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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Indian teachers fear postcards from irate parents

Teachers in government schools live in fear of the humble postcard.

In the hands of poor parents in the Indian capital who find that a teacher isn't listening to their complaints, the postcard is a powerful weapon.

Monday, 8 October, 2012, 2:53pm

Worth a thousand words

In these days of e-mail, social networking sites and so on, the gentle art of writing a postcard (like the hand-written thank-you note) seems in terminal decline.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Another HK$2m to win public support

Like it or not, you will get a postcard in the mail in the next few days calling for your support for the government's electoral reform proposals.

12 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Her recipe for success is make the clients wait

Zhao Yue is creative director of Panda Mandy's Slow Delivery, a start-up, snail-paced postal service that is the perfect antidote to today's hectic world.

Where did this idea come from?

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Taking to the skies

Hollywood Plaza will be hosting an aviation exhibition from Saturday showcasing the flight industry's development on the mainland and Hong Kong.

James Ng Pong-mau - a collector of aviation industry-related paraphernalia - is displaying about 300 items from his collection of 3,000, providing a timeline of the development of air travel in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Innovators putting a spin on familiar worlds

Expect to see a variety of innovative and creative paper products at this year's International Stationery Fair.

Creative designs

Making its debut at the fair is French design house Dessin & Cie, established by Christophe Momot a year ago.

13 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Post-1997 images

S OME PEOPLE will express their feelings about the sixth anniversary of Hong Kong's July 1 handover through celebrations as well as a mass protest march. South China Morning Post photojournalist Dustin Shum has chosen to express his feelings through images he has captured on camera over the past six years.

25 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Disney postcard issue

The Post Office will issue a set of eight postcards to celebrate Walt Disney's 100th anniversary on August 17. The postcards will feature characters created by the company and cost $10 each or $75 for the set.

10 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

The best things in life are free but you can keep them for the birds and bees

'Good things are never for free,' my mum used to say, but it hasn't stopped me from hoping. And she was right . . . until the World-Wide Web came along.

19 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Our future is on the cards

With the coming handover fuelling discussion here and abroad, two artists are turning to a simple medium to capture the ideas of those most affected - in Hong Kong, Britain and China - by using postcards. As part of the Youth Arts Festival in November, Jo Nichols and Deborah McAulay have initiated a project called One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Seven Postcards.

18 Jul 1996 - 12:00am