Civic sense is common sense #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Suddenly the train starts and there is pandemonium all around. Our train had made an unscheduled stop at an...

Drunken state of mind #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” I was panting as I came running in to catch the train just in time, and within seconds the...

Getting pushy with Excess Baggage #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” The train was already late and its scheduled stop was for only 2 minutes. There was a mad rush...

Tatkal Bookings–Fact or Fiction #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Sitting in front of the computer, I wait with bated breath for the opening time for tatkal booking in...

Getting the door to open #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Arriving at the station late night, I was glad that the rains had just stopped. The roads were all...

Unscheduled Halts Irksome #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Arriving at the station an hour early, only to escape the peak evening traffic rush, i check the digital...

Insufficient Air-conditioning #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” I woke up with a start from sleep on the inside upper berth of 3rd AC. Profusely sweating, I...

A Scary Journey #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” The journey began with a question mark, but the TTE was quite helpful in ensuring I got my reservation...

Keeping Decorum #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Travelling at night, I complete my dinner and prepare to sleep. On a cold wintry night in the sleeper...

Trip Down Memory Lane #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Here are some Indian train ticket booking memories, that date back to the 1980's to 1990's and are evergreen....

Moments In Many Journeys #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” While most journeys are quite uneventful, and are even forgotten in no time, a few experiences always stand out....

Entertaining Noises #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS”  Train journeys are often compelling situations when you have to grin and bear. I didn't have confirmed tickets in...

Overcrowding in Outdated Coaches #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Train journeys in India often kindle mixed response from passengers. While some AC coaches are world class, you cannot...

Observing People #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Entering the train, almost instinctively we tend to strike a conversation, with the passenger sitting next. Small engagements make...

Reservation Queue #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” Booking at the reservation counters have always been an experience, that fits the description of a suspense thriller. You...

Inadequacies of Railway Facilities #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” It isn’t very frequently that we go in search of facilities in a railway station beyond the normal needs...

Scrambling to get into coaches #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” The heat was killing and none could escape the severe perspiration. Looking for a place to sit at the...

Traveling on Unreserved Ticket #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” The TTE did the rounds and by observing him deal with some, it became clear that he didn’t brook...

Unpredictability of Arrivals and Departures #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” It was the last day of our holiday and we arrived at the station by dusk, with a tired...

Vendors Overcharging Nonchalantly #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS” One look at the station you know there are a whole lot of things to purchase. Except for a...

Water Supply Not Regular #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS”  Drinking water is without doubt one of the most essential elements in our travel packing. The sleeper class people...

X-Ray Machine Services #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS”  You spot x-ray machines these days at some important stations across the country. This is part of the new...

Yearning For Better Services #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS”  Any passenger without exception yearns to have a decent service provided while on a journey in the trains. However...

Passengers of Various Zodiac Signs #BlogchatterA2Z

“QUIRKY EXPERIENCES IN INDIAN TRAIN TRAVELS”  You come across all types of passengers while travelling in the train. One of the best things that can...

A2Z Blogging Challenge – Theme Reveal #BlogchatterA2Z

My participation in #A2Zchallenge2019 was born out of necessity having joined the basic blogging certificate course and creative writing course of #Blogchatter. It would be...
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