My job is taking to me to the fringes of Mumbai.. like Vasai, Mira road, Bhayender, Kalyan etc. Getting to these places involves travel by train… which I generally avoid. KC makes a big show when I travel by train… “Nice. Her Highness is travelling by train” etc etc
Anyway… I went to Vasai today… my first time. I took the train to Dadar and then to Virar. There was no route map on the train. I was not sure when Vasai arrives… the journey went on and on and on… Mira road then Bhayender then Naigaon. Thats when I began to worry… what if I was on the incorrect route? I didn’t want to call anyone and ask… the passengers around me would know I am lost. Finally, Vasai arrived. There was a lady at the auto stand… driving the auto. I was surprised… the first lady auto driver I have come across. There are so many job options closed to women… don’t know why.
I was exhausted on my return. I can never manage the train travel on a daily basis.
The pigeons have learned to fly and vacated the nest. Yippie!!!