Tuesday, January 20, 2009

rails and roads...

You know what is most depressing about day time train journeys? Itz them, the roads.

You can see the roads twisting and snaking along the rail track - smooth flat tarmacs, single lane country roads, dusty mud trails - name it and you can see them - you can see them so close that you can touch them, yet they are so far that you cant touch them, and it brings you memories of riding - piloting your bike through the twists and turns, the wind on your face, the control at your fingers, the dust, the music of the engine, the sun and the tea at the road side tea stall and the freedom - the freedom to follow any trail you choose at your own will - and it makes you wonder why are you sitting in a train compartment and watching it like you sit back at the movie house and watching the action unfold than being a part of the action.

 

But when all said and done, train journey hold itz own charm - the chai wallahs, the food at train platforms, the 'almost forgot' lazy village stations, the bustle and hustle at the major stations, the wide verity of people you come across, the cross section of country where you live, the music of the wheels, the door steps - itz the next charming way to travel than by road.

12 comments:

Preeti said...

Treu...i agree...i love train travels too...and road travels - though im just new to drivin :)

Winnie the poohi said...

Having never ever ridden anything.. not even cycle I love train travels :D

Meenu said...

hmm .. yes i am bk after a train travel ..
btw i hate the AC train travel :D ..
anyways good u loved Dilli-6
take care

Suma said...

its been some time since i travelled by the indian railways...

it was fun in the good old days when you had people playing cards to pass the time or we read like crazy,and like you said spent time looking at the blur of scenery...

now i'm sure you have teh ipods and psps taking over :(

Monika said...

oh its been so long i have taken a train... should make a trip soon

Manasa said...

Don't praise the rails, your bike might get annoyed :P

Shruti said...

u know what's the other thing that's good about train travel? Its the occasional interesting people u meet in there.

The Shmoo said...

For some reason, trains feel like the air around is less polluted or maybe its just in my head.

"the 'almost forgot' lazy village stations" ^_^ sweet!

ceedy said...

Trains are way to know the cross culture...true

Gayatri said...

mmm.. long train journeys can get tiring, but like you said it's the second best way to travel after biking.. =)

Datsme said...

Train travel has always beeen a childhood fantasy with me maybe coz i have had so less of it. I dont really like road travel much and completely detest air travel.
Guess I cud make it my next post...thanks buddy :)

workhard said...

I love train travels and very very long drives...


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