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He lost his only job... because the telegram died

Mahendra Tarwala had a one-of-a-kind job. For over half a century, he sent telegrams on behalf of grain merchants in Mumbai and ran his house on the commission he made. On Sunday, July 14 when......

PICS: The final few hours of the telegram

The 163-year-long service drew to a close. Abhishek Mande was there to record its final hours at Mumbai's Central Telegraph Office. Photographs: Nadisha Daniel On Sunday, July 14, CN Deshmukh......

PHOTOS: A day after the Telegram died

India on Sunday wrapped up the 160-year-old telegram service in the face of dwindling revenues. A day later telegram employees are left wondering what to do next. Here’s the sight at one......

Last telegram sent to Rahul, DD director general SM Khan

As the iconic 163-year-old telegram passed into history, the last message was sent to Rahul Gandhi and director general of DD news SM Khan. The telegram counter closed at 11:45 pm on Sunday night......

Stop! Tales of a village telegraphist

Telegrams were, once upon a time, the lifeline of Indian villages. Urgent news reached the tiniest hamlets through Morse machines. How will the closing of the telegraph office affect a small......

Obama, Modi to boost bilateral business ties

Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting a reproduction of telegram sent by USA to the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1946, to the US President Barack Obama, in New Delhi . Photograph: PIB......

Bidding adieu to telegram: Some were there to be part of history

“Love of my life STOP will you marry me STOP”, reads a telegram sent out on Friday from the Central Telegraph Office (CTO) here. With the service set to end on Monday, the CTO here saw......

Curtains down for 160-year old telegram service

Smart phones, emails and SMS seem to have pushed the humble telegram service to a quiet corner with the BSNL deciding to discontinue the 160-year-old telegraph service from July 15. Once the main......

'Modi's US visit to focus on innovation, digital economy'

More than 25,000 people have signed up for the event at the SAP Centre, which has a seating capacity of 18,000. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to interact with technology and business......

What we dearly miss as modern gadgets rule our lives

For people like me, all these fast-moving gadgets are not only costly and confusing but emotionally barren as well notes Barun Roy.  Image: 920s Underwood typewriter with Swedish layout.......

'In India, when actors get stardom, it's difficult to even talk to them'

'Rekha's eyes tell a very intense story. You look at her and you feel that this woman has the resilience to face the world. You can feel the whole journey of Umrao Jaan through her......

When Amjad Khan, Attenborough, Sanjeev Kumar got together...

Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya passed away into the ages on June 2, following a prolonged illness. She had provided a lot of support to her legendary husband, and had penned an autobiography of their......

The MOST WANTED Man for 60 years!

Veteran actor Pran, who breathed his last on July 12, was an unmatched force as the malevolent presence in most 1960-70s hits. Dinesh Raheja, who'd had the opportunity to meet the late actor, looks......

Photo: Karan Johar parties with Kareena, Arjun Kapoor

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting: With Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani proving to be such a blockbuster hit, its producer Karan Johar has reason to party. And he did, with his......

Bollywood's love affair with LETTERS!

Need to get in touch urgently, missing someone or sharing your well-being to the ones you love, letter writing is one of the oldest means of communication. With astonishing advancement in......

Who really snubbed Jesse Owens?

Every four years, when the Summer Olympics hit the headlines, some media outlet or the other mentions the great Jesse Owens and his victories at the 1936 Berlin Games. Inevitably, the story of his......

Manchester still dotes on George Best

Maradona good, Pele better; George Best!Slight exaggeration in the popular saying notwithstanding, it's not only Northern Irelandthat emptied its heart and showered unbridled loveon its prodigal......
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Travelling abroad is no longer what it used to be. I'm too young to have experienced what I think of as 'Boat Letter' travel, when anyone going... ...

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As personal as it can get

Amidst the bouquet of innovative start-ups that are mushrooming by the hour in the City is ‘Kisses By Candlelight’, nestled in Kalyan... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/497845/as-personal-can-get.html
Tragic tale of a Kargil hero

Believe It or Not! The dark clouds of Kargil war had waned with the Indian Army soldiers emerging victorious from the treacherous stretches of... ...

http://www.starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=45830
Pakistan failed to get US support for plebiscite in ...

Washington: After starting the 1965 war, Pakistan desperately sought an assurance from the US and United Nations for a plebiscite in Kashmir but... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/world/pakistan-failed-to-get-us-support-for-plebiscite-in-kashmir-after-1965-war-say-declassified-docs-2410844.html
Hike expands to verticals beyond messaging and stickers with short form news. Are they going the WeChat way?

Hike Messenger, today announced the launch of hike 4.0′, aimed at redefining the consumer experience in the instant messaging space. The latest... ...

http://yourstory.com/2015/08/hike-4-0/

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