Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Train


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

This toy train between shimoga and talagappa, gives me an opportunity to post another of Emerson's quote.

This picture was shot on the way to a bloggers meet. This "train-bus" had stopped in one of the stations for a break. We not only took chai leisurely but we chit chatted with the train's guard. And we lazed around, cracking jokes and passing time - all along the train waited for us. When even ministers find it difficutlt to make a train wait for them, we achieved it. Its a special feeling isnt it?

- Dheepak Ra


Blogger Akruti said...

It sure is a wonderful feeling:)

6/28/2005 11:27 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

This is what I call as sixth sense. The time stamp of your comment is earlier than that of the blog post itself!!!

6/28/2005 11:36 AM  
Blogger Akruti said...

What does that mean? can u explain it to me in simple english remembering that i am a non techi:( and plz refer me by my name(u know it}

6/28/2005 12:43 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

In simple terms, I had posted my blog at 12:04 AM but your comment has been posted at 11:57pm (ie 7 mins earlier). So there is some discrepancy in the time synchronisation.

6/28/2005 1:08 PM  
Blogger vashok said...

well the train ride itself is very very scenic beautiful isnt it? I had the pleasure of travelling in that train once and I loved it.

6/28/2005 6:25 PM  
Blogger Nithya Swaminathan said...

Lovely! Where from do u get these quotes? Nice ones, and picking up a pic and quote that go well together.. gr8 job:)

6/28/2005 8:08 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Its a scenic ride alright. But the best train ride is the konkan railways - try the trip from Mangalore to Karwar. Its an unforgetable experience.

Thanks. Most are from the quotes which I have collected over the years and to some extent from the books and the internet.

6/28/2005 9:29 PM  
Blogger Brood Mode said...

great quote. very apt too

6/28/2005 9:37 PM  
Blogger Eroteme said...

Such a liesurely life... aaah, I wish more days were filled with the same...
Nice quote...

6/28/2005 10:51 PM  
Blogger vJ said...

That is really a special feeling of making a train wait. :-).

Between, i read the blogger's meet. I have heard of Honnermardu before and seen some pix. But i have not seen the pix of the toy train and the pix of the camping, the island etc.., . Its simply great.

If you plan to go again, give me a message. :-)

6/28/2005 11:16 PM  
Blogger sophie said...

makes me nostalgic...thinking of the train game which we used to play in childhood...

6/29/2005 5:27 AM  
Blogger anubhav said...

u uncivil guy..casuing delays.....:D

man i am amazed how u manage to post everyday without a miss, the pic, a matching quote..bravo...good work..

6/29/2005 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Ravi said...

Very! Nice pic, Dheepak!

6/29/2005 8:51 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Thanks "Brood mode"

Its all in our hands. Decide and take a break to unwind. Dont worry abt anythign else during the break

Why dont you take the initiative for a trip to some place? I am sure many including me will join you.

It reminds me of "Koo chiku buku chiku buku". But from there it transforms to the Gentleman song :-)

We caused delays but then more than half the train was occupied by our gang. And nobody takes that train if they want to reach early or in time. It travels at just 30km/hr


6/29/2005 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Charu said...

lovely pic and the thoughts related to it.. I love the feeling of a railway platform in small town/villages..

6/30/2005 10:43 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

It is really like the village scenes shown in the movies. Isnt it? Where the station exist purely for the guards man who also doubles up as station manager.

7/02/2005 8:56 AM  

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