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Trip Sheet 2017

December 31, 2017


The annual round-up of train journeys (and non-train journeys too).

59 hours and counting – Part II

June 12, 2015


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 […]

59 hours and counting – Part I

October 26, 2014


“Your hair is disheveled and you look tired. Have you realized that you have been travelling for 50 hours straight?” said my father as I stepped out of the side entrance of Madras Central, with the evening sun bouncing off the clock tower. “It’s 59 hours and 15 minutes,” I hit back, with a glint […]

Trip Report: Ruskin Bond, a night in railway station: a romance of sorts

February 10, 2014


You know Ruskin Bond, don’t you? The adorable grandfather-like figure whose works you have read in school or picked up from your friend’s collection? No? You have heard about him at least? The Anglo-Indian who preferred to stay in his abode by the Himalayas rather than retreat to England after Independence? No? Not a problem. […]

Trip Sheet 2013

January 1, 2014


February Dadar – Madras Egmore: – Super March Madras Central – CSTM: Mumbai Express August CSTM – Pune: Madras Mail Pune – Secunderabad: Shatabdi Secunderbad – Gudur: Simhapuri Superfast Gudur – Madras Central: Pinakini Superfast Madras Central – Nellore: Pinakini Superfast Nellore – Madras Central: Navjeevan Superfast Madras Central – CST: Mumbai Express September Bombay […]

Trip report: DR-MAO-CSTM

December 8, 2013


The thought of spontaneous trips are always exciting, but for the first time I managed a pure railfanning journey. Much to the disappointment of many who felt it was pointless to go all the way to Goa, only to catch the next train back to Mumbai. It was all about travelling on the northern segment […]


September 13, 2013


It is always added excitement when you plan a trip in the evening – scheduled to depart early next day – within moments, get confirmed tickets soon after and just wait until time ticks for the journey to start. The plan becomes much better when you have no better alternative, away from home on Vinayaka […]