Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Popular Cuisine.
The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. India with its diversity is home to mouth-watering street food delicacies.
A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Popular Cuisines.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on popular Cuisine is listed.
Poha-Jalebi – Street Food from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Made from Sev , Jalebi & sliced onions etc.
Golgappas- The most popular street snack and food across all ages and regions. It is a crisp round ball served with flavoured water (tamarind water), fillings and garnishing. Known as Panipuri, Batashe,Fulki, Phuchka etc.
Dhokla – Peculiar to Gujarat and made from fermented batter and Chick Peas.
Chhole Bature – A delicacy from Punjab and Delhi. This cuisine is made from flour and chickpeas. Delhi and Amritsar are the best places to order your Chhole Bature.
Idli -dosa – Thes are south Indian snacks famous all over the country, Indian Sub-continent and the World. Made from fermented rice and served hot with sambar or Dal. Dosa is a pancake which can be plain and can any type of fillings depending on the region. Chain of special hotels serves this across the country.
Vada-Pav – Symbolic Marathi street food typical to Maharashtra and Mumbai. A fried potato dumpling served with sliced bread (Pav) is called Vada pav. Served with various types of sauces or chutneys.
Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Festive Cuisine.
The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. The sweets offered or associated with Festivals are known as Festive Cuisines. The recipes have undergone some changes.
A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Festive Cuisines.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on Festive Cuisine is listed.
Malpua – Pancake served as a dessert in the Indian sub-continent. It is Popular in Odhisa, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi. The festivals associated with this are Bhai Dhuj, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi and Raksha Bandhan.
Pongal – It is a rice dish popular in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The festivals associated with this are Pongal and Makar Sakranti.
Motichur Laddoo – Laddoos are the most popular sweet dish across all states, all festivals and different religions as well. The most delicious is Motichur Laddoo.
Gujhiya – Sweet dumpling made from flour and is filled with roasted dry fruits, coconut etc. It associated with Northern states of India, Bihar, UP, MP and Jharkhand. It is synonymous with the Festival of Colors -Holi.
Seviyan – It is a traditional Indian sweet. Sevai is cooked in milk and sugar. Garnished with saffron and served during Eid.
Thekua – It is a traditional sweet dish of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is sweet and crunchy and prepared during Chhath Puja.
Olympic Stamps of Bangladesh– 1976 Montreal Olympics to 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Bangladesh gained Independence in 1971 and Bangladesh Olympic Committee (BOA) was formed in 1979. Bangladesh athletes first took part in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. Bangladesh has never participated in the Winter Olympics.
Olympic Stamps- Bangladesh has issued 34 stamps on Summer Olympics from 1976 to 2016. Bangladesh Post Office brought out a booklet cum presentation pack containing all stamps it has issued from 1976 to 2008 Summer Olympics.
The same is being listed for the Olympic Collectors.
The 1976 Summer Olympics or XXI Olympics were held in Montreal Canada from 17 Jul to 01 Aug 1976. A total of 6,084 athletes from 92 Nations participated in 21 Sports, 28 Disciplines and 198 events. Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the Games. The Soviet Union topped the medals tally with 49 Gold Medals.
Bangladesh issued a set of six stamps on 29 Nov 1976 to commemorate the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
25 p – Hurdles (Athletics) 30 p – Sprint (Athletics) One Taka – Pole Vault
3.50 Taka – Gymnastics 2.25 Taka -Swimming 5.00 Taka – Football
APS Cover Jul 2019 – Birth Centenary of Lieutenant General Sagat Singh
APS Cover issued on 14 Jul 2019 to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Lieutenant General Sagat Singh, PVSM (14 Jul 1919-26 Sep 2001). He was born in Churu, Rajasthan. He studied in Walter Nobles high School Bikaner and Doongar College Bikaner.
Joined as a Naik in Bikaner Ganga Risala in 1938 to begin his Military Career.
Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to Sadul Light Infantry (Now 19 Rajput).
Attended Middle East Staff Course in 1943 and 12th War Staff Course in Quetta in 1945.
In 1950 transferred to 3rd Gorkha Rifles and Commanded 2nd and 3rd battalions.
In Dec 1961 led his Para Brigade in Liberation of Goa.
In 1971 led a Corps during Liberation of Bangladesh.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan and PVSM and Bangladesh posthumously awarded him “Friends of Liberation War” Honour.
Stamps of China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics –Closing Ceremony – China 2008
The 2008 Summer Olympics or XXIX Olympics were held in Beijing China from 08 to 24 Aug 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 41 Disciplines and 302 events. President Hu Jintao of China inaugurated the Games. China topped the medals tally with 48 Gold Medals.
China Post issued a set of four stamps on 24 Aug 2008 (24/8/8)for the Closing Ceremony of 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The theme of stamps was the handover of the Olympic Flame from Beijing to London.
A FDC with stamps is listed.
1.20 Yuan – National Stadium China 1.20 Yuan – Watchtower of the Forbidden City.
1.20 Yuan – London Eye 1.20 Yuan – Tower of London
APS Cover May 2019 –Platinum Jubilee 4th Battalion The 8th Gorkha Rifles
APS Cover issued on 13 May 2019 to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of 4th Battalion The 8th Gorkha Rifles. It was raised on 15 Mar 1941. In World War II the Battalion took park in Burma Campaign and Rfn(Later Hav) Lachhiman Gurung earned the Victoria Cross in the Battle of Taungdaw in Burma. It has taken part in all operations post Independence and has earned two MVCs and Two KCs among many other Gallantry and Distinguished Services’ awards.
APS Cover May 2019 – 75 Years of Excellence-Artificial Limb Centre Pune
APS Cover issued on 11 May 2019 to commemorate the 75 Years of Excellence of Artificial Limb Centre Pune.it was established on 19 May 1944 for the rehabilitation of amputee soldiers. It has excelled in the field of prosthetics and orthotics.