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Video: Approaching Kumta on the Konkan Railway

Move your mouse out of the video frame to lose the black border. Music: Mere Desh Ka Salaam, Shobha Gurtu. Those who have ridden the Konkan Railway can attest, the rural countryside with emerald green fields is mesmerizing. I think of an early retirement in a village, a small house and running a school. To […]

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Live Well, Today

Today is what you will be nostalgic for, in a few years. Occasionally, I am overcome by fond memories of childhood in Mumbai; visiting cousins, relatives and grandparents in the rural Karnataka towns of Bhatkal, Honavar, Hosad and Kumta. From what I remember, then I was busy running around, chasing dragon-flys, seeking bird eggs, stoning […]

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Mumbai Local Train Journey!

All our family, relatives and friends are safe and well in Mumbai. Thank you all for your concern. Considering my uncles, aunts, cousin brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, friends, and so many relatives take the local trains into and out of Mumbai every day, I consider myself lucky none were hurt in the 7/11 blasts! But […]

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Young Couple on Konkan Railway

Less than 24 hours after reaching Mumbai, we left for Goa on the Konkan Railway to visit our kuladevata Ramnathi Devasthan and attend my nephew's Upanayana. The night ride is ideal for catching-up on gossip with cousins. Their wives (and M too), are fast asleep and we chat away in peace. Pics from our our […]