Stamp collecting is a fascinating hobby. At first glance, stamps seems like tiny bits of coloured paper, but a closer look, reveals a lot more. Right from amoeba to zebras, airplanes to yacht, archaeology to zoology, culture and heritage to space and technology, stamps have it all. In short, stamps provide a window to the country's heritage as well as achievement in various spheres. They increase our knowledge of history, geography and current world affairs. I have been a stamp collector since I was 14.
My collecting interest are:
* Indian Postal Stationery (Pre & Post Independence)
* Rajpipla State Postal History
* Baroda State Postal History
* Modern Indian Postal History.
* In thematic I collect on "The Story of Milk".
I have participated in several exhibitions and have won awards. I believe that philately is an "edutainment". (Education with entertainment)
Presently I am Vice President of Philatelic Congress of India and President of Baroda Philatelic Society. I am an editor of 'Vadophil' newsletter published by Baroda Philatelic Society. I am serving as accredited juror at state level philatelic exhibitions. I am a philatelic writer and author too.
I am member of India Study Circle for Philately (U. K.), Philatelic Congress of India, Karnataka Philatelic Society, Association International des Journalistes Philatéliques (AIJP) and Philatelic Webmasters' Association.
The Story of Milk
(One Frame Exhibit)
GPA 2002 (One Frame Exhibition), Ahmedabad - Best Exhibit
BANGKOK 2003 (World Philatelic Exhibition), Thailand - Silver Medal
ESPANA 2006 (World Philatelic Exhibition), Spain - Bronze Medal
INPEX 2008 (National Philatelic Exhibition), Chennai - Silver Medal
Glimpses of Innovations in 21st Century Indian Postal Services
(Three Frame Exhibit)
BRASILIANA-2013 (World Philatelic Exhibition), Brazil - Bronze Medal