Photo Essay – Postman at Work, Daryaganj
A way of life.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
When was the last time you summoned the services of writing sheets, envelopes, and postage stamps to send a mail to a friend? How many years ago you last dropped a letter into a letterbox?
One morning The Delhi Walla witnessed a rare sight. Walking in Daryaganj, I saw a uniformed postman opening a letterbox and emptying it of envelopes. There were three letterboxes, and all were locked, but the postman had the keys. He also had a large blue sack, which was bulging with letters.
I went to him and asked, “Sir, what is your e-mail address?”
“I don’t have an e-mail,” the postman said, “ but I think my son has.”
I’ll wait for your letter
I only send Speed Post nowadays. Only Rs.12 in NCR and 25 India-wide. With tracking! I send maybe 500-700 letters per year, mostly invitations and greeting cards.
nice one 🙂
oh gosh…good question, when was the last time I wrote a personal letter (excluding official stuff e.g. bills, invoices, etc) … 1996 may be … that already 16 years and have been using emails ever since from the very early days of internet.
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