We use paper money or notes on a daily basis and are used to see the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on every Indian Rupee Note. But what do we know about the origin of Indian paper money? Do we know when, why, and how Indian paper money came into existence? But, now we have an opportunity to learn about old Indian Currency through various online museums for banknotes. Continue reading Indian Rupee Note Depicting Journey of Mahatma Gandhi: Part- I
Better angle your specs, before seeing this world as crooked – Pipolem! It is quoted beautifully by a numismatist that currency or coins do not miss anything; the circulating coin represents the picture of the present society in some or the other way. A similar statement can be said for the Republic India coin, they illustrate a different aspect of India through them. One of the eyes-catching themes is the spectacular personalities or Specs portraits on coins. Continue reading Spectacular Indian personalities: Specs portraits on coins
The year 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It presents us with endless reasons to celebrate. There events are held through the year not only in India but all over the world in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. India Post too has joined in the celebrations and has issued a set of seven commemorative postage stamps on account of Mahatma Gandhi 150th anniversary date. These stamps were issued on 2nd October 2018 and these stamps are unique in their shape and denominations. First time in its history, India Post is releasing circular shaped stamps in miniature sheet format. Let’s have a look at the special Circular commemorating Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary stamps.
On 7th June 1893, a young practicing lawyer was thrown off a train in South Africa for refusing to comply with the travel rules of ‘racial segregation’. The same person later became the reason for awe for the British. He is known by many names in India. Ravindranath Tagore called him Mahatma! Some call him Bapu. Some call him Gandhiji or just Gandhi. It doesn’t matter what you call him! He has a special place in the heart of every Indian. Continue reading Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with Coins