The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV with its 6.4L HEMI V8!

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV on display at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The SRT stands for the iconic Jeep brand’s performance versions and the Grand Cherokee SRT is one of the three models in addition to the legendary Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee that will come to India later this year. The SRT will come with a monster 6.4 liter V8 HEMI PETROL engine (naturally aspiratred) that will pump out a roaring 470 hp of power and back-snapping 640 Nm of torque, making it one of the most exclusive SUVs in the world. How many people could afford a petrol SUV? 🙂 The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT price in India is expected to be around 80 Lakh Rupees (8 million).

Royapuram WAP4 #22841 with the Kochuveli – Bangalore Express

Southern Railway’s Royapuram shed WAP4 #22841 stands at Krishnarajapuram (KJM) Railway Station in Bangalore with the 16316 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Bangalore City daily Express on a gloomy morning, looking all sleek and fresh, after a scintillating run, reaching well before time! The paint has started flaking around its edges. The infamous “hanging bridge” can be seen in the background. The WAP4 is a 5350 hp AC powered electric locomotive which is a direct descendant of the legendary WAM4. It is the current workhorse of the Indian Railways hauling most long distance express trains.

VRL (Vijayanand Travels) Volvo B9R Multi-Axle Sleeper Bus

A Volvo B9R Multi-Axle Sleeper bus of Vijayanand Travels, part of the VRL Logistics group seen in its full length at Yeshwantpur in Bangalore on the Bangalore – Pune National Highway 4, also known as the Tumkur Road. Volvo Sleepers are rare, maybe because it costs to outfit them as Sleeper coaches. VRL Logistics, headquartered at Hubli in Karnataka is one of the most well-known transportation brands in Karnataka, covering all of the state and much of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. VRL has more than 350 buses of all kinds, including a massive fleet of more than 3500 trucks. “Vijayanand” is a portmanteau name representing the founder of VRL Group Dr. Vijay Sankeshwar and his son Anand Sankeshwar.  It is said that if you spot any commercial vehicle registered KA-25 (Hubli), it will mostly be owned by VRL. This is also the first picture of a private Volvo bus in this blog.

God’s Own Country in Sapphire Blue and a bit of Emerald Green

Two of Kerala’s main tourist attractions, the beauty of its backwaters and houseboat vacations come together with the Vembanad Lake shining all sapphire blue dotted by houseboats on a very hot day under impossibly blue skies, with the little emerald green island with its coconut trees standing in sharp contrast to the blue above and below. Paradise is this! Pay a visit to God’s Own Country when you can, to unwind and leave all your troubles ashore! The location is just off the “finishing point” at Alappuzha (Alleppey).

The Bangalore Brigade World Trade Center Tower at Night

Bangalore’s Brigade World Trade Center office tower located in the Brigade Gateway complex at Rajajinagar, North Bangalore as seen at night. The building has 32 floors and houses offices of Amazon.com, ABB and KPMG among others. Offices of employees working late can be seen, as much as can be parts of Orion Mall and the center courtyard of the Brigade Gateway complex. To the right can be seen the residential apartment block casting a shadow. Completely uber-posh place, this.

SRC WAP4 #22398 Heads the Howrah – Yeshwantpur Duronto Express

On an insanely sunny afternoon, under a brilliant blue sky, SER Santragachi SRC shed’s brick red WAP4 #22398 cruises towards Baiyyappanahalli in Bangalore with the 12245 Howrah-Yeshwantpur Duronto Express on the very final leg of its journey with its characteristic Duronto-liveried hybrid-LHB coaches. The WAP4 is painted brick red with a white stripe, unlike most WAP4s which are orange-red with a cream stripe. This 5350 hp electric locomotive hauls the train single-handedly for its entire 2500 km, 34-hour journey. This is also one of IR’s most successful Durontos, running on waiting lists the year round. See more pictures of the Howrah Duronto here and here.