“Life is short and the world too wide!”
To all those struck with the wanderlust, here’s another lot of banknotes depicting some of the offbeat and some famous tourist places from all over the world. The holiday season is upon us and all of us are ready to get packing and hit the trails. And while we are visiting new countries, let us take a closer look at their currencies. Believe it or not, the banknotes in themselves are a treasure chest of adventures. Let’s view some of these tourist places on banknotes!
Humans have always thrown their weight around, carrying loads of ego with them, thinking that they own the planet. But the matter of the fact is that we are almost like a needle in a stack of piles and piles of hay, in his infinitely expansive universe. Astronomy and space expeditions have helped us understand about the beautiful celestial bodies that surround us and their evolution over time. India has been one of the leading countries in contributing towards space research. The space agency Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO was established in 1969, headquartered in Bengaluru to harness space technology for national development, pursue space science research and planetary exploration. The idea was envisioned in 1962 by India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru and scientist Vikram Sarabhai. Let’s take a look at some stamps of India which depicted missions undertaken by ISRO.
The subcontinent of India is blessed to be located geographically so strategically that, everything seems to fall in place for vibrant flora and fauna to thrive abundantly. India is home to hundreds of species of birds, most of which are native to certain regions and not much movement has been seen outside their homelands. Every species has a distinct habitat which they are accustomed to. Forests, mountains, coastal areas, marshy areas, plains, plateaus and cities, each one of them has their favourite breeding region, and India offers all that variety. Not just that, biodiversity of India can also be attributed to the fact that different parts of the country experience different climatic conditions. The more or less warm climate of India is what attracts migratory birds from all over the world. We had shared some interesting facts about these beautiful migratory birds that were featured on stamps of India in one of our earlier blog posts. On 17th October 2016, 4 stamps of India were issued, ranging from a denomination of 5 rupees to 25 rupees, depicting endangered birds of India. Let’s know a little about these flying beauties!
Each one of us has some fond memories of childhood that will make you smile when bad times start biting your back. The days you spent flying a kite with a friend, throwing stones at a mango tree all evening, waiting for vacations to make your playground your new home etc. Let’s explore some beautiful Children’s day stamps today at Mintage World!
Corruption, Bribes and Black money..problems that had riddled India since decades. These problems had become increasingly prominent in the recent years and we are not new to the series of scams that have come to light like the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the 2010 House loan scam, 2G spectrum scam and much more. Finally, on the 8th of November 2016, India fights backs, India fights corruption!
“The lucid smoke drifts on the breeze,
The steaming pans are mantling white,
And thy blue wing’s a joyous sight,
Among the brown and leafless trees.”
– Excerpt from the poem “The Bluebird” by John Burroughs
Every human would have at some point in their lives, dreamt of flying. Touch the clouds freely without any shackles to hold back! Birds are one of the luckiest creations of nature who can spread their wings and live this dream in reality by exploring the expansive skies glimmering in the orange hues of the evening.