2009-05

List of Indians whose stamps were issued when alive

List of Indians whose stamps were issued when they were living. They also got the Bharat Ratna award.

Order Awardee Bharat Ratna Stamp issue date
3rd Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1954 5-9-1967
[80th birthday]
5th Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya 1955 15-9-1960
[on 100th birthday]
8th Dhondo Keshav Karve 1958 18-4-1958
[on 100th birthday]
11th Rajendra Prasad 1962 13-5-1962
[on date of retirement as Pres]
18th Mother Teresa 1980 27-8-1980
[on birthday after receiving Nobel Peace Prize]
43rd Sachin Tendular 2013 14-11-2013
[on day of his 200th test match]


2009-05

Sachin Tendulkar gold coin

Perhaps today is the right day to post this Sachin Tendulkar gold coin that I purchased way back in 2000. It is a non denominated coin which is not legal tender anywhere. Made by Corporation Bank and minted at the Perth Mint for the 1999 World Cup. 24 carat, 99.99% gold, ¼oz, 7.777 gm, and 20mm dia. Today is the day he played his last test match. Cost at the time was ₹3,400/- approximately.








2009-05

Swami Vivekananda-150 Birth Anniversary (1863-1902)

The Kolkota Mint opened bookings for this coin in May this year. Yes you are reading this correct, ordered this May and received today. Order was sent on 8.5.2013 and coin set received on 19.09.2013. Item received in a record 5 months. What is amazing is that unlike before where a 2012 coin would be opened for booking in 2013, this is a 2013 coin to coincide with Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary.





2009-05

Where to check your pending FB friend requests?

An FB friend Ajmal posted a status update today wanting to know how to search and locate all pending requests for deletion. Ie friend requests made by him. A quick google search showed that was not possible. Until he came with the solution below.

Where can I see friend requests I've sent?
You can review friend requests you've sent by going to your activity log.
To do this:
Click your privacy shortcuts in the upper-right corner of the page and select Who can see my stuff?
Click Use Activity Log.
In the left column, click More to expand all your options.
Click Friends.
Your activity log chronologically displays when you sent someone a friend request as well as when you became friends. If someone else sent you a friend request, you'll only see when you accepted it.

You'll also see when you unfriend someone in your activity log. People you unfriend won't see this action in their activity logs.