New theories about Rupee

Rupee1The Indian rupee has become a powerful metaphor for India’s rapidly sliding economy.
The rupee has triggered countless jokes and political mudslinging, and, like everything in India, it has generated astrological speculation, too.
Some economists blame the rupee’s recent misfortune on plans confirmed by the US Federal Reserve to begin scaling back its massive effort to stimulate the US economy, which has tended to keep the dollar weak compared with other currencies.
But some superstitious Indians have blamed the slump on the new symbol for the rupee, unveiled last year.
Experts on vastu shastra, an ancient Indian design practice similar to feng shui, say that the symbol debuted on a day inauspicious for the stars and that the horizontal line across the symbol appears to “slit the throat” of the currency.
— New York Times News Service

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