Nanhe experienced a great journey by train with friends while returning home on the occasion of Diwali.
The journey was great because none of the friends were having a confirmed reservation ticket and to travel without reservation for 1425 Kms and 24 hours has to be a memorable one.
PD and Saaheb did their reservation a week earlier and a railway ticket agent assured them to get their tickets confirmed through VIP quota. Nanhe was in dilemma to go home as he was not sure of getting leave. His leave got approved on Friday, October 24 and he went to reservation counter to get a Wait Listed Ticket so that he can go along with PD and Saaheb. The kismet was at its peak and he couldn’t get the ticket. So he bought a General Class Ticket and boarded the train. All three reached the source station at 14:30 hours. The chart was still not prepared and so they waited on station to know their seats. Meanwhile Railway Agent was assuring us that he will get their tickets confirmed but there is common saying that “Jab Kismet ho Gaandu to Kya Karega Paandu” and thus they came to know that there tickets have not been confirmed. They were mentally prepared so there was no problem for them. But Saaheb wanted to shout at the agent for once. He called him and the agent told Saaheb that he will board the train at the next station and will clear at least one seat. Meanwhile PD and Nanhe occupied a 1st AC seat in coach S2 of the train [They occupied the space just as you enter the door of a railway compartment. There was a door at a distance of 6 inches and so fully AC seat :)]
Well the train started and there were at least 20 people mostly young sitting on floor in that 4’x2′ space. PD occupied a throne though and he sat for at least 18 hours on that throne. The throne was well wrapped BHAGONA that you can find in the kitchen. Nanhe was sitting on PD and no price for guessing on what he was sitting….Ha Ha… Saaheb was sitting with legs outside the door and a new friend of theirs who was also traveling without reservation.
The first incident took place 15 minutes after the train started. PD was sitting on his throne when two sexy girls passed by and asked PD if he has seen a blue coloured bag.
There were 20 people there but why was only PD pointed? Well I don’t have any answer. But you can reach a conclusion when a young man asked PD again after 5 min if he has seen his shoes. Well Saaheb and Nanhe laughed endlessly on seeing PD’s face that time. PD also enjoyed the moment and said,“Kya Yaar agar meri seat confirm nahi hai to humko tumne to chor samajh liya hai.”
Train reached the next station and Saaheb was waiting for that agent who has promised to board the train but as expected he didn’t turned up. They knew that will have to travel without reservation. There was no point on crying so Nanhe told his ages old philosphy—- When the Rape is Inevitable, Enjoy It!!!!!
The train moved on and every one was chit chatting. The path to toilet in the train was overcrowded and therefore the people were having difficulty and the pantry person were also not able to pass. There was a competition going on of long jump…… One had to jump at least 4-5 feet to go to the other side. Few who were not able to do so landed on the web of the feet in the way. PD suffered the most as his foot was injured 2-3 times. The pantry waala was unable to sell and so he requested all the people sitting to have a cup of tea..
After 23:30 train crossed, a major station and with that a cold wave started as they entered the state of MP. The AC of S2 was fully on and all the blankets, bedsheets, sweaters etc came out from the baggage. The train was running at a speed of 120 Km/h and so was the AC. The door was closed and everyone tried to sleep in the position he was in. Nanhe was sleeping on that bhagona, PD was sleeping with his legs stretched out over every one else and was flat on the floor. Saaheb was doing his abs exercise with back on floor and legs at an angle of 90 degrees on wash basin. It was getting cooler and cooler. Saaheb and Nanhe were under blanket and they appeared as a beggar outside a temple. Moving from one position to another and going here and there continued whole night. Nanhe was busy shooting the various innovative poses to sleep as he saw in the compartment.
The night went SMOOTHLY and now there was a rush to be fresh at the earliest. Saaheb was waiting. PD commented, “Saaheb aapko yaha bhi waiting mili hai kya.” Everyone had smile on their face after hearing the comment. A lady came and asked Saaheb if the toilet was empty. Saaheb told her in English– Both are full and I am already in waiting….. PD decided that he will wait till he reaches home.
As the sun rose, door of the compartment was opened again and PD and Nanhe occupied the seat. The journey full of antakshari, bhaks, tease, weird comments went on and train reached Kanpur. Saaheb got down at Kanpur. The train was almost empty. PD and Nanhe finally got a seat in the train. Only Nanhe can tell you how it feels to get the seat after sitting for 20 hours. In the mean time, PD got engaged in a personal discussion with a lady. There is something especial about PD, that hot aunties get attracted towards PD.
PD and Nanhe jumped at Manaknagar railway station and took tradition rickshaw to reach home. As both of them reached home, all the tiredness went away. The joy of being with family can’t be expressed and it is even great on a festival.