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Telegrams are still a thing in India, though that’s about to change. On July 15, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will send the last telegram the world may ever see. Western Union quit the practice seven years ago. The industry was once so robust that it supported 60 million messages in India alone in 1985. Stop. Progress moves quickly sometimes. Stop. (photo by Rajanish Kakade/Associated Press)

Telegrams are still a thing in India, though that’s about to change. On July 15, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will send the last telegram the world may ever see. Western Union quit the practice seven years ago. The industry was once so robust that it supported 60 million messages in India alone in 1985. Stop. Progress moves quickly sometimes. Stop. (photo by Rajanish Kakade/Associated Press)

June 17, 2013 // 3:39 // 1 year ago
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