Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

To All My Friends and their Families All Over the World – One of the greatest joys of this season is the opportunity to say THANK YOU and to wish you the very best for the New Year.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Type of Ship : Baidak

Baidak was a wooden sailing ship, similar to a cog. It had a flush-laid flat bottom approximately 3–4 metres wide, which narrowed to tapered ends, and one 5 metre mast. Measuring approximately 15–20 (or 36–60) metres in length, a baidak could carry a load of approximately 200 tons. It could be operated by oars or sail.

Baidaky were in use from the 16th - 19th centuries in the territory of present-day Ukraine, primarily for cargo delivery on the Dnipro and Don rivers,however they were also frequently used by the Zaporizhian Cossacks for their military campaigns to the Black Sea.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Indian National Flag unfurled through Philately

Mr Sekhar Chakrabarti book titled "The Indian National Flag unfurled through Philately" will be launched at the India International Centre, New Delhi by Sri Jawhar Sarcar, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati & Former Secretary, Ministry of Culture on 20th December 2012 at 6.30 pm in Delhi.
If possible do make it to the event. Mr Sekhar Chakrabarti will be glad.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12 - The much awaited day is here

December, 12, 2012 or 12-12-12 will be the last date of its kind - when all three numericals in a date are the same - for the next 88 years. The next time this will happen is on January 1, 2101, or 01-01-01.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Indian Coast Guard Ship H-189 commissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship H-189, the third of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by Griffon Hoverworks Limited (GHL), UK was commissioned on 20 Nov 2012 in Mumbai by Vice Admiral SK Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

Any idea if there is special cover issue for the commissioning of the ship.

For more details Click here

If anybody has the special cover issue and available for exchange , please let me know...