In this day and age, when ATMs dispense only Rs. 500 & 1000 bills (we Indians call it ‘Notes’), it is only natural for us to have them neatly placed into our wallets, and ensure they don’t crumple or tear. But how often, when we get a one or two rupee coin as change, nonchalantly put it inside one of those pockets in the wallet that we hardly use! Many a time, we don’t even take the change from a cab or a rickshaw driver. And that’s not always because we were in a charitable mood, but more often that not, it’s ‘cause we didn’t value that humble rupee.

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