September 9, 2017

Frames from an Indian Train Journey

Indian train journeys are always special and sometimes inexplicable. While frames one after the other pass by your window as you gaze through them, some moments get frozen forever. They just don't seem to move out and remain in front of your eyes for long. The lone guard at a deserted station waving the green flag until the last bogie disappears is my all time favourite frame. It tempts me to get off at such stations. The cry of the tea seller, the long whistle from the engine and the numerous short eats that you relish en-route gives you a sense of nostalgia and takes you back to the days when you took that long train journey to your grandparent's house during summer holidays. Indian train journeys are and will always remain nostalgic for many of us.

Below are a few frames from my 53 hour train journey from Bangalore to Chandigarh. Kindly excuse the clarity as most of them were taken while the train was in motion.


  







12 comments:

  1. Lovely scenes.
    I don't know if I'm crazy but sometimes I yearn for the sounds of an 'Indian Railway station.' :)

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    1. Glad you liked it, Divya. People love the chaos of a railway station.

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  2. who cares about clarity when you can bring out the essence of the place in photographs. good job and keep traveling!

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  3. yes, the procedure for bikes is too complicated... They should give an option to ride in n ride out. at least at major stations where trains stop for 30 mins or so..

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  4. Wonderful captures on the train.

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  5. Beautiful, train journey are always insightful.

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