25 Paise ki kahani…

Don’t know Hindi? 😉 The title means “Story of 25 Paise….”

I had 2, 25 paise coins in my bag for long time, today I decided to use them, first was the news stand person from where I buy news paper every morning, I gave him Rs. 2 coin, 50 Paise coin and 2, 25 paise coins (which makes Rs. 3), he refused to accept 25 paise coins, said “saab baad mein dena” (Sir, give it to me later), I got bit angry because he refused to accept valid Indian currency but did not say anything coz I know that person for long so thought let it be, will see next time…

Today while returning from office, I gave Auto rickshaw driver Rs. 10 note, he did not have 1 Re. change with him so asked me to check if I have change so that he can return back Rs. 2 coin… (Rs.9 rick. fare)

I had a 50 paise coin and gain 2, 25 paise coins were shouting in my bag, telling me, pick me, pick me….lol and I had to pick them….

Gave 1 Re. to driver….I gave him money and left from there…..I was expecting him to call me back and say somehting….and as expected…he called me and gave my 25 paise coins back saying….”Saab, rakhlo kaam aayega aapko” (sir, keep it with you only, it might be useful to you)…..and this is what pissed me off….

I was feeling like kicking ass of that guy and throwing money on his face but I did not do that coz I was not like him….

I gave his money back…and rudely said…”Apne paise ko kabhi na nahi bolte, nahi chahiye toh koi bhikari ko de dena” (You should never say no to your money, keep it and if you don’t need then give it to some beggar)

So the moral of the story….

If you have 25 paise coins and if someone refuses to accept it then throw on his face and say…a@!h#le this is LEGAL Indian currency…use it or f@!k it….

These a@!h#les forgot that 4, 25 paise coins make a rupee…


  1. U talk of 25 paise, here in Delhi, DTC bus wale throw 50 paise back at ur face…

    Dear, monetory world starts from Re. 1 now 😉

  2. Atul (techno_funky) 03-May-2005 at 4:00 pm

    LOL i travel everyday by Bus
    i read in the newspaper long time back
    that due to the Bus ticket price hike
    conductors would need a heck of a lot of amount of
    25paise coins in thier booty
    so what now BANG!!! in comes the TIRUPATI temple in scene
    it was ready to give the BEST hordes of 25paise coins in return of money ofcoarse
    lol reading your story wish you knew this or rather you might have forgotten this
    you could have very well shot back to both of em
    with this news 🙂

  3. well, talk about beggars, the guys on the air-pump at the petrol pumps don’t accept the Re.1 coin as a tip. I tried to give it to a guy at a petrol pump in South Delhi but he didn’t want it. Not wanting to create a scene in a posh colony, I took back the coin & decided never to tip the air-pump guy!! What the heck, air is free at all petrol pumps, even if you don’t take petrol from them!! Needless to say that it was a guy at a crapped up Indian Oil Petrol pump!! *grrr*

  4. Hey deep, thats one heck of a well written story. The writing is really superb, especially the translations in hindi 😉 Nowadays people have really become rude with accepting small currency especially, 25p, 50p and RE.1 coins. But sometimes you don’t realise that coins are needed to make urgent phone calls from phone booths, etc. With the markets booming in India and with the so-called “Feel good Factor” people only talk in terms of Rs.10. I will keep your advice on how to tackle the problem in mind 🙂

  5. lol ya that’s true if you give even a 50 paise coin to a beggar he stares as if he is thinking in his mind now who’s da beggar!!!

    believe it or not i am in cafe just they are talking even a 5rs change a big problem here now that is a coincidence.
    BTW i have a 5 paise coin anyone wants it 😛
    ..:: peace ::..

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