Modern India Post

India Post in its modern avatar  The sleek modern day two- wheeler postal delivery of INDIA POST.
  The ever reliant Indian Postal system has come a long and has wonderfully blended and adopted itself with the changing times.
  Today's post office looks modern and  is fully computerised, but you can't dispense with the Postman or the Postwoman, who faithfully deliver our eagerly awaited letters/magazines and documents, day after day, come rain or shine.
  This photograph is dedicated to those footsoldiers, now on these modern machines, who have served the country over the years with great distinction.

A brief history of the Indian Postal System: (source India Post website and Wikipedia):
The Indian Postal Service, with 155,333 post offices, is the most widely distributed post office system in the world.
In the 14th century, India had a postal system  of two kinds- The horsepost, called uluq,  run by royal horses stationed at a distance of every four miles. The foot-post had three stations per mile; it was called dawa, that is one-third of a mile. This foot-post was quicker than the horse-post.

Photo and Text by Sharath Ahuja, IISc, Bangalore.

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