Indian cinema on stamps – Let’s talk about Bollywood!

Indian cinema on stamps – Let’s talk about Bollywood!.

This is the link to a marvellous effort – a collection of stamps that depict Indian Cinema, from across the world.

I have put across a representattive sample here:

Awara - RKSDBA Great QuartetNutanIndia's Glittering Jewels




In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

5 thoughts on “Indian cinema on stamps – Let’s talk about Bollywood!”

  1. Thanks Ashok, I hope many people will appreciate the work of the artsists who did their best to represent Indian cinena on these little pieces of paper!!

  2. Indeed!
    This should certainly put the kind of work done by so many named and unnamed artists in making the Indian Film industry what it is today in the most appropriately appreciative perspective.
    What is really important is that you have put the entire galaxy into one’s palm!
    Something akin to Virat Darshan – a Grand Spectacle- where Krishna had shown the entire Universe to Arjun in his open-jaws.

    1. Yes… the only restriction being that (after looking well) I have found only 60 representatives of the whole of Indian cinema world deemed worthy of being transferred on stamp! That was surprisingly few, don’t you think? (and this even if one agrees that only the dead should be thus immortalized, and if the Indian Post service has no duty towards the cinema!)

  3. a great post specially when the postal stamps are fast disappearing (taken over by e-mail etc.) I do not remember when last I used a stamp to send a personal letter. And a good tribute to old Boliwood stalwarts. But true as Yves says, more, many more could and should have been given such reprsentation. I have a feeling even Russia could have issued a stamp for Raj Kapoor for he was very popular there.

    1. Yes, in fact (so called) celebrations of 100 years of Indian Cinema also has not ventured out of a very narrow concept of ‘celebration’, and have taken such extra pains to unravel the historical records on platforms other than fils and thier reviews.

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