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Howrah Junction to Varanasi train

  • Date of travel: 2015-10-07
  • Train Number: 12381
  • Train Name: Poorva Express
  • Time travelled: 08:15-18:37
  • Distance travelled: 678 kms
  • Number of stops: 14
  • Class travelled: A2
  • Seat and sleeper Allocated: Yes
  • Fare: Rp1543
  • Experience: – On time departure and arrival.
  • Wiki link
  • etrain.info link
Howrah to Varanasi train
Howrah to Varanasi train

Personal stats:

  • Rail journey count: 3
  • Rail kms travelled cumulative: 1990 kms
  • Cumulative rail hours: 28 hours 15 mins

Bhubaneswar to Kolkata flight

  • Date of travel: 2015-10-06
  • Flight Number: G8 244
  • Airline Name: GoAir
  • Time travelled: 20:05-21:05
  • Distance travelled:    382 kms
  • Number of stops: 0
  • Class travelled: Reg
  • Seat and sleeper Allocated: NM
  • Fare: approx. Rp1775
  • Experience: – On time departure and arrival

Personal stats:

  • Flight journey count: 3
  • Flight kms travelled cumulative:  951s
  • Cumulative flight hours: 2:45

Kolkata – Bhubanesvar flight

  • Date of travel: 2015-09-29
  • Flight Number: G8 243
  • Airline Name: GoAir
  • Time travelled: 05:55-06:55
  • Distance travelled:    382 kms
  • Number of stops: 0
  • Class travelled: Reg
  • Seat and sleeper Allocated: NM
  • Fare: approx. Rp2093
  • Experience: – On time departure and arrival

Personal stats:

  • Flight journey count: 2
  • Flight kms travelled cumulative:  577 kms
  • Cumulative flight hours: 1:45

Anecdotal press observations

  • squalor, waste disposal, water quality, people sleeping on street pavements barely rate articles in Times of India, Economic Times, The Telegraph over past 3 weeks
  • sizable newsprint allocated to political party developments, party figures, upcoming elections in Bihar
  • Media stars and starlet popularity are rated in some media based on measures such as film billings, article count in press, endorsement count
  • Some mention on infrastructure development projects in various cities – high speed rail chiefly.
  • mixed property news – some suggestion of developers being over geared and having to slash prices by a third in some cases (from 2014 levels)
  • some discussion on border issues Nepal/China/ Pakistan
  • Festivals taking place – Ganeshpati (Mumbai and Maharastra); Mela at Nasik; Eid; Durga (Kolkata from oct 18)
  • Cricket

Mumbai to New Delhi train

  • Date of travel: 2015-09-17
  • Train Number: 12951
  • Train Name: Rajdhani
  • Time travelled: 16:35-08:35
  • Distance travelled: 1384 kms
  • Number of stops: 7
  • Class travelled: 1A
  • Seat and sleeper Allocated: Yes
  • Fare: Rp4877
  • Experience: – On time departure. Late arrival (1 hour).
  • Wiki link
  • etrain.info train route and map
Mumbai to New Delhi Train
Mumbai to New Delhi Train

Personal stats:

  • Rail journey count: 2
  • Rail kms travelled cumulative: 1312 kms
  • Cumulative rail hours: 17 hours 53 mins