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Ernakulam Twins at Ernakulam North

The double-headed 56362 Ernakulam Jn – Nilambur Road passenger train stands at Ernakulam Town station one fine rain-cooled morning. The train is headed by two MU’ed WDM3A locomotives of the Ernakulam ERS Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) #17894 and #14125, standing glistening in their fresh, scrubbed orange-cream livery, in sharp contrast to the lush green canopy of the rain tree. The ...

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The Dubai Marina at Night from the Al Gharbi Street Bridge

A view of the Dubai Marina at night as seen from the Al Gharbi Street bridge. Featuring prominently on the skyline is the enormous tower block of the Address Dubai Marina Hotel, the golden glow of its light permeating the night skyline. Foreshadowing it is the tower of the fancy Pier 7 Restaurant, a hangout of the rich and famous. ...

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A Double Decker Houseboat Under a Perfectly Blue Sky in Kerala

A very long, outsized full-length double-decker houseboat lies anchored on a hot and dry January day somewhere in Alappuzha on the most houseboat-travelled route in Kerala. The Vembanad lake lies still while the coconut trees stand in contrast to the perfectly blue sky. The houseboat here named the “Royal Palace” and classified as “Conference Houseboat” is probably the largest on ...

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The 16315 Bangalore-Kochuveli Express Runs with the Evening Sun

The 16315 Bangalore City-Trivandrum Kochuveli Express curves past the famous Baiyyappanahalli curve like it does every day on its daily run to God’s Own Country every evening. The setting sun reflects off the side on the loco, Royapuram electric loco shed’s WAP4 22841. It was the day when I went wandering around Bangalore taking a lot of photographs, finishing the day ...

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Classic Bangalore! Neon Signs for Pubs on Resthouse Road

Dazzling neon signs stand in a row advertising pubs, restaurants and bars on Bangalore’s legendary Rest House Road, just off Brigade Road and parallel to Church Street, in a classic display of urbanity and the Bangalore’s nightlife, which was dominated by pub, earning it the sobriquet of “The Pub City of India”, which has unfortunately been on a wane for ...

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KSRTC Eicher SuperFast Bus RSC990 Kottayam

KSRTC Eicher SuperFast RSC990 of Kottayam (RIP)

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) Kottayam depot’s SuperFast bus RSC990 stands majestically at its home depot after a long run from Mysore. A pair of Eicher Superfasts were procured for this route including this one and were among the first Eicher Superfasts of the corporation. Sadly, this stance is no more, as the bus was completely destroyed when a truck ...

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