INDIPEX2011:Exhibit Area Faces Sheer Non-Attendane

Live Report From INDIPEX 2011 Pragati Maidan New Delhi By P Srinivasan

Today I visited Indipex 2011.

\"\"Hardly any one seen in the exhibit area. Only the Exhibitor and their friends are seen their. No one knows how their frames are organized. No map or person available to explain the layout.

I saw a lot of school childrens visiting the Indipex 2011. Instead of showing them the exhibit their teachers were guiding them towards the Stalls. I could not spot out any children in the exhibit area.

Most of the stalls from different countries provide cancellation asking minimum price of Rs.50 for one stamp and cancellation.

Foreign postal services are not visiting Indipex 2011 to promote philately, they want to loot the school childrens. Its a sameful act.

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6 Responses to INDIPEX2011:Exhibit Area Faces Sheer Non-Attendane

  1. Neeraj Kumar says:

    This is because entrance is from dealers’ stall side. People who enter face stalls first which are selling stamps. By the time one reaches to exhibit area the enthu is over and people just leave. The entrance should have been from exhibit area side so that people watch stamps first and then go to sellers’ stalls. Besides, there are no indicators, what (themes etc) to see where in exhibit area and no details of collectors’/philatelists’ on exhibit frames. I think four anna inverted head is one of the most prized stamp of Indipex 2011 but no one is there to guide. I just saw it by chance.
    The are is badly lit also. If you go there you can compare it.
    Army postal service jawans are very prompt to ask you to write comments in the comment book but the fact is that most of the people are writing comments without seeing the exhibits.

    Thanks

    Neeraj Kumar

  2. K Sridhar says:

    Nowadays Philately has become Business House.

  3. Jeevan Jyoti says:

    It is really nice to read the comment of Khadi Stamp designer Mr Sankha Samanta regarding the denomination of Khadi MS which was creating confusion among philatelists. Thank u very much for clarification !!

  4. Kamran Ahmad says:

    It was really hard to see all exhibition,The entries were really very high.The whole week is also not enough to see all frames,but it was really sad that very less people take interest to look at the frames.
    Only Khadi stamp purchase,my stamp Que,and cover cancellation.These 3 things killed all the time in Indipex for most visitors and after that they feel of getting exhausted,so at the exhibition area is seen empty most of time.

  5. JP Cota says:

    The very reason I never wanted to exhibit at Indipex 2011 is that I antecipated exactly that scenario. However much you want to organize in India, no thought is ever given to the logistics of who actually would want to visit it. How many philatelists are there in India? How many stamp collectors in general? How many tours were organized to show kid and teenagers the joy of philately, hoping somebody would take it up has a hobby? You hardly hear of stamp collecting in India as a hobby!
    Like I said about the CW games, you may make a big show because you’ve got the money to throw at it, but without proper participation and exposure, it is not a show, it is a farce. And this will always happen in India, as long as you’ve got the wrong people on the wrong committees. As simple as that.

  6. JP Cota says:

    The very reason I never wanted to exhibit at Indipex 2011 is that I antecipated exactly that scenario. However much you want to organize in India, no thought is ever given to the logistics of who actually would want to visit it. How many philatelists are there in India? How many stamp collectors in general? How many tours were organized to show kid and teenagers the joy of philately, hoping somebody would take it up has a hobby? You hardly hear of stamp collecting in India as a hobby!
    Like I said about the CW games, you may make a big show because you’ve got the money to throw at it, but without proper participation and exposure, it is not a show, it is a farce. And this will always happen in India, as long as you’ve got the wrong people on the wrong organizing committees. As simple as that.

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