Hobby is something which is followed in free time. It gives a person education and entertainment. It enables him to use his free time in a purposeful manner. It breaks the dullness of his routine life. Hobby keeps his mind occupied. Otherwise an empty brain becomes a devil’s workshop.
There is a wide range of hobbies. Stamp-collecting, photography, painting, gardening and coin-collecting are some well hobbies. Photography keeps to meet new people and visit new places. But it is a costly hobby. Painting sharpens our imagination. It is also no less costly. Gardening brings us close to nature. In order to pursue it one needs a piece of land. After much and careful thought, I have chosen stamp collecting as my hobby
I have a large collection of stamps. They belong to different Countries and different periods. I get these stamps from my friends and relatives who live abroad. Sometimes I buy them from the market also. I have several stamps which are costly and rare too. I have pasted my stamps in an album.
I spend my free time in studying them. They give me a lot of information about the ages when they were issued. Some of the stamps Photographs of great men like Nehru, Gandhi and Bose. Some carry the photographs of important events. I have found that the stamps of England do not bear the name of the country. I have taken several stamp collecting competitions. I have won a number of prizes also.
In this way my hobby is quite absorbing. It keeps me busy in time. It has cultivated in me some good habits like seeking and finding.