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59 hours and counting – Part I

October 26, 2014

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“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 […]

#100happytrains: Day 13

April 13, 2014

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Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express It was not long ago that I was having a conversation with fellow railway enthusiasts over the excess time trains spend to cover the nine-km distance between Secunderabad and Hyderbad. Then a dreadful journey undertaken in 2001 came to my mind. During a holiday/pilgrimage, we boarded the East Coast Express from […]

#100happytrains: Day 2

April 2, 2014

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Malda Town-Howrah-Malda Town Intercity Express What started off as a Jan Shatabdi service, was later downgraded as an express train. Travelled on this train from Malda to Howrah in 2008 with my uncle. Our trip to the North East was cancelled due to insurgency problems and we decided to look around Malda. Reservations were easily […]