Monthly Archives: January 2015

Photo of the Chennai Mysore Shatabdi Express

The 12007 ‘James Bond’ Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi Cruises Past BYPL

Southern Railway’s fastest train, the 12007 “James Bond” Chennai – Mysore Shatabdi Express cruises past Bayyappanahalli a couple of minutes late on its way towards the end of its non-stop run from Chennai to Bangalore. I was trying to capture this train for years now, but never got there on time. I was so excited that I fudged up the ...

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A toy Smart car on a Indian train's window sill. Wxample for Macro Photography

A Toy SMART Car on a Train Window Sill (Macro Photography)

A SMART toy car (1:32 scale) sits on the window sill of an Indian train. The train was running, of course, and the compartment was that of a Sleeper coach. Macro Photography is the process of taking close-up, larger than life photographs (more than 1:1) of objects. Though this is not really high-quality, professional stuff, a small, humble attempt. Note the ...

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Image of WAG9H green livery india's most powerful electric locomotive

India’s Most Powerful Locomotive Hauls a Passenger Train

Far away from home, East Central Railways’ Gomoh (GMO) shed’s WAG9H class “Green Goblin” #31332 electric locomotive is seen near Bangalore Cantonment BNC hauling the 56507 Marikuppam – Bangalore City “Swarna” Passenger. The WAG9H is a dedicated freight locomotive and is also India’s heaviest, most powerful and technically most advanced locomotive with 6350 hp power output and weighing 135 tonnes, ...

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Photo of Chalakudy KSRTC Bus Stand, Kerala

The Cute Little Chalakudy KSRTC Bus Station

View of the little KSRTC bus station cum sub-depot at Chalakudy (code: CLDY) in Thrissur district, Kerala. Seen are three ordinary buses waiting for their departure, two white-blue Venad buses and an old TATA make Ordinary bus. A Superfast is leaving the station. It provides the typical little sub-urban KSRTC bus station setting seen in Kerala, complete with the little “pettikada” ...

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WAM4 Indian Railways old model electric locomotive

The Ever-Reliable Old Monk Waits at Bayyappanahalli

Arakkonam (SR) shed’s old faithful WAM4 class electric locomotive #21219 hauling the 56262 Bangalore City – Arakkonam passenger waits for the starter at Baiyyappanahalli Railway Station, Bangalore. I took this photo from a train (TVC-BNC SF special) hauled by another WAM4 from the same shed, #21233. Though they look beaten up and dilapidated, WAM4s are the most reliable and successful ...

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Photo of Miramar Beach in Goa on a Sunny morning

The Pretty as a Postcard Miramar Beach, Goa

The famous Miramar Beach in Dona Paula, off Panjim, Goa. This very pretty and peaceful beach is one of the most famous and cleanest in Goa (note the two dustbins), and is also among the ones with least “touristy” activities though it lies in the heart of Goa, near the capital of the state. The Miramar beach is huge with ...

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