Rs.100

TEN WAYS TO SPEND Rs.100

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On November 8th 2016, after our honourable PM Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 notes, the humble Rs.100 notes became the most sought after currency in India.  Waiting in long queues to withdraw cash and anxiously longing to embrace the crispy texture of Rs.100 is sure to serve as a great memory in the future.
Here are a few things which you can do with only Rs.100 in your pocket.
 
 1. BARGAIN HUNT: Well, who doesn’t like to indulge in retail therapy? If you are a shopaholic, the best thing is to just venture into road side platforms shops.Shades, scarves,  platform footwear, junk jewellery, posters, shorts, phone covers, pillow covers  – each of the above item will cost you Rs.100 or even lesser. There are few online websites like 99target.com, which is pocket-friendly and gives you the luxury to shop from home.
 
2.  PLAN A PICNIC: When is the last time you had food with your family sans peeping into your mobile?  Grab few hot samosas, few sweets, juice or whatever you feel like gobbling and visit the park with your family to enjoy a scrumptious picnic. And yes! Don’t forget to spread a blanket before you reach out to your yummy ‘spread’!
 
3.  FEED THE NEEDY: This is sure to be an appeasing activity. One can feed upto 20 hungry, rumbling tummies. With Rs.5/- per meal introduced by Akshaya Patra in collaboration with many State Governments, this would be one of the best options to spend your Rs.100/-
 
4. BUY SOME BOOKS: Chuck away all the Kindles, e-pads, i-Pads etc…nothing can match  the personalised feeling that’s derived by touching, smelling and flipping the crunchy yet brittle pages of a physical book.  You can either buy a new book or venture to a recycled/used book shop to grab a couple of books.
 
5. PLAN A VISIT TO PLANETARIUM : One of the few places where you get a taste of knowledge and entertainment combined with cost-effective entrance fees. Below is the cost for the entire family. I am sure you’ll love me to the ‘moon’ and back for this idea.
PACKAGE FEE 
(Science Centre, Planetarium, 3D Science Movie & Science Park)
Adult
Rs.60/-
Child ( Below 12 yrs)
Rs.30/-
 
6. EAT SOME STREET FOOD: Street food is still the cheapest in many cities in India. If you are ready to set aside the hygiene factor for a while, I bet you will derive utmost satisfaction eating from these shops. Chaat varieties, Jilebis, samosas, kachoris, juice, beverages etc. will be your best bet.
 
 
7.  VISIT A ZOO: If you plan to budget your day for Rs.100, then a visit to the Zoo will be a viable option. You can spend the whole day observing the animals and clicking ‘selfie’s with them. Zoos are mostly run by the government and will have cheap entrance tickets. So what more? You can even venture into nibbling some yummilicious snacks and refreshments from the left over money.
 
8.    DONATE:  The most  gratifying way to spend your Rs.100  is by donating it to others. Instead of directly donating Rs.100 as cash, one can buy biscuits or some essentials or toiletries, notebooks, pens etc for your maid’s kith and kin. Nothing can be as valuable or as convincing as bringing a smile at someone’s face.  
 
9. MALLS GALORE: There are plenty of malls in all the cities in India. For (eg) Chennai hosts an array of malls like Express Avenue, Chennai Citicentre, Vijaya Mall, Skywalk, Spencer Plaza to mention a few. It is wiser to just indulge in window shopping in the malls and spend just Rs.100 in sipping a cup of tea or coffee while munching your favourite snack.  You can spend the whole day there with no compulsions to spend.
 
10.   MOBILE OR PETROL TOP-UP:  This is the most practical way to spend your 100 bucks. Just top-up your mobile or your petrol tank and swoosh…!! Congratulations you have spent Rs.100 within 100 seconds!
 
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