Demise of an era:history mourns

Typically known as ‘taar’ in India telegrams have been both anticipated and feared for more than 160 years in both good and bad.

now the technology has spurred the Indian telecommunications boom has become a victim of that booms success. Now paper communication will be seen as comically obsolete technology in the age of smartphones and emails. 

When laid back to our history. Telegraphic services was established between Calcutta and diamond harbor. The British East India company started using telegraph a year later by and by 1854. The telegraps continues to thrive in India even after Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone in 1876 . for more than half a century telegraph were sent by cable lines. 

In the rest of the world the trend towards digital communication that began with the advent of digital computers increasingly threatened the continued relevance of telegraph. By 1980 analog facsimile telegraph perfected in 1930 and user to send information through telephones. Telegraphic lines were replaced by fax machines and fax were replaced by emails, and email began to eclipse the telegrams 

The dominance of email and SMS have been  started in the year of 1990s. In the age of smartphones India is the only latest country to bid goodbye to paper communication. On other had correspondents in Sweden,  United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Mexico continue to offer full Telegraphic service. 

“An unannounced visit from a post man the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour or an week to receive letters,and save as a memorial a person can leave behind them”

Sumi signing out

“letters create a communication that modern and impersonal  forms of communication will never replace”


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