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A BUS JOURNEY WITH A DIFFERENCE
I am sure we have all travelled in buses but this was a bus journey with a difference. A group of office colleagues, numbering about 15, between 25 and 30 years of age, set out on an outing from Kolkata to Haldia, which was then just beginning to emerge as an industrial hub on the map of West Bengal. The nearest railhead to Haldia then was Mecheda 58 kms from Howrah. And so the first lap of the journey was by an EMU local from Howrah. It was necessary to emphasize this rail connection lest the purists among us raise questions as to why details of a bus journey are being posted at IRI. But that apart, there is nothing much to write home about an 80 mns ride on the HWH- Mecheda Local
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in the sweltering and humid clime of a Saturday afternoon in July.
Come Mecheda and all the members of the group made a dash to the nearby bus terminus to board a local bus to Haldia, a distance of about 65 kms and a journey time of nearly 2 hours. However there were no vacant seats and the interior of the bus resembled a General bogie of say the Coromandel Exp. The only seats available were on the top. No it was not a DD bus. When I say the top, I mean the roof of the bus. With the permission of the bus driver and conductor, the team parked itself on top of the vehicle, buffeted by an odd assortment of luggage.
As the bus started moving, there was an exhilarating feeling of thrill and adventure. By then the heat had subsided and was replaced by a cool breeze. The upper deck passengers had a gala time singing but thankfully, for their own safety, not dancing to their own tunes. There were quite a few occasions when it was necessary to stoop low and avoid being knocked over by the outgrown branches of trees on either side of the highway. And there were several stoppages too. Meanwhile, it was getting deceptively cool with a gentle whiff of rain in the air. But it was in reality the proverbial lull before the storm.
As the bus started racing on the last 25 km non-stop lap of its journey, the heavens opened up. What started off as a mild drizzle soon transformed itself to a heavy monsoon downpour and the hapless occupants of the upper deck felt themselves being drenched to the bones.
Finally the bus reached its destination.An understandable sigh of relief escaped from everyone’s lips as they descended from their perch atop the bus and wended their way to their abode for the night. A chastened lot, whose moods, however, could not be dampened for long, as the evening unfolded itself amidst song, dance and revelry.
PS. The year was 1975 and for your information, the youngest member and lead singer of that group was one many of you are familiar with. A guy bearing the initials PKV.

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I know you would have sung more of Rafi's numbers than Kishore Kumar's .

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now?

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mukul.jpgThe Union Minister for Railways, Shri Mukul Roy along with the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa and Railway Board Members meeting a high level German delegation from areas of Railway Transport headed by the German Minister for Transport, Building & Urban Development, Dr. Peter Ramsauer, in New Delhi on April 10, 2012.

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I hope the German Minister was able to recognize who was MUkul Roy the railway minister among them.
This meeting was held at Writers building right?

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in which month is this reservation

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Saavan ka mahina, reservation kare onn..
jiyara Re Jhoome Aise, Jaise Mamta Naache Mor

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this was written by his devotee, CPB who forgot to log in .
CPB is having a touch time with his tummy with all those ningus that he ate last evening.
PK sir, i too miss Bulbul brandy.
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News thats just coming in :
Serial thefts were reported in 2 Ac coaches of NZM-SBC Rajdhani express.Irate passengers stage a protest at SBC.Incident happened sometime between midnight and 4 am this morning.Items worth in excess of 10 lakhs are reportedly missing.
Whats worst, the private pantry service company are said to be the main suspects at this point.
Source: Regional news channels.

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What is the difference between the two?

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