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postboxWhen was the last time you saw this?

postbox

And when was the last time you used one?

Well, I got to see one yesterday near Grant Road station. Till that point I’d never realized how these postboxes had completely disappeared in metro cities. This is probably due to the wide usage of email and online chat facilities, not to forget the increasing usage of mobiles. But I had never given any thought to what happened to the hundreds of postboxes that were present in all these cities. There was a time when you could find a postbox in every locality at crossroads, or hanging in a corner.

And have they been removed in the towns and villages too? I guess not. Probably that’ll happen in the next few years, once the rural areas get connected completely to the mobile & internet networks. And then soon we’ll be seeing these red boxes as a collector’s item or in museums only!

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