Category Archives: Education

Tunisia Issued Stamps on Internet Activist

By  Mariam Nabbout March 13 is a National day for internet freedom in Tunisia.After the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s regime in 2011, the day was initiated in 2012 by then-president Moncef Marzouki in honor of cyber dissident … Continue reading

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First Wild Life Animal on Indian Stamps

Rhino is the first wildlife animal depicted on Indian stamp on 1st October 1962. The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is the largest of the three Asian rhino species , and has a single horn which can grow to approximately 60 centimetres in … Continue reading

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Medical Philately:Gerty Cori

By Dr.Pradeep Jain  

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Octogenarian Artist who Weaves Magic out of Postal Stamps

By Tamara Mathias​ Meet the 82-year-old woman who has spent over 40 years painstakingly creating beautiful artwork from discarded Indian postage stamps and her son who passionately preserves philately. Deepa Melkote speaks at the lightening pace of a woman on a … Continue reading

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First in India : Saints

First saint appeared on Indian commemorative stamps was saint Kabir on 1st October 1952 when a series of six stamps was issued on Indian saints and poets. Kabir Das, a mystical poet and great Saint of India, was born in … Continue reading

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First in India:Tree

First tree on Indian stamps is Bodhi Tree.The tree printed on 2 stamps released on 24th May 1956 on the occasion of 2500 Years of Buddha. The Bodhi Tree also known as Bo and Peepal .It was a large and very old sacred fig   … Continue reading

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First in India : First Locomotive

First locomotive on Indian stamps was appeared on 16th April 1953 to commemorate the centenary of Railway in India.The stamp depicts a locomotive of 1853 and another of 1953. Construction of a line out of Bombay begins, and a locomotive, … Continue reading

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First in India :Bird

First bird appeared on Indian stamps was a pigeon.The postage stamp was released on 1st October 1954 to commemorate the Stamp Centenary.Denomination of stamp was  2 Annas.This stamp depicts a pigeon carrying letter. Pigeon post is the use of homing pigeons to … Continue reading

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Bookmarks Released by India Post

By Suresh Rao Recently India Post Karnataka Circle brought out another five sets of beautifully made bookmarks, two sets with 10 Bookmarks and three with 12 bookmarks each, totaling to 56 bookmarks. The themes chosen this time are Underwater life,Temples … Continue reading

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India Post Released Stamp on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay

India Post has released a commemorative postage stamp on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on 29th December 2016 .Earlier India Post issued a commemorative stamp on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in 1978 and a definitive stamp in 2016.He was born on Monday September 25, … Continue reading

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