This poem is dedicated to trains, especially Indian Railways; for I am deeply missing train travel since the COVID19 pandemic has struck. My last train trip was on February 15th 2020; between Mumbai and Pune. Here goes the content: It has been a long wait Days turning into weeks Weeks turning into months And now,…Read more It has been a long wait
For a railfan, what better way to end the year than a train trip? Even if it is just one of many Mumbai-Pune trips that have crowded the calendar of 2019! The reason this time around? To meet my friend and ex-colleague Rishi before my engagement (yes, I am engaged now! 🙂 ). The only…Read more Finishing off 2019 in style! – Part 2
First of all, a very Happy and Prosperous 2020 to you all!! Secondly, I have been very busy for the last two weeks - thanks to my engagement (yes, finally! :D) and the activities arising out of this wonderful event; which may explain my absence for close to a month 😉 . Anyway, this blog…Read more Finishing off 2019 in style! – Part 1
The magnet of Pune had pulled me yet again; as it has done so often - over the last two years. My excuse this time was to meet my friend (railfan Omkar) there and do a lot of railfanning there; and boy did we enjoy ourselves! 🙂 After a short RF session at Pune junction…Read more Yielding to the pull of the magnet, yet again! – Part 2
A train trip on a weekend is a veritable magnet for a railfan; especially one who has to deal with the combined stress of working in a small startup and commuting in Mumbai locals daily. Yet, why a trip to Pune everytime; you might as well ask! Well, my excuse this time was to meet…Read more Yielding to the pull of the magnet, yet again! – Part 1
Saturday November 16th had found me on a mini-trip to Igatpuri; in order to escape the hustle-bustle of a workaholic city like Mumbai. I had reached there by 15017 LTT-GKP Kashi express (via BSB). For the description of that journey please go to Part 1: https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2019/11/17/escaping-from-the-hustle-bustle-of-mumbai-yet-again-part-1/ . Now was the time to return; by 22148…Read more Escaping from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, yet again! – Part 2
Yes, we all dearly love to escape from the rigours of our daily work routines in fast-paced metros, don't we? Especially if the metro happens to be Mumbai; more so, when it involves commuting to work by the Mumbai locals with their super dense crush load! Considering all that, it is a delightful irony that…Read more Escaping from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, yet again! – Part 1
Yet another trip to Pune! Already I’ve been asked quite a few times why I travel to Pune only and not other places. Indeed, you all must be under the impression that Pune is my second home! Well, my good friend and ex-colleague does happen to reside in Pune. Besides, I’d wanted to visit the…Read more A serpentine excursion to Pune!
I am a crazy railfan. And a nature lover. When Railways and Nature meet; it is a deadly combo! 😀 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!!
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