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Hail Siemens and more…

July 10, 2014

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It has been almost four months since I had my motorbike shifted to Mumbai, which means that during this time travel by suburban (local, EMU) trains has dropped to an almost non-existent level. Previously, it was a fixed ritual while going to office: A five-minute walk to Matunga Road, interrupted by an occasional visit to […]

#100happytrains: Day 6

April 6, 2014

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Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Kolhapur Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Sahyadri Express One of Central Railway’s crawlers, the Sahyadri Express is special to me for reasons I can not write about in a public forum. The evening departure from CSTM gives a nice view of the setting sun on the Bhor Ghats, as the valley […]

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

February 10, 2014

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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 report: DR-MAO-CSTM

December 8, 2013

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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 […]

He came, He Shaw, He conquered

November 21, 2013

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A piece on Prithvi Shaw, after his record breaking Harris Shield innings He stands just a bit over five feet, but 14-year-old Prithvi Shaw stood tall at Azad Maidan on Wednesday. The diminutive teenager, playing for Rizvi Springfield (Bandra), etched himself a name in the hallowed school of Mumbai cricket, with blazing knock of 546 […]