Train Journeys

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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!!!


6 thoughts on “Train Journeys

  1. Train journeys are difficult, if you don’t travel by them regularly. The most dangerous part is traveling in the ladies compartment. (I never went there but I know what happens there). Please take the ladies special. You should ask the station master at the platform for directions, if you are lost or best call a friend.

    Regarding the job option for women you are right. Most employers still prefer men over women (I really don’t know why).

  2. Clean up the nest before they return or u would be welcoming them every day!! and ur cleaning efforts would need to increase many folds.

    On the other note: I have seen women auto drivers even in Chennai 🙂

  3. For God sake keep the place clean and occupied, difficult for pigeons to nest again. Please avoid dispossing off eggs again.

  4. @ Sundeep: Thanks for the advice. Why is travelling in the ladies compartment dangerous?

    @ RT: Yeah… I will have to. Really?Women auto drivers in Chennai? Not bad

    @ Howard: Can’t keep it occupied… I like the balcony empty… and if they lay eggs again, I will have to dispose off them… or I could parcel them to you… 😉

  5. VERY FUNNY!!! I was only feeling a bit sympathetic about the mother… I guess you are enjoying inviting pigeons by giving them space and playing K-Lal with their eggs…

  6. Lol… I was feeling sympathetic for a month but when they started taking over the balcony I had to show who is the Boss. Pigeons make the balcony dirty which could lead to infections. I like keeping my surroundings clean… even at the cost of inconveniencing some stupid birds.

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