The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The bridge, the river and kids' play. Brilliantly captured by Sujay Kumar Das.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The charms of rail journey

Came across this unique group of rail lovers on Facebook. I am an ardent lover of rail journey and a firm believer of the fact that to know Bharat (not India) you need to travel long distance by rail. Rail journey throws open a plethora of beautiful visuals of nature, and rural, suburban and urban lives. It brings to us villages, towns and cities and gives us a peek into the lives being lived there which we wouldn’t have known or seen otherwise. Not to mention the railway infrastructure- various trains, stations of various sizes and era etc- which can be a study in itself. The members of the group, called Railway Lovers, frequently post photographs shot en route. Here starts a series of curated pictures from the group.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway through Glendale Tea Estate
by Bhaswaran Bhattacharya.
 The above is the cover photo of the group.

Guwahati-Kajiranga Express towards Burdwan in winter. By Vivian Boye.

 Pichkurir Dhal halt (near Bolpur) by Arunava Das. 

Between Takipur and Lohapur in the evening. By Akm Jasimuddin.

Galsi station (Burdwan), pre-winter 6.40 pm. by Suraj Samuel Hansda.