Perspective

All pain for the majority

Print edition : December 09, 2016

Commercial Street in Bengaluru on November 14. The usually busy area saw very few shoppers in the days after the demonetisation and the worst hit as a result were street food vendors and hawkers. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Trucks idle at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee terminal in Navi Mumbai in mid November after the slowdown in business activity. Photo: Yogesh Mhatre

In Bengaluru, outside an ATM soon after the Prime Minister's announcement on November 8. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

The impact of the measures on the farming community, the poor and the lower middle classes was hugely underestimated by the political establishment, sundry pundits, the media and a large section of the untutored or sycophantic elite.
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