Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

R.I.P. Telegram

Published: Jul 24, 2013 05:22:05 AM IST
Updated: Jul 26, 2013 02:21:08 PM IST
R.I.P. Telegram
Image: Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

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.

(This story appears in the 09 August, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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  • Aman Sandhu

    That will be a good idea, but can the post office employee who are already crying for staff shortage, handle the load.

    on Jul 24, 2013