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March 30, 2023 | The Bow Wow Journal By KoKo Wooferjee

Trying to concentrate while this kitten annoys me.

February 25, 2023 | The Bow Wow Journal By KoKo Wooferjee

Guess what? I met the postman thatha again and this time I recognised him right away. He smiled back at me (he had a few teeth missing!) 😅😬 Remember my last conversation with him? I was given a history lesson about the postal system. I have to say it was much more entertaining than a book! 📖

I still had a few questions about the postal system so I stopped him to chat with him. ❓ “Sure KoKo, ask away”, he said. We talked about all these kings creating the postal system with horses. 🎠 But I don’t see a horse anywhere here so how does the post get from the horse age to today? 👀

“Ah good question. Did you know that the British ruled us for nearly 200 years? They created the modern postal system closer to what you see today than the horses”, he said. 📮

So in 1766, Robert Clive and Warren Hastings, the Governors of Bengal had a cool idea. 😎💡 They put together a new system to bring all these different postal systems under what we know as India Post today.

Ah so Calcutta post office must have been the first big post office then, 🏤 I excitedly suggested. “You are right! GPO or General post office is like the head quarters of the post office for the area. Calcutta was the first, followed by Madras GPO and then Bombay”, he said. I was so thrilled to have guessed that nicely.

I told the postman that I ll soon be travelling. My first stop is Pondicherry! 🏖️🌴 I've never seen a beach before, and I'm dreaming of endless waves and sandcastles. But wait, how will my letter reach Layla? 💌

Post box

“Alright, that’s a good question. All you need to do is write your letter and pop it into an envelope. Don’t forget to seal the envelope or your letter will fly right out. 📩 There will be a little flap that you can apply some glue on to keep it close. Go to the local post office, tell them that you want to send a letter to Bangalore. 📮 The postmaster will tell you how much it will cost to send a letter and give you a stamp for it. 🤑 Paste the stamp on the envelope using glue and hand over the letter to the postmaster”, he said.

Seems easy enough. India Post to the rescue! I'll write my letter, pop it in an envelope, seal it tight, ✉️ and head to the local post office. They'll stick a stamp on it,📮 and off it goes on a wild journey! I ll definitely be trying this.

You can get letters too from my travels. Check out how by clicking this link here. Click here

Imagine my letter on a train, swish swash, boom, and it arrives at Bangalore GPO, ready to be sorted by pin code. 🚂✉️ And guess who'll bring the letter to Layla? That's right, my trusty daak tatha! 👮

But hold your horses, folks! Letters don't just travel by train; some even go by air and ship! 🛩️🛳️ Post office annas make sure that every nook and cranny of India gets its fair share of letters and packages. It's like a postal adventure!

Did you know India Post is not just about letters? It's a bank too! I can receive money through money orders. 💰 Layla, be ready to send me some rupees for my thrilling escapades! 😆😂

And guess what? I can even get insurance and send packages. 📦 Move over, Amazon, the postman is here to deliver joy and surprises to every corner of India!

Gotta go now, my adventure awaits! Stay tuned for the next chapter of my travel journal. Bye for now! Keep dreaming, keep exploring!

Stay tuned for the next entry in The Bow Wow Journal By KoKo Wooferjee.

Licks n Kisses,

KoKo! 🐾


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