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Adventures of a Paladin
Bunch of stuff
I just finished booking my first real e-ticket on Indian Railways. BOM-PNQ-BOM Intercity. No more waiting for the ticket to arrive by courier :). Booking possible upto chart preparation time too. This rocks. Facility extended to all Shatabdis, Jan-Shatabdis, Rajdhanis, and other Superfast trains. For Bombay-Pune that means Deccan Queen and Intercity as well. This is commendable progress for the size of operations we have and the mindsets we have to overcome.

My thesis committee is changing a bit. Soumen is now my official co-advisor and Sudarshan is coming aboard the committee. Sunita is the advisor and NLS is the wise committee member. I need to give NLS a draft today. Gave one to Sudarshan with a one hour work summary discussion yesterday.

Had my one of my best dinners in Bombay yesterday. Period. Khavayya at Thane. Maharashtrian food. This is a rarity in Bombay. Great stuff. Why didn't I know about it for all these years?

This may be old by now but this is the best blonde joke ever.

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vinayakh From: vinayakh Date: January 24th, 2006 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Where in Thane is Khavayya? I am in Thane currently so I will check it out.
solzaire From: solzaire Date: January 24th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I dont know Thane too well - but check the link above - it is near Teen Petrol Pump.
beerbal From: beerbal Date: January 24th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Must go there sometime. I miss Maharashtrian food.
solzaire From: solzaire Date: January 24th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Count me in for this anytime.
eddd From: eddd Date: January 24th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)

damn, visa nahi hai. On arrival milta hai?
solzaire From: solzaire Date: January 24th, 2006 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
tere liye jugaad lenge :)

intercity e-ticket->khavayya->rajesh->santacruz looks like an upcoming plan for you now.
eddd From: eddd Date: January 24th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
heh, sounds really nice. The only reason i don't travel by intercity is the dadar-santacruz rush.
solzaire From: solzaire Date: January 24th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
that reason is now invalidated :)
puremeteor From: puremeteor Date: January 24th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assume that you do have to carry some sort of identification with you if you are travelling on the e-ticket.
solzaire From: solzaire Date: January 25th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes like anywhere else. The approved IDs currently are driving license, voter id, passport, PAN card, govt. issued photo ID.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 28th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ya Khavvaiya is awesome! I had a thaali and the special barfi (beesre-bhaat?). Its closed on Wednesdays though (found out the hard way)

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