End of an era. Stop. India scraps the telegram. Stop.

In years gone by, the arrival of a telegram could make the heart skip a beat or the stomach tighten. Was there terrible news of a son at war on foreign shores or a declaration of love from a suitor? A derelict name board for the Bangalore Telegraph office lies on the ground outside theContinue reading “End of an era. Stop. India scraps the telegram. Stop.”

The end of an iconic era.Stop.Indian telegram ends in July.Stop.

A few years ago the sight of the postman at our doorstep with a telegram was enough to skip a beat or the tightening of the stomach. It was the bearer of both good and bad news. It could bring sorrow with the shattering news of a son/husband/father death or missing in action at warContinue reading “The end of an iconic era.Stop.Indian telegram ends in July.Stop.”