In General

The postal price increase didn’t even create a lil’ twitch. With email becoming the default communication tool, postal dept doesn’t figure in my life. Frankly, I didn’t even know how much an inland letter ( or “england letter” as people in my village call it !! ) cost. The last I remember, it used to cost 75 paisa. Now I find that it costs Rs.2.50. An envelope, which we stick one rupee stamp now requires five of them . Wow ! Talk of inflation. But one thing that saddens me is when i think of the beloved lovable postmen. I had lived my entire childhood with anticipated waits for the affable postmen to bring letters or parcels. But with the onslaught of technology, people shifting from traditional postal system to emails is inevitable. I’m worried about their jobs.