Thursday, December 29, 2005

Indian Railways - Lot of Potential

Voila.. We are on vacation now.. We choose to visit our relatives in Cochin for this year's vacation. Had a comfortable journey in a night train from Chennai to Cochin. We had a small coupe to ourselves which gave us adequate privacy and comforts. My kids particularly enjoyed being able to stretch and create some noise without disturbing others (at least, that's what they think..).

Indian Railways
has tremendous potential. It transports millions across the nation every day. Till now, they have been the only option for the middle class and were always in demand. Even now, trains seem to be most sought after medium of transport. But that is slowly changing with the arrival of budget airlines and better roads, particularly for the middleclass. Still Railways has lot of space to grow, if it could only change a little bit and be customer focused. Loading and unloading of personal luggage is a major challenge on Indian trains, I hope they find a way to make it easier. Also, I wish they had power & internet connectivity for my laptop. Of course, my kids want TV with plenty of cartoon channels.

It has been few days in to our vacation already and we are having a great time. But, I have not be able to post as I thought would be able to. So, If I don't see you before the new year..
Seasons Greetings & Happy New Year.....


  1. Visu,
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful holidays and a very happy 2006. Enjoy your vacation. Srini had once mentioned that there are very good resorts along the coast of kerala.
    Have fun...

    - Laks Sankaran.

  2. Lakshmi

    We are camping at our relatives place and have been touring around.. heading to Kumarakom today..

    Happy New Year to you and your family..

  3. Visu,
    Have a great time...Happy New Year to you and your family.!!

    Cochin - Is my dream town.!! Its beautiful and clean...!! Did you see slums?? I didn't when I was there.!! Please try to have dinner one day at Taj Malabar.!! ( I did the restaurant module for them and lived there for almost 3 months). Great hotel..on the water.!!

    Enjoy the boat rides.!!

    Man I miss Kerala.!!!

  4. Hi Ram...

    Hope u r having absh in Kerala...
    Have pleasent Vacation..

    Smile at the Past with Pride and Grace
    Live each today with Joy and Verve
    Look at every tommorrow with Hope And Faith
    This year may all your efforts be rewarded
    and all your dreams come true
    Wishing U a Happy New Year

  5. Narayan

    I am back in Chennai now.. Cochin trip was great.. didn't see any slums in my short stay there.. but found the roads too congested and driving a nightmare..

    Thanks for your Greetings and wish you the same

  6. Satish

    Thanks.. wish you the same..