March 31, 2022

Punjab Engineering college

A Special cover was released on 100 year of Punjab Engineering college on 16th November 2021 at Chandigarh.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Tribute to Netaji

Special cover released in Delhi as a Tribute to Netaji in Delhi 22nd, 25th, 27th and 31st January 2022 which is the 125th Birth Anniversay of Subhas Chandra Bose.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 30, 2022

Textiles of Mizoram

A Set of Special covers on the Textiles of Mizoram  like Hmaram, Ngotekherh, Mizo Puanchei, Tawlhlohpuan and Pawndum was released on 24th and 26th November 2021 at Aizwal.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Ganjifa Cards

 A Special cover was released on the Ganjifa Cards on 20th March 2022 at Bengaluru.

Traditionally hand-painted by artisans, Ganjifa cards of Mysuru hold historical importance besides holding aesthetic and artistic value. This unique fine art form blends the exquisite art of miniature painting and craft, with cards typically based on epic themes giving them an exclusive look and feel. The artistic skill of this traditional craft is seen in its adoption of designs with minute details. These cards arc made in different sizes and shapes. The epic Ramayana has 28 to 1008 cards whereas Dasavatara has 120 cards.

Cover Code:KTK/31/2022.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 29, 2022

Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex

Russia Post released a stamp on the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex depicting images of the multi functional supply vessel "Katerina Velikaya", the shipyard and the logo of the SKK"Zvezda"

The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (SSK Zvezda) is a Russian shipbuilding and ship repair enterprise in the city of Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Krai. On September 1, 2016, the ceremonial launch of the first stage took place in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation. In 2018, work began on the construction of the second stage of the shipyard; it is expected to complete the construction in 2024.

International Day of Forests

A Special cover on Honey Bee was released on 21st March 2022 at Pune on the International Day of Forests.

March 28, 2022

Mysuru Betel leaf

 A Special cover was released on the Mysuru Betel leaf on 20th March 2022 at Bengaluru.

Mysuru betel leaf is being cultivated from the period of Maharajas of Mysuru in palace gardens as well as in villages surrounding Mysuru taluk. These leaves are heart shaped and texture of the leaves is very smooth. The presence of black clay soil with moderate rainfall and temperature makes Mysuru betel leaf unique to that particular locality.

Cover Code:KTK/30/2022

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 27, 2022

The history of domestic tank construction

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamps on 31st August 2022 on the history of domestic tank construction.

The history of tank construction in Russia began in 1920-1921, when the first domestic samples were developed at the Krasnoe Sormovo plant in Nizhny Novgorod on the basis of the captured French Renault tank. In the early 1930s, the main design centers of the Soviet tank building were formed in Moscow, Kharkov and Leningrad.

JSC "Scientific and Production Corporation "Uralvagonzavod" named after F. E. Dzerzhinsky " is a Soviet and Russian corporation engaged in the development and production of military equipment, road construction machines and railway cars.

The postage stamps depict tanks produced by Uralvagonzavod:
T-34-76 — Soviet medium tank series. It was adopted in 1939. It was mass-produced in 1941-1944. The most massive tank of the Red Army during the Great Patriotic War.
The T-54 is a Soviet medium tank. Designed taking into account the combat experience of the Second World War. It was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1946. It was serially produced in 1947-1958 in various modifications.
T-72B3 is a Russian main battle tank. The result of a deep modernization of the T-72B. It was adopted and put into mass production in 2012. The winner of the tank biathlon.
The T-90M "Breakthrough" is a Russian main battle tank. It has a number of innovations applied in the machines of the Armata platform. He successfully passed military tests in 2019. It has been put into mass production. 

March 26, 2022

Statue of Equality

A Special cover on Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi, who was a revolutionary social reformer who established equality for all was released on 2nd February 2022 at Palmakole.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 25, 2022

Image of Modern Russia

Russia Post issued two stamps on on 24th August 2021 depicting the  image of modern Russia, the Bear with the background in the colors of Russian flag and  healthcare workers and a volunteer, all of whom play an indispensable role in today's society .


According to the results of the All-Russian competition of sketches of postage stamps and postcards on the theme "The Image of Modern Russia", the works of Anastasia Voloshenko (St.Petersburg) and "Heroes-2021" by Galina Nazarenko (Yekaterinburg) were selected.

Sayed Haider Raza

A Special cover was released on 22nd February 2022 to celebrate the birth Centenary of Sayed Haider Raza at Piramal Museum of Art, Mumbai.

March 24, 2022

Nanjangud Banana

 A Special cover on the Nanjangud Banana was released on 6th January 2022 at Nanjangud.

The Nanjangud Banana, natively called as Nanjangud Rasabalehannu, is variety of banana grown in and around the area of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. It is famous for its unique taste and aroma. The black clay alluvial saline soil found in and around Nanjangud accounts for this.

Cover Code: KTK/12/2022

March 23, 2022

Komi Republic.

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet of celebrate 100 years of the Komi Republic on 20th August 2021.  

Martyr's Day

A Special cover was released on 30th January 2022 to remember Mahatma on the Martyr's day at Bengaluru.

Martyr's Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed on 30th January every year ti honour all those who gave thier lives for our country. This day marks the death anniversary of the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi who was assassinated during his prayers at Birla House Delhi in 1948 after India got it's Independence.

Cover Code: KTK/09/2022

March 22, 2022

36th International Geographical Congress

India Post released a set of 2 stamps to mark the 36th International Geographical Congress on 20th March 2022.

March 21, 2022

Lata Mangeshkar

A Special cover to pay tribute to commemorate the"Nightingale of India"Lata Mangeshkar. on 8th March 2022 at Bengaluru.

Over thirty thousand songs in thirty-six languages bear testimony to the greatness of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar who has mesmerized millions through her enthralling renditions.She was conferred with the Dada Saheb Phalke award for her outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.

Please scan the QR code printed on the cover to listen to one of the immortal masterpieces of the legendary singer.

Cover Code: KTK/022/2022

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 20, 2022

Annunciation Monastery

Russia Post released a stamp to mark 800 years of the Annunciation Monastery in Nizhny Novgorod on 19th August 2021.

March 19, 2022

The Department of Arts and Culture, Meghalaya

A Special cover was released by the The Department of Arts and Culture, Meghalaya on 15th August 2021 to celebrate the 75th year of Indian Independence.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 18, 2022

Afanasy Nikitin's journey to India

Russia post released as stamp to celebrate 550 years of Afanasy Nikitin's journey to India on 18th August 2021 depicting images of the monument to Afanasy Nikitin in Tver, as well as Tver and India with ancient places of interest.

Afanasy Nikitin was a Russian traveler, writer, Tver merchant and the author of famous narrative known as The Journey Beyond Three Seas. He was one of the first Europeans who reached India (30 years earlier than Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama). In 1468-1474 (dated by L.S. Semenov, earlier dating by I.I. Sreznevsky was 1466-1472), he made a journey across Persia, India and the territory of modern Turkey and wrote down his impressions known as The Journey Beyond Three Seas. Presumably, the merchant wanted to travel to Shamakhi with Ambassador Vasily Panin and Hasanbek, a Shamakhi Ambassador, who had visited Tver, to distribute Russian goods and establish economic relations with Asian merchants. Unfortunately, Nikitin failed to reach the destination, because his ships were attacked near Astrakhan. However, it was not the end of his misfortunes: near the town of Tarki (modern Makhachkala) they were caught by a storm, the ships were thrown ashore, and all the merchants were taken prisoners. With the help of Vasily Panin and the Shamakhi Ambassador, the captives were set free but deprived of their goods. Since the goods for the voyage had been borrowed, Nikitin was afraid to return empty-handed and continued his journey in search of a replacement for the stolen goods.

Afanasy Nikitin went on the Indian shore in the first days of June, 1471; most historians who investigated the traveler's notes of journey quote this date. After a long and not quite successful travel, the Tver merchant arrived at the Indian port of Chaul located 120 km to the south of contemporary Mumbai. The famous Russian historian N.M. Karamzin opened The Journey Beyond Three Seas in the Trinity List (late 15th or very early 16th century) and published excerpts from it in the notes to volume VI of History of the Russian State in 1818. Nikitin’s essay was the first Russian writing that described in detail a commercial non-religious trip. The author visited the Caucasus, Persia, India and Crimea. However, the greater part of the narrative is dedicated to India: its political structure, trade, agriculture, customs and traditions. The writing is full of lyrical digressions and autobiographic passages.

March 17, 2022

Products of Bhopal

A Set of 6 special covers were released on the Products of Bhopal like Sehora - Wooden Toys, Harda - Bamboo, Betul - Teak wood Products, Katni - Stone, Sidhi - Carpet, and Seoni - Jeerashankar Rice  on 8th January 2022 at Bhopal

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 16, 2022

Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun

 India Post released a stamp on Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun on 13th March 2022.

March 15, 2022

Chamarajanagar Turmeric

 A Special cover was released on the Chamarajanagar Turmeric at Nanjangud on 8th February 2022.

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is the main spice crop of Chamarajanagar District. Chamarajanagar District falls under southern dry agro climate zone-tv of Karnataka. 'Chamarajanagar Local' a variety of Turmeric which is having more curcumin content acts as Anti¬inflammatory and Strong Antioxidant. Turmeric has been declared as the main crop of Chamarajanagar District under 'One District One Product' scheme. 

Cover Code: KTK/013/2022
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 14, 2022

Mayurbhanj Postal Division

A Special cover was released to celebrate 50 years of the foundation day of Mayurbhanj Postal Division at Baripada on 23rd December 2021.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 13, 2022

650 years of Vereya of the Moscow region

Russia Post released a stamp on 7th August 2021 to celebrate 650 years of Vereya of the Moscow region depicting images of the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, a monument to General I.S. Dorokhov and a copy of the monument to the Warrior-Liberator by E.V. Vuchetich, which the sculptor donated to the town. Vereya is a town in the Naro-Fominsk urban district of the Moscow Region of Russia.

March 12, 2022

Cherman Juma Masjid

 A Special cover on the Cherman Juma Masjid was released on 28th January 2022 at Kodungallur.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 11, 2022

Nugu Dam

 A Special cover was released on the Nugu Dam at Nanjangud of 8th February 2022.

Nugu Dam is located in Beervalu village, Saragur in H D Kote Taluk in H D Kote taluk of Mysuru District. The dam is constructed across river Nugu in Cauvery basin. The Major portion of water of this reservoir is supplied to Nanjangud Taluk. The reservoir was built to serve the purpose of irrigation and hydroelectricity generation. The construction of the dam was started in the year 1956-57 and was completed in the year 1959. The dam was built under the supervision of Sir M Visvesvaraya. Nugu Lift Irrigation project was taken up in the year 2019-20.

Cover Code:KTK/011/2022

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 10, 2022

World Thinking Day

A Special cover was released on 22nd February 2022 to celebrate the birth anniversary of both the founder of the Scouts and Guides Movement Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden Powell and his wife Olave Baden Powell.

 It is celebrated every year as the "World Thinking Day". The theme for "World Thinking Day 2022" is "Our World, Our Equal Future". The Bharath Scouts and Guides celebrates this very special palindrome and ambigram date this year.

Autographs on the cover: P.G.R Sindhia (Chief Commissioner – Bharath Scouts and Guides) , Shri S. Rajendra Kumar (CPMG Karnataka Circle) and the designer of this special cover Sarathraj.E (Manager -IT, Bharat Scouts and Guides).

Cover Code: KTK/015/2022

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 9, 2022

National Institute of Technology, Calicut

A Special cover was released to celebrate 60 years of National Institute of Technology, Calicut on 13th December 2021 at Calicut.

 Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 8, 2022

His Holiness Swami Krishnananda

A Special cover was released to celebrate the birth centenary of  His Holiness Swami Krishnananda on 19th December 2021 at Bengaluru.

Cover Code: KTK/76/2021

March 7, 2022

State Symbols of Goa

 A Special cover on the State Symbols of Goa was released on 3rd March 2022 at Panaji.

March 6, 2022

950 years of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region

Russia Post released a stamp on 950 years of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region on 8th August 2021 depicting the monument of archeology "Ust-Sheksna", a panorama of the city with the Transfiguration Cathedral, the Rybinsk is the second largest city in the Yaroslavl region and part of the Central Federal District of the Russian Federation.

March 5, 2022

Navalgund Durries

 A Special cover on the Navalgund Durries was released on 26th January 2022 at Dharwad.

Navalgund Durries, a traditional carpets made out of cotton are geographically tagged in India. These are available in geometric and padlock designs in three categories. Durries are normally woven on horizontal ground loom, whereas only these Navalgund Durries is hand woven on primitive vertical loom.  considering the legacy of design quality and color , GI tag has been granted under Handicrafts category.

Cover Code: KTK/07/2022

March 3, 2022

650 years of Kaluga.

Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 650 years of Kaluga on 5th August 2021. 

Kaluga is a city in the European part of Russia, in the Central Federal District, the administrative center of the Kaluga Region.The postage stamp depicts the State Museum of the History of Cosmonauts named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky, the monument to K. E. Tsiolkovsky, the stone bridge, the Kaluga Instrument-making Plant "Typhoon" and a panorama of the city.

March 1, 2022

Prof. Hattangadi Shashidhar Bhat

A Special Cover was released on Prof. Hattangadi Shashidhar Bhat during the decennial year celebrations of the Department of Urology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore on 1st March 2022.

Cover Code: KTK/16/2022.