India wants a symbol. Over a billion people it seems are not content with Rs1000 to represent the price of dinner for two. Instead, they want a squiggle instead. The squiggle has to be understandable, immediate and all-embracing, possibly with historical overtones, uniquely describing it on stock exchanges from Hong Kong to Hyderabad.
India has one of the richest legacies of written language in the world, so Sanskrit might be a good place to start.
What about this….R(a) Love it.