Indian Railways says, in their website, "The formal inauguration ceremony was performed on 16th April 1853, when 14 railway carriages carrying about 400 guests left Bori Bunder at 3.30 pm "amidst the loud applause of a vast multitude and to the salute of 21 guns."" Thus Indian Railways has become a part of every Indian's... Continue Reading →
London – Calcutta – London. By Bus?
"Hold on! Hold on!" I am shouting at the conductor, running behind the bus, that was just pulling out of Victoria Memorial, Calcutta. The driver applies the brake and bus screeches to a halt, and I hop in. "Where to?" "London." I sit next to a window and watch as the city passes by. Soon... Continue Reading →
Romancing The RX 100 – Part II. Twenty Five Years Later.
"You don't stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding." ― Anonymous The Blog - Why now? Writing the blog about our first southern odyssey twenty five years after we made the trip was one of most difficult tasks I took up in life; Romancing the RX-100 – A Southern Odyssey... Continue Reading →
Ijaazat – Stories from Waiting Rooms.
Last week I watched the movie 'Ijaazat' (permission) from my movie collection; one of the things in my 'bucket list' is to watch the best movies at leisure and write about them. Produced during the end of Golden Era of parallel cinema (period defined by me - from mid seventies to late eighties) the movie... Continue Reading →
“I Thought It was a Youth!” – Notes from the Coastal Ride.
" Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul." - -Unknown The biggest difference between driving a car and riding a motorcycle is, while riding a bike, you feel the earth slipping under your feet and the adrenaline rushes to your brain, which probably was the reason for the unknown author to make the... Continue Reading →