Impressions of India: 8
Please do take a moment to log and/or e-mail me your reactions and comments? Given the slow upload speed, each post takes around 3 hours straight to get online (not counting image-selection and -editing time), and knowing that lots of you are reading and enjoying it will add great fuel to my fire!
Finally it arrived and Gita led me into my first ladies-only carriage where we shared a seat.
Gita’s English was excellent, so we were able to chat freely, though she was clearly tired too and I knew why when she told me she was doing a daily 3hrs-each-way commute!
Several of the other ladies were clearly very tired too,
and, 5 hours after I left Varkala on my first train, we stopped there again, which was a moment worth commemorating.
Things were very peaceful and mellow in the ladies carriage, a mother cradling her son’s head as he slept on her shoulder, this beautiful girl dozing and dreaming and using her mobile, a graceful old lady combing her hair, the lady opposite stretched out sleeping.