The first stamp of Independent India showing the Indian Flag
Namaste, two stamps please for Europe.
No stamps Ma'am
For Europe please ? Yes, I need two.Fingers up in physical demo of numbers required.
Ma'am no stamps.
What do you mean no stamps ?
Ma'am no stamps in post office.
Please to come tomorrow, next days stamps coming !
Stamp of George VTake 2
Yes good morning Ma'am can we help you ?
Namaste, two stamps for Cyprus please - another post office .
Ma'am and Cyprus country where be found ?
Ah thank you Ma'am
Kumar the lady wants two stamps ( Hindi version)
Kumar turns to other minion and says yes Adiraj get two stamps.
Adiraj goes to a big safe, opens it and takes out big ledger and extracts two stamps (Aaah plenty in this one)
Adiraj hands stamps to Kumar.
Kumar hands them to Head Postie.
Head Postie receives stamps, writes them into his well thumbed records and looks around but no glue
Hunt for glue ensues as these Indian stamps do not appear to be lickable.
Glue is found and stamps fixed firmly onto envelope. A good sign.
Half an hour after entering post office envelopes go back through Kumar and Adiraj to a big sack which sadly does not seem to contain much.
My letters enter it and are on their way ...
Posted a good luck card to France in early December to wish a young friend well for a University Interview.
Sadly card never arrived.
Mother conveyed warm wishes verbally.
Always live in hope of Indian Postal Services
Card arrived after a journey of four and a half months in time for her finals !