Do people use post-cards and inland letters nowadays?During my childhood and younger days most of the people used post-cards and inland letters to communicate with others (friends and relatives) residing at distant places. Post-cards and inland letters were extremely cost-effective and I have seen that many people including my father used to write even minutest details in post-cards and inland letters. When little bit of secrecy was necessary, inland letters were used. Even I used to write to my parents, brother and sister using post-cards and inland letters from Delhi regularly till 1996. In 1996, STD was installed in our Calcutta phone and we gradually discontinued writing letters. And nowadays I talk to my parents twice or thrice everyday, because the call charges have come within the limit.
Even today, post-cards and inland letters are available in Post Offices and the cost is very less, but nobody uses them. Even rural people have discontinued using these. Even if on rare cases when we write letters, we send the letters in envelopes.
Are days of post-cards and inland letters over? Will these be discontinued in future like telegrams?