The Water Compartment at the Kalka Shimla Train
I was showing my Barog story to Brat 1 and Brat 2 and I wanted them to pay particular attention to the last photograph where Steve has written the following caption-
Mridula Dwivedi with Dilip and Sunil, also known as Brat One and Brat Two
The brats reacted, we will give Bua (aunt in Hindi) a name on our Face Book!
Then on this Barog trip we were taking a train back from Solan to Barog where we barely had standing space. Brat 2 had put his hands against the wall over me in aisle and he could so easily place it over my head. Brat 1 was standing next to Brat 2 quite close to the door.
I mean it feels only yesterday when they were knee high and just by standing in front of them I could block them effectively from taking a basket ball shot.
Then I remember the younger one standing in front of a guy who was six three with his hands raised to prevent him from taking a shot at the ring and his hands would not even reach the other player’s shoulders.
And today they are polite to me and me take my shots at the ring or else they just have to stand in front of me!
PS. There is a coach on the toy trains that takes water to Shimla from other stations because there is a shortage of water at Shimla. When the train gets full people travel in the water compartment too!