It was 6 a.m.
on a Saturday morning. I am surrounded by
people's voices. Vendors shouting out their
various items, trying to attract the passing
crowd to purchase some of their goods.
Invariably you can hear a squeal of laughter or
a baby crying its lungs out. Breaking through
all this noise, one can hear the announcer,
announcing the various platforms and train
numbers on the loudspeaker. Yes you've guessed
it; these are regular scenes at the Bangalore
City Railway Station.
This is my first time travelling alone by train from Bangalore to Chennai, and I am so nervous and excited. My parents came to drop me at the station and my aunt would pick me up from the other end. It's my summer vacation and I'm visiting my cousins after a long time. I can't wait to meet them and see the beautiful beaches with the sun blazing across the sky, fresh juices, the strong smell of salted peanuts, fish and...screechhhhh...
"Oh my!" My train has just pulled into the station, now I've got to get on it to start my perfect summer holiday..