Trains have always fascinated us. A passing train makes us stand and stare even in these days of cheap air travel!
Before James Watt introduced his steam engine in 1763, journeys by road were tedious, uncertain and open to attack by dacoits and highwaymen and uncertain. There were even petrol run trains and then finally came the electric train.
What is interesting the destination or the train journey itself ?
Books abound on train journeys such as
The Christmas Train - David Baldacci
The Great Railway Bazaar & The Old Patagonian express- Paul Theroux
Around India in 80 Trains - Monisha Rajesh
Steam from Kenya to Cape- E Talbot.
What is it with Trains and Suspense writers ? how can one forget books like
Murder on the Orient Express
Stamboul Train- Graham Greene
Stranger On a Train- Patricia Highsmith
Necropolis Train- Andrew Martin
My all time favorite is Anita Nair's Ladies Coupe- experiences of 4 women in a Coupe and how they get talking and how each one's story unfolds.
You may have many more books to talk about.
Hope to see you there!
Directions to Sana Plaza.:
This is behind Oriental Bank just at the Trinity Metro Station around MG Road.There is an Adiga's in the front parallel to the bank.