And today we are back in Delhi. It was around 20 hours train ride from Bandra, Mumbai to Nizamuddin. It was ok and we were all tired. We are super tired. It was not a particularly long journey but it was a whirlwind. Coming back to delhi was like being in the frying pan again as it was hot here
The trip, like chai, is over, pals. We were somewhere in Gaziabad, not far from Delhi, when we took these pictures. Continue reading
Crossing the Bombay sea bridge
Here is first part of this entry and photo album
10. Wondering where’s Sandra in Bandra [btw, dats interesting documentry screened in Film South Asia some yrs ago.
11. The great Indian railway bazaar, as appeared in yesterday’s Kathmandu Post: http://tinyurl.com/nr48wj.
12. Inside a local train to VT. Destinations: Gateway of India and Colaba area. Then to Bandra-Worli sea bridge. No time 4 Dharavi though.
13.Frm dis local train, tall, grand Mumbai buildings r cnstantly blokd by view of filthy slums,horribly dirty railway track-side hms. Contrast.
14.Railway track’s so ‘unmumbai’, it fils like travelin in path full of shit n other dirts. Parts of same city dat boasts Marine Dive skyline. Continue reading
This post talks about events happened in July 11 (yesterday, the first of our two days in Bombay):
Last time when I woke up inside a Goa-Bombay train compartment, I was in Victoria Terminus (CST), right in the heart/lung/or whatever of the city. That was in October last year. This time, on Saturday 11 July afternoon, I got off at Kalyan Junction, sub-urban Bombay from Goa-Bombay train.
From there we went to Bandra in a local train as we were scheduled to catch 12 July train to Delhi from there. Then, after booking a hotel room and eating in a Dhaba outside, we went to Marine Drive in a local train.
Here are the tweets from Bombay. Some of them migh sound too cryptic. I’ll elaborate them, along with relevant pictures, in the next few days: Continue reading
The following photos were taken in Kolva Beach, Goa, the Cafe Coffee Day near the beach and in Madgaon train station.
@Madgaon Train Station, Goa
The following post details the events happened on 10-11 July.
10 July: Second day in Goa. We woke up at 9 am and headed to the beach at 10. There was a photography session and playing with the sea water which was dirty and filthy and of course salty! The waves were pretty strong and we tried to challenge them taking help of a rock. Futile effort. One wave almost took Gokul away. It was scary.
We also climbed the hilltop that originated from the beach and went up to several meters. Climbing was relatively easy and we posed for camera with whole lot of creativity!
Arrived in the train station on Margao to carch the 5:25 train to Bombay. We had to change theree buses to come here from Anjuna (to Mapusa to Panjim to Margao to Station). Then these tweets: Continue reading
The First Day:
The following post details the events happened on 9th July. It was written on the same day and posted on 11 July.
July 9: So today, we arrived in Goa. I was here in last October. But not in the famous Anjuna beach where we are staying tonight.
Instead of taking bus from Londa today morning as we had planned, we took the 9:30 am train to Margao (Madgaon) that left Londa at 10:30. We arrived in Madgaon station @ 1:30 pm. After eating Dal/Bhat/Sambhar in a vegeterian restaurant near the Secreteriat Building, we took the bus to Panjim, the capital of Goa. From there, we could take bus to Anjuna. Or so we were told by a truck driver we met in the train. But there’s no direct bus to Anjuna from Panjim. So the trail was: Panjim to Mapusa to Anjuna. Continue reading