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Indian Rupee Symbol - The deciding date is today

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(From pluggd.in and TOI)

We will have a new symbol for Indian National Rupee today.

The Union Cabinet will today decide on the symbol for Indian Rupee, a privilege (unique identity) available only to major currencies like dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen.



The proposal, said to be prompted by the growing influence of the Indian economy in the global arena, involves a shortlist of five symbols (finalists above) for the Indian rupee drawn up the finance ministry, reflecting the Indian ethos and culture.

1) The symbol should be applicable to standard keyboard
2) The symbol has to be in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation
3) The symbol should represent the historical & cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the country

I think fourth one should be he winner. Both Devnagri and Roman script of Rupya and Rupee are visible in the symbol. The first and the second symbols definitely do not stand a chance. Go India Go!

Movies on Bombay

Aamir, 2008 - Raj Kumar GuptaBlack Friday, 2006 - Anurag KashyapBombay, 1996 - Mani RatnamMithya, 2008 - Rajat KapoorMumbai Cutting, 2009 - VariousMumbai Meri Jaan, 2008 - Nishant KamatPage 3, 2005 - Madhur BhandarkarSalaam Bombay!, 1988 - Mira NairSatya, 1998 - Ram Gopal VarmaCompany, 2002 - Ram Gopal VarmaSarkar, 2005 - Ram Gopal VarmaSarkar Raj, 2008 - Ram Gopal VarmaSlumdog Millionaire, 2008 - Danny BoyleTum Mile, 2009 - Kunal Deshmukh26th July at Barista, 2008 - Mohan SharmaChandni Bar, 2001 - Madhur Bhandarkar
Watch them and then you will say "I love Bombay" :)
Can you suggest more movies?

As of June 20, 2010.. I have not seen Mumbai Cutting and Tum Mile (WTF? How could I miss them? :( Both released just before placement season. :() First thing to do when I reach IIT now.

Also find a Weird Things to do in Mumbai List here: http://pratikpoddar.blogspot.com/2009/12/weird-things-to-do-in-mumbai.html

Cities Visited

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I've been to 47 cities in 9 countries Asia Hong Kong (SAR): Hong Kong Island India: Agra India: Ahmadabad India: Badarinath India: Chennai India: Colangute India: Delhi India: Gangotri India: Goa India: Haridwar India: Jaipur India: Joshimath India: Kedarnath India: Kolkata India: Kota India: Mumbai India: Mussoorie India: Panaji India: Patna India: Patna India: Pushkar India: Ranchi India: Rishikesh India: Rudraprayag India: Ujjain India: Uttarkashi India: Vishnuprayag India: Yamnotri Europe Austria: Hellbrunn Austria: Salzburg Austria: Werfen Belgium: Bruges France: Etretat France: Marseille France: Montpellier France: Nice France: Paris France: Versailles Germany: Dachau Germany: Munich Germany: Munich Monaco: Monaco Netherlands: Amsterdam Netherlands: Rotterdam Switzerland: Engelberg Switzerland: Interlaken Switzerland: Lauterbrunnen Switzerland: Zermatt Get your own widget GeckoGo

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