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!!
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
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
Oh! I know what y'all are thinking - pretty inane title for a blog, innit? But, well, I am weird myself - deal with it! 😛 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
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! 😛 ).…Read more Flattering to deceive, yet again – Part 2
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