Three sisters from Travancore made remarkable contribution to Tamil and Indian Cinema and are known as Travancore Sisters. Lalitha (1930-1983),Padmini (1932-2006) and Ragini (1939-1974).They were disciples of noted dancers Guru Gopinath and Uday Shankar. They co starred with Sivaji Ganesan ,M G Ramachandran,N T Rama Rao,Raj Kapoor,Prem Nazir and Rajkumar. Padmini acted with Sivaji Ganesan in 60 Films.
A Special cover was released on Travancore sisters on 01 Oct 2008 -on 80th birthday of Sivaji Ganesan.
Dragon Boat Racing – Joint Issue of Stamps – Australia & Hong Kong China -2001
The Dragon Boat (Tuen Ng) festival is one of the major Chinese Festivals of the Year. dragon boat races are held to remember the river search for Qu Yuan an ancient patriot and poet who took his life at corrupt politics at Court.The special boats have ornately carved and painted Dragon heads. The paddlers race to beating of drums and roars of the crowd. It also fastest growing water sports in Australia now.
A set of two stamps each was issued by Australia and Hong Kong China on this beautiful Dragon Boat racing .
All the four stamps on a First Day Cover are listed with cancellations of Sydney and Hong Kong. The designs on stamps are
Australia -45c – Dragon Boats & Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Australia $1 (International Post ) – Dragon Boats & Sydney Opera House.
Hong Kong China $5- Dragon Boats & Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong China $5 -Dragon Boats & Sydney Opera House.
Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Thanjavur Doll or “Thanjavur Thalai-Atti-Bommai” is atype of traditional Indian Bobble -Head or Roly-Poly toy made of terracota material.Its Centre of Gravity and total weight is concentrated at its bottom most central core all the the time so as to present a dance like continuous movement with slow damping oscillations. Hence it comes back to its normal seating position automatically after being tilted anyway.This doll has secured Geographical indication in the year 2007
A Special cover on Thanjavur Dolls was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.
Strictly Ballroom – Stamps & Maxim Cards on Australian Films 1995
Strictly Ballroom is a beautiful 1992 Australian Romantic Film Directed and Co-Written by Baz Luhrmann.It is based on a critically acclaimed stage play originally set up by Luhrmann in 1984.The Film stars Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice.
A stamp & Maxim was issued on 08 Jun 1995 to coincide with the Centenary of Cinema featuring the Film Strictly Ballroom.