A book Post Haste: Quintessential India written by B.G. Verghese was released on 1 May 2014 at India International Centre in Delhi.
B.G.Verghese decided to illustrate the book with stamps rather than photographs or drawings. He opined that stamps commemorate events such as winning the Kargil War or a monument to a great hero.
Post Haste offers a 350-page magical tour through its space and time. It is also possibly the only book in the world that tells the story of a country through postage stamps.
About the author
Boobli George Verghese is a senior Indian journalist, who was editor of the leading papers The Hindustan Times (1969–75) and The Indian Express (1982–86I)
In 1975, he received the Ramon Magsaysay award for outstanding contribution to journalism. Since 1986, he has been associated with the New Delhi think-tank Centre for Policy Research.
His other books have titles such as Rage, Reconciliation and Security and Northeast Resurgent.
When: 1 May 2014