Monthly Archives: September 2014

View of Old Madras Road towards Gopalan Mall from TIn Factory Railway overbridge

“Aerial” View of Old Madras Road – Quintessential Bangalore!

View of Old Madras Road, one of Bangalore’s arterial roads from atop the railway line overbridge that crosses above it just after the Tin Factory junction. This shot in short captures a microcosm of Bengaluru. The looming mall on the right (the dome of the Gopalan Signature Mall), the steel-and-glass IT tech part (RMZ Infinity) opposite it, the chaotic winner-take-it-all ...

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Photo of interiors of the AC First Class Cabin on Indian Railways

Indian Railways’ AC First Class Cabin (on the Island Express)

This is how the interiors of an AC First Class cabin on an Indian (Railways) train looks like. A cabin can seat/sleep four people as opposed to a coupe which is for two people only. Both feature lockable doors ensuring complete privacy along with wardrobes etc. This cabin is from the 16525/6 Kanyakumari – Bangalore – Kanyakumari Island Express. The Island ...

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13351 Alappuzha - Dhanbad Express headed by Indian Railways electric engine WAP4 22221

Full Length: WAP4 “Rear View Mirrors” 22221 with 13351 Tata Express

The average Indian (Railways) passenger train is so long that its other end cannot even be viewed properly. In this case, the 13351 Alappuzha – Dhanbad Express rushes towards Aluva in Kerala with the far end of the train shrouded in the early morning mist. The 13351 “supercrawler” isn’t even among the longest trains in India. It is headed by ...

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A KSRTC Superfast careens around a bend at high speed on the MC Road in Kerala

A KSRTC Superfast on a Rollercoaster Ride!

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Superfast bus RNK 447 of Poovar depot in Trivandrum district careens around a sharp bend at high speed between Koothattukulam and Muvattupuzha on the MC Road in Kerala, on its run from Poovar to Thrissur. This particular stretch of road is filled with almost continuous sharp twists and turns making it it a challenging road to drive ...

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The Blue Periyar River at Aluva

Aluva Puzha, Aluva Sky, Aluva Manappuram…

Blue everywhere during early morning as one end of the Aluva Manappuram, where the mighty Periyar river splits into two flows along calm and composed in the morning, as its banks are seen as apit of green between the blue sky and the blue river… The famous Aluva Manappuram Mahadeva Temple (Shiva Temple) can be seen along with the “Manappuram ...

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Photo of the AC Double Decker train on Indian Railways

A Dirty WAP7 With a Dirty AC Double Decker near Bayappanahalli

The very dirty Royapuram WAP7 30362 rolls past Sadananda Nagar near Baiyyappanahalli with the 22625 Chennai Central – Bangalore AC Double Decker with all its 12 coaches trailing behind. Check out the patterns someone had drawn on the dirty locomotive! It was about to rain and actually quite dark for that time of the day that I had to crank up the ...

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