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Travelling with your pet dog via train(IRCTC) in India...(Intercity travel with Chetak, the German Shepherd.) Part 1/n-Ticket & Coupe booking

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If your pet is very young i.e a puppy/kitten etc, who can travel with you in a small basket & you take proper care of your pet, then you & your pet can travel together in a train however, there is some constraint about the maximum permissible weight of your pet. You will need to inquire about it with the authorities... If I begin by saying traveling from one city to another in India with your medium-sized or giant breed dogs like the German Shepherd whom you love as a family member is an arduous task thanks to the senseless rules of IRCTC, it will be an understatement. Let's start with the ticket & coupe booking. I am only talking about how difficult it is or how unfriendly the rules are for the pet & the owner who wants to travel with his pet with him in the same coach & not siphon off the poor soul in the dark, stinking, unhygienic luggage van. How difficult & stressful it can get for your dear pet is something that's totally beyond words. The Eng

India vs Pakistan Asia cup 2018

It turned out to be Rohit Sharma vs Pakistan...Not that Rohit scored all the runs or more than half of the opposing team's score, but the manner in which he decimated the bowling attack decided the result of the match after a top class disciplined bowling attack by bowlers limited Pakistanis to a below-par score of 162 all out. The surprise package in bowling turned out to be Kedar Jadhav who kept taking wickets. When Rohit Sharma is in this form where he totally decimates the opposition bowling attack, he seems to be the best batsman on the planet. He appears to have so much time while playing his shots even against the express pace bowlers. Or maybe God has gifted him with ultra slow motion visuals when he is batting. The ball comes on to his bat & he treats them with disdain, in slow motion, when in full flow. That's how it appears to the naked eye. When Rohit plays the pull shot, he epitomizes the technique of playing short deliveries & dismissing a menacing pa

India vs Hong Kong Cricket match & it's impact on India vs Pakistan in 2018 Asia Cup

Indian cricketers were given a real run for their money, or that's what it at-least seemed like in last night's encounter with Hong Kong. First about India's batting:- Indian batsmen never got going. This, one would believe is a full strength side in the batting department. Virat Kohli has been rested, but then India is not just Virat Kohli. 11 players or rather 5-7 top order batsmen make your batting line up. In IndvHK(India vs Hong Kong), either all the batsmen were in the mindset of slowly accumulating runs, getting match practise OR pitch was not conducive to batting when India batted. Astonishingly the same pitch became impeccable for stroke play when Hong Kong batsmen like Anshuman Rath etc were batting. Indians could not accelerate. One would never really get to know the reason why Indians could not switch gears & slog when less than 50 runs were scored in the last 10 overs. Were the Hong Kong bowlers so disciplined? We are talking about Dinesh Karthik, Amba

Rajdhani Express Mumbai to Delhi Travelers

Nowadays with cheap flights, especially the cheap flight tickets from Mumbai to Delhi available as a result of the flight booking offers, compared to the Rajdhani Express ticket price, lot of people prefer flight travel compared to train travel. However a 2 hour flight travel cannot replace the rich, colorful, sometimes hilarious experiences of 16-24 hours journey in a train. Let us talk about Rajdhani Express route from Mumbai to Delhi. While travelling via train, we come across multiple personalities. It becomes difficult to register their persona mentally simply because of the enormity of the variations in nature & categories of the travelers. Variations could be on the basis of social status, age, gender, financial status etc. However, while travelling via Rajdhani express you can categorize the people roughly into 3 categories. They are:- 1) The Frequent Rajdhani Traveler 2) The occasional Rajdhani Express Traveler 3) The First time Rajdhani Traveler The traveler cou

Boss = owner of organization

This is a part of the MNC culture. The corporate world. I have heard it zillion times either when my colleagues would discuss it among themselves or talk to me on same lines..."What did your Boss say?", "My Boss is late", "It's difficult to get Boss on the same page", "My Boss won't agree", "His Boss was being unreasonable" ... etc. I cannot get myself to address my reporting manager as "Boss", I also found it difficult to comprehend the reason as to why do my friends, colleagues address their reporting managers as Boss? Factually, it's unfathomable for me & I personally believe it's absolutely ludicrous of them to do so. Boss, by definition, is the owner of an organization. Boss could be the owner(sole proprietor), or one of the partners with the majority stakeholding in the firm. Boss is someone who does not take orders from anyone. I just don't understand why do people address an ordinary sala