Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nizamuddin railway station

Reached Delhi pretty much on time to complete the trip.

This grafiti was painted near the car park.

Good morning

The train crossed bhopal and Jhansi in the night and we Passed mathura
about 0630 hrs. The train is still about half an hour late, so I
should be reaching about eight.

As I stood in the doorway I could smell the smoke off the wood fires
and the cowdung chips. I remember seeing a NASA picture showing the
whole of the north India covered in the smoke off these fires.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


The train barely stopped here at the small station of ghodadongri.
Sitting in an airconditioned compartment distances you from whatever
is going on outside and I miss the feel of the smells and the shouts
of porters at the way stations and the hasty negotiations on the cost
of poha or a plate of samosas purchased through the Window. And I miss
the rush or wind in the face from the endless Indian plains and the
metal shutters that had to be dropped down when it rained in the
middle of the night.
I remember that a train journey used to be accompanied with a strong
iron smell that would permeate every cloth that you wore. I just don't
get it anymore. Must be all those years of sailing on rustbuckets that
killed my iron smell.

Amla station

Free kick on the train

I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw a picture. :).

Has anyone ever heard I this brand? Apparently it is made by the
premanchal breweies in distt. Raisen (MP)

iPhone app tryout- the writepad

Travelling by train does give me enough time to waste and I was not
going to let the opportunity go to waste .

I had uploaded the writepad APP from Prasad on my iPhone and was
determined to See how it would work . I must declare right away that I
have nothing against the keyboard of the iphone . Its just that using
the finger to do the writing Seemed to be a neat alternate to have at
my fingertip :)

As Such I have used it to type this Post and must Say that I am rather
impressed with the result. Though I have taken the better Part of an
hour to get these words out , the Progress toward the end was Much
faster , with me belting out upto three small words at a time .

The hand gestures Such as for return or for space are easy to remember
and once you get used to the app, rather fun. Getting the long words
out is still a challa nge , but Somet{in g I will hopefully get
better at :]

-- This message was composed with PhatWare WritePad 1.6.

Sent from my iPhone

Train trip

Off on another train trip. This time on the gondwana express (2409),
from nagpur to Delhi .

Have armed myself with a tiffin box, and collection of hemmingway and
laxman stories and some optimism.

Happy travelling!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy gudi padwa

Happy new year to all.

iPhone 3.0 vs android

A few days back Ajeet sent me the comparative table of the iPhone
firmware versions and the android.

I'm not sure where he got it from so can't give proper credit for it.
But 3.0 does promise to be a pretty neat jump ahead. And once the apps
around the 3.0 come out in iTunes, the iphone should be an all new
playing ground. :)


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

nagpur Rickshaw

Thanks for the wishes on the last post. Now that I am posting from my
phone, hopefully the posting will be more regular. But the downside is
that most likely, my blog will involve non - ship related subjects,
and the posts will also be shorter.

Was out at the gokulpeth market in Nagpur and snapped this rickshaw
driver in thought as he waited for his next ride in the dusk.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I do apologize to anyone who has noticed the lack of posting on my
blog. But I am home these days , and as
You all might have guessed from the above picture, our priorities have
been undergoing some dramatic changes.

Cheers all!!