Shaadi Ke Laddoo – Redux

Shaadi Ke Laddoo – Redux

0345 hrs and Nizamuddin Railway station resembles a zombie movie set. It is mostly dark, a few sputtering streetlights barely…

Rajdhani

Rajdhani

What a jerk! The invective directed towards the idiot who has piled a mountain of luggage in the aisle. And…

Two feet are a world apart

Two feet are a world apart

Note: This account was a result of a piece meant for the Mint Newspaper. A slightly edited version of it…

Notes from the Rann

Notes from the Rann

The dusty, bumpy road from Morbi gives way to smooth tarmac at Halvad and our GSRTC bus soon pulls in…

The Battle of Lakhota Lake

The Battle of Lakhota Lake

Lakhota Lake, Jamnagar – March 14 1755 hrs The day is drawing to a close. The sun inching closer to…

Rock and Ruin

Rock and Ruin

“Tamil, Kannada, Telugu or Malayalam, there is only one superstar – Rajinikanth!” “What about Upendra?”,  I ask. “He is only…

Bombay Victoria Terminus

Bombay Victoria Terminus

The most beautiful railway station in the world Also known as Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Who needs a beach?

Who needs a beach?

It’s 8 AM on a steamy March morning at Madgaon Railway Station. Taxi drivers and tourist ‘guides’ are falling head…

Aboard a train

Aboard a train

Wherever a train goes in this country, chances are that I have been there. And in those hundreds of journeys…