Friday, 4 April 2008

Train of Thoughts - Goa Express - 8th October,2007


In the abyss of darkness I see blotches of light flickering in the distance. A melancholy of the silence outside fuses with the rattling of wheels of the train passing through tracks of places unknown, unfamiliar, unheard of. At places there is absolute blackness. I see a solitary star twinkling by itself in the limitless sky - secluded, speechless! Is it trying to prove its essence in this ethereal world? But it cannot articulate or express its thoughts like us. Its sheer presence itself is its expression. Whereas we can express but we don't use our faculties when we really should. A station is approaching. I see a train passing by on the parallel track in full speed; I see a grotesque semblance of people, compartments, lights, blue-grey berths crystallizing into view which slowly fade away. The train decelerates and comes to a halt. People in polychromatic attires enter and exit through the compartment doors. I see a world of people in the train irrespective of their age, gender, colour, caste, creed and community; all together as one big family. At each station people disembark leaving behind memories. I do not care whether the person sitting near me is a male or a female, a Hindu or a Muslim, a Brahmin or a person from a lower caste. All that matters to me is that irrespective of difference we all are human beings, we all are travellers. Our destinations may differ but our co-existence is the proof of our unanimity in this mutual anonymity.

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18 comments/suggestions:

sudeep said...

Hey ur words r like a journey of a person how the ppl moves on with the time n the......the world is amazingly compared with the rly station where there r so many ppl going in same direction strangers frnds they all have the same destiny......

just amazing.....hats off to my sweet Anu

Anonymous said...

you're just love at first read! wish I knew you in person!
- oshkosh

sonchit said...

you rawk man
actually the similar thing i am writing on to be directed in the form of a short film.
you have writen what i always feel, whenever i travel by train/bus or somethin like dat.......but the quality of ur composition is just brilliant...the way you have composed it.....it gives goosebumps.

Keep the good work coming
m a huge fan of urs [:)]

Quack Quack!! said...

WARNING : This Post contains some Alien & Extraterrestrial words..so my advice will be use dictionary...but dont miss any post from this species of bipedal primates...i mean homosepien.

GoodLuck for Next Post.

Anonymous said...

crap.. do something useful and practical.. i know this might hurt you but I don't care..

rumballs said...

To the anonymous above,

What makes us more than mere animals is the ability of creative expression by the use of language..

Take it from me, Anu has the gift for the written word and she can go places if she takes this seriousely...

Anu, keep writing... we adore it!

- oshkosh

A r f a z said...

anti-racism appealed with the most irrelevant expression

Setu said...

Your writing is intense and your photography... well, it's just amazing. Keep clicking!

Cheers!

Setu said...

let me know if you're interested in link exchange.

Soummo said...

awesome thought...and the end was fabulous "..Our destinations may differ but our co-existence is the proof of our unanimity in this mutual anonymity"

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NS said...

This blog seems to have a positive outlook compared to the others... I suppose it is gud to be positive in life....so continue writing.... write things that make u happy

aint_no_saint said...

:) Ur post left me wid a smile on my face.. and anythin dat has dis effect is Dearly Loved.. It ws simplicity articulated into beautiful words.. Lappd up every bit f it like a hungry wolf.
Wil b goin thru d rest f ur posts..
Gud wrk

aint_no_saint said...

P.S- Breathtakin Pic.. Awesm wrk

aakash said...

awesome!!!!!!

A Chaingang Soldier said...

Beautifully written

Great pic.. u take those pics yourself?

-Aswin

KAMONASISH AAYUSH MAZUMDAR said...

if only India was one big huge train...
if only it didnt hav TTEs lik our politicians...
if only we cud c beyond ourselves n still luk within us...
if only...
alas...:)

Ashutosh Ratnam said...

I wonder sometimes, when you look at some of the places you pass through, their forlornness, it would be so easy for an alien space ship to land in some place like that, the villagers really wouldn't give much of a damn if the alien wasn't violent. It could just as easily have happened. Is happening right now. And no-one's the wiser.
It was really stirring, this piece of yours, thoughts like this leech into my head when I sit at the door of a train and get the wind to blow on my face.