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6 Types of People Make Your Train Travel Entertaining In India

6 Types of People Make Your Train Travel Entertaining In India - Vibhu & Me
If you feel life is mundane and you need something to entertain yourself, then board a train in India and I guarantee that you will meet some extraordinary people that you don't get to meet in your routine life. Being on a train, you feel as if you are enjoying a Moving Laughter Club. Of course, you need to look around and notice what is happening in your coach. Trains are one such place where you get non stop amusement without paying any extra cost. No matter you are traveling in general coach or in AC coach, more or less musing is always around in there.

Indians people believe in talking being inside the train, no matter they know the person in front of them or not. In no time, people from the same compartment become friendly with each other and very soon they can be seen sharing their food, sweets and even tea. I have been traveling in trains for many years. And my journeys were always entertaining. Based on my own experience, I found that there 6 kinds of people who train travel in India:

1. The Chatter Boxes: Once I was going from Ghaziabad to Raebareli, my hometown, and I met an Auntyji. She must be in her 50's. My only mistake was that I had given her a small smile while she was sitting right in front of me. After that, she started talking to me like hell. She bitched about her family and about her daughter in law. Like, how her daughter in law goes to shopping every weekend, and never brings anything for this aunty. If talking is a game in Olympics, she would surely bagged a gold medal for India.

2. The Politics Experts:  Other very interesting kinds of passengers in the train are the Politics lovers. Surely you will find some people in their 30s or 40s, who love to talk about Indian politics. It seems they are the ones, who have all the burden of India on their shoulders. Like, they are the one who is going to be the next ministers of India. You can discuss any political matter of past or present with them and they can even predict what our Prime minister is going to do next.

3. The Bookworms: Other types of people in trains are the ‘bookwarms’. This is the coolest species on the train. They don’t bother whats going on in their surrounding. They will give some small glances and then again they are in their books. Some students also belong to this category who never study at their home, but they study so hard in the train only.
6 Types of People Make Your Train Travel Entertaining In India - Vibhu & Me
4. The Sleepy People: One special type of passengers are the Sleepy people. The moment they enter into the train, their main motive is to sleep. They don’t care if people are still sitting on lower berth. They open the middle berth and make people on the lower berth to bend and get back pain. They make the best use of that 6X2 berth.

5. The Religious People: How can I forget to mention those uncles who play religious songs at high nodes on their Chinese mobile phones. Okay, I believe that you are religious but why you torturing other passengers of that confined coach? Bhagwaan bachaye ense!!

6. The Confused People: I remember one incident, which happened to me 2-3 years back. A well-dressed gentleman came to my compartment. He had a big bag and a separate food bag with him. He came to me and said that "ma’am, this is my seat, please check your ticket." I got bit perplexed and checked my ticket. All details on my ticket were correct and so was on his ticket. He started shouting and cursing Indian railway, that how can the same seat be allotted to two people. After some time, TTE came and made it clear that this gentleman’s ticket was for next day. Later I was thinking that his wife surely going to have a great fight with him as she worked hard to prepare his food for the journey (he had a really big food bag with him).

Now I like to share some do’s and don’t’s when you are traveling by an Indian train.
  • FIRST always carry your earphones, that will save you from chatterbox aunties, crying babies, and the uncles, who run jet planes through their noses in the night (they snore such loud).
  • SECOND never believe on the signboards, which shows the coach number on platforms. 8 out of 10 times, the train will stop at a different place and you will have to run after the train with all your luggage to get inside your coach.
  • THIRD always check for the running water in washrooms, before you do anything in there.
Friends, Humor is one thing but I have read somewhere that, “distance and difference are tonics for creativity. When we get back home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has changed. And that change, changes everything.” So keep traveling, and enjoy your life.

Author~ Aradhana Singh

I am a software engineer by profession and a Painter by passion. I love to spend my time playing with my seven years old son. I am a great admirer of non-fiction books and sometimes I like to pen down my own thoughts into words hoping that people will enjoy reading them.
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