Friday, December 9, 2011

From the tainted glass of my window…

If you are a frequent travel by train, you must have noticed few things which are common to all the journeys. Mostly travelled on the routes like Bangalore-Guwahati, Bangalore-Agra, Hyderabad-Agra, Bangalore-Mumbai, Agra-Guwahati, Bangalore-Hyderabad, Agra-Delhi, I have noticed there few sights which connect all these train journeys.

No matter where you go, you are subjected to certain views for sure. Don’t you remember looking at the tiny kids or our respected elders donating their “share” to Mother Earth early in the morning? This is most common of all the sights. You can also get glimpses of the “daring” young India. Group of young friends sitting ON the railway tracks is quite common. I am sure railway tracks make for an interesting hang out.

Slums on the outskirt of the cities and huge garbage dumps greet you as soon as you enter any big city. These small houses with tin as their roofs and which are nothing more than shabby tents present a strong contrast from the multi storied glass buildings of the city located just few kilometers away.

Vast stretches of fields, lushness of crops makes for a refreshing sight. I can spend hours looking at the seemingly unending expanse of Mango trees or just at the open space where even barren land looks so intriguing. Have you ever noticed the way sand changes its colour as you move from one state to another? The colour changes from red to back, so do the architectural pattern of the houses, the way they live and dress.

But there are some which are worth remembering all your life. For example, this time I saw goats, yes GOATS not monkeys or squirrel walking on the walls. And to tell you the wall was decently high!


  1. Ayin? Were they shooting any version of Chota Chetan there? That's when I saw someone walking on the walls :D for the first time.

  2. I love noticing the change in Language, Food, Culture, Dresses, Architecture... In fact if you have with you someone who is going home after a long long time- Look at his excitement as he reaches closer.. :-)

  3. @ TheBluntBlogger: :D I hve no idea! but I was amazed to see them on teh wall!!

  4. @Fatte: Oh yeah..their expressions are worth remembering :)

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