Escaping from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, yet again! – Part 1

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

A serpentine excursion to Pune!

Yet another trip to Pune! Already Iโ€™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, Iโ€™d wanted to visit the…Read more A serpentine excursion to Pune!

Railfanning marries Nature!!

I am a crazy railfan. And a nature lover. When Railways and Nature meet; it is a deadly combo! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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!!

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! ๐Ÿ˜› 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 โ€“ 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! ๐Ÿ˜› ).…Read more Flattering to deceive, yet again โ€“ 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 itโ€™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 โ€“ Part 2

Hey guys, here is the final leg of my first major trip of 2019 โ€“ 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 โ€˜The Superโ€™ is my all-time favourite train and I had not travelled…Read more A racy trip down South โ€“ Part 2

A racy trip down South – Part 1

Iโ€™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 โ€“ the 1st birthday function of the baby of my best friend โ€“ on Friday March 8th; incidentally International Womenโ€™s Day as well ๐Ÿ™‚ . The tricky part was…Read more A racy trip down South – Part 1