So long, Abu (2003-2017)

April 20, 2017

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A tribute to my pet dog pet dog, Abu (2003-2017).

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Trip Sheet 2016

December 30, 2016

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12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 12658    Madras Mail    SBC-MAS    362 12164    Dadar Super    MS-DR    1281 12123    Deccan Queen    CSTM-PUNE    192 12163    MS Super    PUNE-MS    1089 12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 12028    Shatabdi    SBC    MAS-362 12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 12640    Brindavan     SBC-MAS    362 12509    Kaziranga    BNC-MAS    362 12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 22626   […]

The Legacy of Legend

November 26, 2016

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The radical movements of the 20th century received a blow with the fall of the USSR and change of regimes in Eastern Europe. Cuba remained an exception; it had to survive for nine years without any major ally before Chavez joined in 2000. Cuba adopted new strategies. Tourism replaced sugar exports as her primary source of income.

Posted in: Politics, Tribute

Trip Sheet 2015

December 31, 2015

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BOM-HYB – SG HYB-BOM – 6E BOM-NAG – 6E NAG-BOM – 9W BOM-MAA – SG MAA-BOM – 6E BOM-BLR – SG BLR-BOM – SG BOM-HYD – AI HYD-BOM – AI CSTM-MAS – Mail – 1284 MS-DR – Super – 1281 CSTM-KJT – Jayanti Janta – 100 KJT-CSTM – Deccan Exp – 100 DR-MS – Super […]

When to take a step back

June 27, 2015

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Today, I took a deliberate step to shy away from facing a challenge. I knew it was possible to manage the task but yet I backed out. From being that over-enthusiastic kid who raised his hand for everything, trying out every pie in the basket you suddenly realise that you can’t keep up with the […]

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59 hours and counting – Part II

June 12, 2015

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The summer gave to some good memories of Calcutta, thanks to Piku and Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. Both the movies (directed by Bengalis) showcased the city so well. This reminded me of this long pending post, especially after getting lovely feedback for the preceding part of this trip. Given that the monsoon had engulfed Mumbai, I […]

Trip Sheet 2014

January 2, 2015

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Dadar-Pune – 183 Pune-CSTM – 192 Mumbai-Ahmedabad – 493 CSTM-Pune – 192 Pune-CSTM – 192 CSTM-Howrah – 1966 Howrah-Madras – 1661 Madras-Mumbai – 1279 CSTM-Pune – 192 Pune-Satara – 145 Satara-Mumbai – 338 LTT-Igatpuri – 118 Igatpuri-LTT – 118 CSTM-Madras – 1279 Madras-CSTM – 1279 Total: 9627 kms New route: Bhusaval-Howrah

Posted in: Indian Railways