August 31, 2017

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

A Special cover was released on 10th August 2017 to celebrate 125 years of  Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru, popularly known as "Mysuru Zoo"

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru was established in the year 1892 by the 23rd Maharaja of Mysuru, Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar. At present the zoo housed 1521 animals of 153 species from India and around the world, and is regarded as one of the best in Asia.

Cover Code: KTK/61/2017

August 30, 2017

Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy

A special cover was released at Uyyalawada on 22nd February 2017 to celebrate the 170th death anniversary of the first freedom fighter of Uyyalawada, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 29, 2017

Raipur Municipal Corporation

A special cover of Raipur Municipal Corporation was released on 24th May 2017 at Raipur.

Raipur Municipal Corporation situated at the heart of city came into existence on May 22 1867. Raipur Municipal corporation Headquarters, Popularly known as Nagar Nigam "White House" because of its marvelous design.Many unique projects like Indoor Stadium, Statue of Vivekananda at Budha Talab and India's tallest National Flag mast at Telibandha Talab has been executed by Raipur Municipal Corporation paving the ways in the making Raipur a Smart city.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

August 28, 2017

Revolutionary Freedom fighters of Jharkhand

A special cover on 'Revolutionary Freedom fighters of Jharkhand'  was released on 15the August 2017,  Independence Day by Smt Shashi Shalini Kujur, Postmaster General, Jharkhand. 

This special cover is dedicated to brave hearts of  Jharkhand namely Birsa Munda, Telenga Khadiya, Tilka Manjhi, Sido Murmu, Kanhu Murmu, Nilamar, Pitamber, Veer Budhu Bhagat, Lal Thakur Vishwanath Shahdev, Tikait Umrao Singh, Pandey Ganpat Rai, Shaikh Bhikari, Jatra Uraon who faught valiantly  against oppressive rule of Britishers.

Cover Code: JH/12/2017

August 26, 2017

Shri.Mishrimal Ji Maharaj Sab “Madhukar”

On the occasion of Chaturmas spiritual function of 9th Jain Acharya of Jaimal Gachchha and first Sravan sanghiya Yuvacharya  Pujya Mishrimal Ji Maharaj Sab “Madhukar”, a special cover was released on 12th August 2017 at Bhilai (C.G.). Dr. Sarita Singh, Chief Postmaster General, Chhattisgarh Circle released this special cover and special cancellation in a grand function.

Courtesy: Sudhir Jain

August 24, 2017

Tulunadpex 2017 in Pictures

Release of Special Covers.

Inauguration of Exhibition

The Audience at Tulunadpex 2017

Guests and the Visitors


Chief Guest with Organisers

Few of the  members of Organising Committee.

August 22, 2017

Tulunadpex 2017 - Special Covers (2)

A set of 2 special cover were released on 19th August 2017, the second day of Tulunadpex 2017 - Regional level Philatelic and Numismatic Exhibition held at Manipal.

Sports of Tulunadu like Lagori, Kesaru Gadde Ota and Kambala with cancellation of Channe Mane

Cover Code: KTK/67/2017

Cover depicts Khan Bahadur Haji Kasim Saheb Bahadur, founder of the Canara Banking Corporation Ltd., which was named as Corporation Bank. His residence was the first branch of the bank which is now converted to Corporation Bank heritage Museum. 

Cover Code: KTK/66/2017

A permanent pictorial cancellation of  Kaup Lighthouse was  introduced at the Venue of Tulunadpex 2017 by the Postal department.

Kaup Lighthouse was built in 1901. The active Lighthouse was a round masonry tower which was painted inn black and white horizontal bands. the lantern dome of the lighthouse is painted red. It is one of the best known lighthouse of Karnataka.

August 21, 2017

Tuludadpex 2017 - Special Covers

A set of 4 special covers were released on 18th August 2017, the Inaugural day of Tulunadpex 2017 - Regional level Philatelic and Numismatic Exhibition held at Manipal.

Food of Tulunadu like Pelakai Gatti, Pathrode, Manjal Eiretha Gatti, Moode, Neer Tella, Ottu Shemige, Golibage, Guliyappa, Pundi Gatti, Bangude Puli Munchi, Kori Rotti and Koyyol Sukkha with cancellation of Moode.

Cover Code:KTK/62/2017

Late Pailoor Laxminarayana Rau was a well-known Philatelist, Apiculturist and introduced the concept of Aquarium in Tulunadu.

Cover Code:KTK/65/2017

60 years of Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi

Cover Code:KTK/63/2017

 28 years of Sharada residential School, Udupi.

Cover Code:KTK/64/2017

August 17, 2017

Tulunadpex 2017 - Day's Programmes

Caves of Meghalaya

A miniature sheet on Caves of Meghalaya was released on 15th August 2017.

August 16, 2017

Beautiful India

A miniature sheet on Beautiful India was issued on 15th August 2017.

Tulunadpex-2017 - Drawing Competition.

August 15, 2017

Independence Day - 2017

Wishing all my friends, viewers and fellow bloggers a very


August 12, 2017

Khadi Movement

A Special Cover was released on 1st August 2017 to Celebrate 94 years of Khadhi movement and 7 days stay (from 16th to 22nd April 1937) of Mahatma Gandhi to attend 3rd Annual Convention of Seva Sangh at Hudli Village, Belagavi Dist, Karnataka.

Cover Code: KTK/60/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

August 10, 2017

1942 Freedom Movement

India Post released a set of 8 stamps and miniature sheet on 1942 Freedom Movement on 9th August 2017.

August 9, 2017

Sabarmati Ashram

A special cover was released at Ahmedabad on 17th June 2017 to celebrate the centenary of the Sabarmati Ashram.

Mahatma Gandhi described the ashram as the necessity of life for him. The Ashram founded as the principle of truth and non voilence sought to realise and extend the very meaning of fredom and equality. It's endavour was to free both the oppressed and the Oppressor from voilence and injustice. the Ashram that witnessed the making of history now stands as a heritage of humankind and reminder of journey to be made.

August 7, 2017

Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member Nations

Russia Post issued a stamp on 27th March 2017 featuring Tauride Palace and the IPA CIS logo.

The Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) is an interstate body of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

August 5, 2017


A special cover was released to celebrate the Birth centenary of Shri K.Karunakaran at Kozhikode on 7th July 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 3, 2017


Russia Post issued a stamp featuring St Michael's Castle on 15th March 2017 under Europa Issues.

St Michael’s Castle is a former royal residence in the center of Saint Petersburg, and a major architectural landmark of 18–19 centuries. It was built as a water castle for Emperor Paul I by architects Vincenzo Brenna and Vasily Bazhenov in 1797–1801.

August 2, 2017

Mother's Public School

A special cover was released to celebrate silver jubilee of  Mother's Public School on 17th July 2017 at Bhubaneshwar.