Railfanning marries Nature!!

I am a crazy railfan. And a nature lover. When Railways and Nature meet; it is a deadly combo! πŸ˜€ Thus it was decided that I would do a day-trip to Igatpuri; in order to: Capture scenic vistas of the Thull Ghats just after the monsoonsVisit Camel Valley (about 4-5 km from the town of…Read more Railfanning marries Nature!!

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The day will soon arrive

This is a rant againt my best friend's boss. Here is the content of the poem: Who do you think you are? Queen Elizabeth? You may think you know everything You may think you are the best boss You may think you are a strong woman You may think you are always right You may…Read more The day will soon arrive

The Return of the Thousand-Wheeler: Part 2

Will you be able to understand "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" without reading "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" ? Same way, will you be able to understand Part 2 of this blog of mine without reading Part 1? Hence, I would suggest you to read Part 1 at length before coming here!…Read more The Return of the Thousand-Wheeler: Part 2

The Return of the Thousand-Wheeler: Part 1

Oh! I know what y'all are thinking - pretty inane title for a blog, innit? But, well, I am weird myself - deal with it! πŸ˜› Also, you might be wondering where I vanished all these months! I had a break from work in the most amazing way possible - a 10-day vacation to UK…Read more The Return of the Thousand-Wheeler: Part 1

Flattering to deceive, yet again – Part 2

12125 Mumbai Pune Pragati express is a very important train for officegoers between Mumbai and Pune (especially for those from Navi Mumbai) and is one of the 4 dedicated superfasts connecting the 2 cities. However, it always flatters to deceive as far as punctuality is concerned (hence the title of this blog post! πŸ˜› ).…Read more Flattering to deceive, yet again – Part 2

Flattering to deceive, yet again – Part 1

12125/26 Pragati express is one of the 6 intercities (including 4 superfasts) that ply on the ever busy Mumbai-Pune corridor. It is a superfast (covering the distance of 189 km in 3 hours 25 minutes, at an average speed of 55.32 kmph) and an important train for the office-goers; especially from Navi Mumbai - being…Read more Flattering to deceive, yet again – Part 1

Chugging along to Pune on a midsummer afternoon

Kayani Bakery is a famous bakery in Pune; one that is renowned for its lip-smacking Shrewsbury biscuits and Mawa cakes, as well as other delicacies such as Brazil Nuts, Chocochip cookies, Choco Walnut cakes etc. Kayani has many franchises in Mumbai as well; but it’s the HQ in Pune that is the most widely sought…Read more Chugging along to Pune on a midsummer afternoon

A racy trip down South – Part 2

Hey guys, here is the final leg of my first major trip of 2019 – the return from Chennai to Mumbai by 12164 Chennai Dadar superfast. For the earlier phases (Mumbai-Chennai-Devakottai-Chennai) please refer to Part 1: https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2019/04/14/a-racy-trip-down-south-part-1/ . I was quite excited; since β€˜The Super’ is my all-time favourite train and I had not travelled…Read more A racy trip down South – Part 2

A racy trip down South – Part 1

I’m not great at titles, so I hope you will bear with me and move on to the actual blog. There was a function in Devakottai – the 1st birthday function of the baby of my best friend – on Friday March 8th; incidentally International Women’s Day as well πŸ™‚ . The tricky part was…Read more A racy trip down South – Part 1

Another memorable outing to Pune – Part 2

After yet another eventful trip to Pune; which included buying sweets and snacks at Chitale Bandhu as well as a fat lot of railfanning at Pune junction and the suburb Dapodi; it was time to head back to Mumbai - by 12128 Pune Mumbai Intercity; which (along with the one and only 12124 Deccan Queen)…Read more Another memorable outing to Pune – Part 2