letter “र”. Also the upper two black lines including the middle white space gives the impression of tricolor of Indian flag.
Soon this symbol will be printed on Indian currency note and embossed on coins.
Now I am waiting to see this symbol to be incorporated in Unicode charcater list or some font creator expert can create it using font creation tool as soon as possible so I can use it easily with my laptop 🙂
Here is some trivia about Indian Rupee:
According to historians the first ‘rupee’ was issued by Emperor Sher Shah Suri in the 15th century. One rupee was equivalent to 40 copper paisas then. The rupee is believed to be derived from the Sanskrit word raupya, which means silver.
Updates (19Jul2010): I got the font file also to mention `. Check here for font file and detailed instruction to apply the same.
Breaking News just started flashing on Indian general news channels like:
Meanwhile IBN7 also disclosed that Dhoni Maanglik hai …
First of all isn’t it should be Marrying News and not at all the Breaking News.
To add more spices on Breaking News:
I am just wondering: Is giving wishes on Twitter by celebrities should be part of Breaking News?
News channel are flashing Dhoni’s marriage details with so minor details like who are coming at what time, muhurat time of each activities, reception time etc and all as part of BREAKING news and that made me to mention this in my blog.
I am sure Indian Cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s marriage will create strong three days of Breaking news content for today, tomorrow and day after tomorrow or may be till honeymoon period, for Indian news channels and it will contain:
Creative teams of news channel will come up with more funny slogans associated with cricket like
Probably innovative team of news channel will come up with SMS contest also … for e.g.
What should be the name of Dhoni’s first child?
Apna answer dene ke liye turant SMS bheje 567XX number par aur aap jeet sakte hain kuchh nahin haan ji bilkul sahi kuchh nahi 🙂
I am sure they will display all these as part of BREAKING NEWS … and if you really wan to enjoy Dhoni’s marriage with damn funny presentation then stick to India TV for obvious reasons 🙂
Anyways here I am wishing Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Ravat a Happy Married Life and all the Happiness. Now I am just waiting to see that one of the news channel to flash breaking news featuring that I also gave wishes to Dhoni in my blog 🙂