Good to have posted your travelogue on Rajadhani. Very simple and informative. I like to share some of my 'Rajadhani' thoughts ....
Every journey brings new friends to our collection. True, some are forgotten while a very few lucky are kept alive. I wish the your 'Rajadhani' friends remain in your conversations long.
For each truck, I travel on Rajadhani. In the cool, humming atmosphere of the rail-cars with a pungent 'Railway smell' I have clear memory of the people I have met. But, I could never never hold on to any of them, though they all took my blog URL and emails. It is Ok with them because, life is always like that.... we forget the potholes we encountered the moment we kiss goodbye to any travel, and another day comes and another travel invites us for a fresh encounter with life and new potholes.
Once, when I got out at Delhi, a young girl came to me. "Uncle, I think you are climbing Himalayas. I am so exited about your adventure. I wish I too join you! How can I do that? " Looking into her eyes, like Jesus Christ, I spoke to myself , "Girl, you are far away from my pain, toil and adventure.You can never never follow me". Meeting my silence, she hurriedly took my email ID, never to have heard of her again!
'Rajadhani friends', as I call them are good... like an evening cup of tea with almonds. Enjoy them well. I look at them to see angles and have shared too many of my life's passions and sorrows with some. Then when the final platform comes, I have to carry my backpack, my trek-prop, my cameras and my dreams and walk away from them to my own calling... my beautiful Himalayas.
'Rajadhni' you did is a microcosm of a larger travel you are doing. I am sure you will pen about that too soon.
Keep writing.... Abby
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Reading your Rajadhani experience makes me wanting to travel too by Raajadhani express. The food is indeed tempting .Glad to know you acquired 5 new friends.Hope you keep the friendship for a long time to come.
reading the whole journey cutting across a slice of India makes us feel to take a jouney the next time i/we come to India.
Yes i always feel that when we travel in a train, when the train arrives at the platform and even though we have reserved our seats/berth,yet we scramble with pushes and top voices to reach our seats/berth and once the train moves we forget everything and talk as if we have known for days and will miss them for ever....in reality...it is just another page in our life journey book ...thank you very much of your experience and like chechi mentioned,,,,food is tempting .....the VAT family....
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