Indian Railways

What are some mind blowing facts about Indian Railways?

When it comes to connectivity, very few modes of transport can compare to the Indian Railways. No other form of travelling makes you feel part of this large diverse nation the way an Indian train journey does. Sure there might be a few inconveniences along the way but the positives outweigh the negatives. Here are 12 joys of travelling by an Indian Train.

1. Travelling with friends by train is an experience that’s tough to beat.

 
2. The Railway Station kulhad is like some magical potion that tastes different from any other chai you have ever tasted.

 
3. There might not be a TV inside the train but you will see sights that define the real India up close when you’re gazing through the windows.

 
4. Ordering train food and eating it on the little collapsible tray next to the window.

 
5. Reading a book or playing cards while slowly drifting off to sleep in the snuggly sleeper class.

 
6. Witnessing the flora and fauna of your country whizzing past you.

 
7. Interacting with genuinely diverse and interesting characters from different walks of life.

 
8. Witnessing the hustle and bustle at an Indian railway station is an experience like no other.

 
9. Getting off at in between stations and taking in the ambience before continuing on your journey.

 
10. You don’t need any decorum inside the train, want to laugh out loud? Go ahead, laugh out loud.

11. Watching real life Bollywood unfurl before you through tearful goodbyes and new beginnings.

 
12. The most beautiful bit, the Indian Railways has something to offer to every person, irrespective of which section of the society he or she belongs to.

source: ScoopWhoop

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The Edges

It’s very possible that your battered, old copy of the book contains some fore-edge painting, which is an illustration or painting that is hidden on the edge of the pages of the book. The technique allegedly dates back to the 1650s and we have no idea why people went through the trouble of painting on their old works of literature, but they are there.

It’s a baby girl!

Why does it happen?

The Espresso Addict

She was 27, and at home.

She stood in front of the mirror, naked. She looked at her breasts. This was the biggest they had ever been. But she knew that they were going to get bigger. She stared at herself for a long while before she ran her right hand across the entire area of her belly, from just above her abdomen, all the way down to its lower end. It looked bloated and the bump had begun to show through her clothes now. She was five months pregnant, and had just received her scans from her gynecologist. She had dreaded this moment would come right from when she turned into a teenager. And 15 years later, she still wasn’t prepared for it.

“You are going to have a healthy and beautiful baby girl. You just have to keep eating healthy, and get good sleep and sufficient exercise, just like…

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Tradition

A woman in India celebrates the new year in Maharashtra

A woman in India wears traditional jewellery during a procession celebrating the Maharashtran new year in Mumbai on 11 April 2013.

Gudi Padwa is the Hindu new year for people in the state of Maharashtra. It is celebrated by dancing and singing. 🙂