Cash, Panam, Duddu, Money, Money – a Demonetisation Heritage Tour And so, the debate on demonetisation rages on. During this time, why don’t we take a walk down the monetary history of Madras – from the times of the varAhan, the cash, the fanam, the duDDu, the dumree, the dubs, the hoon, the pagoda (all of them – 3 Swami, Swami, MM, Star, Arcot, Arnee, St Thomas… the list goes on), the anna, the pice, the OTTai kAlaNa, the paisa, the naya paisa, the rupee…
We have had a long and colourful history with our currency. Let us take a walk down Mint Street (where else), to explore the heritage of money in Madras, the problems it created, the communities it brought in, and the men (and women) it made famous/infamous.
Come and join historian Sriram V on a walk down money lane. The tour begins at 6.00 am on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Mint Street. The exact location will be intimated later by email. The tour, by foot, will last two hours and will end with breakfast. Charges: Rs 600 per head. To join, click here http://pastforward.in/admin/Products/product_purchase.php?productGUID=9ce0fde4-b3b1-11e6-ab71-e78c0b91b8e4
You can also transfer the amount to our bank account, the details of which are given below:
Account Name: Past Forward
Account Type: Current
Bank Name: The Federal Bank Ltd
A/c No: 12820200104237
IFSC CODE: FDRL0001282
If you are doing a transfer, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving us the details.
If you still make your payments the heritage way, you can drop off a cheque payable to Past Forward at the following address:
c/o HVK Systems,
2&3, Bhattad Tower
30, Westcott Road,
Royapettah, Chennai 600014
We are not accepting cash in Rs 500 or Rs 1,000 notes. And if you bring Rs 2,000 notes, remember that you need to bring two others and the balance Rs200 can be kept in credit in your account for future walks.
Look forward to seeing you on December 4
Hello! I booked tickets for tomorrow but received no information regarding the starting point or anything. Please let me know what I can do ?
You would have received an automated email. Pls check. Anyway, I am pasting the message below
This is to thank you for the registration for the demonetisation tour. The Walk begins at 6:00am at the Chinnakadai Mariamman temple at the intersection of N S C Bose (China Bazaar) Road and Mint Street.
You can park your car near the High Court compound and walk to the starting point
Please note a few dos and don’ts:
It may rain(hopefully) and so bring umbrellas
It will be hot and sunny and so please protect yourself accordingly – wear comfortable clothes, a cap and sunglasses, and in case you are allergic to the sun, sunblock cream as well and carry water with you
Please wear comfortable shoes, suitable for walking.
There are no toilets en route
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Do call me on 9840024200 or Karthik Bhatt on 9962228077 in case of any queries or clarifications.
Thank you so much! Can’t wait for tomorrow😁
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