Shatabdi Express Journeys with Indian Railway

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There was a time when trains used to be my favorite mode of travel. I still like it but I would happily take a flight over a train if it is available. Among all the journeys that I end up embarking on trains by the Indian Railway, I prefer the Shatabdi Express experiences the best. … Read more

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That Love Hate Relationship with Indian Railways

I actually have a very close association with the Indian Railways. My father used to work and retired from Indian Railways as a Chief Signal Engineer! So, my childhood was spent in a huge railway house in a small town in UP. It was full of mango, litchi and guava trees. And it goes without … Read more

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That Love Hate Relationship with IRCTC

Indian railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)- if you have traveled with Indian Railways you would know what I am talking about. Did you ever wonder why should the online ticketing system of Indian Railways be known as Indian railway Catering and Tourism Corporation? I have no clue. But I have traveled in trains before … Read more

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The Rupees 2 Train Ride!

In December I visited Palampur and the adjoining areas. One such stop was Baijnath temple. I went there by a local bus which covered the 15 kilometers or so in one and a half hours. It was a fun ride. The bus would stop at every turn to pick up or drop a passenger. Baijnath Temple, … Read more

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In and Around Railway Stations

  Thought of doing a series on the railway stations I have clicked within India. Mostly we are either in a hurry to get onto a train or to get out of the station to reach somewhere. But sometimes I do manage to click pictures. For example in January this year I was catching a … Read more

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Dehradoon Railway Station

  I am very fond of train journeys. But to think of it I think I like journeys because I am equally fond of bus and air travel too! The travel these days is I can’t stay awake on most of these trips. I am usually so tired that whatever is the scenery I can … Read more

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Lazy Sunday Photo- Chhavi the Explorer

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An Empty Indian Railway Carriage

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_OkDCD8AIo Chhavi and I had Fun Exploring an Empty Guard’s Coach

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Watching Trains at the Sunset

When a train is passing through the sunset you hardly get any re-takes. I like the two stick figures standing on the top of the train. But I wish I managed to get a clearer picture rather than the hazy one here. Tried my hand at editing through Picasa the same pic, posting for comparison … Read more

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See The Length And Breadth Of India In 2 weeks for £100 – Guest Post by Mark Lester

Ever since I read about the Great Circular Indian Railways Challenge at Indiamike, I have been hooked. So last night I invited Mark Lester to do a guest post for me and he was kind enough to agree. So over to Mark Lester and his post. That’s a preposterous claim I know, but it appears … Read more

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