My mother just sent me photos of a postcard I sent her and my father from Darjeeling about 3 weeks ago. Here’s the back:
Much better — here’s the front, i.e., the part where the picture should be:
Comically, the USPS attached a note apologizing for any damage done to the mail. I find this hilarious as there is a 1000% chance this was damaged in India. Probably someone dropped it in a puddle for a week.
In conclusion, this is why I am alarmed about the idea of shipping anything valuable between India and anywhere.