Friday, May 15, 2009

Its not just Life but India,as well, is Beautiful :)

Here I am with the latest after elections :)I was not working with any party although, but to your surprise and mine as well, I am in Sikkim, having amazing time, working with KOLLACE. I thought of visiting Rajasthan, Gujarat but unexpectedly I am in Sikkim, so you never know what this beautiful Life has in store for you :)

This post is totally dedicated and sponsored(by me) for praising Sikkim, its beauty, its freshness, its law and order and a lot more things. But as we know, No Pains-No Gains, so before reaching Sikkim, I had the most horrible experience of my life and that was me going to Sikkim in a bloody, creepy sleeper class via U.P, Bihar[although it was the devil inside me that prompted me to have have this experience, the adventurous me] of Indian Railways :( All the stories that people used to tell, came true. In a single train, at least 10-12 thousand people were traveling, no exaggeration here.

As soon as the train started, I saw 10-20 TTE's entering the train and "making/selling" tickets as if they were selling tea/coffee/samosa. So many people had their tickets made on the spot, and the train was no less than a running hell. And to make things more beautiful, people just don't buy tickets, they just don't buy tickets at all Dammit, as if the ticket is their fraternal/maternal property. Aligarh, Allahbad, Kanpur,Buxar, Patna and after that my will power gave up and I was like a dead meet. On the lower berth 14 people were sitting at a single instance of time[2 Lower Berths] and when we reached Patna, I lost count of them. All of this reminded me of distorted version of Autology. But what came after made me forgot all the pains I had to take while reaching Sikkim.

Sikkim is a small state situated in the North-East part of India. Here in a car meant for four people only 4 people sit. Here while driving people wear helmets for their own security, not because a cop might fine them. Here people don't follow any law and order because there is no law and order. All we have here is Harmony, Understanding and Patience. The roads look like the perfect example of a "road",that even without traffic lights. The number of taxi-cabs operating here is almost equal to the number of people, "thoda sa" exaggerated, but believe me the cheap luxury you get in Sikkim will drive you crazy. Nobody passes strange looks if a girl and a boy are walking together, if they are holding their hands, if they are enjoying their Life. Everyone has got his own business to do, and Hail The Blessed Lord, ladies do sell the liquor over here, and nobody minds. It was very hard for me to digest that I am in India and not in some alienated place. Very soon I will be coming up with few more updates :)


Moral of the story:

Don't travel via "sleeper class", if your train is travelling through Bihar, U.P, Jharkhand, even if touches the remotest of the villages, don't take chance, get at least a 3-AC.

Sikkim is a very beautiful place and is an integral part of India.

Minor change: Its not just Life but India, as well, is Beautiful :)

8 comments:

Ankesh at Talk said...

cheers you conquered the topest train journey in India may be in the world.. Man's it takes hell lot of guts to trvel in Bihar and it get almost impossible to take the jeep while traveling on the road.. I can't describe the scene now.. but it is imposible.. :-)

great your venture taking you places.. Njoy the journey and njoy the beautiful India....

Nishit said...

waiting to know more about your stay in sikkim and do write about your work next time. Explore more and more because this planet is vast and life is short but be careful not to be too adventurous. Take care and enjoy work!!!!

Narayana Swamy K said...

very well written.. but when it comes to congested trains , there's no beating Mumbai. You just gotta be in Mumbai to experience it!

Smita said...

Don't remind me of what traveling in via UP Bihar is like...I shudder when I think about it.

NE ke baare main have heard a lot want to visit the area...may be one day...

Bedazzled said...

wow !!! enjoy your travels !

Madhuri said...

u r too gud..really so swt of u :P
resigned company during very tough times and roaming all over the country..seeking for adventures....waa!!!
u stupid..don u hv brains??wats ur prob??y did u go over UP and Bihar side??do one thing...start aur more adventures..move by cabs, lift ur devil ka spirits...and go maddd...
u suggest ppl to take care..not to take any risks....and uu...

Maya said...

Nice to know that you are making good use of your time, travelling adds new dimensions to the self

abhishek gupta said...

koi ni ye india hai...yaha train me ye sab cheeze to chhoti moti hai....m to 1 baar train me isliye khada khada aaya kyoki meri seat dusre dibbe me thi nd i was unable to go there with luggage due to rush....

anyway u r finding sikkim gud...thats gud...also u r meeting very gud personalities of india :-)....enjoyyyyyyyy