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the 12075 Jan Shatabdi Express passing Ernakulam Town

The 12075 JanShatabdi Grumbles Past Ernakulam

The 12075 JanShatabdi Express from Kozhikode to Thiruvananthapuram Central slowly grumbles its way past Ernakulam Town with Erode’s WAP4 #22294 in the lead. The JS was once Kerala’s most prestigious train but is today ruined thanks to ridiculous stoppages introduced everywhere by populist politicians. The full length of the first coach is seen with the unique JanShatabdi livery and design. ...

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The flowers of the Mussaenda Erythrophylla a tropical flowering bush

The Small Yellow Star of the Fiery Rose ‘Mosanda’

The Mussaenda Erythrophylla is a flowering plant found in tropical areas, also known as Ashanti Blood, Red Flag Bush or Dogwood, and is naive to West Africa. It is very widely found in Kerala both as a decorative plant and in the wild, and sports flowery leaves which may be red, rose pink or white, but the actual flower is the ...

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Picture of the Karnataka Express headed by the MLY ALCO Twins

The Legendary Karnataka Express with the MLY ALCO Twins!

On a heavily overcast day, the local superstar and king of SWR, the legendary 12628 Karnataka Express from New Delhi to Bangalore  City rolls onto home stretch from the YNK-KJM branch line onto the KJM-SBC mainline to finish the last 7 km of her epic 2400 km journey at Channasandra Bypass cabin, Bangalore. As it is with tradition, she is famously hauled ...

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Inside a First Class AC Coupe (2 seater) of Indian Railways

Inside a First Class AC “Honeymoon” Coupe :)

The interiors of a First Class AC (air conditioned) Coupe on Indian Railways’ trains (new LHB aluminium coach type with bigger windows). First Class is divided into Coupes (seating/sleeping for two) and Cabins (seating/sleeping for four) and have lockable doors ensuring complete privacy. This shot if from the “E” Coupe on the 16561/2 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Trivandrum Kochuveli AC Express. ...

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Yellow Bell Flower in full bloom

The Yellow Bell Flower in all its Yellow Glory!

They beautiful Yellow Bell flower or Allamanda Cartharica seen in its yellow glory. This flower is one of the most beautiful too look at when it blooms in summer with its bright yellow color contrasting against the deep green of its flowering bush. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love This Pocket Gmail

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Palm fringed waters in Kuttanad in Kerala in the evening

Golden Sunset at Kuttanad in Kerala

On a calm and lovely evening, a golden sun sets over the famed backwaters in Kuttanad in Kerala. Kuttanad in Alappuzha (Alleppey) district is the location of most of the famed backwaters of Kerala, accentuating the natural beauty of the region. This photo is from one end of those backwaters near Kavalam. A row of coconut palm trees stand on ...

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