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In the past ten months, I have sent 320 postcards to people all over the globe.

Mallika Mahidhar Mallika Mahidhar
“In the past ten months, I have sent 320 postcards to people all over the globe.

This project, which I have simply named The Postcard Project, started with a Facebook status and moved on to something bigger than I expected. I wanted to make people smile, reconnect with old friends, go back to the old form of communication – letters.

Too many kinds of people have contacted me – from weird to curious to happy souls. I have received strange looks from the post office personnel when I asked for ‘too many’ postcards. I have been disappointed when the postcards didn’t reach. But none of that stopped me from writing more, because this makes me happy. And at the end of the day, I know that my postcard has been the reason of joy for someone somewhere.

Along the way, a lot of people I have written to have been inspired to do the same. I never knew I would manage to inspire people, but it’s something that keeps me going even more. And to think it all started with something as small as postcards.”