It has been one year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization who banned Rs 1000 and old Rs 500 notes on Nov 8, 2016, with the aim curbing fake currency and black money and the announcement went viral on social media.
Here are 10 viral videos on demonetization:
1. AIB : The Demonetization Circus
Comedy sketch group All India Bakchod (AIB) made this video that showed how folks from different parts of the society react to discontinuity of the high-value currency.
The video has garnered 4,375,290 views so far.
2. Video of a Kinnar (eunuch) on currency ban
The video shows a kinnar (eunuch) appreciating Narendra Modi for demonetization. It has garnered 2,358,884 views so far.
3. Child criticizing Modi’s note ban
This video showing a kid criticizing Modi government’s move, went viral with 1,469,812 views so far.
4. EIC: The Modi Song
Indian stand-up comedians group East India Comedy (EIC) made a song on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the impact of this move on the country.
The viral video had 2,168,942 views so far.
5. Sonu Nigam’s song
Singer Sonu Nigam showed his wittiest self at the Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards as he takes on the move and how it effected singers.
The video went viral with 3,104,744 views.
6. Demonetization: Final Analysis
Social activist did a final analysis of all the positives and negatives of the move till now.
The video got 263,798 views so far.
7. Raghuram Rajan on Demonetization
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan shared his response on the discontinuity of the high-value currency.
The video was watched by 124,586 people.
8. Shashi Tharoor’s take
Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor questions demonetization and slams Modi for lack of planning and implementation.
Sreya is based in Kolkata. She is a Senior Editor of Big Wire.