Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Philatelic pride and passion

The Calcutta, India Telegraph reports Sanjay Kumar, a neurology consultant for a local hospital, developed a passion for stamps in school as youngster. And like many of us , he never outgrew it.

Kumar (shown above with part of his collection) is quoted as saying, “Stamp collection is different from philately as the latter is not just about collection but is also related to form, meaning and dimension. Haphazard collection of stamps is not philately.”

The article says Kumar has another reason to be happy about. His daughter Shreya is also interested in her father’s passion. But, he wants his daughter to learn the nuances the hard way.

“I don’t want to spoon-feed Shreya by giving her a stamp every week to generate curiosity in her. It has to be entirely her effort to develop her interest in her passion. She will have to find her own way. I will not hand her my collection and she will have to strive on her own for it,” he said.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM