Cricket, politics and cinema are often called the connecting forces that unite India but on a physical level I think it’s the Indian railways. Take a longish route and you’re soon exposed to the most myriad types of experiences and people. What better way to foster tolerance and understanding than being stuffed in a metal cabin with other people?
Sometimes you just need to travel unreserved.
The “deadliest” local railway network in the world. They continue to add new trains but i doubt we’ll ever see a change in the sights, sounds and smell of travelling in the mumbai locals!
A view from a train reveals an archetypal Indian Railway Station on a lazy weekday afternoon.
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