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Sijo Raj   14 blog posts   8 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 4089880            Tags   Past Edits
On the Jan Shatabdi to Davangere..
Exam duties are an opportunity for us teachers to travel - and the travel freak in me wouldn't let go of those opportunities. Out of the three duties I had this, one was to Davanagere. Davanagere is a little over 260kms from Bangalore - a decent 5 hour ride by road. I also had another option in the form of a Jan Shatabdi Express. Its been a really long time since I made a train journey, and I thought this was my opportunity. Although this train would be a little late for my purpose, I made arrangements to begin the exam before I reach there and booked a ticket on Jan Shatabdi. The AC Chair Car
seat turned out to be expensive than an airconditioned bus, which takes more or less the same running time as well.
June 04, 2016:
I had a very very early start to my day. The train leaves at 0600hrs, and I wanted to leave home before 5am, to arrive comfortably on time at the railway station. I fired up mobile apps of two cab aggregators (App Taxis as they are called). Cabs weren't available around my home for some time - a cab appeared on the Uber app a while before 5 am. I confirmed my booking and waited for some time - the cab showed no signs of moving. The driver first called up and confirmed my location - but he sounded a bit disappointed when he heard the destination. He hung up saying he'll come within a couple of minutes. And, as expected, the driver calls back after a couple of minutes, and blurts out that he doesn't have diesel and cannot come - this is a routine happening with Uber, drivers very often refuse trips with lame excuses if they do not wish to operate to that destination. Taking up this matter with Uber repeatedly has not brought about any resolution as well - time to say bye, to them, probably.
The next app was fired up, and Ola! A cab arrived within minutes, and I left home just past 0515hrs. The driver hurried as I told I have a train to catch at 0600hrs. He dropped me at the Okalipuram entrance of the railway station at 0544hrs. As I walked into the station, I saw the rake of Hubli Jan Shatabdi (my train) stabled on Platform 8. The Alco [the colloquial name for railway locomotives originally designed by American Locomotive Company] up front was getting ready for its long trip ahead. My coach was the second from the locomotive. The loco was WDG3A #14796 of Krishnarajapuram. My coach was C1 (06151). The coach was more or less empty as I got in - I had a window seat in the two seater, but was travelling backwards. There were lots of walk-in passengers, and we were about 75% full as the train started from Bangalore City Station (Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Station Bengaluru, or KSR Bengaluru, as it is called now). We started exactly at 0600hrs. The loco was a great smoker, and had some amazing beats!
WDG3A #14796 of Krishnarajapuram up at the front!
The next stop was at Yeswantpur (0614/0615) - the coach more or less filled up here. The TTE had a nice time writing out Excess Fare Tickets for all the walk-in passengers. The typical ALCO chugs was a melody to the ears - especially sitting so close to the loco. Sometime into the run, vendors began appearing with breakfast items. I was really hungry and badly wanted something to eat. The first vendor had Masala Dosa and Idli Vada for sale - I opted for the former. The casserole contained two small Masala Dosas - the vendor gave a cup full of chutney. I also bought a coffee to wash down the dosas.
Masala Dosas, with Coffee for company. [Sorry for the blurry pic]
Quite differently, the dosa was well cooked and the masala was quite nice. The chutney was the typical railway chutney. The coffee was also the typical railway coffee - I always wonder how they prepare it so consistently! The journey was quite unevenful - I was sleepy for most of the time as well. We pulled in to Tumkur at 0707hrs. I was quite shocked to see that the station still had a low level platform. The train did not move for quite a long time - the reason came in at 071
Today (00:21)  

Strength of Materials^~   63842 blog posts   46182 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 4089440            Tags   Past Edits
Happy bday Jagdeesh sir and Dip bhai..
💐🎂 JD 🎂💐
Party hard and enjoy the day..
original cake jagdeesh bhai 😆

4 Public Posts - Today

Today (00:27)
Jagdeesh Srivastava^~   6938 blog posts   15310 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Thanks bro 😀

Today (00:27)
Strength of Materials^~   63842 blog posts   46182 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Anytime bhaiya..
Enjoy the Pub celebration 😆

Today (00:27)
brandonbuffard version 20^~   14029 blog posts   8334 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Welcome bhai

Today (00:28)
Jagdeesh Srivastava^~   6938 blog posts   15310 correct pred (75% accurate)
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1 compliments
HBD to you too
Happy birthday dip sir 😁

Today (00:29)
Jagdeesh Srivastava^~   6938 blog posts   15310 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Hehehe thanks 😁
Yesterday (12:44)  

16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   8593 blog posts   1486 correct pred (91% accurate)
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2 compliments
congrats dude Congratulations
⏺️I am in top predictors list (for yesterday) with 53/95%. This is the first time I am in top predictors list
⏺️I have completed 1000 correct predictions

Yesterday (12:45)
Lead Pipe Rigidity^~   7557 blog posts   30041 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Congratulations Bro.

Yesterday (12:49)
12417 💎 प्रयागराज एक्सप्रेस 💎 12418^~   2159 blog posts   54 correct pred (53% accurate)
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Congrats bro.

Yesterday (17:50)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~   15171 blog posts   27704 correct pred (88% accurate)
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Congratulations! :)

Yesterday (21:56)
Big Bash League Soon ✨^~   10422 blog posts   10264 correct pred (95% accurate)
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90+ accuracy ma aa gaye
congratulations ✨
Dec 08 (12:57)  

Howrah Rajdhanis Parasnath halt must be removed^~   3525 blog posts   9959 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 4079962            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Happy birthday,🎆💐🎂
Today, I turned 16.
It's my birthday today.

31 Public Posts - Sat Dec 08, 2018

1 Public Posts - Sun Dec 09, 2018

Dec 09 (12:20)
KL Suthar^~   1543 blog posts   42409 correct pred (87% accurate)
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१६ साल, वयस्क भी नहीं....बहुत खूब, जन्म-दिन मुबारक बच्चे ***

Dec 09 (12:23)
Shanzil Ahmad Kabir~   84 blog posts   19 correct pred (48% accurate)
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Happy bday

Dec 09 (12:23)
sreerup kol^~   13823 blog posts   11504 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Happy Birthday and enjoy the Sunday....

Dec 09 (23:27)
✓Iron horse™^~   42869 blog posts   27047 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Belated HBD bhai...

Yesterday (21:58)
🔥12993⚡️GIMB🔛PURI⚡️12994🔥~   600 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Happy Birthday!🎂
Happy Birthday To The Legend #THE GRANDCHORD
TODAY it turns 112 years...

Dec 06 (15:43)
▶ECR⭐ पू म रे गोमो डब्ल्यू ए पी 7 ⭐ECR◽◀~   16231 blog posts   1527 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Dec 06 (15:51)
Vaastav The Reality^~   50670 blog posts   683 correct pred (57% accurate)
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HBD 🎉🎉

Dec 06 (16:17)
Kosi Ganga Super Express~   1860 blog posts
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#Grandchord The Backbone of Indian Railways, said by Britishers, is no doubt only strength of nation but indeed beautiful, these tunnels were also inaugurated on same day of 6th December 1906 along with Section, which is most awaiting thing for everyone onboard trains. Tunnels are equally exciting for kids to elders, all excited about it. 112 years old tunnels.

Dec 06 (16:25)
THE GRANDCHORDS~   1451 blog posts   55 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Tunnels and mountains are beauty of this section..😍😍😍

Dec 07 (10:03)
Miss u😌दरभंगा↔️दिल्ली ICF AC एक्सप्रेस 💛❤️~   2312 blog posts   536 correct pred (63% accurate)
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GC is 😘😘💜💜
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