When I opened this page, a few things ran on the my mind’s screen instantly;
C. My town Yelahanka was the headquarters for Narrow Gauge, the railway line was built between Kolar Gold Fields and Bangalore thru my town… way back some 100 years ago. When the engine stopped, it released an odor of burnt coal and I loved that smell. I travelled to college – a 9 mile journey for several years and High School in Malleswaram some 7 miles. There was a Meter gauge also, now it is all broad-gauge. How the gauges were defined is another story – goes back to Rome.
D. Chalte Chalte, yoonhi koi mil gaya tha… It is one of the most powerful songs about relationships… we meet people once a year, 4 times a year… say hello and spend 3-5 minutes of face time… pleasant exchanges and disappear till the next time. Chalte Chalte… yoon hi koi mil gaya tha… Meena Kumari was relating with that short note in the train… but we can relate with most of the things in life… we meet people at the airport.. don’t even exchange cards but have good conversations and go on… that is what this song is about. Next time you hear, pay attention to the deeper meaning than what’s on the screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9EbgqMiICA
23 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT INDIAN RAILWAYS
Back then, passengers had to wait till the next station to answer the call of nature!
9. Its 161 years old! 16th April, 1853. That’s a long time ago.
And it’s sometimes spelled with ‘Sri’ prefixed. Quite a mouthful.
It is the Pir Panjal Railway tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir.