India, Aeronautical Engineer,11 President Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Private Maxim Card

India, Aeronautical Engineer,11 President Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Private Maxim Card

Date Of cancellation:-15.10.2015.

Maxim Card 2015

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

The 32 teams have been divided into Eight groups of Four teams each.

Group D- Uruguay,Costa Rica , England, Italy

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup  held in South Africa 

South Africa issued  a Miniature sheet on 23 Nov 2007 containing one  stamp on  FIFA World Cup 2010 held in South Africa. The MS is for International Airmail Small letters use with NVI.

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

The 32 teams have been divided into Eight groups of Four teams each.

Group C- Colombia,Greece ,Ivory Coast, Japan

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football –Bahrain – FIFA World Cup 2010

Bahrain issued  a set of three  stamp on  FIFA World Cup 2010 being played in South Africa .FDC with stamps is shown.

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football – FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals

FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals was  played between Spain and Holland .It was  an all European Final . Spain plays its First Final and Holland its Third World Cup Final.

Spain vs Holland
Holland vs Spain

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

World Cup host cities:   Belo Horizonte,Brasilia, Cuiaba,Curitiba,Fortaleza Maceio,Manaus,Natal, Porto Alegre,Recife,Rio De Janeiro, Salvador & Sao Paulo

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football –Macedonia – FIFA World Cup 2010

Macedonia  issued  a  Souvenir Sheet of one stamp on 11 Jun 2010  on  FIFA World Cup 2010 played in South Africa.

Stamp on Baisakhi – Canada

Stamp on Baisakhi – Canada

Canada issued a stamp on Baisakhi.

Designed by Stacey Zabolotney, the stamp features the Khanda, a symbol which appears on the Sikh flag. The symbol derives its name from the double-edged sword (the Khanda) at the heart of the logo. The Khanda is a metaphor of divine knowledge, its sharp edges cleaving truth from falsehood.

One of the first Sikh groups to arrive in Canada came in 1897 as part of a British Army unit which passed through our nation while returning home from Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

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Telegram :- Interesting Story

  1. Why did India continue using telegrams for so long compared with other countries?

Telegram service in India is under State owned communication company BSNL. India is a vastly populous country with people coming from vaious walks of life rich to poor. Telegram service was till present day assumed to be utilized by poor people with lack of any means of fast communication. With advent of mobile phones and its deep penetration due to its cheap rates, mobile phones and internet have now replaced Telegram as fastest means of communication. India is a country of price sensitive people and hence to phase out a technology it needs to be replaced by a cheaper technology.

2. In recent years, who was using telegrams? Was it largely the older generation?

In recent years out of the 5000 telegrams sent daily 95% were used by government departments and rest 5% by people from rural india. Age factor here is not important.

3. What have been some of India’s most famous/important telegrams in Indian history?

1.       Quite a few one of the most notable telegram of India after independence. Telegram is assassination  of “Mahatma Gandhi” assignation, copy of which attach here. [Pict 1 : in attachment]

2.        The most famous uses would be during the 1857 war of independence when british used the service to defeat Indian rebels by bringing extra forces from burma communicating faster. In October 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru sent a telegram to the then British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, surmising India’s views on Kashmir – in 163 words. Finally use of Rs.10 Gandhi memorial stamps over telegram as part of fees addressed to Pakistan in 1948. [ Pic 2 attached below]. 

4. What do you think India’s connection with telegrams says about the country? Would you say “nostalgia” is a major theme in Indian society/culture? 

The use of telegrams was never the most popular mode of communication given its high cost, people preferred using post cards or letters. Only during news like belonging to death or illness or certain urgency related to trade or commerce,  were telegram used for communication. I would not say that nostalgia held the delay in shutting the telegraph facility. It was more due to lack of cheaper mode of fast communication and huge losses mounted by BSNL in tune of $ 4billions.

5. Do you have any idea about what the final telegram will say?

The last telegram to be sent in India on July 15 will use similar technology as the first, which was successfully transmitted over the 13 and a half miles between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour – on the banks of the Hooghly river – in 1850. I do not know what i would say.

See The article also

https://thediplomat.com/asia-life/2013/06/india-sends-its-last-telegram-stop/

Contributed By:-

Mr PRADIP JAIN

Member : Philatelic Advisory Committees, Govt. of India

Chairman communication :  Bihar Chamber of Commerce.

 

2012 London Olympics Stamps on 1964 Olympics – Syria

2012 London Olympics  Stamps on 1964 Olympics – Syria

A set of stamps  issued by  Syria to commemorate  1964 Olympics at Tokyo. The Sports discipline shown are Wrestling , Tennis , Weightlifting.

Magen David Synagogue Special Cover – India Post -2011

Magen David Synagogue Special Cover – India Post -2011

A Special Cover was released on 2o Dec 2011 to mark 150th Anniversary Celebration of Magen David Synagogue ,Mumbai. Magen David Synagogue at Byculla Synagogue was built in 1864 by the late David Sassoon who was the founder of the Sassoon  in India.It also commemorates the contribution of Jewish Community of India to the City of Mumbai.

Special Cover on International Women’s Day 2012- India

Special Cover  on International Women’s Day 2012 – India

Cover depicts-Connecting Girls Inspiring Futures -Through Education and Internet ,Women will connect and create better future for Themselves

Cancellation:- slogan- Connecting Girls Inspiring Futures

Issued By:- India Post – Mumbai

Ser no  MH/14/2012

Date Of Issue:-14.03.2012