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
We all have heard of Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Prize winners too. Winning a Nobel Prize is a life-changing honour. Whether the laureate is an internationally known figure or a scientist or an activist plucked from obscurity, the award brings with it worldwide recognition that highlights one’s life work and provides the funds to continue and further the mission. In this blog we will trace the Nobel Laureates on Indian Stamps. But before we go into it, let’s know more about Alfred Nobel and how and why he started these awards in first place.
“My only desire is that India should be a good producer and no one should be hungry, shedding tears for food in the country”. Once in a generation there comes an intellectual leader and visionary, who aims for the skies while feet firmly on the ground, mind made of diamond and fists made of iron, whose passion and sharp mind sculpted today’s India. This is the Life Story of Sardar Patel narrated with the help of stamps and coins issued by the Government of India. Continue reading Life Story of Sardar Patel
Fashion adopts itself according to the changing times and thoughts of the society, but it also repeats itself. In other words, one can say fashion is something that never goes out of the equation. The sense of fashion defines your caste, creed and nationality, an easy way to distinguish people. If we take the example of India, it has rolled its textiles and yarns in the world from ancient times. The first evidence of the Indian looms was detected in Egypt after that, the finely woven and dyed cotton fabric was found in the Indus Valley civilization. The Veda’s also talk about the gold fabric and the different weaving styles Continue reading Traditional craft of India: Textiles on stamps
We see we observe and we perceive the nature around us! Colors are symbolic in nature. Everything on earth is colorful and uncovers a treasure of symbolism. Use of colors is nothing but an expression of faith and belief. And for a country like India which is known for its spiritual consciousness, almost everything and anything has profound meaning. Today, we will go through the colorful Stamps of India where we’ll see how the blending of the colors, themes, and messages creates a beautiful mélange of the diverse Indian Culture.
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.
Music takes various forms and has the power to take you to a whole new world. India is known all over the world for its rich musical history that originated since ancient times. Different ancient scriptures and structures have mentioned about many kinds of musical instruments. Let’s take a look at some of them that have also been shown on stamps of India.
Close your eyes. What does your brain process when your eyes can’t see anything? Sound, touch, smell, taste are the remaining four powerful senses that humans possess. Each one of them adds a new dimension to what you perceive. Electric signals are sent by special sensory glands using which the brain decodes various messages for you. Stamps generally are visually appealing and activate sensors related to human sight. But there are many scented stamps around the world which also activate sensors related to smell. Let’s take a look at the four scented stamps of India that have been released by India Post Till date.
Continuing with where we left last year, here is another post in the series of stamps of India featuring birds on them. Just before the year ended in 2016, some splendid stamps were released by India post depicting colourful birds on 5th December 2016.