Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Innovative ways of cargo movement

There are no platformed stations on Mumbai-Pune train routes between Karjat (rather Palasdhari) and Khandala. There are few small colonies on the way and some manned cabins for trains where trains halt at times. For those small villages, trains are the only mean of transport.

Here are some pictures that show how these people manage to transport cut wood between the villages. They cut wood into small pieces, tie together. When the train halts, they use iron hooks to hook up the wood to train windows.

This "cargo" then travels till the destination FREE!, where its collected by the villagers...Neat!

लंबे बाल चाहिए? (Need Long Hair?)

Indian Railways seems to have just got a new sponsor on their reservation charts - Garnier Fructis. Here is a paradox...
I first noticed the ticket checker holding the reservation chart in this hand and this time it was little colorful than usual dot matrix printout.

Look at the TC,

and look at the chart...