Monthly Archives: May 2012

Thrill

Taramani OMR road junction SRP signal The signal to turn right towards OMR has just turned green. I cautiously turn right. There is not much traffic in the road. A sudden rage shoots up in me. I raise the throttle 30…40 … Continue reading

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Drugged

I could not get up from the bed in the morning. Heaviness in the head forced me back to the bed. I was feeling drowsy the whole day. Dullness had set in. I would get up and sit. After a … Continue reading

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Will there be an e-platform ticket?

Indian railways allow passengers to travel with e-ticket. Will there be an e-platform ticket? Visitors to the station could just tell their telephone number in the counter and the platform ticket comes in the form of an SMS. What would … Continue reading

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Mother’s pride

The queue is moving slowly. Parents await their turn to pay the fees. One parent is walking jubilantly into the office and conveys to the office staff “I want to collect the TC”. Office staff replies “Please wait”. One parent … Continue reading

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Mischief

The lady had come to withdraw cash in ATM along with her daughter. Initially she held the daughter in her hip and attempted to withdraw the cash. But she could not match the speed of her daughter whose activities multiplied … Continue reading

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Free offer

Passengers travelling by coach in the Brindavan express on 5-May-2012 were in for a pleasant surprise. One coach was a three tier sleeper bogie  instead of the normal chair car . All the remaining coaches in the train were the regular chair car. … Continue reading

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Will such public announcements have any effect?

The announcement made through the public address system in Bangalore city station was loud and clear “Passengers without reserved tickets are not requested to board reserved compartments”. Is it not a rule?  Does such announcement have any effect with the public especially … Continue reading

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Contentment and happiness

Brindavan express was on its last leg of the journey. One salesman of the pantry car has achieved his target. He has his own way to celebrate. He opens the coach door, put his empty tray aside and sits comfortably(safely) … Continue reading

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Everything except

Run Run shouts the batsmen. Catch catch shouts the bowler. On another side, the dead are resting peacefully in the cemetery. May be the noise of the match is disturbing them. The barren ground near the cemetery is smoking the … Continue reading

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Why did I hurry?

It’s about 4:25 AM and I suddenly wake up to find that Bangalore mail has crossed East station. I become anxious for I have to get down at cantonment station with eight heavy luggage pieces. I panic, set myself into … Continue reading

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