"Jalthi! Jalthi!..vuto station aagaya.." higher decibels of these vibrations hit my tympanic membrane and immediately the neurotransmitters force my eyelids open. Now I am officially awake, I force myself to sit hunched up because I am the resident of upper berth and that's the only possible way to sit there. Slowly I climb down the … Continue reading Shadows of fear
The life on board Science Express is what we Maharashtrians would call a “Chiwda". A mixture of all the sweet, spicy and other interesting surprises! You always have a social life on Science Express, be it inside the train during duty hours or outside, exploring but personal time is a hard found novelty. The mythical … Continue reading The Day of Dragonflies
On 5th July 2012, reluctantly I was being dragged to see Science Express Biodiversity Special, stationed on the 24th platform at Howrah. I saw a white train and a long queue of people waiting to see the exhibition. Outside, the train windows were adorned with vinyl prints of photographs. These made me very happy for … Continue reading Chasing the Illusive White Train…
Me and Pooshan were handling Platform Activities at Agartala station in Tripura. Everything was going smooth; we were able to do about 10 activities for each school. Students were happy and so were we. A few girls from a school came up to us and asked what would they have to study to become like … Continue reading Shaping the Future..!
Today I have planted a tree and I promise to myself that I will take care of it till my death. I am sending this picture to the Science Express Team because… Many of us do not know the value of it. More than a million trees need to be planted in the whole world. … Continue reading My Duty – My promise
I saw a seventh grade student from a Government school walk into the train, at Koduru, Andhra Pradesh. I was in my favourite Coach no. 10 which talks about Biotechnology and Nature Conservation. The moment I saw him, I asked “Where are the rest of the students?” He said, “I have come alone. My school … Continue reading Teary-eyed Experience
On a beautiful March morning, we got off the train at Katra railway station and as the fog of the night lifted from our sleepy heads, we took in the view that surrounded us. The mountains were breath-taking. After a moment of silence, the noise of the station slowly mixed in much like paints do … Continue reading A Wrong Turn