India is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites; ranging from natural wonders to architectural marvels. While some are keepers of the magnificence of history, others are a safe and lush haven for biodiversity to flourish. These majestic UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India featured on stamps which were issued on 16 March 2020. These sites have received the prestigious status because of their natural and scientific significance. Continue reading UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India featured on stamps
India has a magnificent history. All of it is beautifully reflected in the architecture and monuments that the country is adorned with. Some of them are as old as a thousand long years. Historical Monuments printed on Indian Currency will give you an overview of the country’s illustrious past. Let’s take a tour then! After the demonetization of the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on November 8, 2016, we’ve seen 7 new currency notes from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The new Indian banknotes with value 100, 200 and 500 rupees depict three of the most beautiful Historical Monuments. Continue reading Historical Monuments printed on Indian Currency
AYUSH systems of healthcare form the foundation of India’s Medical Heritage. These systems are not merely sciences of disease and drug but have their conceptual spheres touching every aspect of life. Pathfinding visionaries have appeared in each of the different streams of AYUSH systems at different times in history and made valuable contributions to the growth and development of respective practices. India Post has issued all together 12 commemorative postal stamps to honor eminent scholars, Practitioners, and great Master. The main motive behind the series Master Healers of AYUSH is to celebrate their unsung legacy. Here is the list of 4 Master Healers of AYUSH featured on stamps. Continue reading India Features Master Healers of AYUSH – II
In order to highlight the great work and achievements of the great Master Healers of AYUSH systems, the Union Ministry of AYUSH has planned to honor eminent scholars and practitioners in the field by releasing 12 commemorative postage stamps which were released by Hon’ble PM of India Narendra Modi. AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) systems of healthcare form the foundation of India’s Medical Heritage. These systems are not merely the sciences of disease and drugs but have their conceptual spheres touching every aspect of life. Continue reading India Features Master Healers of AYUSH
The First World War was a truly global conflict and involved many Commonwealth countries that made huge sacrifices vital to Britain’s war effort. Though India was a British Colony at that time, it actively supported the war effort in its bid to gain Dominion status/Independence from the British Raj and contributed immensely to numerous battlefields around the globe. Continue reading History through Philately – Major Battle Theaters of India in World War I
Every stamp tells a story. Along with these small, multi-colored pieces of paper come the long, adventurous and out of the ordinary chronicles. These valuable pieces of collectibles unfold the entire journal of past events that collectively tell us lesser-heard stories. They have become unusual pieces of evidence of past and the narrators of modern history. The story that the stamps are telling today is the story of a great war. Continue reading History through Philately – Indian Air Warriors of World War I
Hindus worship a lot of Gods and Goddess. But the most fundamental of Hindu deities are the Trinity- Brahma (The Creator), Vishnu (The Preserver or Sustainer) and Mahesh (The Destroyer). The peace-loving deity of the Hindu Trinity, Vishnu, represents the steadfast principles of order, righteousness, and truth. He is said to descend in form of an avatar to restore cosmic order.
A butterfly is one of the most beautiful insects we have ever seen on Earth. These tiny little flying creatures are known for their beautiful vibrant colors and we all just can’t take our eyes off them! In an attempt to commemorate the butterfly’s species unique to India, India Post had issued various stamps. Today we take a look at eight beautiful stamps of India featuring butterflies. Continue reading Stamps of India Featuring Butterflies
The sight of horses galloping away to glory sometimes seems to be enigmatic on one hand and can also induce sparks of energy within you, on the other. These beautiful creations are in a way, a symbol of elegance, beauty, triumph and strength; a rare combination you would witness! Over many centuries, horses have been used for various purposes and have been featured on different scriptures and ancient artifacts. Today, we take a look at a set of four Indian stamps that were released depicting four horses which have an Indian origin!
Continuing from where we left last time, let’s take a look at some more Himalayan flowers that were depicted on a set of 12 Indian stamps that were released on 3rd September 2013.