• Musings,  Travelogues

    Indian Railways and IST

    My train is scheduled at the unearthly hour of 11.30 p.m. Stubborn officials who quote absurd rules of reimbursement demand that I travel to another city in this heat instead of getting on a train from a…

  • Musings,  Travelogues

    The Curse of the Upper Berth

    I glare at the computer screen. My entire mood of making that train trip vanishes in an instant. Not again. B4. 54. UB. The Indian Railways has this peculiar penchant of allotting me the¬†upper berth¬†whenever I travel.…