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R.I.P. Telegram

The last post was sounded for the telegram on July 14. Thousands of nostalgic Indians swamped offices for a last fling with old-style messaging. This picture of the Central Telegraph Office, Mumbai, tells us it’s indeed time. RIP.

From the dying embers of the postal era, India Post is planning to be reborn as a bank. If all post offices turn banks, it will have 1,55,015 branches.