July 13, 2013 in Business
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Telegraph officer Baljit Singh takes telegram messages from customers at the Kashmere Gate telegraph office in New Delhi. Singh, who became a telegraph operator in 1972, will retire in a few months.

Associated Press photo

Short telegram messages with their codes are seen at the Kashmere Gate telegraph office in New Delhi on July 3.

Associated Press photo

Jagdish Chand Sharma sits outside the Kashmere Gate telegraph office. Sharma has made a living helping illiterate customers write telegrams from his mat in a dusty corner of the office’s patio.