They say that play of words can move a million hearts. Poets and writers have given the world a new pair of eyes through their works. Who could have thought of inscribing meaningful couplets on coins? It’s fascinating indeed to find out more about Indian coins with couplets that were mostly minted during the regime of the Mughal Emperors. Before the Mughals, the Guptas had also minted coins with metrical legends on them.
Imagine India without railways; unimaginable right? From childhood days onwards, we are accustomed to playing the “chug-chug-gaadi” game with friends and are always waiting for a chance to travel on express trains to our native places during vacations! Trains on Indian stamps will give you a colourful overview of the rich tradition of Indian Railways.
Times are such that with just a click of a button, the whole world can be yours! It can’t really get better. Technology and the power of the webworld have made living as easy as pie. Its effects can also be seen in the world of currency. Seems like, digital currency is the way ahead.
The general imagery that comes to our mind when we think of stamps is a rectangular piece of paper with some interesting imagery, the name of the country and its value. It’s time to break the myth that stamps come only in square or rectangular shapes. Many countries all over the world including India have issued some really uniquely and odd shaped stamps. Let’s take a look at some of them.