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So long, Abu (2003-2017)

April 20, 2017


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

Trip Sheet 2016

December 30, 2016


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   […]

Trip Sheet 2015

December 31, 2015


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 […]

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 […]

Football and filter coffee

December 18, 2014


Long before Rajinikanth entered the realm of mass cinema, when he was on the path of being the populist persona that he is now there came a comedy called Thillu Mullu (1981). The movie, directed by K Balachandar, was a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Gol Maal that had Amol Palekar in the lead. Every remake, […]

Rajinikanth rambling

December 11, 2014


Tonight is going to be anxiously long and never-ending, for tomorrow the Superstar is back on screen the way we like him: live action and larger than life. Being a Rajinikanth fan, years of waiting culminate into cascading emotions whenever his movies release. It will be no different as the dawn will give way to […]

Cutlets on Brindavan Express

July 25, 2014


On July 25, 2014, the Madras-Bangalore-Madras Brindavan Superfast Express departed Madras Central without its famous pantry car. The prestige of this train, which is in its 50th year of service, has now been left to rot. There is nothing golden here, just that sentiment and tradition has been thrown out of the window by Southern […]