Civic sense is common sense #BlogchatterA2Z

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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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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