Going To Office On A Regular Basis

This is a poem in which I rant about going to office on a regular basis. Here is the content: You may think That going to office on a regular basis Is not a big deal However, the reality is as different As sugar is, from salt Especially when it comes to a city like…Read more Going To Office On A Regular Basis

Konkan Railway And The Glory Days Of Diesels

This poem is dedicated to all railfans and rail enthusiasts; especially fans of diesel locomotives. It is largely about Konkan Railways and also about the glory days of diesels in the past. Even nature lovers may find this to their interest. Here goes the content: Imagine you are in a train Sitting in a non-AC…Read more Konkan Railway And The Glory Days Of Diesels

Bidding Farewell to 2022 in Style – Part 2

As I mentioned in an earlier post; for a railfan, there is no better way to end a year than with a train trip.  I had not travelled by the Kalyan-Kasara-Igatpuri-Nashik Road-Manmad route for quite some time; therefore I decided to undertake a trip to NK by 12071 Mumbai Jalna Jan Shatabdi - the date…Read more Bidding Farewell to 2022 in Style – Part 2

Bidding Farewell to 2022 in Style – Part 1

For a railfan, there is no better way to end a year than with a train trip. And for a diesel fan, that trip must involve a ride by a diesel-hauled train; especially given that now Indian Railways is on a mad electrification spree and the whole network is set to be electrified in a…Read more Bidding Farewell to 2022 in Style – Part 1

Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 2

This blog is about Part 2 of my first 130 kmph journey in Indian Railways - unless you count my journey by the Chennai Rajdhani way back in 1993; when I was barely four years old! Of course, I don’t remember anything about that journey; except seeing a few derailed wagons πŸ˜› This was also…Read more Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 2

Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 1

You all know that I have travelled by train more times than I can count; but I have never experienced 130 kmph action, unless you count my journey by the Chennai Rajdhani way back in 1993; when I was barely four years old! Of course, I don't remember anything about that journey; except seeing a…Read more Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 1

Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 2

After a memorable trip to Pune (one of so many!! πŸ˜› ), which involved touring the countryside with my friend Omkar and staying at his house with him and his parents; it was time to return to Mumbai. The train chosen was 11302 SBC-CSMT Udyan Express, since it was the only train leaving Pune in…Read more Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 2

Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 1

Yes, you read it right. Yet another Mumbai - Pune train trip, after my first Vistadome journey 6 months ago: https://ashwinkumar1989.in/2022/05/29/vistadomed-first-train-journey-of-2022/ . The purpose of this trip too was the same - to meet my friend - railfan Omkar - and have fun with him; including a night stay at his house. It was planned…Read more Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 1

Vistadomed! First Train Journey of 2022

First things first - what I am writing about now is not my first train journey post COVID19 - you can find it here https://ashwinkumar1989.in/2021/11/13/my-first-train-journey-since-covid19/ . But that was a purely overnight affair - what I'm writing about is my first daytime train journey since the pandemic and also the first of 2022! And predictably…Read more Vistadomed! First Train Journey of 2022

See How Times Are Changing

As the signal changes colour From red to green The guard waves a green flag And the Assistant Loco Pilot sounds the horn A deep and beautiful melody Which seems to arise Right from the heart And pulls you into a trance Such that, the only thing you want to hear Is this intoxicating horn…Read more See How Times Are Changing