India banker's tale of 'cash like rotten leather'

India banker's tale of 'cash like rotten leather'

An Indian bank manager's tale of chaos and the "stench" of hoarded cash is being shared widely on social media, after last week's shock ban, BBC says.


Posted on the Humans of Bombay Facebook page, it has been shared more than 10,000 times with many praising the "unsung heroes" of India's cash crisis.


The unnamed woman says the "story" of the cash crisis is not limited to the long lines outside banks.


"We became a part of the dirty cycle that runs in this country," she said.


In the post, the bank manager talks about how she has seen all human life in bank queues over the last few chaotic days.


She describes the poor - daily wage labourers and small business owners lining up to deposit their money along with the super rich, some with huge stocks of stored up cash.


The government announced last week that 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would be scrapped, and that people could deposit or change their old notes in banks until 30 December with new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes to be issued.