The Dragon Wagged Its Tail…Hong Kong-Beijing-Shanghai ExpressTrain Journey…

TRAIN JOURNIES REVISITED….Trains have been my fascination and the icing on all train journeys, local and international, was the one I undertook from Hong Kong in 2009. I disagree with Neville George Mullard or Bunt (chief protagonist) in Paul Theroux‘s novel KOWLOON TONG (about Hong Kong) who considered his manager’s act of ‘to wake up and…

Movement

So it is finally taken….the decision to move to Pune, West India. We bid adieu to Gurgaon or present Gurugram , the millennium city that lures settlers and migrant, young and old from across India to settle in its numerous high rises, villas, bungalows and shanties. It is burgeoning, infrastructure improving at a snails pace…

Train Spotting… New Delhi to Pune….

Traveling on an Indian train is a series of mechanical exhalations, specifically for an Indian, whether in general second or cattle class or in First A/C. The surrounding levels of odors set the tone of the journey and with olfactory senses already in a limbo by the time the train streams out of the platform…