Indian train journeys

I was delighted to receive a Whatsapp forward, with cute illustrations of many things that happen on a train journey. The pictures have been woven into a 15-picture story.

Takes me back to my childhood and college days when we did many train trips – with family and more so for basketball tournaments and camps.

Found that this was a series done a few years ago, by Paper Boat drinks with 3 more pictures. Here they all are.

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Akurli Road Skywalk Sights

The Kandivali East skywalk from Kandivali Railway Station to The Western Express Highway on Akurli Road is about one km long. One can walk this clear stretch in about 10 to 15 minutes. Quite unlike what would happen if one chose to walk on the road. Much of the newly laid footpaths and widened parts of the road are occupied by vendors offering products and services of every kind – vegetables, vada-pav, vessels, clothes, bedsheets, newsppers, fortune telling, hair cutting, bag repair… You name it and you will find it! During peak hours, the street is extremely busy. Pedestrians and shoppers jostle for foot space and are forced to weave their way through the slow-moving shared autos and other traffic to move towards their destinations.

If one is not in a hurry, the skywalk offers a bird’s-eye view of unique sights that are easily missed or unseen when walking on the obstacle course down below. Here are a few skywalk sights at around 5 p.m. on a Saturday evening during the monsoon, but on a day when it did not rain… from the station to the highway.

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