Train journeys are fun… but let’s not turn a blind eye to reality!
At the risk of sounding like Mahesh Bhatt, I must acknowledge that trains and railways have been an integral part of my life.
As Indians, we take some sort of pride in quoting off facts and figures related to the Railways. Largest network in the world, the largest employer among government agencies, has been running since 150 years, all of that.
And yet deep within, we all know the truth.
Indian Railways is the largest network of shitpiles running across the length and breadth of the country. Like most government amenities in the country, those of us who can afford to bypass the realities of our country choose to travel by air, or in AC compartments.
When the government announced the hike in train fares last week, the responses weren’t exactly what you’d call surprising.
The opposition cried foul and lambasted the anti-poor move, the ruling party said it was…
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