Take an emerging superpower, a burgeoning economy and a contest to design an iconic symbol to represent your country's currency and what do you get? A fresh simplistic character with which India's government hopes will become as globally recognizable as the $, ¥ and €.
Have traveler's checks or currency to exchange for Indian Rupees? I took a chance on using their services after seeing signs and reading about them in my guide books. Multiple offices exist in Delhi apparently offering only specific services in each. For money exchange I was redirected 3 times to a final destination of Connaught Place.