Telegrams may have gone the way of the steam engine, but there are number of places around the world, from Japan to Mexico, still sending them.
The news about India shuttering its 162-year-old telegram service sounded like the last, labored puff of a country making progress into a bold new era.
So I wondered where people are still using them as a swift, inexpensive means to send condolences and well wishes on important occasions. (An outfit called – what else? – iTelegram took over from Western Union for the U.S., though I can’t remember ever sending or receiving a telegram here.)