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Ihavehadcoupleofincidents.
1.6thNovember2004.I(and2friends)weretravellingfromKotato
LucknowforDiwaliandwegotintoSleeperclasswithageneralticketaswe
hadnoconfirmreservation,thegeneralcoachwaslockedfrominsidebyArmy
staffandthetrainwasabouttoleave.ComeAgraandgroupofTTEsentered
thecoachtherewasanabsolutechaosandeveryonewasconfused.Myfriend
struckadealwithTTEandofferedRs.100for3people(westillhad335kmto
gountilLucknow).HegaveRs.100tohimbutIwassoterrifiedandshocked
thatIhandedhimanotherRs.100,thusincreasingthepricefromRs33to
Rs.66perperson.Needlesstosay,Ibecamethelaughingstockforrestofmy
stayinKota.
2.1stJuly2006.IwasinJaipurandstayingatafriend'splace.Hisfather
wastravellingtoDelhiatnightsowewenttoseehimoff.Attherailway
complex,Idriftedofftowardstheplatformboundarytocheckthetrainstatus.
Asillluckwouldhave,IwasinterceptedbyTTEandRPFguywhostarted

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abusingme.Itoogotagressiveandthingswereabouttogetuglywhenmy
friend'sfatherintervened.Iwassaved!
3.20thJuly,2007.IwastravellingwithmycousinfromSitapurtoDaliganj
(Lucknow).AtSitapurstationweboardedthetrainwithoutticketasthequeue
waslongandtrainhadstartedslippingofftheplatform.Moreovermycousin,
whotravelsfrequently,assuredthattherewouldbenochecking.Unluckilyat
thenextstationtwoTTEsgotin.Fuck!
Mostofthepeoplearoundmetookoutticketandwedidthesame(Wecame
inthemorningbytrainandpurchasedticketthen).Thosewerethecardboard
typeticketsissuesuntilfewyearsago.Thefontsareusuallythickand
overpunchingofinksometimesblotsthecharacters.Soifyoureaditupside
downinahurryyoumightbetricked.

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IwasperhapsluckythattheTTEdidntcheckourticketsproperly.Hewasina
hurryandprobablycheckedourticketsupsidedownwhichtrickedhiminto
thinkingthatwearetravellingwithalegitimateticket(orareturnticket).At
thesametimeTTE'scolleguecaughtaticketlesstravelerfewberthsaheadand
hecalledhim.Wehadasighofreliefandcontinuedtoourdestinationwitha
batedbreath.
SincethenInevertravelledwithoutticketandneverhadanyissuewithTTE.

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ThishappenedwhenIwasstudyinginNITBhopal,India.IamfromIndore,
whichis4hrsbytrainfromBhopal.

Inmyfirstyear,wewerenotallowedtoleavehostelatourwill(hostelarrestfor
firstyearstosaveusfromragging).ItwasfirsttimethatIspenttwomonths
awayfromhomeandIstartedmissinghome,momandmydadbadly(infactI
criedlikeachild:P).Iwrotealeaveapplicationtomywardenbuthedidn't
approvebecauseapparently"Iwashisfavoritestudent"andhewouldmissme
ifI'llleaveforaweekend.Sofinally,myfriendshelpedmetounscrewoneof
thegrillsofhostel,andjumpfromthefirstfloor.Toavoidanyunnecessary
attentionfromseniors,guards,professorsetc.bycarryinganextraluggageI
woreajacketwithmanypocketstocarrynecessarythingsliketoothbrush,
deodorantetc.Somethinglikethis,

Ihadjustenoughmoneyforthebusfarefromcollegetorailwaystation,and
thenrailwaystationtohome.Usuallyyoudon'texpectaTTEinanIndian
RailwayIntercitythattooinajourneyof4hours.SoIboardedthetrain
withoutaticket.TomakemyjourneymoreadventurousTTEboardedthesame
"generalcoach"andstartedrandomlycheckingtheticketsfromthefellow
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passengers.Iwassittingatthedoor(whereallthebachelorsareentitledto
takeasit),scaredanddoingmybesttoavoidtheTTE'sattention.Butabideby
hisdutyandfavoredbymybadluckhecaughtmeandaskedfortheticket
fromthemiddleoftheoverlycrowdedgeneralcoach.Hewasbitfarfromme,
buthestillmanagedtopickmeupinthecrowd.Heshouted"Ticket?"When
youarescaredyouarefilledwith"stupid"confidence.SoInoddedwithayes
andstartinglookingoutofthecoach.Hisdoubtonmegrewandhestarted
approachingme.Fromthecornerofmyeyes,Icouldseehimbreakingthe
crowdandapproachingmewithgreedinhiseye.Finallyhereachedme,and
askedmetoshowtheticket.Asafirstyear,Iwasscaredofthe"crime",mylegs
wereshakingfromthefearofbeingimprisoned.

Hegavemeafinallookofsuspicionandaskedfortheticket.Now,therewas
noescapeforme.So,Ipretendedtosearchfor"the"ticketinmypockets.I
startedemptyingmypocket.Tohelpmeinmysearch,TTEhadtoholdthe
stuffItookoutfrommypocket.Andthelistofthethingswhichcameoutof
mypocketis:

1.Toothbrush
2.Handkerchief
3.Deodorant
4.ToothPaste
5.Smallnapkin
6.Keys
7.Pen
8.Mobile
9.MobileCharger
10.Mp3Player
11.EarPhones
12.PenDrive
13.ExternalHardDisk
14.ApacketofbiscuitIboughtforthejourney
15.AwaterBottle
16.Identitycard
17.Librarycard

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BythetimeIemptiedmyjacketandmovedmyhandformydenimjeans'
pocket,handsofTTEwerefull.Hewasstrugglingtoholdeverythingandalso
protectingitfromsurroundingpassengersfromstealingit.Heunderstoodthat
Iwastravellingwithoutticket.Heactuallystartedenjoyingthis.Hestoodthere
patiently.Ihadnothingbigleftwithme,sofinallyItookoutafistfullofcoins
ofonesandtwos.Thismadehimlaugh.Sofinallyhesaid"Beta,yehjo
tumharatrickhainayahai!!!Isiliyetumhenbinafinechhoddetahun."
EnglishTranslation"Son,thiswasaninnovativewaytoescapefromfine,
soI'llspareyouthistime".

Hereturnedeverything,helpedmetoputeverythingbackinmypockets,
tappedonbackofmyheadtooksomebiscuitsasbribeandleft.

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IwasoncetravellingtoMumbaifromPuneandIwastobeaccompaniedbya
friendwhohadbookedtheticket.Asyoumightexpect,myfrienddecidedto
abscondandIwasstandingattheplatformwithoutaticket.
Unfortunately,thatwastheonlytimewhenIdidnotreachthestationwellin
advance.(Ialwaysreachthestationatleasthalfnhourbeforethescheduled
time).AsIreachedtheplatformIheardtheannouncement,thatthetrainwill
beleavingatitsscheduledtime.ETA=1minute.
Screwit!IwantedtogohomeandIjumpedthetrain.ThatdaytheTTstarted
checkingticketsfromthecompartmentIhadboarded.Ihurriedlycalledmy
friendtotextmethePNRnumbersothatIcanhavesomecase.(Thisincident
happenedwhentherewasnomobileticketingfacilityinplace)
Myfriendwasunavoidablydetained(grrrhhh..)FinallyastheTTcameIspoke
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tohimanddecidedtonarratemyentirestory.HebeingusedtosuchBS
decidednottobelievemeandaskedmynametowritemeapenaltyticket.
ItoldhimmynameandwhereIwasheadedtoo.Helookedatmeforasecond
andaskedmewhatdomyparentsdo?(yesitisaverycommonquestionin
Indiaforpeopletoaskrandomstrangers,especiallystudents)Itoldhimabout
myfatherandthenaboutmymother(thatshewasaprofessorinacollegein
Mumbai)
Helooksupatmeandasksmewhethermymotherisaprofessorof
Geography.Inodpositivelylookingabitsuspicious.Hesuddenlyremovesabig
roaster.Scrollsdownthenamesonit,findsmynameandasksforanIDproof.
Iproducemydrivinglicenseandhewritesmeaduplicateticket.
Istandaghastlooking,absorbingthegoodfortunethathassuddenlystruck
me.Asheisaboutleave,herecognizesmysurpriseandsays"Madamwasvery
kindtoallowmetositforanexameventhoughIhadinsufficientattendance.
Thatyearmyfatherwasterminallyillandlateronhedied.Ineededtoappear
forthatexaminordertogetthisjobintherailways.WhenIrealizedyouare
herson,Iknewyouwillnottravelwithoutaticket."
ThatdayIwenthomewithawidesmileandmymom'sfavoritesweets.
EDITThanksyouguys.Ihaveneverhadsomanyupvotes.Thisisnotjust
surprisingbutitsagreatcomplimenttomymotherandherfavoritejob
teaching.Ishowedthistomymotherandherresponsewas,"Itisstudentslike
thiswhomakeusbelieveinourjobandgiveussatisfaction,whenweleave."
(Sheretired2monthsago)
Thisalsomademethinkhowmuchwecanallrelatetoanincidentrelatedto
IndianRailways.Thatmonstersizeinstitutionisanintegralpartofevery
Indian'slife.
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Thisincidencehappenedwhenmeandtwoofmyfriends(onegirlandother
wasboywhobelongstoHaridwar)wasreturningaftercompletingmy
internshipfromHaridwartoJalandhar.
Actually,wewerebookingourticketsjustonedaybeforethedaywewanttogo
buttheticketwasnotavailable.So,oneofmyfriendwhoisnativeofHaridwar
toldmethisisnotaproblemandhealwaysbookticketfromRoorkee(40km
afterHaridwarb/wHaridwartoJalandhar)whenevertheticketisnotavailable
fromHaridwarandTTnevercomesb/wHaridwarandRoorkeestation,he
alwayscomeafterSaharanpur(100kmafterHaridwar).Sowecaneasilybook
ticketfromRoorkeeandsitfromHaridwar.Webothtrustedhimconsideringit
asnormalroutineforhim.
Now,callitabadluckorsomethingelse,theTTcameexactly10minutes
afterwehadstartedourjourneyfromHaridwarandnowweboth(meandthe
girl)werelookingatourfriendwithanger,fearandwithsomehiddensmile
too.TheTTcameandaskedusfortheticketsandoneofusshowedhimthe
ticketswithfullconfidenceaswehavebookedticketsfromHaridwarbutdeep
downweallknowwhat'sactuallygoingtohappenandtheTTquoted"youall
areseatingonanunreservedseats"andgotreallyfuriousandtoldustogive
Rs1200asfineandwewerelikeOhGodhowwearegoingtodealwiththis.
WetoldhimSirwedon'thavethatmuchmoneypleaseleaveusandtakesome
moneyaroundRs200aswehaveonlythatmuch.Helaughedandgotmore
ridiculousandwegotmorefrightendedandtheTTsaidIwilltakefullmoney
asIhavetoldandarrangethathoweveryoucanuntilIcheckallticketsinthat
coach.
Afterhewasgoneforsomeminuteswetookoutallournotesfrompurseand
gavethosetomyfriend(girl)aswewerebelievingthatshewillnotbechecked
formoneyandsavedtwo100notesandonefiftynoteandafterthatwe
exchangedtheone100notewithsomechainsof10sand20snotesfromthe
passengersseatingbesideussothatwecanproveTTthatwehaveonlythis
muchaftergatheringallthechanges.WhenwereachedtoTTwegotpaniced
ashewasslappingtwobiharipeopleandscoldingthembysaying"yourascals
howcanyouenterintoatrainwithoutaticket"andslappingthemagainand
agian.Now,myfriendlookedatmeandIlookedathimwiththosepaniced
eyesandIthinkwebothwereimaginingeachotherinthatscenereplacing
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thosebiharipeoplewithus.OMGIcan'texplainwhatthatfeelingwas.We
werelikeohgodwhatsinswehaddoneinourpreviousbirth.
AfterthatwesomehowmanagedtogathersomecouragetonegotiatewithTT
andshowedhimourallmoneyinformofchillarsandmadeourfaceslikewe
werethemostinnocentboysonthisearthandinthatfakecryingtonewetold
himthisisallwhatwegotandpleasetakewhateveryouwantfromthisandto
gainhisconfidenceinusandfromsomelogicpointofviewwesaidplease
leavesomeamountfromthisbecauseweneedtofareavehiclefortravelling
fromstationtoourcollegeandGodknowswhatcameinhismindbuthetook
a100anda50noteandgotaway.Weallknowwhatatroublewasthatbutat
theendweallweresmilingandtoldeachotherthatwehavesavedalmost
1000rsfromthisactingandalwaysrememberitasaveryfunnyincidentof
ourlife.
MORAL:Bookyourticketsfromthestationwhereyouareactuallysupposed
tocatchyourtrain...:P
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WellthisoneisfromMumbailocaltrain.Iwashavinginternshipat
BHEL,Panvel.IusedtotraveldailyfromKoparkhairanetoPanvel.Alongwith
me,wasafriendofmine,Rahul,wholivesinAndheri.AndheritoPanvelisa
verylongjourneyandhealwaysmadesurethathenevermissedthedirect
trainbetweenAndheriandPanvel.Becauseifyoumissthedirecttrain,you
havetoswitchtrainsat23placeswhichcanbequitemeticulousincrowded
stationsinMumbaiandalsoincreasesjourneytimebyanhourorso.Soyou
knowhowimportantitwasforhimtocatchthatdirecttrain.
Astheinternshipwasforamonth,Rahulgothimselfamonthlytrainjourney
pass.Iwasverylazybackthenandusedtoskiptogotointernshipeveryafter
twodays.SoIdecidednottotakethejourneypass.Oneevening,wewere
returningbackfromBHEL.WeenteredPanvelrailwaystationandtoRahul's
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delightthePanvelAndheridirecttrainwasstandingontheplatformandwas
abouttoleavefromstation.Heaskedmetohurryupandboardthetrain.I
said,Ineedtotaketicket.HesaidintypicalBambaiyyalanguage,"Abechal
nafattu,trainkeandarbaithjaayengejaldise.TTkabhitrainkeandarnahi
aatacheckingkarne.Likhkedetahumainteko"(Let'sgo,youcoward.TT
nevercomesinsidethetrainforticketchecking.Icanwritethisonastamp
paper,Iamthatmuchsure).Metoo,hadneverseenTTinsidethetrainfor
ticketcheckingbutstilldidn'twanttotakerisk.ButheinsistedandIboarded
thetrainwithoutticket.
Trainbeganitsjourney.Wewereplayingsomegamesonourrespective
mobiles.After23stops,weoverheardsomeonesaying"Chala,ticketdakhwa
lavkar"(Quickly,showmethetickets).Webothlookedupinstantly.Andthere
wastheguy,inblackcoat,withabadgeonhischest,askingpeopletoshow
theirticketsinrough,Marathitone.IlookedatRahulfromcornerofmyeye
andsaid"SaalezindagimeaglibaatseTerikabhinahisununga."That
scoundrelburstintolaughter."TeretolagGayebe"hesaidwhiletryingto
controlhislaughter.(Youarescrewed,man)
Thankfully,TTwasstillafewmetersaway.Ihadtocomeupwithsomeidea
whichwillevadetheembarrassmentandfinefornothavingticket.Iwas
thinkingtocomewithsomethingthatwillsavemyasswhileRahulwasstill
busylaughingatmysituation.TheTTwasapproachingandIwassweating.

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Suddenly,thissunofagun,Rahul,cameupwithabrilliantidea.Hetookout
anoldtickethehadinhispocketforthejourney"PanvelAndheri".Idecided
toshowthistickettoTT.Theonlyflawthatwasthereinthisotherwise
awesomeplanwasthejourneydate.Thejourneydatewasof15daysback.The
firstdayofourinternship.Nowwhattodo?!!
Icameupwithasolution.IdecidedthatwhenTTwillaskmeformyticket,I
willholdtheticketinsuchawaythatmyfingerswouldconcealthejourney
date.Butwhatif,TTtakesticketinhishandandexamines?Thatwasarisk,I
decidedtotakegiventhatIdidn'thadanyotheroption.TTcameandasked
fortickets.Rahultookouthispassanddisplayedwithatmostpride.Itwasmy
turn.Ishowedmyticket,thewayIhadplanned.Anditworked.Yesssss!!!The
TTdidn'texaminetheticket.Iwasrelievedandhappy.Assoonas,TTwent,we
highfivedeachotherandlaughedtillourstomachached.
Wellthatwasmy"CaughtbyTTstory".
Dotravelwithaticketalways.YoumightnotgetluckyasIwas.:D
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IwastravellingfromDelhitoJabalpurinaSuperfasttrainssleeperclassfor
somework.Iwasaccompaniedbyaverysimpletonfamilywithtwosmallkids
fromJabalpurwhowerereturningafterapilgrimageandhadlosttheirwallet
andstuffthere.Becauseofthis,theyjusthadtheireTicketbutnotanyID
proofandtheydidmtevenknowthatitisrequiredtocarryonetobeeligibleto
boardthetrain.
NowwhentheTTEarrivedhestartedaskingthemabouttheirIDforwhich
theydenied.NowtheTTEtoldthemthathewouldhavetochargethemas
withoutticketwithaRs.2k+fine.Astheygotafraid,iunderstoodsomething
needstobedonetosavethem.IintervenedandaskedtheTTEifhecanaccept
aneCopyofanyIDifIcanreceiveitonlinefromanyoneintheirfamily.The
familydidn'tunderstandwhatImeant.ItoldtheTTEthatIwillcoordinate
andhemayreturnafterawhile.
Onceheleft,Irealisedupontalkingtothecouplethatitwasn'tpossobleto
receiveanyoftheirIDonlineasnooneneartheirhomeknewaboutoperating
internet.
Itoldallthecopassengersthatnowletmehelpthesepeopleandassistmein
myoperation.Iopenedmylaptop,broughtoutmydrivinglicencecreateda
worddoc,createdacardsimilarinformatasmydrivinglicence,tookanimage
ofthepersoninthemovingtrainwithmyphone,puttingasmallpieceofplain
clothbehindhim,andcreatedaforgedDLwithhisrealdetails.Nowtheword
creationwastoocleartoappearasascannedcopy(ihavezeroknowledgeof
photoshop),andwithjustMStoolsathandhadtodosomethingbetter.Itook
ascreenshotandrepasteditonanewworddoc,thustheprocessresultingin
somelossofimagequality.Repeatedtheprocessafewtimestillitbecame
convincingenoughtoappearasascannedimage.Afterthat,gavetheimage
roundedcornersusingimageframesandgaveitalittleshadowtogiveitminor
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depthtomakeitappearasscanofacardlyingonapaper.
Afterallthis,thecouplewassotensedthinkingthattgisissomethingillegal
andiwantedthemtounderstandthelogicthattheTTEcannowayprovethis
tobeanuntruecopy,onlyhecandoubtforwhichwecanalwayssaythatthisis
allwereceicedwithavailablenetspeed.Theycouldn'tunderstand,andsoi
tookthataswellinmyhand,andwhenTTEcameiposedthemtobe
completelyuninformedoftheentireprocessandshowedhimthepdfof
receivedfileinmydownloadfolder.Hegaveitaglance,andwentahead
sayingOk.
IlatersaveditinafolderinmylaptopandnameditasItalianjob.Iwilltryto
finditinanyofmybackuptouploadhere.
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DeepaliGarg,Student@NITK.I'mlearning.Onestepatatime.
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It'snotabouthowIwascaught,buthowImiraculouslyevadedit.
Happenedaboutayearago.IwasboardingatrainfromNewDelhiRailway
StationtoAmbalaCantt.Asexpected,therewasverylesstimeleftsoforthe
firsttimeinlifeIgotonwithoutaticket.
Seatednexttomewasamanabout4550yearsold.Duringtheentirejourney,
hekeptpeeringintomymagazinesandphone.Ifeltveryirritatedandhadto
calmmyselfdownfromaskinghimtoexcuseme.
AswereachedKurukshetra,tomyhorroraladyTTEcame.Iwaspreparingto
dealwithamaleTTEwithsweettalk,butdamnthisladywasahardnut.She
keptshoutingateveryoneandmadethempayafine.
Iwasjustpullingouta500rupeenote(thefine),whenthemannexttome
askedmetoputitbackandnotsayanythingtotheTTE.Iwonderedwhatwas
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happening.TheladyTTEpassedbymewithoutaword.
TheunclethensmiledandexplainedhewasaRailwaysemployeeandsince
it'sfreetravelforthemandtheirrelatives,theTTEtookmeforhisrelative.
Gosh,thatdayIrealizedthatsometimeskeepingcalmcanbeagoodthing
(savingyou500rupeesandalotofhumiliationtoo).
Edit:Idonotwishtobelecturedonnothavingaticket.Thisquestionismeant
tosharestoriessothatonemayknowwhatinterestingthingshappenwhen
youdon'thaveaticket.Idon'tthinkthequestionasked'Preachaboutbuying
tickets'.
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Year2005.PlaceBhagalpur.
5.45AMearlymorningandIwasattherailwaystationtodropmymomina
Patnaboundtrain(Intercityexpress).Shegotasinglewindowseat..soIwas
quitecontentwithmyefforts.Meanwhile,Ididn'tknowthatthetraintiming
waschangedfrom6AMto545AM.Sharp5.45AM,thetrainstartedmoving
withajerk.Iwasstillinsidethecompartmentchattingwithmymomand
suddenlyIhavetorushtowardsthedoor.Thegateswerecrowdedassomany
peoplewereinanattempttocatchthetrain.Somehow,Imanagedtoreach
thegateandjumpedintheforwardmovingdirectiontoavoidanychanceof
accident(Yeah..Istudiedphysics:D).Successfullydeboardedthetrain
withoutfallingoveroranyaccident..Iranforwardtosayonelastgoodbyeto
mymomwhowashellterrifiedandconcernedformysafety.Gotnearher
window..wavedmyhandsandherfacegaveanimpressionwhichallyouguys
canimagine:)
Meanwhile,Ididn'tknowtherewasaflashticketcheckingcampaigngoingon
andsuddenlyIrealizedagroupofTTEslookingatmewhileIwasreturning
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backtowardstheexitgates.Theystartedfollowingme,andIcouldeasilysee
fromthesidelookthattheyareapproachingfasttowardsme.It'snotthatI
didn'thavetheplatformticket.ButsinceIwassohappywiththatministunt
thatIthoughtlet'shavesomefun:P
Istartedmovingfastnow..towardstheexitgatesandIrealizedtheyalso
startedmovingfast.Iran...theyfollowed.Iwaseventuallycaught...andbuoy,
thelookonthefaceofthatTTEwhochasedmedownwaslike,hejustwonan
Olympicgold(Iwas16backthen,Icouldhaveeasilyranaway,butIslowed
down,justtoletthemcatchme:P).
So,withoutaskingasinglequestion,alltheseproudrunnerswithahappygo
luckyfaceweremovingmetotheirdreadedthirddegreeroom.ThoughIwas
smilinginside,Iwastryingmybesttolookpetrified.
WereachedthatTTEcellandthentheleaderofthatgroupcameforwardand
askedthemostobviousquestion"Ticketdikhao"(showmeyourticket)
Icoollyputmyhandinsidethepocket,tookoutthat5Rupeeplatformticket
andhandedovertothatguy.Iswear...Ihaveneverseenamoreshockedface
inmyentirelifeasthefaceofthatTTEwhoaskedmefortheticket.Hewasso
dumbfoundedthathecheckedthatplatformticketatleast34times,checking
it'stimingdate,serialnumberetcincaseImightbefoolinghim.Notsatisfied,
handedovertohiscolleaguetocheckitagainandobviouslytherewasnothing
wrongwiththatticket.Oncetheywereassuredthattheticketwasgenuine,
theystartedlookingateachotherinsheerfrustration.Icanbet,thosewere
themostfrustratedfacesIhaveeverseeninmylife.
Thentheconversationwhichlooselyfollowedlikethat
TTEBasseksawaalkajawabdede.Hamedekhkebhaagakyu?(Justanswer
onequestion...whydidyourunuponseeingus?)
MeSir,mairozsubahdaudnejaatahu.Aajsubahdaudnahipaaya
na..mummykochhodneaagayatoyahanpracticekarli:P(Sir,Igofor
runningeverymorning.Couldn'tgotodayasIcameheretodropmymom,so
justpracticedthathere).
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Ijustwalkedawayslylyfromtheroom..eversoslowly.Noonestoppedme.
Maybetheyweretooshockedwiththeturnofevents.Gotoutoftheexit
gates..andthen...wellyoucanguessthat..."Bwahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahaha"
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ActuallyIamarailwayslover,butunfortunatelynotmyfriendswhousedto
laughteratmychildishbehaviourwhenIevercaughtasightofatrain.With
thisfondoflove,IamactuallywellawareoftheseTTEsandtheirbehaviour.
ButunfortunatelyononedayIhavetocometostationwithmyfriendswho
rarelytooktheplatformtickets.Wearetheretogivesendofftoagroupof
otherfriendswhoareactuallygoingforaintercollegecompetition.
Venue:Secunderabad
Time:night7pmIthinkso..
Thetrainleftoff.Weareactuallycomingoutofexit.Theirwecanclearlyhave
asightofthisdemonTTElookinglikeahungryanimalfortickets.Myfriends
actuallyshockedhowtocomeoutofthestation.Buttomysurprise,Irealised
myselfthatIcameinalocaltrainfrommyplace,forwhichtheticketvalidityis
for2hoursusually.
Myfriendsastonishedwithseeingmyticketbutalsothinkinghowtocomeout.
ThenIsuggestedamethodwhereIwalkedtotheTTEthatIdon'thavea
ticket.TheTTEwasthinkingthathecaughtaperson,butIdidn'twentvery
neartohim.ThereasonIwenttotherewastorecogniseapassagewherethe
TTEISSTANDING.Thereexiststwopassagesoneistotheleftandtheother
isstraight.Protrudingintoanyoneslightlywillmakenovisibletheother
passage.
Nowit'smyturntostarttheshow.Myfriendsfollowedafterme,whenIcame
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veryneartotheTTE,ImadeasuddenjumptoavoidTTEsothathissuspicion
canbeincreasedandheactuallyranafterme.HealreadyhasafeelingthatI
amticketless.Fewstepsafter,whenIrealisedthatmyfriendspassedthrough
theleftpassage,IconsoledTTEWITHmytickettakingfrommypocket.Istill
remembertheexpressiononhisfacetilldate.Hethoroughlyaskeddifferent
questionsregardingwhymyjourneytookthismuchtimewhenactuallythe
intracityjourneycanbecompletedin40minutesorsoo..OfcourseIgave
differentweirdanswerstoconvincehim.
Withafrustratedmood,heletmego,butIcan'tresistmylaughandenjoyed
thatlaughwithmyfriendscomingoutsideofthemainexit.
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IthappenedwithmyUncle.
Hegotdownata(unscheduled)Mumbailocalstationwhenthetrainstopped
therebrieflyashishomewasnearfromthatstation.AttheexitaTCstopped
himforticket,whichmyuncleshowed.
Thingsgotweirdfromhere,unclewasdetained.TCtoldthattherewere
complainsof(illegal)chainpullingatthatstationforthetrainandTCsuspects
myuncleisoneofchainpullers.Uncletriedtoexplainthatthetrainstopped
andhegotdown.ButtheTCwasnotreadytobelieveandthreatenedtocharge
himforChainPulling(whichwithoutproperreasoncanattractimprisonment
upto1Yr).
UnclesawadrunkardunconsciousinacornerofofficeandaskedTCwhyhe
isthereandnotputdrunkinJailforsomuchintoxication?TowhichTC
answeredthathewasfoundwithoutTicketandpunishmentforitisonlyfine.
Myunclegotanimmediateidea,hetorehisticketandthrewaway.SaidtoTC
thathewascomingfromsomelocaltrainwithoutticketandifheispresented
toMagistratehewouldtellthesamestory.TClethimgoafterpayingfinefor
travellingwithoutticket.
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Thishappenednearlyamonthback.IwastravellingbyShivGangaExpress
overtheweekendtomynativeplaceVaranasi.Marriageseasoncompounded
byweekendrushwasmakingthingsdifficultforeveryoneinthecoach.Itwas
basicallyamorepassengersperpassengerthatday.
Myseatnumberwas11andtherewasagroupofengineeringcollegestudents
inthesamecoupe.Theyactuallyhad5reservedberthsbuttheyweretotal7in
number.Moreover,twoguysoutofthose5withreservationwerenottravelling
butsomeotherfriendsweretravellinginsteadofthosetwo.Theyweregoingto
attendoneoftheircollegemate'ssister'smarriage.
Someofthemwereeventravellingforthefirsttimeinthetrain(evidentfrom
theirtalksduringthejourney).Oneofthemwasregulartravelerandhewas
theonetakingcallsaboutwhattodoandwhatnot.Hewasgiventhe
responsibilitybythegrouptohandletheTTEaboutthepeoplewhowere
travellinginsleeperwithgeneralticketaswellastohandletheIDissueifit
arises(remembertwooriginaltravelerswerereplacedbynewones).
So,herehewassittingonthesideupperberth(no.16)andnarratingtheplan
toeveryone.Hewasconfidentofhisstrategyandhisfolkswereevenmore
confidentthanhehimselfwas.Soplangoeslikethis.
Leader:AssoonastheTTEarrives,Iwillinformyou,twoofyou(say'A'and
'B')willruntothetoilet.
A:Iwon'trun,I'mnotwearingsleepers.
B:BC...runbarefoot.
Leader:BC...blahblahblah
A:MC,BC....blahblahblah
B:BC,MC....blah......................................blah
Leader:So,it'sfinal,AandBwillruntotoilet,'C'ad'D'willbecome'X'and'Y'
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('X'and'Y'wereoriginaltravelerswhoarereplacedby'C'and'D')andwhen
TTEwillaskfortheIDcardjustbeconfident,Iwillhandleall.
ThensomemoreMC,BCtocelebratetheperfectplan.
Nowthethingisthattheyallwerediscussingitopenlyandloudlyasiftheyare
conductinganArmyparadeandinstructingeveryonewithfullypumpedup
lungs(ofcourseMC,BCweretoneddown).Onecouldeasilyhearthem
planing.
NowShivGangabeingaSuperfasttrainstopsas'Kanpur'afterleavingNew
Delhi,soTTE'snormallydon'ttakethepainofcheckingticketsimmediately
afterthetrainleavingDelhi,ittakesaround23hoursforthemtocomebut
herethegangwasdesperatelywaitingforhim,theleaderwascontinuouslyon
vigilforhisfolksandshiftedhisdutyinperfectorder.
Suddenly,onebigfatguywhowasactuallysittingattheseatno.7(adjacentto
thewarroomoftheleader'sseatno.16)gotup.Uptilnow,hewasinwhite
shirtandpantsbutnowhepulledoutablackcoatfromhisbagandstarted
checkingtickets.Hecheckedtheticketsfromseatno.1andmovedtoourarea,
leaderwasinshockashedidn'tfindenoughtimetoraisethealarmbut
somehowhemanagedtomustercourage.WhenTTEaskedfortheticket,he
showedtheoriginalticketbuthiswarroomstrategieshadalreadyfallenin
TTE'sears.
TTE:Oh..sohas'A'and'B'alreadygonetothetoiletortheyarestillhere?
Leader:Sir....mmm...Sir!!
TTE:Aisstillnotwearingsleepers...everyoneissodamnlazythesedays.What
about'C'and'D',theyhavebecome'X'and'Y'ortheyarestill'C'and'D'?
Leader:Withplasticsmileonhisface,tryingtosaysorrytotheTTE.
TTE:Niceplaningbutyoushouldalsoknowthatseatno.7insomecoaches
arereservedforTTEs.Beawareofyoursurrounding,youwillsucceedoneday
forsure:)
Finallytheyhadsomekindofsettlement(ofcoursesomemoneyexchanged
hands).
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MeandmyfriendswereonatriptoMoodIndigo,2013.Wewereallvery
excitedaboutthetripbecauseitwasourfirsttriptogether.
SinceitisMumbai()),onejustdoesn'tstayonlyinIITCampusforallthe
days.
WehadaweeklongtripandmadeapointtoexploreMumbaiasmuchas
possibleduringthetripandtravellingbylocaltrainswastheonlyeconomical
option.
Webought'localtrain'ticketsforalmostourjourneys,exceptone.
MeandmyfriendAnshumanBoraheadedtobuyfootballjerseysfromWorli,
withoutalocaltrainticket.
Wethoughtthattherearesomanypeoplethattraveleverydayinlocaltrains
withoutaticket.And,anywayswe'vetravelledthewholeweekwithticketsand
noTTEeveraskedforit.'Howmuchcouldtheprobablitybetobeaskedfora
ticketamidstsomuchruckusonthestation?'especiallybecausenothingof
suchsorthappenedfortheentireweek.
But,wewerewrong.Amongstallthepeopleatthestationonlywewereasked
fortheticket.WepleadedalottotheTTEtoletusgosincewedidnthaveone
buthewouldn'tletgooffus.Finallyweendeduppaying200/eachfora
ticketworthjust10/each.
LessonLearnt:Evenifitsalocaltrain,alwaystravelwithaticket.Younever
knowwhatcouldcomeyourway.
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ThanksAakashSharmafortheA2A
Wellthisisaninterestingstorythathappenedtomelastmonthwhileonthe
waytoGoa.
WewereagroupofsevenpeoplegoingtoGoatoletoffsteamjustfinished
withEngineering:P
Duetosomereasontheticketswerebookedin3parts5ofuswenttoanagent
andgottheirticketsbookedbyanagent.Nextmyticketwasbookedthrough
IRCTCbyafriend.Andnextafriendofminewhowasalastminuteaddition
gothiswaitlistedticketfromthestationcounter.
Nowduetosomequirk(theagent'sineptitude)4peoplewereallottedberthsin
onebogeyand1intheotheronebutthebestpartwasmyticketgotupgraded
to3ACandIproceededontomyseatlikeaboss.
NowgettingtoGoaisalongjourneyandwetookturnssittinginthe3AC
compartmentandshuttledbackandforththroughoutthedayinturns.Now
duringtheafternoonIwenttothe3ACcompartmentforsleepingandthisguy
VishalMistry

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Hewenttosleepinthecompartmenttoosinceitwasmostlyempty.Sofinewe
tookmyseat,itwasthelowermiddleberthandheclaimedontheupperone.
NowI'mwokenupbyMistrywhentheTCcomesandI'mlike
"Shit,thisisgonnacosthim(Vishal)"
NowtheTCasksfortheticketIshowhimminebutVishalonlyhashiswaiting
onesoduetogodknowswhatsortofthoughtprocesshestartsexplainingthat
hiscoachisinsleeperandhewasonlytheretomeetmeandonandon.
ButtheTCsayshesawhimsleeping,sotheGeniusreplies"Parsir,maito
yahanhunhinai,maitoS5mehun,maisonairahatha..."
Translation
"Butsir,Iamnotevenhere,aminS5,Iwasn'tsleepinghere..."
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AndtheTCisobviouslyangeredbynowhe'slike
"Kyamatlabkitumyahanhonai,meresamnenaikhade!Mainedekhatumhe
sotehue,abpurafarebharnapadega."
Translation
"Whatdoyoumeanyou'renothere,you'restandinginfrontofmeandIsaw
yousleeping.Nowpaythefullfareandsleep."
TheTCsitsdownandstartsfillingareceipt,butthat'snotallthegeniusthat
thisguyishestillmaintains
"ParsirmaitoyahanhunhinahimaitoS5mehun."
Nowseeingthesituationdescendingtoaverymessyend(ForMistry),Isignal
himtoshutupandstartpleadingonhisbehalf(sincetheconceptisaliento
Mr.Genius)Ipleadthatwearestudentsandletusgoandthathewasonly
heretomeetmeandalltheusualstuff.
ButtheTCobviouslyangryrightnowsays
"Tumharabhiupgradedtickethai,aurtuminkobulare."
Translation
"Evenyouhaveonlyanupgradedticketandyouarecallingallthesepeople."
NowthebestthingtodoistosaysorryandpleadguiltyandeverythingbutNo,
thegeniusstrikesagain.
Mistrysays"TosiriskaticketbhidowngradekardonahamaresathS4me."
Translation
"Sirdowngradehisticketalsointoourcompartment."

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HonestlyatthispointIwasdebatingofleavinghimforhisfatebutbeingthe
saintthatIam:P,Ikickedhimintosilenceandgotthroughwiththe
pleadingandallandtheTCbeinganuncharacteristicallygreatGentlemanlet
theGeniusgo.
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EvenafterhavingaticketIwasforcedtogetdownthetrain
IthappendtomewhenIwasinmyfirstyearofB.Tech@NITC,Calict,India.
ThisIsthefirsttimeformetobeahostlerthattoveryfarfrommycity,
Hyderabad(about27HrofTrainjourney).
So,IwasalwaysinthemoodofnottomissasingleopportunitytovisitHome.
ThencameDussera(DurgaPooja)Holidaysafter2monthswhichwereof8
dayswhenwebunked3daysandincludingSaturdaysandSundays(@NITC
Saturdayisalsoaholiday).SoIhavetostartonSaturdayandtheonlydirect
trainavailableisSABARIEXP,forwhichavailabilitycompletesbyatleast
3weeksbeforethedateofjourney.SinceIhaveclassesonFriday,Myparents
saidthattheywilltryforTATKALTicket.AftertheclassesgotoverIcameto
knowthattheywereabletogetaseatinSLclassbutticketwastakenin
OFFLINEandtheyhavesenttomymailtheattachmentbyscanningtheticket
andtoldmetotaketheprintout
.
Thenextdayiwasontrainby3:00pmandbeinglittleafraidabouttheticket
whenTTEcamearound8:00pmfirstIhaveshownmyIDcardwhichhe
checkeditandaskedmetoshowtheTicket,Ipurposelytooksometimeasif
searchingformyticketinthebagandgavehimtheprintoutoftheticket.he
thenthroughlyexamineditandsaidthat,itisnotvalid,whichmademeto
havegoosebumps.ThenimmediatelyImadeacalltohome(bythattimethe
traincrossedtheKERALAstate&themobileinRoaming),myparentstoldme
togivethephonetoTTE,butthatTTEwasreluctanttospeakandverysoon
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mymobilebalancealsogotover(itmeansnoincomingandoutgoingfrom
mobile).
ThenTTEaggressivelysaid,"pay500fineorgetdown@thenextstation".
sinceihavealreadyhavetakenticketthattoobypayingextra(tatkal)I'mnot
interestedinpayingfine&alsoIwascarrying300rupeesonly.Iheardthat
manypassengerswillnegotiatewithTTE'sbybribeeveniftheydon'thaveany
ticket,butIdon'tknowhowtostartit&wasalsothinkingwhathemaysay,so
Ididn'tdaretodothat.ItoldtheTTEthatI'llpayfinebytakingmoneyfrom
ATM@nextstop(evenI'mnotreallywannado).hethentoldthathewillbe
back.
WhenthestationcameIgotdownthetrainandlookedtheentireplatform&
foundnoATMandimmediatelyentrained.aftersometimeTTEcameaskedme
topay500,ItoldhimtherewasnoATMinthepreviousstationandI'llafter
thenextstop.Forwhichheveryangrilytoldmetogetdownthetrain@next
stoporpaythefinenow.JustbyhisfaceIonceagaingotthegoosebumps
Aftersometime,therecamethestation@whichIhavetogetdown.Before
gettingdown,IthoughtofnegotiatingwiththeTTEforthelasttime(and
didn'tgetdownatthatstation)andhencewaitedforhimatmyseatlikea
Nightowlbuthedidn'tcomeevenafteralongtime,thenIrealisedthathegot
down@previousstation,whichmadenolimitformyhappiness.Thenwitha
smileonmyfaceIwasonberthquicklyfellintosleepafterincessant
goosebumps
ifyouthinkthisistheculminationofmytrainjourney,thenyouaremistaken.
itstillremaining.............
Idon'trememberwhatamIdreamingthenextdaymorningbutIonly
rememberthatIwaswokeupbyapersonwearingblackcoat,aftergettinginto
therealworldfrommydreamworld.IrealisethatheisanotherTTEwiththe
samequestionTICKETPLEASE
AgainIhaveshownmyidcarditselffirst,hethenaskedforticketforwhichI
havegiventhesameprintout
Whilehewasexaminingtheprintout,theexpressionhekeptwasfamiliarto
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mealready,theonlychangeisthisishadgivenanextraoptionofgoingto
GENERALcoachalongwiththeothertwo1.TopaytheFineor
2.Gettingdownthetrain@nextstop
(Bynowthetrainisaround120KMfrom,Hyderabad)
Allthistimetheonlythinggoinginmindwasthis
"ANYTHINGTHATCANGOWRONG,WILLGOWRONGSOONEROR
LATER"(Morphy'slaw)
Ihavechoosenthe3rdoptionandgotdownatthatstationfromtheirafter
catching3busesIwas@myplace
Moral:
railwayticketisnottransferrable!!!!
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AfunnyincidentwhichhappenedduringmypostgraduationinChennai.On
NormaldaysusedtotakethesuburbantrainstocommutefromAdyar(Home)
toEgmore(College),MyusualroutineinvolveschangingtrainsattheFort
station.

Averygoodfriendandclassmateusedtolivenearmyplaceandshewouldon
regulardaysuseherscooterforcommutingtocollege.Wedecidedduringthe
semesterexamswewouldtakeanautorickshawtocollegesothatwecould
reviseourlessonswhilecommuting(Sheusedtoconsistentlyfeatureinthetop
5oftheclass),duringourlastsemesterexamssheremarkedthatshewanted
tocommutebythetrain,sowedecidedwewouldtravelbythetraininthenext
week.
Onthedayoftheexamitwasnormalcyprevailingbutoncetheexamwasover
wewentovertheusualritualofdiscussinganswersandthendecidedtostart
towardshome,therewasanuneasyexcitement/fearwhichbothofushad(It
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washerfirstexperienceinthesuburbantrainsandmyfirstexperience
commutingwithafemalefriendintheChennaiSuburbantrains),webought
secondclassticketsandialwayspreferredthecompartmentsneartheEMU
(aheadofthefirstclass)asitwouldcomeadjacenttothepedestrianover
bridgeatFortstation.Wereachedthestation,boughtourticketsandwere
waitingforourtrain,andasthetrainwasarrivingatthestationmyfriend
receivedacallandshehadtoanswerit,iaskedhertostayclosetomeasi
movedaheadtowardsthecompartments,assoonasthetrainreachedthe
platformahugeswarmofpeoplegotdownfromthetrainandmyfriend
betweenthephonecallandthecrowdgotlostandsheboardedthe
compartmentclosesttoherfearingthetrainwouldleaveearly.Inoticedthat
shehadgotintothefirstclasscompartment,iscreamedtoherimmediatelyto
getdownfromthecompartmentandboardthenextoneinwhichiwasthere
asshewasinafirstclasscompartment.
Routinelythetrainhadastoppageof30secondsatthatstationandithought
shecouldmakeittothenextcompartmentandshegotoutofthe
compartment,assoonasshegotoutofthecompartmentbacktotheplatform
afemaleTCcameoutofnowhereandstoppedher,bythistimethetrain
suddenlystartedmovingquickly,Beforeicouldgetdowntohelpher(ihadthe
tickets)thetrainhadcrossedtheplatform.Shelatercalledmeandtoldme
thattheydeemedshehadtraveledwithoutticketandaregoinghertotakethe
controlroom,iquicklygotoffthenextstationandcamebacktoEgmore
station,iwenttothecontrolroomandisawshewaswaitingthere,shewas
notafraidbutextremelyangryandwasmumblingfewwords.ImettheTC
whohadstoppedherandexplainedthatshegotontothecoachbymistake
andshewasgoingtochangethecompartmentsbuttheTCwasinnomoodto
listen,sheyelledatme"JustbecauseyouhavestudiedinEnglish
mediumdoesnotmeanyouarelearnedweareilliterateandyour
friendcalledmeoneandamfilingacaseagainstherofabusinga
governmentservant"Iwasdumbstruckandaskedmyfriendtodescribe
whathappenedshedescribedthatshetriedtoexplainthesituationof
compartmentmixupandshewasdemandingafineanditgottohernerves
andshesaidthatasaneducatedwomanshedidnotwanttodothemistake
deliberately,theTCthengotupsetasshewasnotreadytopaythefeesand
askedhertowriteanapologyletterwhichmadeherevenmorefuriousandshe
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deniedtodosowhichleadtothissituation,realizingthesituationiwenttothe
TCapologizedprofuselyandliedtoherthatmyfriendwasnewtothecityand
country(ShespokeonlyinEnglishwithTCafterbeingquestionedinTamil
whichriledtheTC)andshewasaunawareaboutoursystemsandpleaded
ignoranceaftermakinguswaitforanother20minstogoinsideandfetcha
paperwewereworriedifitweresomechargesheet,shestoodinfrontofus
andreadaloudherspeechshehadwrittenabouttheincidentandshewanted
ustosignandshewantedtoprovethatshewasfluentinEnglish.
Wesignedthedocumentreadilyandgleefullyleftthebuildinglaughingatthe
incident
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AgraOctober2010
SothisthinghappenedinOctober2010,IwascomingfromNewDelhito
Gwalior.Iwasafrequenttraveleronthisroutebuthasalwaystravelledwith
confirmreservationexceptoncebutnoonecheckedmethattimethroughout
thejourney.BookingaconfirmedtatkaltickedonIRCTCthosedayswas
nothingshortofwinningahardfoughtbattleSometimesyoulose,sometimes
youwin.SadlyIlosttheotherdayandmyW/Lnumberwasaround06.I
bookedmyticketinTajExpresswhichisaseatedtrainandrunsdailyfrom
NewDelhitoJhansi.Iwasn'tawareofthenewlycreatedIndianRailwaysRule
thatyourbookedticketwillcancelledautomaticallyifit'sinthewaitingduring
preparationofthechart.Iwasverymuchconvincedthattheticketwillbe
confirmedbutevenifitstillremainsinthewaiting,Iwillgostanding.As
journeywasof4hours,IwassomewhatokwiththeoptionsthatIhad.
IreachedNizamuddinStation15minspriortothedepartureandtrainwasat
theplatform.IwenttoseethebookingstatusonthenoticeboardbutIwas
shockedtoseethatmynamewasnowhereonthelist.AfterWaitingListNo.05
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thenumberjumpeddirectlytoNo.07andthosetwowereconfirmed.Iwaslost
andconfusedaboutwhatshappeningandsomehowgotintouchwithaTTE
andheconveyedtomethatmytickethasbeencancelledautomaticallyand
refundswillbemadedirectlywithinaweek.Thisleftmewithoutanyticketand
trainwasblowingitssirenforleaving.Ihadtoboardthetrainasmymid
semesterexamswerescheduledfromthenextday.Ididn'tpayotherthoughts
muchheedandboardedtheD5Coachofthetrainandstoodnearthedoor
alongwithfewotherpeoplesomeweretravellingonwaitingticketwhileother
werefrommycategory.NoTTEcametocheckanything,IcrossedMathura
andwasrelaxedthatmanypeoplewillgetdownatAgraandIwillgraboneof
theseats.SoAgraarrivedandasplannedIjumpedononeoftheseatsandmy
tiredlegsgotsomerelaxation.AfterfewminutesIsawawomanstandingin
thetrain,soIdecidetooffermyseattoherandIwentbacktomystanding
positionnearthedoor.Trainusuallystays10minutesatAgrastationandwas
abouttoleavewhenIsawagroupofTTEiscomingtowardsthecoachfrom
behindforchecking.Therewerearound12to15alongwithPolicePersonals.It
wasaFREAKINGRAID!
Astimewaslimited,theywereonlycheckingtheticketsofthepeoplewhowere
standing.IreallywishedthatIshouldn'thaveleftthatchairandshouldhave
waitedtillthetraintostart.ButsuddenlyaTTEaskedformyticketandasI
hadnone,heheldmyhandandforcedmyontothestation.Therewere30to
40peoplestandingalongwiththesquadofTTEasourtrainleftthestation.
EventhoughIaskedTTEtoleavemeasIwasastudentandhadanexambut
theydidn'tbudgeandformedourlineandtookustotheRailwayCourtwhich
waslocatedjustoutsidethelastplatform.Allthepeopleonthestationwere
lookingatuswithdisdainasifwehavepickedtheirpockets.HonestlyIwasbit
tensedasAgrawasnewplacetomeanditwasmyfirsttimeinanycourt
standingasanaccused.Wefollowedthelineandasweenteredthecourtwe
sawsomeotherpeoplealsostandingoverthere.Mighthavebeenfromthe
previoustrainwhichdepartedacoupleofminutesago.Courtwasnotatall
whatIexpectedittobe,maybeIconcludedtoomuchfromthemoviesbutit
waslikeahugeroomwithfilespilinguponthefloor.Therewasabenchfor
judgeonasmallplatformandrightsideareawashavingwoodenguards,
supposedlyfortheantisocialelementsandIbeganpicturingmyselfstanding
overthereandtakingthejudgmentlikeaboss.Anywayitneverreachedthat
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far.Theytoldustowaitinfrontofthejudgedeskandwewaitedtherefor
around2hourstillsomejudgearrivesandthenbegantheprocessoftakingthe
fine(bribe).Thenormaltickedofseatedclassofthetrainwasaround96RS
for280KMSbuttheseguysfinedusINR.300forbreakingthelaw.Iwas
reallytiredandwantedtogetoutofthatplaceASAPsoIgavehimthemoney
withoutdoinganynegotiationwhichIcouldhavedoneasmanypeoplewere
doingandIwasabouttoleavetheplacewhenhecalledmebackandaskedto
showmetherighthand.Hethenputonastamponmyhandandtoldmethat
thisisyourfreepass,aslongasthisisvisibleyoucantravelinanytrainfreeof
cost.Iwastootiredtogetanyexcitedaboutthatfreepassbuttheniwas
relievedasIdidn'thavetotakeanotherticket.SoafterthatIbeganlookingfor
thenexttrainwhichwillgointhesamedirection.Afterhalfhour,Iboardeda
traintowardsGwaliorthistimeIboardedthe3rdACandsawanemptyseat.I
satthereandstartedthinkingaboutwhatreallyhappenedthismorning.
SuddenlyIheardsomeoneopeningthedoor,ItwasTTEagaincheckingonthe
ticketsofpeoplewhoboardedfromAgra.ButthistimeIdidn'tflinch,Iwas
relaxedandwhenheaskedmeformyticked,Ijustraisedmyrighthandand
shownhimmyFreePassStamp.Hesmiledatmeandleftforotherpassengers.
ThatwasthelasttimeIhaveevertraveledinatrainwithoutreservationand
Iencourageya'lltoconfirmthebookingbeforeboardingthetrainafterall
IRCTChasstartedworkinglikeanactualwebsite.
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PratikMahadik,MechanicalUndergrad
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ThishappenedduringmytravelbyMumbailocaltrainfromKarjattoKalyan
whenIwasheadinghomefromcollege.
Ourcollegewasmakingunnecessarydelayinprovidingstudentrailway
concessionform.Myfirstclasspassgotexpiredtwodaysago.SoIgotone2nd
classticketandgotonthetrain,thensuddenlyIrecalledofgettingmy
Mechanicsclassbookfrommyfriend.Icalledhimandgottoknowthathe
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wastravellinginsametraininthenextfirstclasscompartmentSoIgotdown
onthenextstationandtocatchthenextfirstclasscompartment.Itookthis
riskbecauseiknewTThardlyvisitsduringthishours.Igotmybookandthen
toavoidencounterwithTT.Igotdownonnextstationtogotowards2ndclass
compartmentandBAM!!!Hewasrightinfrontofmewithhandsextended
demandingTICKET.
Ishowedhimmy2ndclassticketandbeforemeexplaininganyfurtherhe
grabbedmyhandandtookmetohisoffice.Hesaid2ndclassticketinfirst
classcompartmentisnotgonnasavethefine.Iexplaindedhimmysituation
buttonouse.Hewasnotreadytolistenanything.Andherepeatedlykept
saying"Mespecialwalahu,aisehinahijanedunga'
EnglishTranslation:I'mfromspecialTTsquadandi'mnotgoingtoleave
youeasily.
HedemandedfineofRs475andIonlyhadRs50.Hesaidtocallmyfather
andarrangeforthemoneyorhewasgoingtoputmeinthejail.
Thenhewentouthuntingforothersbylockingthedoorfromoutside.
Ididn'tknewwhattodoastherewasnowayIwasgoingtotroublebyfather
forthis.Ijustopenedmybag,tookmyMechanicsbookoutandstarteddoing
homeworkproblems.3ominutespassedhedidn'tcame.After45minhecame
withanothertwopassengersandbythetimeIhadalmostfinishedmy
homework.Hewassurprisedbymedoinghomeworkstuffrightintohisoffice
whenbeingdemandedfine.AndbeingagainaskedforfineIapologizedand
wastryingtoconvincehimthatthiswasmyfirsttimeandIhowIgotintothis
situation.ThenhetookfinesofRs500eachfromtheothertwoandtheyleft.
ThencomingtomehedemandedmyIDandaskedaboutwhereIwas
studyingandall.Andafterabout2minofthinking.Heaskedhowmuch
moneyIhaveandItoldhimIonlyhaveRs50.
HesaidgivetheRs50andleaveandagaindon'ttravelwithoutproperticket.
IwasdelightedthatIgotsparedforRs50andLuckwaswithmethatday
andIwashappyIfinishedmyhomeworktoo:p
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SouravJohar,Inthesearchforananswer
52.3kViews

ThishappenedwhenIwasjust56yearsoldsoIcannotremembertheexact
details.MyMom,mybrotherandIweretravelingbytrainandwearrivedat
ourdestination(Chennai).Wegotdownandwereheadingtowardstheexit.
JustthenaTTE,oratleastIthoughthewas,interruptsusandasksforID.
LuckilymymomhadourIDsandtheTTEstartedcrossreferencingthedetails.
Suddenlyheasksmemyage.Ibabbledsomerandomnumber(Ithinkitwas
'10')asIwasprettyexcited(5yearoldsdon'tneedareasontobeexcited:P).
Astheageontheticketdidn'tmatchwithwhatIsaid,theTTEstartedraising
questionsinakindofanangryvoice.Thiswentonforawhileandmymom
wasn'tabletoconvincehimthatIwasn't10yearsold.Seeingthecommotion,I
lostmycool.IstartedcryingandtheseweretheexactwordsIsaid
Mummymujhejailnahijaana!Mummy,sorry!Mujhegharjaanahai!Mein
abseLaysbhinahikhaunga,promise!Saarisabziyankhaunga..MeinTVbhi
nahidekhunga:'(
Translation:Mummy,Idon'twannagotojail!Sorry!IpromiseIwon'teat
LaysandI'lleatallmyvegetables!Iwon'twatchTVtoo.Ijustwannago
home:'(
AndIstartedcryingaloud.TheTTEstartedlaughingatthisandletusgo:D
PS:AfterreadingthatthisincidentremindedpeopleofShinChan,here'sapic
:)

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ManaliSinha,19|CSEstudent
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ThisincidenthappenedwhenmyfriendsandmeweregoingtoPatnafrom
BangaloreaftertakingthirdsemesterEndsemesterexams.
Wewere4girls.Threewerehavingthetickets.Theotherfriendofminedidn't
havetheticket.ShethoughtofdoingsomecertificationcourseinCandC++
duringthesemesterholidaysinBangaloreitselfbutafterseeinguspackingour
bagstogotohomeafter6longmonths,herplanofdoingthecoursedrifted
away..Shestartedcryingandtoldthatshealsowantstogohome.So ,finally
wealldecidedthatwe'lltakeherandfacetheconsequences:p
TheDoomsdayarrived.It wastheveryfirstdayoftheyear..It takesa
minimumof48hourstotraveltoPatnafromBangalorebythetrainwhichwe
boarded.
Sheboughtageneralticketof500forthesametrain:p
Andfinallythetrainarrived.It wasfullofalltheengineeringstudentsfrom
BangaloregoingtotheirhomesinnorthIndia.Ourcopassengerswere4guys
fromadifferentengineeringcollegeand1unclefromArmy(assumed).
Aftersettlingdown,weallfourgirlswereintensionhowtohandlethett.Those
guysalsocametoknowaboutourproblem.Everyonestartedtellingtheirown
remedieslikeconfessdirectlytottandpayfineasitisajourneyof2dayswe
can'thideforalongtimeandsoon.Theyalsotoldthatmyfriendmightbe
askedtoleavethetrainatanyrandominbetweenstation.Thesealltheories
scaredthehelloutofmyfriend.
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Finally,atVellorestationthettarrived.Wecametoknowthatheis
approachingourcompartmentfromafriendindifferentcompartment.My
friendranawaytothewashroom.
Thettcomesandgreetedwithusa"helloguys!".Weshowedourticketsandhe
checkedoutthefaceofallofuspresentthere.Aftersometimemyfriendcame
back.
Now,everybodystartedtellingthatsheescapednowbutshecan'tescapeevery
timeasmultiplettscomeonsuchlongjourneys.Weallwereintensionasshe
didn'ttellherparentsalsothatsheistravellingwithoutaticketonsuchalong
journey.
Friendsofthoseguys,friendsoffriendsofthoseguys,unclefrom
Army,strangers,friendsofstrangersallsuggestedinnumerableideasof
tacklingthett.Thatttwasalsopassingfromourcompartmentmanytimes.He
usedtogiveasternlookateveryone:p
Finallymyfriend(A)gotthegutsandwenttoconfessandnegotiatewiththett
alongwithmyanotherfriendbeforethatttwouldgetdownattheChennai
station.
Myfriend(A):uncle,Meraplanlasttimeparbanaisiliyeticketnilepayi.6
monthskebaadgharjaaRaehu.(withapuppyface)
(Uncle,myplanofgoinghomewaspreparedinthelastmoment,socouldn't
boughtthetickets.Imgoingtohomeafter6months.)
TT:Areuacollegestudent?
A:Haauncle,ImdoingmyengineeringinBangalore.Thisismysecondyear.
Ievenboughtageneralticketof500attheBangalorestation.
TT(laughedlikeSantaClaus:p):Showmetheticket,beta.
(Myfriendshowsthatgeneralticket)

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(TTandhiscompanionexchangedlooksanddidtelepathy:p)
TT:beta,ticketcounterwallenetumhebewakoofbanadiyahai.General
boggiekaticket500kaniaatah,KaafikamratehotahUska.
TT:(Theticketcounterpersonhasjackedyou.Thecostofgeneralticketislesser
than500)
A:So,whattodonext?
TT:Ican'tdoanythingnowasImgettingdownatChennaistation.Waitfor
thenexttttocome.
Andyeah,don'ttaketension.Justpaythefineandcostfor3rdactickettothe
nexttt.Nothing'llhappentoyou.Don'tworry.
A:Thanksuncle.FinallyImrelievedfromthisdauntingtension.
TT:It'sokaybeta.Butnexttimejustplaneverythingfrombeforeandagain
laughedwithhiscompanion.
Myfriendwaslucky.WhentheotherttarrivedatNagpurstation
shewasagaininthewashroom:p
Allthosecopassengerswereverycooperativeexceptthatuncle:p
So,atlastmyfriendmanagedtoreachPatnafromBangalorewhile
travellinginthirdacclasswithageneralticketof
500(Although,shewasjacked:p).
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ThishappenedwithmybrotherwhilecomingbackfromDelhitomy
Hometownwhichisalmost120Kmaway.Hewasinengineeringfinalyearso
visitedDelhitoattendinterview.
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Asitisverydifficulttotravelingeneralcoachsohewithhisfewfriend
boardedinreservationcoach.TCvisitedandaskedhimtoshowticket,he
showedhisgeneralticket.
TCaskedhimtopayreservationcharges.
Mybrothertoldhimthatheisastudent,can'tpayreservationcharges.
TCtomybrotherWhyshouldIbelieveyou?Showmeyouridentity
card?
MybrothertoTCEvenwhyshouldIbelieveyou?Ican'ttreat
anyoneinblackcoatasaTC.Showmeyoursidentitycardtoo.
UnfortunatelyTCdidnothashisidentitycardthattimesohesaidnothingand
movedahead:|
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Anonymous
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WellthisincidentdidnotoccurinatrainratherithappenedatDhanbad
Railwaystation.
Nowasineverycollege,wheneveranyguyleavesforhome,heisgenerally
accompaniedbyhisfriendswhocomejusttodrophimtotherailway
station(speciallyduringnights),providedthattheguygoingtohomeiswilling
topaythefareforcomingbacktocollegealongwiththesutta(cigarettes).
Theexamshadjustfinishedandtheentirecollegewasengulfedwitheuphoria
ofexcitement.
Sotherewasthisguywhowassupposedtoboardhistrainat2oclockthe
samenight.Hegotaccompaniedby4ofhisfriends.Theyleftforthestation
around1,reachedstationandhadthefamouschaiorTea.Nowtoenter
theplatform,oneissupposedtohaveathingcalledPLATFORMTICKET.
Beingimpishastheywere,itwasausualthingnottobuyplatformticketsbut
todaywasnottheirday.
Aftertheirfriendstraindeparted,theywereretortingbacknow.Astheywere
abouttoexitthestation,aTTEspottedthem,gaveacallandaskedthemto
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stop.
Theyknewsomethingwasabouttohappennow.TTEcameandaskedthemto
showtheirtickets.Obviouslytheywerenthavinganyticketsandtoldthesame
toTTE.TheTTEsaidabtofinelagegaGAYAseDHANBADtakka(Nowyou
willchargedafineworththeticketcostofGAYAtoDHANBAD),asatrainhad
justarrivedfromGAYA.
TTEfurthercitedRs325perpersonwillbecharged.
Hearingthis,theseguysgotassuredthatmoneyisntgoingtoworknowasall
theywerehavingatthattimewasa100Rsnote.NowTTEagain
insisted,youcantbeonastationwithoutaticket.Tothisoneoftheguy
replied,SirIdohaveaticket,See,andshowedhimaticketofDHANBADTO
ALLAHBADof11pmthenextday.AndtheTTEfreakedoutevenmoreafter
seeingthis.HeshoutedTokya24ghantepehleaakarbaithjaoge
meaningSoyouwillcometostation24hourspriortojourney.Theguy
repliedNot24,only22hoursSIR.ThisboostedoutrageofTTEtothe
nextlevelandhegavethematerrificlook,givingasignaltohisfellowtocall
thepolice.Passersbywerenotstaringthemandtheseguyswerefeeling
insultedandfrightenedtotheirasses.
TTEwasfromBiharasclearedfromhisaccent,sooneoftheguywhowas
fromthesameplacethoughtoftalkingtohiminhisnativelanguageandhe
politelysaid"Sir,whyareyoudoingthis,letusgo.TTEwasalreadyonhisrage
andheshoutedbackWhatamIdoing,withalittlespitonthatguysface.
TTEaskedthemiftheyhadphoneandinstructedthemtocalltheirguardians.
TothisthatticketguyrepliedSirIhaveaphonebutZERObalance,you
cancheck,withalittlegrinonhisface,annoyingtheTTEevenmore.(There
wasnobalanceinhiscellphoneapparently)
BynowthepolicemanhadarrivedandTTEaskedhimtolockuptheseguys
forthenightandreleasetheminthemorningsoastoteachthemalesson.
Theirassesweretornapartnowandthefourofthemstartedtopleadhim,told
himthattheyarejustcollegestudentsandhadcometodroptheirfriend.
WhenTTEcametoknowtheywerefromISMDhanbad,hisangerflushed
awayandhesaidYoustudyinsuchafinecollegewhichhasbeenupgradedto
IITnowandstillyouaredoingthesethings.Ifyouwanttodropyourfriend,
youshouldbuyplatformticketsfirst.Theguysapologisedandburstinto
laughterassoonastheywereoutofthestationsaying,Nowonwardsplatform
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ticketwillbeaddedtothereturningfare,chaiandsutta(teaandcigarettes).
Theycamebacktocollegeandsharedtheirexperiencewitheveryonewithalot
ofpride.
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RavirajPandey,Traveller
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Wewereagroupof5guystravellingfrimkolkatatobareillyinthewintersof
2013.Oneamongstuswasaheavysmokersohehadapacketofciggaratein
hisjacket.Thetrainleftfromkolkataandafteraroundhalfanhourhewentti
thewashroomtopuff.GenerallyTTdoesntcomeoninspectionsoearlybut
thatwasaBADday.BigBadday.Luckilymyfriendgotahintandcameback
buttohishorrortheTTwasaccompaniedbyrailwaypoliceastherouteof
trainfellinheavynaxalitareasotheywereextracautious.Theysmelledthe
smokeandstartedinspecting.Myfriendrushedbacktoseatandhidinthe
blanket.Thepolicemansawusandgotsuspiciousasweretheonlybunchof
collegepeople.Hestartedsmellingourmouthsandcaughttheone.Askedfor
theticket.Wewere6peoplehadasinglereservationandliterallynotmore
than100rupeesamongstus).Hemadetheguyholdhisearsandaskfor
forgiveness.Theentirecompartmentwaslaughingonus.Atthemomentit
wasveryhumiliatingbutnowwhenwerememberitmakeuslaughourhearts
out.Thoseprettycollegedays!
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HimanshuSehgal,don'tknowwhereamiheadingtowards
15.4kViews

ItwasmysecondyearincollegeandduringthefirstyearIhadrealisedthereis
nouseofticketsfor1hourjourney.SoonedayIwascaughtbytteonplatform.
Hewasverystrictanddidn'tlistentoanyapology.

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Me:loop(PLEASESIR..SORRYSIR)
TTE:Youhavetwooptions.Eithergivemeallthemoneyyouhaveinwallet
orgotojail.
Ihandedhima100rupeenoteIhadinmywallet.
TTE:
thiswontwork.GowithmyassistanttoATMmachineandtakeoutallthe
money.Ialsowantthebalanceslipwithzerobalanceonit.
Sohesendshisassistantwithmetogetmoney.Ihadabout2000rs.SoI
withdrew1900andhideitinmysocks.Theniwithdrewother100rsandtake
thatsliptotteshowingzerobalance.Finallyhandedoverthat200rstohim.
Winwinsituation
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VikasGupta,Engineerbychoice.
67.1kViews

Thishappenedlastyear.IwasinDelhiduetosomeworkandhadtoleavefor
home(J&K).
Itriedbookingtheticketonlinebutcouldn'tfindany.ThenIcalledupatravel
agentbackhomeandtoldhimthatIwantedaticketforDelhiJammu
Rajdhaniforthenextdayandhesaidthatitwillbedone,andthathewill
arrangetheticketandhanditovertosomeoneheknowswhoworksinthe
pantrycarofthetrainandhewillhandmeovertheticketinthetrain.
Onthedayofthejourney,hemsgdmethecoachnumbertoboardandgave
methemobilenumberofthepersonfromwhomIhadtocollecttheticket.I
boardedthetrainandtriedcallingthemobilenumbertogetmyticket.That
persondidn'tanswermycall.Itriedcallinghimagainandagain,buthedidn't
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answermycall.
Ilookedforanemptyseatandsettledin.BeforeIcouldgetintouchwithhim,
theTTEcameinthecoachandstartedaskingfortickets.Heaskedmeformy
ticketandItoldhimthatitswithaemployeeofthepantryandheisn'tpicking
upmyphone.Assoonashepicksupthephone,Iwillgettheticketandgetit
checkedfromyou.
Heagreedandtoldmehewillcomebacklater.
Iagaintriedcallingthemobilenoandtomuchofmyreliefhepickedupthe
call.Itoldhimmyname,thecoachnoandseatnoIwasinandhesaidthathe
wascomingover.Tenminspassedandhecalledmeagain,whereareyouin
thecoach?Ididn'tseeyou.Someoneelseissittingintheseatnoyou
mentioned.Isaidletmecheckthecoachnoagain,andcallyouback.Iasked
myfellowpassengersthecoachnoandtheyconfirmedthatitwasAE1.I
calledhimupagainandtoldhimthatitisindeedAE1andItoldhimseatno.
HecalledupfiveminuteslaterandsaidthatheisinAE1andattheseat
numbermentionedbutyouarenothere.
Iwasgettingconfusedandhepolitelyaskedme,whichtrainareyouin?
ItoldhimthatIwasinDelhiJammurajdhaniandhestartedlaughing
hysterically.HesaidthathewasinJammuDelhiRajdhani.Itturnedoutthat
eitherIhadmiscommunicatedtothetravelagentorhehadmisunderstood
andthehehadbookedtheticketofthewrongtrain.Alsothatticketwas
headedtoDelhiandIwasheadedtoJammu.
Webothlaughedatthemomentandhetoldmethatitmusthavebeensome
mistakeandiftheTTEcomesagain,Ishouldtrytalkingtohimandtrytogeta
availableberthalloted.IknewthatifItalkedtotheTTE,hewillgetme
adjustedinsomeemptyseatbutwhatifheissomestrictfellowanddecidesto
penalizeme?Iwasnotcarryingenoughcashtocoverit.WhatifIofferedhim
abribeandhewereanhonestemployee,hewillhandmeovertopolice.Ihad
neverbeeninsuchasituationinmylifebefore.
TheTTEcameback10minslaterandItoldhimwhatabigmisunderstanding
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Ijusthad.Hefirstlookedconfusedthenhealsostartedlaughing.
Hethenescortedmetothepantrycarandshowedmeaemptyberthand
askedmetosleepthere.Heaskedthepantrystafftotakespecialcareofme.
Hejoinedmeafterhalfnhourandwechattedlateintothenight.Hegaveme
hisnumberandsaidwheneveryoucan'tgetareservation,callme.
ThisisonememorablejourneyIhavehadwithoutaticket.
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ShyamMenon,lovefunnystories
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Thisisastorymyfatherhadnarratedtome.Ithappenedtohimandhisuncle
whiletravelingbytraininKerala.
Inthosedaystherewasnonameandotherdetailsontheticketjustthedate
andseatnowouldbeprinted.Myfatherwentwithmyuncletothestationto
seehimoff.Whentheyapproachedtheseattheysawanotherpassenger
sittingtherewithallhisluggagespreadonit!
Whenmyfatheraskedhimtomovehesaid"Whyit'smyseat!"!Thenthey
checkedhisticketandtotheirsurpriseitwasthesameseatno.Myfatherbeing
animpulsivemancalledtheTTandexplainedtheproblem.Myfatherwasalso
criticisingtherailwayssaying"whatworkareyouguysdoing?"Itbecamea
hugediscussionwithalotofpeoplebecominginvolvedanditbecameahuge
scene!
Allthiswhilemyfather'sunclebeingaquietscaredmanwastryingtogeta
wordwithmydadfranticallycallingouttohim.Butmydadwasignoringhim
focusingonshoutingattheTT!Finallyafteralotoffranticcallingmydad
wenttomyunclewhothensaid"Sonthisticketisfortomorrow'sdate!!
Theguysittingontheseatisitsrightfulowner!!

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Theythenquietlyslippedawayfromthesceneandranbackhome!Chalo
Nikhlo!!!
Thisstoryalwaysmakesmelaugh!Lol!!
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NavneetRingania,Loverailtravel
195Views

ThisisofthetimewhenIandmyfriendDeveshweregoingbacktothe
monotonouscoachinglifeinKotaafterabriefDiwalibreak.
WelandedinNewDelhiairport,andstillhadaround6hrsforourtrain.Our
ticketwasinthewaitinglistwithWL2andWL3.Wewereprettysurethatout
ticketswillgetconfirmedwhenthechartisprepared.
ByeveningwehadexploredmuchoftheoldDelhialongwithRedfort,Jame
masjidandChandnichowk.Ihadverylittleenergyleftinme.
WepickedourluggagefromthecloakroomofNewDelhimetrostationand
headedtoNizamuddinstationtoboardourtrain.Justaswereachedthe
stationmyfriendAbhinandangivesmethebadnewsonphone.
ThechartwaspreparedandourticketswerestuckatWL1andWL2.
Sinceitwasaneticket,wedidn'tevenhavetherighttoboardthetrain.

But,wehadtoreachKotaanyhow,sowebought2generalclassticketsforthe
sametrainanddecidedtoboardthegeneralcoach.Whenthetrainarrivedwe
rantowardsthegeneralcoachandrealizedthatitgotfullwithin15seconds.
Hadwenotbecarryingoursuitcases,wewouldhavepushedourselvesintothe
coachbutitwasfulluptoitsdoor.
Nowwehadtogetintooneofthesleepercoachesbutthequestionwaswhich
one.Mostoftheseatswereoccupied.Wehadabsolutelynoidea.
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Wewerescratchingourheadshard.

ThenIthoughtofamasterplan.
Iwenttotheboardwherethepassengerchartisdisplayed.
Icheckednamesineachandeveryseatofeverycoach.
Ifoundthatacouplewillboardthetrain3stationslater,iehalfwaytoKota.
So,wecouldsitintheirplaceuntiltheycome.
Inotedtheseatnumbersandstraightawaywenttothatcompartment.
Wepretendedasifwehadaticketforthosetwoseatsandtoldtheseat
numbersaloud.Thosewhowerealreadysittingtheregaveuptheseatswithout
afuss.Wepushedourluggageundertheberthsandtookrest.
Ourtrickworked.
Laterwhenthecouplecameandwokemeup,Icalledhimbynameand
vacatedtheirseats.Ihavenoideawhyhedidn'tgetsurprisedbythefactthatI
knewhisname.
Ouractualproblemwasthatweneededaplacetokeepourluggage,soweleft
ourluggagethereandsatoutsidethewashroom.
WhentheTTEcamewedisappearedinthebathroom.

Ourpresenceofmindhelpedusgetaseat.
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Iwasinatrain(Generalcompartment),onthewayfrommumbaitosurat,
Wheneveritusedtostoponastation,Iusedtohidesomewhere,oncethetrain
start,Iwouldcomeandstandnexttothedoorforcoldbreeze.
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onesuchtimeithappenedthatIsawamantryingtocatchthetrain,asking
forhelp,amongallthepassengerstandingonthedooritwasonlymewho
leanedforward(DDLJscene)andhelpedhim.,themomenthegotup,"
Bhaisaabticket",WTF,hewasTTE,endedupbribinghim40rupee(inyear
2000)
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SuyashMal,hastravelledalot
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Sleepercoach|Withoutticket|Schooluniform|Schoolbags|
HideandSeek|Catchusifyoucan|NearDeathEcperience|Real
Story
Ilivedinasmalltown2hrsawayfromthecapitalofthestate.Iwaspursuing
CharteredAccountancycourse.Thecourseinvolveda100hrscompulsoryIT
training.TheCAInstitiutehasbranchesinmajorcitiesandtrainingwas
conductedatthebranches.
Trainingwasfor1monthandinsteadofmovingtothecapitalmeandmy
frienddecidedtogodailyfromourtowntocapitalforonewholemonth.This
involved4hrsoftravellingbytraineveryday.
ThereisathingcalledMSTPASSforregulartravellersbetweentwoparticular
stations.YoucansitintheGeneralcoachwithoutticketwithanMST.Itis
validfor29days.
WegotourMSTsissuedandlifebecameeasy.
Wealwaysreachedthestation5minutesafterthescheduledtime.(Becauseit
isawellprovenfactthatIndiantrainsarealwayslatebyaverage10minutes).
TheMSTsareapplicableonlyforgeneralcoachbutweusedtositinthesleeper
coach.
MostoftheTTEsdon'tbothertobotherthetravellerswithMSTpasses.
Andifwewerequestioned,ItwasveryeasytonegotiatewiththeTTEs.A20
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rupeesnotewasmorethanenoughtosealthedeal.
Lastdayofthetraining(30thday).Wereachedthestation5minuteslate.
Nowmostofyoumusthaveheardthename,HowrahKurlaMail(Mail).
Itisknownasthe'righttimetrain'inourarea.
Mailarrivedexact5minuteslate.Wedashedtowardsno.5thplatform.
Sincethisisthecapitalofthestate,trainsusedtostopforminimum5minutes
sotherewasnothingtoworry.
Ontheway,itstuckme,ourMSTsexpiredyesterdayandwehadnotimeto
buythetickets.
Myfriendgavemeanevilgrinandweknewitwasgoingtobeanadventurous
evening.Bythistimewehadbecomeprofessionalsinbreachingrailwayrules.
Weboardedthetrain.Notthegeneralcoach,butagainthesleepercoach.
Meandmyfriendsatoppositetoeachotheranddecidedthatwewillnot
sleep,andstayalertandassoonastheTTEentersthecoachwewillescape
fromtheothersideinasleekmovement.Theplanwasfoolproofandtherewas
nopossibilityofanyglitch.
Andthenmyfriendfellasleep.Ttecamefromthesidewhichmyfriendwas
guardingandwithoutsecondglanceaksedfortickets.Welookedateach
other.Hesaid"Comewithme".
Iwasalittlescaredbutmyfriendhadthatsamecalmnessonhisface.
TTEcontinuedaskingotherpassengersforticketsandwewerestanding
behindhim.
JustwhenIthoughtwewerebusted.Myfriendgrabbedmyhandandpulled
meinotherdirection.
"Run!"
"Wtf,areyouinsane??"
"Shutupandrun"
Werantwocoachesandenteredthebathroom.Lockedfrominside.
Ourdestinationwasjust30minutesaway.
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Now,whati'mgoingtosaynext,youwillnotbelieve.
Myfriendlosthispatienceandafter20minuteshecameoutofthebathroom.
HeknockedonmeandIalsocameout.Isaid"Whydidyoucameout?"
Hesaid,"Ithoughtstationhadarrived"
Weturned
Andtherehewas,again.
Thistimehegrabbedusbythearmandsaidthathewilltakeustosomehigher
officialandthenourfateswouldbedecided,forwehadcommittedamajor
crimebythen.HestartedcheckingticketsagainandIthinkhewasnotvery
seriousaboutus.
ThistimeIranintheoppositedirection.
FromS2toS11.
Bythistimethetrainstoppedinourtown.Werantowardstheoverbridgeand
outofthestationasfastaswecould.
OnthewayhomeIupdatedmystatusinFB
"Aajkuchzyadahitoofanihogaya"inhowrahkurlamail.
Formostofyouwhodidn'tbelieve.

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Thisisanincidentfromlate90'swhichIheardfrommycousin.Storygoeslike
this:

Agroupoffourfivefriendsintheir20'sweretravellinginsleepercoach
withoutticketsasusual.Theylookedjoblessandcareless.Theirmuscular
physiquecomplimentedit,andbeingjoblessgavethemalotoftimetoworkon
it.
Thecoachwasalmostfullandtheystoodneargate.Moreover,itgavethemthe
advantagetogoandlockthemselvesinbathroom,jumpiftrainisrunningslow
ormovetoanothercoachincasetheywerecaughtbyTTE/Police.
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Trainwasgallopingatfullpace,tryingtodefeattheendlessqueueoftrees
whichstoodfirmlynearby.Occasionallytraincrossedaqueductsandwith
clicketyclacksoundinthebackgroundtheridewasinteresting.
HerecomesaleanTTEinhislate40's.Baldhair,wrinkledface,hewasan
epitomeofageing.Sincethegangwasof45guysandTTEwasalone,they
decidedtopulloffatrick.OncetheTTEapproachedthem,theyinitiateda
conversationwhichgoeslikethis:
Guy1:Doyouremember,lasttimeweweretravellingwithouttickets.
Friendsinsync:Yeah,wedo.
Guy1:AndTTEaskedfortickets.Evenifwetoldhimthatwealwaystravel
ticketless,hekeptondemandingtickets/moneyfromus.
Guy2:Yeah,andweweresopissedoffthatwethrewhimfromtherunning
train.
Guy3:Yes.Anditmusthavehurthimalotsincetrainwasrunningatitsfull
pace.
Guy4:Wonderwhatwillwedotothenextguy!
Atthismoment,allofthemturnedbacktoseethepalefaceofTTE.TTE,who
washearingthewholeconversationpassively,onceconfronted,gavethema
smileandwentaheadwithhisbusinessasiftheywerehissoninlaws.
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KaushalSinha,Traveledtoomuch
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IrecalloneinstancewheniwastravelingwithoneofmyfriendfromDelhito
Jalandharcantt,wewerecarryinggeneraltickets,wehadconvocationinour
university.MyfriendwascarryingadocumentsbagandIwascarryingalarge
Bag.
Trainwasineveningat08pm,Weboardedthesleepercoach,andstoodnear
thegate,sonowwehavedividedthetasktolookforTTfrombothsides.
WheneverTTwascomingfrompreviouscoach,wegotshiftedtonextcoach.
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Thiscontinuestillwegottothelastcoach.WepassedtheACcoachbyexiting
atnextstationandenteringfromothercoach.
Nightcomesandwesleptonthefloorofsleepercoachinthemiddleofseats.
Nowaround1am,TTshookusandtoldtoshowtheticket,Ishowedhimthe
ticketandmyfriendtoldhimthatanotherTTcutusafinereceiptofRs.430.
Hethenaskedforthereciepts(Wehaveknowledgeofthefinereceiptfromour
previousvisits).
Nowherecomesthesurprisemyfriendopenedthedocumentsbag,andthere
werethousandsofreceiptsofdifferentkinds....foodbills,collegeassignments,
companyprojectpapers,creditcardbills,bankstatements,diarypapers.
Nowhehasdumpdownallthepapersonfloorandstartedsearching,after5
minutesTTtoldhimtostopandtoldusthathewillcomeafter15minutesso
betterfindthereceiptfast.
OhwhatareliefthatwasandIwasstunnedbythewickedmoveofmyfriend.
Andontopofthatourdestinationstationhadcome.Wesplitupandgoneto
othercoachestohideourselfandsafelygotoutatJalandharCanttstation.
Hellitwasanawesomeexperience,Istilllaughatthatsmartassmoveofmy
friend...thatwasamazing..!!!
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AbhinavShrivastava,M.Tech[IT],Batchof2017,IIITBangalore
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Okay,thishappenedwhenIusedtogotomycollegevialocaltrainonadaily
basis.
Mycollegeisabout1hourtrainjourneyfrommyplace.
Thecollegeusedtostartat10:30AMandthusImustcatch9:20AMlocal
trainorelseImissthecollegefortheday![Nexttrainisat10:30AMandno
bodywantedtotakebustogotocollegeincaseyoumissthetrain.]
InIndia,inthelocaltrainstherearegenerallynoTTE/TC.Sosometimesyou
cangetawaytothedestinationwithoutbuyinganyticket.
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Ioncedidn'tbuyticketsinceIreachedthestationat9:18AM.Idirectly
boardedthetrainandattendedthecollegeandcameback.
ForthenextfewdaysthesamestoryrepeatedIdidn'tbuyticket.
LikethisamonthpassedbyandIdidallthetravelfreeofcostsincetherewas
nocheckingbyTTEinlocaltrains.
Bynow,IwasprettymuchconfidentthatIdon'tneedtobuyticketasTTE
nevercomesinlocaltrains.
Afterafortnightorsomytestswerestarting.OnmyDBMStestday,againI
boardedthetrainwithouttheticket.Meandmyfriendfoundaplaceopposite
toeachothertosit.Healsowastravellingwithouttheticket.Thepositionsare
demonstratedasfollows:

Thetrainstartedandwebowedourheaddownandsoonweweredeeply
engrossedinrotememorizingthenotesforthetest.
After2030minutesintothejourney,somebodykepthandsonmy
shoulder.Ilookedupslowly,thepersonwasnoneotherthanTTE:
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Helookedatmeandmyfriendandsmilinglysaid:
TTE:"Beta!Tumdonokpassticketnahihna?"
[Translation:"Youbothdon'thavetickets,isn'tit?"]
Me:[Sheepishsmileonmyface]"Niuncle,woteststhenaaajtojaldijaldime
ticketlenabhoolgaye"
[Translation:"No,uncleWearehavingteststoday,soweforgottobuythe
ticket!"]
TTE:"Accha,abhitumdonokofinebharnapadega."
[Translation:"Nowyoubothhavetopaythefine."]
Bylaw,thefineshouldbeRs250X2=Rs500totalforticketlesstravelin
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localtrain.
Me:[Bargainingskillscomingintothepicturecombinedwith"Awwww'Cat's
face"]"Uncle,pleasekuchkamkardijiyena,humlogkpassitnepaisenahih"
[Translation:"Uncle,pleasereducethefine,pleaseuncle"]
TTE:[Givesmeandmyfriendatensedlooksforabout35secondsand
says]"Accha,chalotumdonomilakRs100bhardoauraglibaarseticketle
lena."
[Translation:"Ok,payRs100intotalandnexttimetaketicket,bothofyou,
ok?"]
Meandmyfriend:[Nowfeelingrelaxed]"Jiuncle!Thankyouuncle!"
[Translation:"Sure,uncle!Thankyouuncle!"]
Ihappilypaidthefinewithmyfriendandthenhecarriedon.
Wereachedourcollegeontime.
P.S:HowIgotonly2marksoutof15marks,evenaftertakingthe
extraanswersheetinthattest,isanotherinterestingstory.
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AshishKanswal,There'snotruthwe'vebeenchasingallourlife,Timeis
marchingonandwe...
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ThisincidenthappenedwhenIwasinfinalyearofmyengineering.
OurcollegewaslocatedintheGarhwalHimalayas,PauriGarwhal,
Uttarakhand.SothenearestRailwaystationwasHaridwarorDehradun,
nearly250Kms.
Itwasmyfriend'ssister'smarriagesowedecidedtoattendit,assomeofus
hadneverseenNainital(YesthemarriagewasinHaldwani,around50KMs
beforeNainital).
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WedecidedtotaketheonlytrainfromHardiwartoHaldwani.Wewerea
groupof10friends,shortofmoney,sodecidedtotravelingeneral
compartment(asthereislessprobabiltyofTTEscomingingeneral
compartmentforcheckingtickets),andofcoursewithouttickets(Thecostof
eachticketwasaround170Rs).
Weboardedthetrainat11:00PMinHaridwar.In themorningataround
5:00AMwewereinKathgodam(AsmallstationbeforeHaldwani).
Nowhere'stheturningpoint.
TwoofmyfriendshadthismindblowingIdea.Theysaidthattheywillgoto
theticketcounterandbuy10ticketsfromKathgodamtoHaldwani(costof
eachticketwasaround15Rs).Wewereagainstthisstupididea,butthey
somehowinsistedusthatnothingwouldgowrong.
Asbothofthemwerewalkingtowardstheticketcounter,ATTEcalledoneof
thefriend.Theotheronewhowaswalkingbyhissidejustwalkedawayashe
didntknewthisguy.SotheTTEhadaconversationwithhim.
TTE:Showmeyourticket.
Friend:Iwasgoingtobuyit.
TTE:okwhereistheentrance.
Friend:'Confused.....Lookinghereandthere.'
AndthenitwasafineofRs200.
Restofusgotluckyalthoughwedistributedthefine.
PS:Thisismycollege.

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VishnuThejaReddy,Wanderlust
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IhaveanamazingexperienceofgettingcaughtbytheTTEfortravellingina
sleepercoachonaGeneralTicket.

1. I,withfiveofmyfriendsboardedtheKovaiExpressatSalemjunction.As
itwasholidayseasontheGeneralcompartmentwasverycrowded,we
decidedtoboardareservedcompartment(onaGeneralcompartment
ticket).OurdestinationwasKatpadiwhichhardlytakesfourhours.
Immediatelyafterthetrainstarted,theTTEcameforexaminingour
tickets.Whenheaskedusfortheticket,wetoldhimwehadgeneral
ticketsandheaskedustoshifttothegeneralcompartmentwhenthetrain
stopsinthenextstationandwenodedourheadsinagreement.Thetrain
stoppedatthenextstationandwehadnointentionofshiftingtothe
Generalcompartment.WethoughtofevadingtheTTEifhecomesagain.
TheTTE,thistimelookedfuriousandaskedustopayanexorbitantfine
ofrs1000perperson.Thistimewepolitelyrequestedhimtoletusoffand
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promisedhimthatwewouldshifttothegeneralcompartmentatthenext
stop.Thistimehewarnedusthatifwedidn'tgetdowninthenextstation
hewilldefinitelyfineus.Nextstationcameandwedidn'tashifttothe
generalcompartmentthinkingthathewouldnevercomeback.Toour
surprisehecamebackandaskedustopayfine.Whenwetoldhimwehad
nomoney,hesnatchedourallbutoneticketndwarnedusthatthereis
ticketinspectiongoingonattheKatpadistationandwecannotescape
fromtheexaminersatthestation.Wewereworried.Wethencalledthe
friendwhoissupposedtoreceiveusattheKatpadistationandaskedhim
togetplatformticketsforallofus.WhenthetrainreachedKatpadi,he
wasreadywithtickets.Weshowedtheseticketstotheexamineratthe
Katpadistation.Wethusescapedfrompayingheftypenaltiesfortravelling
inareservedcoachwithaGeneralcompartmentticket.
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AnilVedala,IRFCAmember
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ThishappenedinOctober2013whilewe(withmyfriendX)weretravelling
fromHyderabadtoVijayawadainSimhapuriExpress.ItwasDasaratime
andtrainwasfullycrowdedwithpeoplegoingtotheirHomeplaces.I've
bookedatatkalticketforthesametrainanditwasn'tconfirmedafterchart
preparation.So,MyfriendXwhohadaconfirmedticketsaidthatIcanshare
hisberthasthejourneywasjustfivesixhours.Ithoughtofgettinga"general"
ticketsothatwhenTTEasksforticket,Icanpaythebalancemoneyandshare
X'sberth.SoIstartedwaitinginthequeueandwhenitismyturntobuy
ticket,thecounterisclosed.Then,Isawtheboarduponticketcounter
displayingthecountertimings(closesat10PM).Cursingmyluck,Iboardedthe
trainwithoutticketastherewasn'tmuchtimelefttostandinadjacentticket
counter(closesat10:30PM).
Asthetrainwasfullycrowded,PolicemaybeRPF,startedcheckingTickets
andIprayedGodtoleaveme.TheycametomeandfoundthatIdon'teven
havea"general"ticket.So,Theytookwithtotheendofcompartmentwith
someotherpeopleandstartedtreatingroughly.Iwasreallyscaredandtold
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themmysideofstory.Theheadofthatgroupwasn'tconvincedandtookmy
phonetomakesurethatIwon'tleavethetrain.Theywenttoothercoachesfor
checking.Notknowingwhattodo,IsatwithmyfriendandnowitisTTE'sturn
ofticketchecking.So,Irantotheothersideoftraininsearchofthepolice
group.FinallyIfoundthemafter10coachesandtherewereabunchofpeople
likeme.IaskedhimtoreturnmyphonesothatIwouldgetdownatnext
stationandbuyaticket.Thenoneofthemtoldmetoofferhimabribe.butI
don'thaveanyideaofhowtodothat.So,Ijustwaitedthereuntillallothers
left.TheheadofthegrouphimselfaskedmehowmuchcashIhadandIsaid
twohundred.Hehappilytookthemandreturnedmyphoneaftershowinga
placetosit.HesaidthathewouldtakecareifanyTTEcomesforchecking.
Hegotdownatthenextstation.IwaswonderingwhatifanewTTEcomesfor
checkingandtoaddmoremiseryattheverynextstation,anewTTEboarded
andstartedcheckingtickets.Hefoundlotofpeoplelikemeandallofthemsaid
thatPolicetookmoneyfromthemandshowedplacetosit.HeaskedmeandI
saidthesame.Hefurtheraskedmethepolice'namejusttomakesurethatI
wasn'tbluffing.Iwasfortunateenoughtonotethatpolice'namewhenhetook
money.ItoldhimhisnameandTTEsparedmeoff.LaterHecomplainedhis
higherauthoritiesontheheadofthatpolicegroupthattheytookmoneyfrom
lotofpeople.
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ThisincidenthappenwhenIwasreturningtomyhomefromanNCCcampin
Delhi.NowIhadorderstobeinuniformsoinstationIremovedmyNCC
badgeandworeacamojacketforthejourney.
AsmyfatherwasinrailwayIknewthatthefrontSLRguardcabinwillbe
emptysoinsteadofreservingmyseatIboughta2ndclassticketandsatinthe
SLRguardscabin,Aftersometimeanotheremployeecameandsatnexttome
andseeingmeinUniformheaskedwhichstation,IsaidSRPFnewposting
Hubli,Hestoodupandshakeshandwithmeandsaid'kidIamHead
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ConstableJhansi.IwaslikeshitIhavenoIdeaaboutanyrulesinRPFand
SOPandnowIwillbetravellingwithone.whatifIgetcaught,Ipretendedasif
Ididn'tknewhindiandmynativeisHublithisismyfirstpostingtoavoidany
conversation.
AfterMathurasuddenlypeoplestartedyellingateachotherwithfoulwordso
webothgetdownandlookedforwhathappeninginPHcabinandtherea
fightbrokeoutbecauseofseat.Travellingin2ndclassisnoteasyinIRs,so
whenwetriedtostopitbutsomeonepushedtheconstable,thenhetookout
hislathiandstartedchargingoneveryoneandaskedmetodothesame.This
isthefirsttimeIwaseverbeentothissituationsoIhadnoIdeawhattodoso
Ijuststoodtherestill,After5minAGRAcameandRPFwerecalledin,The
constablesawmeshiveringandsaiddontworrythisisyourfirsttimeyouwill
getusetoit.ThentheinspectoraskedwhoamIandtheconstablerepliedheis
newrecruitandgoingtobase,theInspectorgavemeapackageandsaidhand
itovertoDaund.WebothcameandsettledowninSLR.AtjhansiIwassimply
standingonfootboardanotherconstablesawmeandcametotheSLRand
askedwhoamIandashewasondutyofthattrainandIwasinUniform,this
madehimsuspicious,AgaintomyrescuecametheHeadconstablewhosaidI
amnewandgoingtobase.AtdaundIaskedtheconstableondutyaboutthe
RPFpostandhetookmethere,IhandedoverthepackagetoInspectorandhe
thankedmeandinsistedmetohavetea.Ihadtimeasindaundasengines
changesitsheadingsoIsatfortea,meantimeinspectorstartedquestioningme
thatitisrearthataconstableinuniformthattoooffduty,IsaidIwasinhurry
tocatchthetrain,otherconstablestartedinquiringaboutmybatchandhow
didIgotselectedasrecentlythereisnosuchrecruitment,ImymindIwas
thingaboutthepunishmentandtheimprisonmentIamabouttoreceivefor
impersonatingaconstableandmisusinguniform,andthenIheardthewhistle
thatbroughtsucharelieftome,IsaidsorrysirIneedtocatchmytrainand
startedrunningtowardsit,InpuneandknownSSEcamewhowasworking
withmyfatherandIwassorelieved,thentomynightmaresquadcame
in(SquadareaboveTTEwhoaresupposetorectifyandcatcherrorsdoneby
TTE,YoumaysurvivetheTTEandthereisnoescapefromSquad)Theysaw
bothofusandandstaredlikewhatarewedoinginGuardscabinasitis
illegaltotravelinguardscabinevenforrailwaymen,TheSSEmadesomecall
toGMandthensquadlefthimandchargedonme,theSSEunclecametomy
rescueandsaidIamstaffandhereduetoemergency,latersquadcametous
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andsaid2seatsareavailableat2ACandwecanusethem.Webothintimately
gotinto2ACandafterexact26hoursthiswasthefirsttimeIwasremovingmy
shoes,ahsuchanheavenlyfeelingwasthat.
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PradeepCE,Hungry.Foolish.
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Thishappenedafewyearsago.Iwasin12thgradethen.Iwon'texactlyterm
itinteresting,buthereitgoesnevertheless:)
IhadgonetoAllahabadtoattendmySSBinterview.Iwasscreenedout.I
returnedtothestationintheevening,onlytofindoutthattheearliesttrain
availablewasthenextnight.SoI(andacoupleofmyfriends)sleptonthe
platformthatnight.Yeah,wecouldhaverentedoutaroomoutside,butIam
stillwonderingwhywedidn't.
Wegotunreservedticketsforthattrainthenextday,andweboardedoneof
thereservedcompartments,becausetheunreservedcompartmentswere
overflowing.Westoodinthespacenearthetoilets,soasnottodisturbanyone,
butwekeptourbagsunderoneoftheseats.
Itmusthavebeenaround1o'clock.Istartedfeelingunbearablycold,andI
wenttomybagtograbanothersweater.Allthepassengersweresleepingand
thelightswereoff.Iwentaboutopeningmybaginthedark,asIdidn'twant
toturnonthelightsanddisturbanyone.
Nowthelockwasstuck,andIwasjimmyingthekey,wheninwalkeda
policeman.Helookedatmesuspiciously,andaskedformyticket.Iputonmy
bestsmile(sadly,hecouldn'tseeitinthedark,Ithink)andproducedmy
unreservedticket.HestartedshoutingsomethingandIcouldunderstandbits
andpiecesofit,"blahblahblah...Nextstation...blahblah...policestation...
blahblah...fine...case...blahblah...FIR...blah."

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Nowthatscaredthehelloutofme!Ihadneverevenspokentoapolicemanin
mylifebeforethat,andthepossibilityofgoingtojail(orapolicestation)ina
differentstate(whoselanguageIcouldn'tunderstand)terrifiedme.
IprayedGodthatthepolicemanshouldn'tknowEnglish,andIstartedtelling
himinEnglishthatIwasreturningfromtheSSB,andthatIwaspartofthe
MinistryofDefence.Ihadacrewcuttovouchforittoo!Ishowedhimmycall
letter,andshowedhimmyIDcard(inwhichIwassportingaberet,
incidentally).Afteralotofnotunderstandingeachother,hemotionedmeto
getdownandsaid"Unreserved".
Iranformylife!Igotintooneoftheunreservedcompartments.Ifoundoneof
myfriendsthere,andhehadasimilarstory.:sigh:
Ispentthenextsevenhours,standingwedgedbetweensmellylargemen.Iwas
deadtired,andIwassleepy.ButIcouldn'teventurninthatcrowd.God,
forgetaseat,Icouldn'tevenfindsomethingtoleanon!Idon'tknowhowor
whenIfellasleep.ButwhenIwokeup,Ifoundmyselfstillstanding,leaning
onatotalstranger,myheadburiedinhisbackpack.
Soyeah,thismaynotbealot,butIwentfromakidwhowouldmisshisstopin
thebus,toaladwholovestheideaoftravellingandadventureandnow
dreamsoftouringIndiainabicycle/motorcyclesomeday:)
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ThishappenedtomewhenIwastravellingtoDelhifromPunein2011witha
sleeperclasswaitinglistticket.Duringdaytime,somehowImanagedtofinda
seat.ButIwasworriedaboutthenight.InitiallyIhadgonethroughthechart
ofeachcoachandanalysedthattherewasacoachwhichwouldgetvacant
(maximumseats)atBhopalataroundmidnight.AfterarrivinginBhopalI
boardedthatcoachandstartedsearchingforTTE.Ithoughttogivea
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maximumof100rupeestoTTEforallocatingaberth,buttotryandsettlethe
issueinlesseramount.
Aspermyanalysishalftheberthsinthatcoachwerevacant.Iapproachedthe
TTEandaskedhimtoconfirmmyseat.
Asastudentwegotarighttobargainatanytimeandatanyplace"aresir
studenthaithodakamkarlijie,abhikamanachaalubhinahikiya".
WhileTTEwasdoingsomewrittenformalitiesforme,Ipretendedtosearchfor
moneyinmypocket.FirstIthoughttostartthebidwith20rupeess+student
concessiondialogue,forwhichhegotangry.ThenIgave20morerupees
whichmadehimangrierandhestartedshouting"yekoisabzikamarketnahi
hai".Iwascontinuouslyusingstudentbargainscheme.Buthewasreluctant.
ThoughImayhavegivenhim100rupeesdirectly,Iwantedtoplay.
After20minutesofargumentapassengernearbygotfrustratedandaskedthe
TTE"aurkitnalootegeisbacchese".ThentheTTEgotsilentandallotedme
theseatforjust40rs.InmyexperiencethisisthelowestbribeforaTTEthatI
haveheardof.
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Thishappenedtoafriendofmine.ThetrainfromMaraudaRailwaystationto
DalliRajhararunsthriceadayandforIdon'tknowwhatreasonsthereisno
TTEalmostalways.Sometimestheguyappearsoutofblue.Butnoworriesyou
canalwayswalkpasthimtothesidehe'sdonechecking)
Sowhathappenedthatdayis,afriendofmineletssayR,hadtakentheticket
andwasoverwhelmedtoseetheTTEcoming:DActuallyhewasprettysure
manyaroundhimwerenothavingtheticketandhewashappyguessingtheir
fate)TheTTEcameandaskedhimforticket.Heshowed,theguysittingnext
tohimdidn'thadtheticket.ButtoR'ssurprise,theTTEjustwarnedthatguy
andwasabouttoleave.Myfriendcouldn'tseethis.Actuallythiswaslikethe
3rdor4thtimehehadtheticketinhiscountlessjourneys,andhegotlucky.So
outofthishappinessheaskedtheTTE"whydidn'tyoufinedthisguy"!!
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TTEwasalreadytensedlookingatthemassivenumberofpeoplenothaving
theticket,sohecametoRandaskedhimtoshowtheticketagain.Rgavehim
theticket.
TTEthrewawaytheticketoutofwindowandsaid"Whatnow??"andleft!R
wasawestruckasnowthereisnoproofhehadtheticket:Pandcouldn'task
forhelpfromguysittingnextbecauseofhisownhighlymoralactofaccusing
hisneighbor.Luckilynothinghappenedatthestationbecausethetrain
reachesDalliRajharalateatnightandthestaffisnotenoughtochecktickets
of500peoplewhogetdowntheredaily!!
Moral:Don'tmesswithsomeonewhoisalreadyintrouble)andneverifyou
haveslightestideahecankickyourarse:P
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Inchildhooddays,
itwasfuntotravelinMMTStrains.
shortdistancejourneyandevenfootboarding.Thosemomentswhichlastfor
lifetime.
Andlikeeverygang,wealsohaveagangofaroundsevenpeople.Andatthe
sametimethereisonefriendwhosegesturesalwaysremeberyouof,themost
funniestsituations.
everytimewetravelinMMTSweusedtobuyticketsbutthatonestupidn
funnyfriendwont.
healwaydhadluckinhispocketsohewasnevercaughtbyaT.C.Butthen,
onedaysuddenlyT.Centeredtheblockinwhichwewerestanding.Butwe
didntnotice.
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wesawhimapproachingus..therewasnochancetoescapebecausethetrain
wasinmotion.Asweallhad
ticketswearesafeandatthesametimeveryeagertoseehowmyfunnyfriend
wouldmanage.
hewasverysilentandpretendedthathewasnotourfriend.andhesatonthe
floorofMMTS.wewereconfusedlikewhathewasupto.
andthencameT.C.weallshowedourtickets.heaskedtheguywhowas
sittingonthefloortoshowhisticket(hewasmyfriendbtw).
andguesswhat.hestartedtoactasdumbguy.
weburstoutoflaughing.Butwedidnt
showeditonourface.
hemanagedsowellthatevenT.Cbelievedthathewasadumbpoorlittleguy
andgave3rstobuyticketinnextstation.
cantforgetthatfunnyincident.
P.Sgoodtoseetheresponse.
butidontknowwhythisisnotoneofthesaddesttruthoflife.
BhanuPrakash'sanswertoLife:Whatisthesaddesttruthaboutlife?
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ThishappennedtomeduringmycollegedaysinChennai.Theegmorerailway
stationinchennaiisconnectedtoalllocalstationsinthecitybylocaltrains.
Mytraintohyderabadwassettoleavefromegmoreat5pm.Beingalazyass,
Istartedoutreallylateanddecidedtoboardalocaltrainastheyaretheonly
modeoftransportnotaffectedbytraffic.Ihadnotboughtaticket.Iwas
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appalledwhenIsawaticketverifierneartheplatformstairs.Thatswhenan
ideastruckme.
IshowedmyhyderabadtickettohimandclaimedIdisembarkedontothe
wrongplatform.TheverifierwasfairlycertainthatIhadtravelledinthatlocal
train,buthehadnotangibleprooftoclaimso.Iwalkedawayfromthat
penaltysituationunscathed.
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Thishappenedwithmymomoneyearago.Shegotherticketsfromatravel
agentfortheroundtrip.Shehadbookedherreturnticketforthenextday.So
thenextdayshesitsinthetrainandafter2stationstheTCarrives.
Heasksmymom"IsyournameRamesh?"Mymomshookherheadand
showedhimtheticket.
Andthentheshockarrived.Thetravelagenthadbookedtheticketforaday
afterandthenotthedaysheaskedhimfor.Soliterallyshewastravellingtoday
ontomorrow'sticket.
NowtheonuswasontheTC,ifhewasgenerousandpoliteenoughtohelpthe
lady.Butyouknowitwasnotmymom'sluckyday.TheTCaskedhertogetoff
thetrainatthenextstation.Thesunhadjustsetandmymomthoughtwhat
wouldshedonowataunknownstation.SosherequestedtheTCtotakecash
andissueheraticketfortoday.Butthemandidn'tbudge.
Now,agroupofmediapersonnelwerealsotravellinginthesamecoachand
theywitnessedallthis.No,No,notwhatyouarethinking.Theydidn'tput
masalaandmadesomenewsoutofit.Luckily,oneoftheircolleaguemissedthe
trainandtheyhadaspareseatwhichtheyofferedtomymom.
Thisiswastheweirdincidentwhichhappenedwithmymomandluckilyshe
didnothadtoroamaroundratlamkigaliyainthemiddleofthenight,
PS:Now.shealwayschecksthedatementionedonhertickets:P
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Oneofbestmemoriesoflife.
Itwasthelastyearofgraduationandweareagroupoffourfriendsdecidedto
havesomethingmemorable.
Weheadedtowardtherailwaystationwithoutanyplansonlyfixedthingwas
therouteofjourney.Whateverbethetrainregardlessofspeedorstoppage.
Planwastostoponsomerandomstationsandchangethetrainfornextand
bestthingwastotravelwithoutticket.Wenobodyknowshowmuch
moneyothershave.
FinallygotcaughtbyTConsomerandomstationandhebringsusinhiscabin.
Enquirystarted..wesaidwedonthavemoneytotravel(sowithoutticket)and
wearesincerecollegestudents(offeringourIDcards).
TCwasprettysportyheunderstoodthesituationandaskedus
truthabouthavingmoneyalong,iffoundmorethantold,hewill
punishus(maybejustwantedtohearthetruth)weallconfessed
correctly..Heasstartedcheckingusafterconfirmingmultipletimes.
Aftercheckingallluggagehefoundsomerupeesinsomeonesluggageand
slappedhimwithhisconfirmation.
Thenhefinnedus,interestingthingwasfinnedamountisnearaboutexactly
theamountofmoneywehadalongwithus.andforfurtherjourneyhe
offeredsomemoneyfromhispocket.
Weallhavesmilesonfacewhenthisremembers.
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Incident1
IfollowRailwayrules,andhenceprefertobuyaticket.Butsometimes
situationsmakeittoughtofollowrulesandthiscreatesfunnyincidents.But
whathappenifyouarefollowingtherule,butyouremainedignorant?
Itwasmarch2013.IwasreturningfrommyHolivacationatmygrandparent's
houseinBareillytomyuniversityinGreaterNoida.So,Iboarded14311/Ala
HazratExpressBareillytoBhuj .SinceitstartedfromBareilly,itwasa
comfortablechoiceasIcouldeasilygetaseattoGhaziabadfromwhereIhad
totakeaMEMUtoGreaterNoida(Dankaur).SoIboughttheticketandfound
thetrainontheplatform.
Thethingis,thefootoverbridgeatplatform4(theassignedplatformforthe
train)ofBareillylandstothecoachnexttotheengine.SinceIknewthefact
thatthefirstandthelasttwocoachesofthetrainareGeneralbogies,soIgot
intothisfirstcoachandmademyselfcomfortableatasideberth.Tomy
surprise,Ifoundtheseatsofthecoachdifferentfromthoseofusualgeneral
bogiesandsomewhatsimilartoasleeper.

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ButIwasprettysurethatthisisn'tareservedcoach.
Thetrainbeganitsjourney.Ifellasleepassoonasitleftthestationasitwasa
fivehourjourneyintheearlymorning.Iwokeupafter3or3.30hoursand
foundthetrainatHapur.Tomysurprise,IsawaTTenteringthecoach.The
guyinfrontofmeinformedmethatitisareservedcoachnotageneralone.All
mysleepwentoffinasinglesnap.BeforeIcoulddoanything,thetrainleftthe
station.SinceIwasintheoppositesideoftheTT,Ihadtimetothinkaboutthe
situation.Itookmybagandgotofffromtheseattoreachthegateofthe
coach.ThenIcametoknowthatthetrainstopsatPilkhua,asmallstation
whichisjust2025minutesawayfromHapur.20minutesweretoomuchfora
TTtofinishacoach.Buthegotstruckinthemid,andbythenthetrain
enteredthestation.Assoonasthetrainstopped,Ideboardedthetrain.But
somethingwittywentintomymindandIenteredthesamecoachfromthe
directioninwhichtheTThadentered.Luckily,hedidn'tnoticedmeandwent
ahead.ThetrainarrivedGhaziabadontime,andIbarelyslippedofffromthe
handsoftheTT.

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Incident2
Thistime,IwasgoingfromGhaziabadtoBareilly,toattendmyGrandmother's
funeral.Itwasaround2pm,whenIfound12392/ShramjeeviSFExpress on
theplatform.Thistime,Ididn'thadanyticketasIhadreachedGhaziabad
fromDankaurRailwaystationandIcouldnotmanagetobuyaticketdueto
crunchoftime.Sincethetrainwasrightinfrontofmeandleavingthetrain
wouldmeanreachingatleast3hourlate.Iplayedagambleandentereda
generalcoach.
RegularpassengersofthisroutemustbeknowingthatMoradabadisaregular
spotforchecking.Iwasexpectingthesame,buttomyworse,twoTTsentered
thesamecoachfromthetwosides.Iwasscaredasenteringasuperfasttrain
withoutaticketwouldyieldahighfine,andIwasn'tcarryingsomuchmoney
withme.Thetrainhadahaltof10minutesatthestationbuteachandevery
minutewaslikeanyearpassing.AmomentofreliefwasthatIwassittingin
themiddleofthecoachandhenceIwasexpectingImightnarrowlyskip.I
wasprayingforamiracle,whensuddenlythetraingaveasirenandwasabout
toleavethestation.IcouldseeboththeTTsreturningtodeboardthecoach.
Andthenthetrainmoved,andslowlyleftthestation.Itookasighofrelief.To
thisday,IcouldrememberthetwoTTsatthestationdiscussingasmytrain
movedpastthroughthem.

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Ireadthisquestionandgotremindedofanencounterioncehad.Along
answer,ithadtobe..causethehumorouslydifficultencountermadeitthe
'longestjourneyievertook'.
Thishappenedonmyjourneybackhomefromcollege(TatanagartoVaranasi)
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fortheDurgapoojavacationslastSeptember.
Ihadbookedmyticketspreviouslyaspertheofficialacademiccalendar.But
asitalwayshappeensinmycollege,wesuccessfullyplannedamassbunk,
(beginningaweekbeforetheofficialvacationdate&lastingforhalfaweek
aftertheofficialenddate:p).So,icancelledmypreviouslybookedtickets,
checkedtheavailabilityinnextdayPurushottamExpress,triedtatkalbooking,
butallwentinvain.Still,idecidedtoleaveearlywithoneofmyfriendsviathe
sametrainthenextday.Thefriendhadawaitlistedticket.Icouldn'tgeteven
thatasithadalreadygonetoREGRETWaitingList.
Now,Wehadheardalotaboutstrictticketcheckingnormsinthistrain.But
whatcouldhavestoppedmefromlettingmespendthefirstofourmass
bunkeddaysspentinvainathostel.
So,iagreedtoperformthe'daredevilact'oftravellinginthegeneral
compartmentofoneofthemostcrowdedtrainsduringoneofthepeakfestive
seasons.
Onthejourneyday
Ihadminimizedmyluggagetothebareminimumbymanagingeverythingin
mylaptopbag.Thetrainarrivedintime.Isentmyfriendtoasleeperbogey
whileIstruggledmywayintoageneralone.Anditturnedouttobethe
struggleofmylife.Peoplewerestandingeverywhere...someeventreaded
onmyfeet...Peopleweresittingeverywhere..onthetoiletflushes..onthetopof
theunworkingfansItwassomuchacommotionthatitwascertaintosweat
profusely,butyoucouldn'teventakeoutyourhandkerchieftowipeawayyour
sweat!
Still,thedaredevilinmethoughtthatiwouldgethabituatedsoon.
But2haltsandthreehourslater,igaveup.Noonehadgotoutofthebogey
sincethen,whilewithentryatboththehalts,theheadcountwouldcertainly
haveincreasedby20.Allthiswhile,iwasimaginingmyfriendtobesittingina
comfortableseatintheadjacentcoach.Thisdrovemetothenextplan.I
decidedtoenterthesleepercompartmentatBokaroRailwayStationandtalk
thesituationoutwiththeTTE,howsoeverBadassheturnsouttobe!
AtBokaroRailwayStation
Afamilyofsixmembersinmyfriend'scompartmentgotoutatBokaro.And
nowhiscompartmentappearednothinglessthanaparadisetomeWoah..for
thefreshair..!Woah..forthewindowseat!Forthe1sttimeinthejourney,iwas
sittinginthepast4hoursUtterrelief!
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Idecidedtoaddcherryonthetopbyordering2platesofsamosas(Indianfast
food).Iputmyhandinmybackpockettotakeoutmywallet,butitwasn't
there!
Buttheverynextmomentirealized,ihadgivenittomyfriendtotakesome
moneyoutofmyaccountfromtheATMandkeepitsafewithhim.Ireminded
him.Hetookoutthewallet.Igavemoneytothesamosavendorandthenhe
revealed,thathehadforgottentotakeoutthemoneyfromtheATM.He
himselfhad50withhim.Iwasleftwitharound80afterthesamosaact.
Mydeterminationto'talkthesituationout'withtheTTEgotahugeshock!
Moneytalksthebestinthesesituations.Andwedidn'thaveenoughofit
.Butmyfriend,inanattempttocalmmesaidintheiconic3Idiotsstyle
"Yaar,TTEaaegatoaaega..tbtksamosepeconcentratekrteh!"
("Let'sfocusonthesamosastilltheTTEactuallycomes!"
Icomplied.Tookthe1stbiteofmysamosa.Andguesswhat..herecomesMr.
TTE!
TheEncounter
TTETicketplease?
I(Noddingtomyfriend)Dikhadeticketbhaee.Mainhathdhulkaatahu.
(Showhimtheticketbro.Iwillreturnjustafterwashingmyhands)
Friendshowshisticket.
ISir,Waitinglistmehai.(It'sintheWaitinglist)
TTEUskanaa..aapapnadikhaiye!(HisisinWaitlist.Youshowyourticket.)
I(Withsamosastillinmymouth)Sir,it'sGeneralticket.
TTE(Withavictoriousgrin)Showme.
Ishowhimtheticket.Hemakescalculations.Asksusforasumofaround
330.
Itoldhimthatweonlyhad110withus.(Deducted20forautofareat
Varanasi))
Heaskedmetogivehimthat.Icompliedtohimnow.
ISir,canisitherenow?(withasighofrelief)
TTEBakike220do.Firbaithoaaramse.(Payremaining220bucksandthen
sitcomfortably)
ThatwastheShithappensmomentforme.
Heleftourcompartmentaftercheckingafewotherpassengers'tickets.Ikept
followinghimwithmypleas(withthelamest'Iamacollegestudent'plea
appliedaswell)).Buthechosetobeindifferent.
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Isaidthatiwilltakeoutthemoneyatthenextbigjunctionthetrainstops.
Hewasheedlessagain.
Istillcontinuedtochasehimwithincoherentmumblings.Theshockoflossof
110wastoughtorecoverfromthateasily!
Whileonmypursuasivejourney,isawoneofmybatchmatesintheadjacent
sleepercompartmenttomyluckysurprise.Askedhimformoney.Hehad30
inallatthattime.Unluckyagain!
ButikeptonchasingmyMr.TTE.Iaskedhimtogivemy110backasiwas
goingtothegeneralcompartmentagain.
Buthedidn'tagreeeventoit!!
Andupcomesthenexthalt.MyMr.TTEgetsdownatthestation.Ikept
callinghim.Hegaverudelooks.Butdidn'treturn.Didn'treturnmymoney
either.Thetrainstartedmovingandiour130hadbeenminimizedtomere
20withnoreturns.Andsince20wastoolittletomanageevena'Goodass'
TTE,Ihadtopulloutthedaredevilstuntofboardingthegeneral
compartmentagainfornext7hrs.ofmyjourney!
P.S.RealizationNotallcaughtupstoriesendgood!
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A5rupeeticketcansometimesbedangerous.Iwasoncegoingto
BidhannagarfromBallyHalt,bothplacesnearKolkataandasthetrainwas
fastapproachingwithnotimetospareIwentaheadandboarded(read
pushedmyselfin)thetrainandmyheartstartedbeatingfastassoonasthe
stopscameby,asIfearedaTTEwouldcomeandaskfortheticket.Thefear
wascompoundedasitwastheseasonofDurgaPujaandtheticketcheckers
areevermorevigilantatthattimeoftheyear.Iplannedtoslipviaasideroad
intheplatformbutsuddenlysawthatitwasblocked.Loandbehold,Iwas
followingthecrowd.AsIsawtheTTEsstandingnearthedoorwaytotheexitI
begantopanicandstartedrunningintheoppositedirectiontocatchthe
incomingtrainandtakemychancesatSealdah.However,thenexttrainwas
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anhourawayandIlookedforotherwaystoescapetheplatformsontothe
mainroadadjacent.
ATTEcamestrollingbytheplatformandweexchangedsmiles(Don'tknow
why,justdid).HecamecloserandthenaskedwhereIwasgoingandItold
himaboutmydestination.HethenaskedhowlongwasIwaitingtowhichI
answeredthatbecauseoflowfrequencyoftrains,Iwaswaitingforoverhalf
anhour.HeseemedtosympathesizebutIthinkitstruckhimthatatrainhad
justleft.HeenquiredwhyIhadnotleftinthatandIsaiditwasverycrowded
(rarelythecaseasmostofthepeoplegetdownatBidhannagartogotowards
SaltLake).Hewasgettingmoreunsureofmyanswersandjustbeforehecould
askmefortheticket(atleastIthoughthewasgoingto)hiscolleagueasked
himforchai.Iwasrelievedthathewasleavingbuttoldmetowaitforhim.I
nowdesperatelylookedforawaytoescape.Afterawhile,unabletofindany
escaperouteIsawhimreturningandIpretendedthatIwasbusyonacall.He
persistedandwaslookingpurposefullyatme.Beadsofsweatstartedforming
onmyforeheadasIsearchedforawaytoescapemypredicament.
Finally,IthoughtthephonetrickwouldnotlastlongandIreturnedmy
mobiletomypocketandloandbehold,heaskedformyticket.Isearchedmy
pocketsandthendeclaredthatImusthavebeenpickpocketedandIhadkept
theticketinmywallet.Heseemednottobelievemebutfinallyrelentedand
toldmetobecarefulinfutureaboutmybelongings.Heproceededto
accompanymetothestationandgotmeatickettomydestinationandasked
metocontactmyparents.
Well,TTEsarenotsobadafterallIguess...
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ThishappenedtomeforfirsttimewhenIboardedtraininourdegreeStudy
tourforGeologyinOdisha.WeshouldtourtodifferentmineslikeTalcherCoal
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mineandothers.Wehadgroupofaround30studentsand2lecturers.We
boardedDEMUtrain,andallofustraveledwithoutticketsexceptthe
lecturers.Normallymostofthepassengerstravelwithoutticketinthattrain,
butIwassoafraidasthatwasmyfirsttraintravelling.
WhilewegotdownthetrainatBhubaneswar,allstudentsgotdownfrom
othersideasperdiscussionbutthe2lecturerslandedinmainexit.SoItoo
followedthelecturersinsteadofmyclassmates.
Aftergotdown,oneTTEcametowardsmeandaskedfortheticket,whichI
toldthat,Idon'thavetickets.Andalsoupdatethemthatitsnotonlyme,these
2areourlecturers(pointingtowardsourlecturers).TheTTEapproachedthem
andtheyshowntheirownticketsanddeniedthattheyknowsme.
Iwassurprisedandtrembledinfear.TTEtookmetotheiroffice.LuckilyI
hadRs.100inmypocket(becausewholemoneywehandedoverto
guides/lecturers).SomehowtheyconvincedandtookmyRs.100andfreedme.
Icameoutsideandallclassmateswerelookingmeangrilyandwerethinking
howfoolIwas.
LateronmylifeIwasnevertravelledwithoutticketandevennotboarding
Sleepercoaches(withgeneraltickets)withoutpermissionfromTTE.
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Thishappened2yearsbackwhenIwascomingfrommynativeplacetomy
presentjoblocation.Itwasmyjoiningday.Ihadtocatchaconnectingtrain,
butmytrainwaslateby2hours.Luckily,whenItreachedthestation,my
connectingtrainwasstillthereandreadytoleave.Therewasanothertrain
whichwasscheduledtodeparthalfanhourlate.Ididn'thadticketandthe
stationwasVijayawada.Itsanimportantjunction.Gettingaticketheretakes
1520mins.
Ihadtravelledinthistrainonthisroutemanytimespreviously.Andnever
everfacedaTTEorTC.So,notwantingtobelateonfirstdayofmyjob,I
decidedtocover250kmsjourneywithoutticketonfirsttrain,insteadoftaking
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ticketfor2ndtrainandtravellingpeacefully.SoIboardedthetrain.Tookmy
standnearthedooringeneralcompartmentandeverythingwaspeacefulfor
halfanhour.Atnextstation,tomyhorrors,squadenteredthegeneral
compartment.
Firsttimefacingsuchsituationandnothavingthosebasic'Indian'survival
skills,Idecidetofacethem.Alady(squad)askedmeticket.Tocreatean
impression,IstartedspeakinginmybestpossibletoneinEnglish.
Me:MadamIamastudent,goingtoattendaninterview...(cutsmeinmiddle)
She(locallanguage):Allthebestson,butFirstshowticket.
Me(nowtensed,andswitchedtolocallanguagetoo):ActuallyImytrainwas
lateandsoIwasunabletobuyaticket.ButIamwillingtobuyitnow(whichI
didn'tknewthen,isnotpossible).
She:Good.(takesoutabook,writessomethingandgivesme)350fine+75
ticket.425total.
Me(holdingmywalletinhand).Madamidon'thavethatmuchmoney,please
considerit.Iamastudent...
She(furiousnow):Sowhat?Isthiswhattheyteachyouatcollege?Areyou
educated?Don'tyouknowrules?Beinggraduatedisnotenough.See
this(showingotherpersonsticket,whoobviouslyisnotgraduate).Betruthful
likethis.#@*%$#@$*%#@&...(thiscontinuedfor5mins).
PoorecompartmentkesamneMeriIzzatkabalatkaarkardiya.Ihoped
she'llatleastleavemenowafterthisbashing.Butshedidn't,andsnatchedmy
wallet,tookallthemoneyIhad,gavemetheslipandleft.Therestofthe
journeyIdidn'tknewwheretokeepmyfacetoavoidstares.Andfinally,this
isthebestpart,whenIwasaround60kmsfrommydestination,they
stoppedmytrainandallowedtheothertrain,whichIdidn'tboardasitwas
supposedtoreachhalfanhourlate,tocrossover.Butallthedamagehadbeen
donealready.
IhaveenormousrespectforservicesofIndianRailways.SoIalwaysbuyticket.
Evenifitsahalfanhourjourney.ButthiswasthefirsttimeItriedtravelling
withoutaticket.Andconsideringtheexperienceitgaveme,hopefullythelast
timetoo.
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Ihavenocredibilityforthisstory,founditontheinternetandisworthyof
sharingIMO.

Therewasgroupof20yearoldcollegestudentstravelingbytheIndian
Railways.TheywerechattingaboutGameofThroneswhentheTC(fortyyear
old)cameandaskedfortickets.Outofsheerintentofhumor,oneoftheboys
said,"ValarMorgulis".HewasprettysurethattheTCwouldn'tunderstandit,
andtheystartedlaughing.TotheirsurprisetheTCreplied,"ValarDoheris,
TicketdikhaNedStarkkiaulaad".
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FurkanAhmed,selfproclaimedEducator,Debatorandpublicpolicy
analyser
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IrecallthisincidentwhenwecametoDelhiforthefirsttime.Sincethereisan
agebywhichchildrenareallowedtotravelwithouttheticket.

AttheoutingfromtheDelhirailwaystation,wewerecheckedbytheticket
collectorThoughheclearedalltheticketbutwasnotmuchconvincedwith
travellingofmysisterwithoutticket.So ,hestartedarguingwithmymother
andargumenttooktime.
Intheendwhenmymotherdidnotagreetopaythefine,thenheaskedmy
sister''Beta,tellinwhichclassdoyoustudy?"
Mysistersaid''K.G"
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(Wethoughtshewouldtelltheactualclassofhers)
Amaziglyshesensedthesituation.
Weaskedherlater"wheredidyoulearnthis?"
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Anonymous
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ThisoneregardingagangofcorruptTTEsandofficers:
Location:HowrahJunction
Time:March2015,around5:30pm

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Afteraverytiringtripofmebuyingsomeelectronicsformyprojectworkin
Kolkata,IwassettoreturnbacktoKharagpur..2hrsfromKolkata.Iwasnew
toHowrah,asthiswasmymaindentripthere.Letmeonceagainremindyou
thatallthedaywentveryfrustratedforme..asmostofpeopleinHowrahwere
badlyrude..sorudethattheyweregettingirritatedwhenaskedforaddress
help.
Comingtotherailwaystation..averyhugeone(oneofthebiggestrailway
junctionsinIndia)..Iwasunawareoffromwheretoenterandfromwhereto
buytickets..AsIwasgettinglateforthenexttrainandwasnotabletoticket
counter..Ienteredthestation..assumingthatthecounterwouldbeinmidstof
stallsinsidestation.Igapedinsearchofticketcounter...Andfoundan
enquirycounter.Iwasonthewaytotheenquiycounter,IfoundaTTEinfront
ofit,so,inapleasingmanner,exhaustedinsearchforhelp...Iaskedhimwhere
Icouldfindtheticketcounter.
THATWASTHEBIGGESTBULLSHITSTATEMENTMADEBYMETHAT
DAY!
Iwasexpectinghelpfromhim...butthatbastard..tookmysituationasan
asvantage.Hegrabbedmycollartight,askedmewhereIwasgoing,askedmea
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fineofrs300.AsIamasouthIndian,,andnotsogoodathindi..Iwasneither
abletopleasehim..norarguewithhim.
Guesswhatttt...!!!Thestoryisnotyetover.Hereitcontinues...
...WhileIwasarguingwiththeTTE,anotherguy,bitolderthanme..askedthe
TTEthesamequestion.."WheredoIfindtheticketcounter?"
Thisguywasgoodathindi..sohestartedarguingstronglyandIwassuppoting
him.Butallwentinvain.HealongwithanotherTTEtookustotherailway
policestation.Bythattime,mytrainleft.Webothwerestrugglingatthepolice
station,andIwasshockedtoseealotmanyinnocentpeople,withsamecase
asours,sittinginthepolicestation.Asiwasabouttomissthenexttrain,Ihad
tobribehim300rs(officiallycalledfine).Buttheotherguydidnothave
money,,andhadtositwithothersuchguyswiththepolice.Onthewaytomy
train,Ifoundanothergirl...askingthesameTTEthesamequestion..."Where
doIfindtheticketcounter?"Andthesamestoryrepeats.

Hencethestoryendshere...Backtomyhostel...exhaustedlikehell..witharound
70rsleft...
Afterthatday...Iregrettedalotforthefollowingcoupleofthings:
1.BelievinginthatTTEandaskinghimforhelp
2.NottakingthepicofthatTTEandpostingitonthis
question,facebook,twitterandwhatever...tooffendmyrevengeonhim.
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6thsemesterofourB.Techjustgotended.SoIandmyfriendshadtopackour
bagsandgotoHyderabadforinternship/training.Wehavemadeour
reservationtoHyderabadinatrainwhichrunsfromHowrahtoHyderabad.
OurcollegewasinJamshedpur.Sowedecidedtocatchourtrainfrom
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Kharagpur.Welandedupinsleeperclassofasuperfasttrainwithgeneral
classticketanddecidedtostandthereastraveltimebetweenthesetwostations
is2hours.AlthoughourtraintoHyderabadwasonnextmorningbutwe
decidedtoreachthereearlysothatwecouldfreshenupthere.Aftersome
times,TTEcameastheysawusboardingintothetrain.Oneofthemaskedus
fortickets.IshowedthemthegeneralticketwhichIhad.Hejustpulledarule
bookfromhispocketandstartcalculatingthefareandsaidRs.***withfine.I
startednegotiatingwithhimforasettlement.Inbetween,oneofmyfriendtold
him"Uncle,Bacchehitohai,jaanedona...Collegestudenthai...(Uncle,weare
kids.Pleasespareusaswearecollegestudents).Instantly,oneoftheTTE
replied"Bacche....avilarkimiljaayetobacchepaidakardoaurkahteho
bacchehaijaanedo"whichroughlytranslatesto"Kids,really....youcan
becomeafathernowifgivenachance".Westartedlaughingsoloud.We
madefunofthatfriendthroughoutourinternshipperiodandwestilldo.
P.S.WeendedupinasettlementwiththeTTE.
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Haha!Superquestion!Mystoryisabitfilmy,butitgoeslikethis!!
IwasinMumbaiformyinternshipfor2months.AndIhadtotraveldailyin
localtrains.
InitiallyIwasnewtomumbaiandtookticketsdailybutnoticedthat
hardlyanyonechecksthetickets.Iwasonafreeinternshipandso
thoughtwhynotsavesomemoneywithoutusingitfortickets!!Soforthe
weekstocomeIdidn'tbuyanyticketsanddidn'tevengotcaught.SoIwas
happy,stillafeelingofIcheatingtheINRailwaysremained!:P
Thenthelastweekcame,andthenIwasgoingtogobackhome.Timefor
dealingwiththatguiltofnotbuyingaticket.IhadtogotoDadarstation
fromGhatkopar,sotooktheticketof10rs.IwasveryhappythatfinallyIwas
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travellingwithaticketandwasfeelingthatsatisfactionthatIdidn'talways
fooledmydearrailways.
ThestationwasquitenearandIwentnearbythegatetogetdownfromthe
train.SuddenlyIfoundaguyinwhiteshirtstandingthere.Havingnoclue
whohecanbe,IstartedgettingdownandassoonasIgotdown,thatfellow
toldme"LaoTicket"(pleaseshowmeyourticket).Ifeltimmensely
surprisedthathowluckyIwasthattheTCfoundmeonlyonthedayIbought
myticket.Iproudlyreachedouttomypocketandshowedhimmyticket.
Andhisanswerwas"Chaloofficeme,finelagega.Secondclasska
ticketletehoandFirstclassmetravelkarteho!Sharmnaiaati"
Ididn'tevenknowhowtodifferentiatebetweentwooftheclassesandthereI
was,beingpunishedfortheamountwhichwasmorethanmy2monthlocal
traintickets!!
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AkashSathyanandanRequestBio
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IwillnarrateoneofthemanyencountersthatIhadduringmycollegelife.
Duringmycollege,Iraisedmoneyformypocketexpensesthroughvarious
smallbusinessses.OnemajorbusinessthatIundertookwassellingSIMcards.
Itwasthenthatmobileserviceprovider,BPLwasaquiredbyHutch(now,
Vodafone)andjustbeforeitwascompletelytakenoverbyHutch,BPLreleased
ClosedUserGroup(CUG)simcardswithattractiveoffers.CUGsimcardswere
notavailablewithretailersandwaschannelisedthroughus,colegestudents.
AfterIgainedabitofcapital,Idecidedtogotomyfriend'scollegetosellsim
cards.Wefirstwenttoaninternetcafe,creatednoticesthatlistedoutthe
offers(madeitlookofficial)andthencirculatedamongstthestudents.My
friendwasquitepopularincollegeandthathelpedthebusiness.
Suddenly,wehadalotofmoneyinourpocket.Ourmajorwin.
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Sorryforthelongintro,butIfeltitisimportantthatthereaderunderstands
thegravityofouroffence.
Afterthedaylongsales,wehadtotakeatrainbackhomeandmyfriendwas
soimpressedthathealsowantedtocomedowntomyhouseandstayfora
day.Myhomewasnearly100kmsawayfromhiscollege.
Itwasalmosttimeforthetrainandwedidnotwanttotaketheticket.We
thoughtwehadthatMidastouchandwewereinvincible.
Asweenteredthetrain,werealisedthatwelandedrightinfrontoftheTicket
Examiner.Thetrainwasinterconnectedandwestartedwalkingfastbefore
eventheTEaskedourticket.TE,withallhisexperienceknewtherewas
somethingfishy.Iwalkedfastandaskedmyfriendtodothesame.Iknewhe
waswithme,buthekeptturningbackattheTE,whowasfollowingus.We
passed7or8compartementsandstilltheTEwasnotreadytospareus.
Finally,thetrainwasreachingastationandonthefirstsightoftheplatform,I
jumpedoutofthetrainandyes,landedsafe.Ididn'tseemyfriendcomeout
andIcouldonlywishhewasnotcaught.Poorthingwouldhavegottenafraid
tojumpoutofarunningtrain.
Iran,fromthebackendoftheplatfromtothefirstcompartment(thefirst
coupleofcompartmentsarenotinterconnectedandarethesafestoptionifyou
aretravellingwithoutticket).Igotintooneofthecompartmentandasthe
trainleftthestation,Igotmyfriend'scallinmymobile.
Hewascaughtandspared.
OnlyafterhandingovermyUniversityIDcardtotheTE.Mybagwaswithhim
andllthattheTEaskedhimwasmydetails.Hewantedme.
Finally,Iwascaught,listenedtohoursofgyan,paidthefinefromhardearned
money)andlearnedanimportantlesson.
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CLokeshReddy,DoIreallylooklikeaguywithaplan?
1.1kViewsCLokeshhas10answersinStories.

Mewithmy7otherfriendswenttovizagtrip3yearsbeforeandbrotherofone
ofmyfriendbookedticketsforgoingandreturnthroughonline,6atatime
and2laterduetointernetproblem.
Allourticketswereconfirmedandweenjoyedalotinthatplaceandwe
boardedourtrainatrajhamundryonreturnjourneybecausewewerenearto
placeonlastdayoftrip.
Weallwentlookingforourberthsandfoundinaminuteortwo.
Whenwereachedwecametoknowthattherewere2otherguyswhoseticket
numbersweresamewith2ofourtickets.
Wecrossedcheckedthemmultipletimes,butwewereinaconfusionandby
seeingthatTCcomingourwaywethoughtofaskinghimthesolution.
Atthismomenti'vefoundashockingthingonoutticketsthatthosewere
scheduledfornextmonthsamedate(mistakebymyfriendsbrother).
Weallranacoupleofcompartmentsforwardandaccomodatedtwoofthose
guysinageneralcompartment(itwasverytightinthereanditwasnight).
Theyhadstruggledalotinthatpositionsandtheytravelledinthosepositions
for8hoursbeforegettingdowninsecundrabad,wherewealreadyarranged
ourfriendstobuyacoupleofplatformtickets.
Thatnightwasacompletenightmareforus,wecouldn'tforgetever...
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HarbeerSinghRequestBio
930Views

Thishappenedlastyear.IwasabouttotravelfromKolkata(Howrah)to
Kharagpuralongwithmy2friends.Wedidn'tbroughttheticket,andmissed
ourlocal(DMU)train.SowedecidedtotravelinExpresstrainasour
destinationwasjust130kmaway.Ithardlytakes2hourstoreachthereby
expressorsuperfast.
Asusual,thegeneralcoacheswerecrowded,sowedecidedtoenterinSleeper
Coach.Wedecidedthatoneofuswillbestandingatoneendofcoach(near
toilet)andtheotherontheotherendandifanyofuswillseeTTE
coming(fromeitherend),wewillmovetonextcoach.
Welltoourbadluck,wesaw2TTEsapproachingtowardourcoachfromboth
side.Wedecidedthat,twoofuswillhideourselfintoiletandoneofuswill
waitoutside(roamhereandthere)andwaitforTTEstogoaway,andwill
informus.
Iopenedthetoiletdoorandwentinsideandlockedupthedoor,pretendingto
beapassenger.Andmyotherfriend,hewasinhidingtoiletjustoppositeto
mine.
Suddenly,someoneknockedthedoor,Iscreamed"Kaunhe?Mujhetime
lagega,aapkisiaurmechalejao."
Thepersonknockingonthedoorwasmyfriend,hesaid"baharaaja,TTEsir
bularahehe".
Actually,myfriendwhowashidinginothertoilet,duetohisstupidtywas
caughtbyTTEandheutteredeverything,astheTTEwasblackmailinghim.
Therewasnooptionformeexcepttocomeoutside.AsIsteppedoutside,the
TTEcaughtmeandhetookbothofusandmadeussitinaseatnearby.
Istillremember,everyoneinthecompartmentwaswatchingus.
Theotherfriendofus(whowasnothidingintoilet),sawusashepassed
aroundus.Weactedlikewedon'tknoweachother.
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NowcomingtoTTE,hestartedaskingaboutourdetails(whywewere
travellingwithoutticket,blahblah).Heaskedustopay1000bucksasfineof
travellingwithoutticket.Wetriedourbesttoconviencehim.Butsoonhe
realizedthatweweren'thavingasinglepennywithus.(Really,ourpurseswere
empty).
HethreatenedusthathewillhandoverustoRPF(RailwayPoliceForce)atthe
nextstation.
NextStationarrived,trainstopped.Heaskedustofollowhim.Wewerehaving
nooptionotherthantodowhathewassaying.(Actually,theTTEhadseized
myfriendmobilephone,sothatwedon'trunaway).Wegotoutoftrain.
(Myotherfriend,hetogotout,seeingus)
Weweretremblingwithfear,aswedon'twanttofacepolice(andthattoo
RPF).
Tooursuprise,hehandedmyfriendhismobileandaskedustogoawayand
buyticketsandboardthenexttraintoourdestination.
Wethankedhimandfledaway..
AndweboardedthesametrainagainandthistimeinGENERALCoach.
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PratthamPant,Aspire.Perspire.Inspire!
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AsateenagerIalwaysthoughtIamthesmartestofthegroupandtriedto
showthatextrasmartnesswhichinfactintheaforementionedincident
boomeranged.

Fourbuddiesfrommumbaidecidedtoexploremumbai.Atthattimeouridea
ofexploringmumbaiwas(mid2000)limitedtovisitingmallsofdifferent
places.Itwasanattractionforveryreason
1. CentralisedAC
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2. Goodeateries.erreatery(Mcdonalds)
3. Lotofgirls.

Wedecidedtocommutevialocaltrainwhichwasfunduringthosedays.We
thethirdclassteenagersgotasecondclassticketandgotinfirstclass
compartment.Wearingbrandedclothes,flauntingnikeshoes&gelledhair,the
journeybeganwhichwasstalledafter5minutes.
HavingcommuntedbylocaltrainssinceearlyageIcandifferentiateaticket
checkerfromanormalpassenger.Wewerehangingbythedoorsandenjoying
thegustofwindbrushingourface.ThestationwhichIwasnotsupposedto
getdownapproachedandtheplatformwasattheotherside.Trainstops.Idont
knowwhybutIjustlookedattheotherside.Holyfucktheticketchecker
boardedthetrain.Istartedpanicking.MorethangettingpenalisedIwasafraid
weallwillbeembarassedandfacingembarassmentduringteenagewasnotso
cool.
IdontknowwhattriggeredmebutIwenttotheothersideandgotdown
withoutinformingmyfriends.TheydinthavetheslightestclueIwasntbehind
them.Iplayedsosmartly.Ipattedmybackandmutteredgoodshowdud!
Istartedwalkingontheplatformintheoppositedirectionofthetrain.I
startedsmirkingontheplightthatwasimpendingonmyfriends.No partof
mysensesfeltabashedtoleavemyfriendsbehindsothatIevadetheinspection
andtheygetpenalised.IevenvisualisedhowIwillmakefunofthemafterI
meetthemandinreturntheywillshowercomplimentsonmeforbeingsuch
anasshole.
AsIwaswalking,someonepattedonmyback.Iturnedbackandholyfuckthe
ticketcheckeralsogotdownafterme.Ohmygoodnesswhyonearthhehadto
getdown.Iwaspetrified.Inotonlyendeduppayingthefineof250Rs.but
alsohelpedmyfriendstoevadehim.Eventodayivividlyrememberhowthe
entirescenariounfolded.Iammadefunofthisincidenteventoday.Everything
happenedinthespanof30seconds.

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WhenIlookback,Ihaverealisedteenagelifeisthebestpartthatalifecycle
couldoffer.Cheers!
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Incident1:
DuringmyfirstvisittoMUMBAIin2012foradmissionintoacollege,Iwentto
CSTforsendingoffmybrotherwhocamewithmetohelp.Asitwas5amin
themorningwedidn'tbuylocaltrainticketsastheticketcounterwhichwillbe
openatthattimeinkanjurmargstationisfarawayandreachedCSTwithout
anytrouble.AfterreachingCST,Iboughtreturnticketforalocaltrainand
headeddirectlytolongdistanttrainplatform.Aftermybrother'strainleft,I
wasreturningtoboardmytrainfromonesideofplatformandthereweretwo
TC'sstandingonothersideofplatform.Therailwaytrackonmysidewas
stinkinglikehell,soIwalkedtotheothersideandpassedbythemwhereIwas
stoppedandaskedforticket.(Iwouldnothavebeencaughtifihadstayedon
thesameside).HetoldmetheshockingfactafterIshowedhimmylocaltrain
ticket,thatIcannotenterlongdistanttrainplatformwiththisticketandasked
metopaythefine.Asbothlocaltrainplatformandlongdistanttrainplatform
areconnectedandIbeingnewtothecity,neverknewthis.Tomyluckhe
somehowgotconvincedthatIwasnewtothecityandleftmeaftershowing
himthehostelfeereceipts(luckilyihadthemwithme).
Incident2:
Inmychildhoodwheneverwehadtotravelmyparentsusedtobook3full
ticketsand1halfticket(formybrother).Eventhoughmybrotherwas
morethan12yearsofage,hewasshortatthattime.WheneverTTEarrivesfor
checkingmyparentsusedtotellhimtoliethathewasastudentofparticular
classandparticularage(below12)whenquestioned.

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Butmybrotherusedtocryforbeingrepresentedashalfticketfellowand
alwaysblackmailedmyparentsthathewouldlieonlyifhewasneverbeaten
forhismistakesandallhiswisheswerefulfilled.Ifmyparentsfailedtokeep
theirpromisesheusedtotakerevengeinournextjourneybyrevealingthe
truthtoTCandtheyusedtoendupeitherpayingthefineorpayingforfull
ticket.Itwasabigtaskformyparentstoconvincehim.Heusedtobevery
happyifhewasboughtafullticket.Thisoftenhappenedwheneverwe
travelledeitherinbusesortrains.
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MyfriendwascaughtinBangalore.Hedin'thadplatformticket.Hewas
askedtopayfineofRs.300/andhedin'thadanycashwithhim.
HesaidthathewillwithdrawmoneyfromATMandgiveittohim,
andbythetimehegetsmoneyTTEcankeephiscellphoneasan
assurance.ButTTEdidnotagreeandtherewasanarguementbetween
them.
Afterfewminutesofarguementandwithnochoiceleftwithmyfriendhejust
approachedanearbyperson,explainedhissituationandaskedforRs.
300/.Thatpersonjusttookouthiswalletandhandedmoneytomyfriend.
WhenTTEsawthepersonlendingmoneytomyfriendandintervienedin
betweenandtoldthepersonnottogivemoneytomyfriend.Hesaid,"Icome
acrossmanysuchpeoplehere.Hewillneverreturnyourmoney."
Person:"Thisguyhasapproachedmeforhelp,Iwillhelphim.Let
Goddecidefateofmymoney."
Myfriendthankedhim,returnedhismoneyinfewminutesandleft
stationwithasmileonhisface.
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ChethanBhat,ItraveledmainlyinSouthernRailways
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ThishappenedtomewhileIwasworkingatL&TinMangalore.Iambornand
broughtupinMangalore.Ididnottravelmuchbytrain,andmainlyused
volvobusses.OnedayIhadamailfromHQinChennaithatIhavetotravel
thereforaconferenceschedulednextweek.SoIwassupposedtoleave
Mangaloreon28thFebruaryandreachChennaionMarch1st.
Ihadbookedtatkalticket23timesbefore.ButthistimesinceIhad1week
noticeidecidedIwillbookmygeneral.(Thefunpartbeginshere)
Ihurriedabitasifiwasdoingittatkalmode,butimanagedtogetticketin
2A.Iwasveryhappyasthereweresomanyvacantseats.Itookouttheprint
outoftheticket,checkedthetime,dateetc.
On28thFeb,Ireachedrailwaystation.Iboughtcoupleofmagazines.Checked
mypocketsfortheticketandthensatontrain.Theseatswerenotveryfullas
mostpassengersinMangaloreChennaiexpressboardatmidKerala.
Trainstartedtomoveinabout15minutes.Iwastotallyengrossedinthe
magazine.Wereachedcrossedthestateborderandtrainreachedthenext
stationofManjeshwar.MeanwhileTTcameinsidetochecktheticket.I
confidentlygavemyticket.
TheTTgavemeapuzzledlook.Thenheaskedformyname.HesaidIdonot
havevalidticket,theticketIhadbookedwasforMarch28th.
Holy****!
Iwasscrewed.ThatdayIrealizedthataparticulardatehassameweekdayin
bothFebruaryandMarch.(Forexample,in2015,28thFeband28thMarchis
saturday.Thisistrueforalldatesfrom1stto28th).Ilearntthishardway.
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Iwasashamedatthisstupidity.TTaskedmetogetoutofthetrain.Isaiddoes
hehaveanyotherseat,hesaidNO.IthoughtoftakingaGeneralTicketand
continuingthejourney,butitwastoolate.Thetrainalreadystarted.Ithrew
mybagsandbelongingsonplatformandgotdown.
IcouldnotaffordtomissthisjourneysinceIhadtobeatthatconferenceat
anycost.Sincethiswasafternoon1:15trainfrommangalore,Igotabusfrom
manjeshwarandreachedmangalorebyabout3:30.
FinallyIhadtoshelloutabout7ktogetaflightfromMangaloreChennai.
Andithappensthatmyreturnticketalsohadbeenscrewedupsameway.Soi
hadtocancelboththetickets.Sinceihadeligibilitytotravelonlybytrain,i
couldnotclaimflighttickets.Somassivelossallaround.
Alasicouldhavenoticedthemonthpartinbetweenthedateandtime.I
thoughtweekdayandtimewouldbesufficient.Thesecondcheckpointwasthe
confirmedchartwhichtheysticktothetrain.Thatalsoididnotsee.
Butthiswasabiglearningexperience.Alwayshelpedmetobecarefulonmy
futuretrainjourney.SincethenIhavetraveledabout20timesonthesame
MangaloreChennairoute.
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SourabAgarwalRequestBio
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Wellthisisastoryfomyfriend'suncle.Heandhisuncleareinahabbitof
nevertakingticket.
Soonceithappendedthathisunclewastravellingticketlessandwhenhegot
downatthestationhesawcheckingwasgoingon.Itwasveryhot.Assoonas
hereachedneartheentrancehestartedhisacting.Hefelldownontheground
andstartactinglikehegottheattackofepilepsy.

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Seeingthiseveryonegatheredaroundsaying"Areeykoimojaalekeaow
iskomirgikadaurapadahai..(Someonebringasockhehasgottheattack
ofepilepsy)".
Seeingthistheticketcheckerwenttheretheyliftedhim,gavehimwater,and
askedabouthiswhereabouts,hesaidhisstoryandtheticketcheckergamehim
100rsandsaidpleasegoandhavesomethingtoeatandtakecare.
Thiswayhedidn'tevenescapedwithoutticket,hewasevengiven100rs.
Bythismyfriendistoomuchinspiredandhetoonevertakestickets,luckilytill
nowheisnevercaught.
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NehaKhanduri,Eagertolearn.
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ThishappenedtooneofmyfriendswhileshewastravellingfromKharagpurto
Kolkata.Shehadtakenageneralticket.Whileboardingthetraintherush
bewilderedher,andsoshesteppedintosleeperclassasitwas10pmatnight.

AssumingthatTCwillupgradeherticketwithoutanyfuss(whichisausual
practisethere),shetookoneoftheseats.MeanwhileaTCenteredandstarted
checkingthetickets.Myfriendshowedhimtheticketandrequestedto
upgradethesame.Buttohersurprisehestartedabusingandaskedhertogive
sevenhundredrupeesasafinefortravellingwithouttheticket.
Theotherpassengersweresympathetictowardsher.Shehoweversuccumbed
tothesituationandgavehimthemoney.Shewasagainaskedtogivetwo
hundredrupeesasnormalticketfortravelling.
ThewholeruckuscreatedamongthepassengersbecauseofruthlessTC,
attractedagroupofeunuchs.Theyinquiredabouttheincidence.Afterfew
minutes,theydraggedtheTCtomyfriend'sseat.Notonlytheymadehimto
apologisetoherbuthealsohadtoreturnthemoneyhehadextortedfromher.
Whileshethankedthemforthehelp,theysaidtheyweredisappointedhowthe
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educatedpeopleweremutespectatorstosuchscene.
Agroupofenunchswhoareusuallydespisedbymostofthepeople,cameto
rescueofahelplessgirl.Thisincidentleftalonglastingimpactonmyfriend.
Andwhensheofferedmoneytothemforhelp,theyreplied,"aapJaisepadhe
likhelogAisekaammatkiyakaro,hameinsharamaajatihai"i.e.Literate
peoplelikeyoushouldnotdothingslikethese,whichleavesusinshame".
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KaushikTurlapaty,Indian
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IwastravellingfromDelhitoVijayawadaduringMay2014andwascarrying
xeroxcopiesofmyAadharCard,StudentIDetc.Ijustgavemyjeemainsin
themonthofaprilandwentdelhitospendtimewithmybrother.Iwas
travellingbackalone.ItravelledDelhiwithmyDadandsoIneverthoughtI
wouldbetravellingbackaloneandsodidn'tcarrymyOriginalIDproof.
Unfortunately,MydadhadtoleaveDelhiearlyonsomeworkandsoIwasleft
withnochoicebuttotravelbackalone.So,IwasaskedtoshowmyIDproof,I
showedhimmyAadharCardXeroxandtheconversationgoesthisway
TC:ShowmeYourIDProof...
Me:SureSir(Handedoverthexeroxcopiesofmyaadharcardandalso
StudentId)
TC:XerorCopiesdon'twork...
Me:Sir,Butthexeroxcopiescomeonlyfromtheiroriginals...
TC(Angrily):Pay1200noworIlldropyoudowninthenextstation
Me:(Afterpleadinghimforsolong)Okay....Takeit...
TC:Thisisfortheticketastheticketyouboughtisnolonger
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valid..Nowpayextra300asfine...
Me:(tookoutallthechangeIhad...allthose10'sand5'sand100'sfromall
thepockets)Yele.....
Bottomline:Itravelledformorethan1daywithoutasinglepennyinmy
pocket...IjusthadarealfruitjuiceTetraPackinmybagandtravelledwith
it...Iwastravellingin3Abtw...areservedticketin3agetsrejectedjustbecauseI
wascarryingaxeroxcopyofmyproof..:(
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Thishappenedtwoyearsbackwheniwasstillincollegetravellingtolucknow
fromraebareli.
soweusedtogolucknowveryfrequentlyandeverytimewehadtobeinalong
queueforbuyingticket,whichsometimeswasimpossiblewhentrainwasready
todepart.
sowhatwestarteddoingistofakeEticketbyaskingonefriendtosendthe
messageaftereditingthetrainnoanddateandsavinghis/herphonenoas
LMirctc
(thatsthenamebywhichyougetmessageonyourphonewhenyoubooke
ticket),andluckilynoneofushadtofaceTTEwhenweweretravellingwith
thatfakeEticketandfinallythatdaycame:
Menmyfrndmetfellowclassmatesintrain(theywerealsotravellingwithout
tickets,butwebothhadfakeEtickets),aswegotdownatplatforminlucknow
,oneTTEcalledusfrombackforticketandthey(classmates)startedwalking
fast,seeingthishecalledanotherTTEalso,hestoppedusandaskedforticket
,Iwithfullconfidencehandedhimmyphone,hecheckedthefakeEticketand
letusgo,hecouldn'tfindthatitsnotrealbuttheotherTTEcaughtmy
classmatesandtheypaidfine.
P.SAfterthatIhaveneverfakedanyticket.
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DhirenMathur,Mr.Could'veBeen.
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SoIndianRailwayshad/hasthishalfticketsystemforchildrenbelow12years
ofage.Meandmycousinsalongwithourparentsweretravellingto
Hyderabad.AndofcourselikegoodIndiancitizenswebookedahalfticketfor
my13yearsoldcousinsisterbecausehey,12or13isthesameright?!
Anyways,theTTEarrivesandaskswhichoneofthechildrenwerebelow12
yearsofage,andherparentspointherout.Nowmysisgetsmadandstarts
shoutingthatsheis13yearsoldandnot12.Thatsheisnotakidanymore.
(xD)
Soyeah,caughtbyTTE.
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SurakshaShettyRequestBio
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ThisincidenthappenedwhenwewereonourwaytoBhubhaneshwarforour
companytrainingprogramafterengineering.

Wewereagroupof10collegematestravelingfromMangaloreto
Bhubaneswarforatrainingcourseprovidedbythecompany.Thejourneywas
alongone,2daysbytrainandasnoneofushadmadesuchlongjourney
beforewedecidedtobookourticketstogether.Soonegirlinthegroup
volunteeredtogetustheticket.Soitwasallset.Onthedayofthejourneywe
allmetupattherailwaystation.Alittleexcited,alittlenervous,webidour
farewelltoourfamiliesandstartedonthejourney.
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Sowewereinacompetejourneymood,singingandplayingandchatting
awaywhentheTCcameintochecktickets.Beingtheconfidentbunchthat
wewerewealltookoutourIDsandthegirlwhobookedthetickethandedover
thetickettotheTC.
Nowthiswaswhenthingswentdrasticallywrong.Thefirstnameontheticket
wasofaguyfriend,theTCcallsouthisnameaskshimforhisID.Thisfriend
ofoursstaresblanklybackattheTCandthenlooksatus.Hedoesnothavea
IDhesays.Wesensethatthingsarenotgoingrighthere.Anotherfriend
immediatelyhandsoverhisIDbuttheTCinsiststhatitshouldbetheone
underwhonametheticketisbookedi.ethefirstnameonthelist!
Sooutofthe10ofuswithnamesontheticket,theguywhosenamewasatthe
topdidn'thaveanID.
NothingcouldconvincetheTCthatitwasagenuinemistake.
EventhepassengersinnextcompartmenttriedtalkingtheTCintolettingusbe
asalltheresthadID's.
Butheneverbudged,heissuedall10ofusticketswithpenaltyfee.
Thisincidentwasimmediatemoodkillerandwespentthefirsthalfofthe
journeysulkingaboutlosingmoneyevenbeforewestartedearningit!
Butasthejourneyprogressedwithallthediscussionsandcursingtherailways
wewerebackinform.
Itwasunforgettableincidentmarkingthestartofmostmemorableexpierence
wehadinBhubaneswar.
Thiswas7yearsago,buteventodaywhenanyofuscatchupwenevermissto
reminiscethisincident.
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Thisincidenthappendlike5yearsago.Mealongwithmytwofriendswere
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travelingfromMysoretoBangaloreweplannedtomeetafriendandspend
sometimeinBangaloresowedecidedtotakethefirsttrain.Thetrainwasat
7:15AM.Bythetimewereachedthestationitwas7:12andthequeatthe
counterwasverylongdowedecidedthatwewillboardthetrainandtakethe
ticketsatnextstation.Therewasaguystandingnexttousweaskedhowlong
thetrainwillstopinthenextstationsowecanbuythetickets.Thetrain
startedtomoveandhisreplyticketsplease.Wewerethefirsttogetcaughtthat
dayandwehadtopayafineof500Rs.AlltheTcgotdownatthenextstop.
Welaughedatourfatethewholejourney.
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JoshArjun,MechanicalEngineerakaAllinAll
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ThishappenedwhenIwasinclass5.Meandmysisterusedtotravelbylocal
traintoreachourschoolinthenextstation.Asweareveryyoungalsothe
journeyisforlikeformeagremins,weneverusedtotaketickets(wewere
ignorantlikethat).
Onedayweboardedthefirstclasscompartment(allthegeneralcompartments
arefull),andwesawapolicemanaskingus"passhuh??"Whilemysister
wasdumbfounded,Iwasreallyconfusedandreplied"yeahpass",thenhe
left.
Aftergettingdownonthenextstop,
Me:(stillconfused)"akkawhyisthepoliceuncleinterestedinmyexam
result?"
Shereplied"deihewasactuallyaskingifwehadfirstclass'pass'totravelin
thattrain".IwascompletelyflabbergastedandIrealisedhowweactually
managedtogetawayfromaTTE.
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MyfriendandIweretravellingfromJaipurtoJodhpurandasitwasasudden
plan,wehadnoreservedtickets.Sowereachedthemainstation,andthe
stationhasthreeplacestogetageneralticket,oneoppositethestation,oneat
theentrygate(nearPlatform1)andoneattheotherside(PlatformNo.5).So,
weignoredtheoneoppositethestation,andthoughtwe'llgetoneattheentry
gate.But,therewaslongqueueatallthewindows,sowedecidedthatwe'llget
onefromthePlatform5side.Soweenteredthestation,withoutanytickets,I
gavemybagtomyfriendandthenIrushedtotheotherside,onlytofindthat
therewasanevenlongerqueue(andonlyasinglewindow).
So,finallyIthoughtmaybeIshouldgivetheprivateticketcounterashot(the
oneoppositethestation,acrosstheroad).Irushedtoplatform1,andthen
towardstheexit,onlytobecaughtbytheTTEthere,withoutanyplatform
ticket,withoutANYticket.ItriedtoexplaintohimthatIwasgoingtogetthe
ticketonly,buthedidn'tbudgeandoutofthe400somethingrupeesIhad
cash,IhadtopayRs.350fine.
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PradeepDoddaballapur,citizenbybirth,nationalistbychoice!
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IhadjustcompletedacontactprogrammeatIIMCalcuttaandmywifeflewin
sothatwecancontinueontoDarjeelingandGangtokforavacation.Thiswas
2007andtherewasstillnoMetroinBangalore.Wedecidedtoputherluggage
inthecloakroomandtaketheKolkataMetroforafewstops.Sincewewere
newtothecitywehadtoaskourwaytothemetrostation.Onthewaywewere
misledandendedupontheEasternRailwayplatform.Ilookedupandsawa
waytometroboardpointingdowntowardsadoorway.MywifeandIentered
itandwentdownaflightofstairswhentheTTEstoppedus.
TTE:Ticketsplease
Me:Idon'thaveticketsbutIamgoingtobuythemnow.
TTE:(inhalfBengaliandhalfEnglish)Youlookdecentandyoutravel
withoutticket.Iwillputthehighestfine.

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[Mywifewasterrifiedandstartedtakingoutherpurse.Iaskedhertocalm
down.MyGrandpaandmanyuncleswereintheRailways,soIwas
confident.]
Me:Idon'twanttotalktoyou.Takemetothestationmaster.
[Iintroducedmyselftothestationmasterandtoldhimexactlywhat
happenedandshowedhimthecloakroomreceiptswiththetimestamps.]
Me:IfthereisanytrainjourneyIcouldhavemadeduringthelast20minutes
Icanpaythefine.
StationMaster:(smilesandtellstheTTE)takethemtothemetrostation.
Makesuretheydon'tgetlostagain.
Afterallthisexcitement,themetroexperiencewasadud.Hotandstuffyitwas
terriblycrowded.Makesmeadmirethemodernmetrosbetter.
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VarunMishra,Indian.
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ThishappenedtomeafewmonthsbackwhenIwastravellingtoLucknow(my
hometown)fromAllahabad(wheremyinstituteis)withafewofmyfriends.
Wewerepreparingforourmathsmidsemesterexamthenextdaywhenthere
camethenewsthatthemidsemshadbeencancelledduetoaswineflu
outbreak.Theentireinstitutewasengulfedineuphoriaandthestudents
startedleavingfortheirhomesimmediately.Therewasafranticrushfor
reservationsandthosewholivednearby(likeme),didn'tcareforreservationsat
all.
WewenttoAllahabadJnat2a.m.andboughtgeneralclassticketsandwaited
fortheearliesttraintoLucknow.
TheLucknowYashvantpurSuperfastExpressarrivedandweboardedthe
train.
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Asusual,wedidnotexpectourticketstobecheckedbytheTTE(sinceitisa
veryrareoccurenceingeneralclasscompartments).Nevertheless,being
responsiblecitizensofthecountry,wewerealltravellingwithtickets.
Thejourneywasabreezeformostofthepart.AtUtratiaJn,thelaststation
beforeLucknow,suddenlytheTTEcametocheckourtickets.Wedutifully
gavethemtohim.Oninspection,hetoldusthatthetrainweweretravellingin
wasasuperfastone,andthatasurchargeofRs.15wastobelevied.Addingup
thefinesandthenumberofpassengers,hetoldusthatwewouldhavetopaya
fineofRs.1050.
Now,thedirtyfaceofcorruptionstartedtounfoldinfrontofoureyes.He
askedustodeboardthetrainwithoutourluggage.Next,hetriedtobargain
withusoverthefine.
Whenwerefusedandaskedhimforareceiptofthefine,hewasreluctant.
Meanwhile,thetrainhadsoundedthefirstwhistle.Wegavehimthefineand
askedhimtoprepareareceipt.
Hetookourticketsandstartedpreparing(orratherpretendingtoprepare)the
receipt.Suddenlythetrainstartedmovingandwehadnochoicebuttoboard
it.Atthispoint,thatworthlessswinemovedawayfromthetrainandstarted
callingouttoustodeboardandtakethereceiptandourtickets,withfull
knowledgethatwecouldnotdoso.Weeventriedactivatingthechainbrake,
butitdidn'twork.
Thestoryisn'toveryet.Therecameyetanother"twist".Afterallthishappened,
IcalledupmyfatherwhowasattheLucknowstationandtoldhimaboutthe
eventsthathadunfolded.Hecouldguesswhatwasinstoreforuswhenwe
reachedLucknow.Icouldn't.
TheTTEinUtratia,whohaddeliberatelykeptourticketswithhimduringthe
checking,calledupanequallydishonestfriendofhisattheLucknowJn.
WhenthetrainreachedLucknow,anotherTTE,ignoringtherestofthefive
hundredoddpassengers,walkedstaighttousandaskedusforourtickets!
AtthispointIwasenraged,andalmoststartedshoutingattheman.
Meanwhilemyfathercamefrombehindandyelledandscoldedthatmanso
badthathealmosttooktohisheelsandranaway.

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I'vereadsomestoriesherethatshowtheTTEstobeagoodlot,butIguess
therewillalwaysbebadfishinthepond.Afterthisexperience,Idon'texactly
describeTTEsaspleasant.
Also,IwouldliketotellpeoplethatthemoneythatIpaidthefinewithwasmy
PrizeMoneythatthescoundreltookawayfromme.Althoughmyfatherlater
gavemethemoney,butitwasnotthesame.
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AbhinavChopra,Beenthere,donethat.
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Therearetwostories.
1.Thisonedoesn'tinvolveaTTEbutabusconductor.Itisabitsimilartoone
oftheanswers.SoIwasgoingfromLucknowtoAllahabad.Imusthavebeen
around67.Somymotherhadtoldmetosaymyageas5iftheconductor
asked.Forchildren5orunderthereusedtobeahalfticketornoticket,Iam
nottoosure.Ithinkitwasnoticket.Sowhentheconductorgavetheticketto
mymotherheinquiredaboutme.ShesaidIwasyettocrossthe5yearmark.I,
beinganoverexcitedkid,negatedmymotherandsaidIwas7.Mymother
gavemeoneofthehardeststares.Loandbehold,Istartedsingingoneofthe
veryfamoussongsofthattime"CHOTABACHCHAJAANKEHUMKONA
DHAMKANARE".Thefellowpassengersstartedlaughingalongwiththe
conductorandthenhesaidtome"Beta,pehlemummyseageconfirmkarlo."
Mymotherwasveryembarrassed.Eventilltodaywheneverthisincident
comesup,mymothershiesaway.
2.Iwasreturningfromcollegeaftersemesterexamswithmyfriends(3ofus).
IstudyinChennai,hailfromAllahabad.Soitsquiteatasktogetaconfirm
ticketinanyofthedirecttrains.SoIhad2tickets,oneinsleeperandtheother
inAC.TheACticketgotconfirmedsoIdecidedtocanceltheotherticket.But
therewasanotherfriend,alsofromAllahabad,whotoldmethathewould
travelonmysleeperticket.Ihadnoproblem.GenerallyinsleepertheTTE
doesn'taskfortheIDproof.Butjusttobecautious,atthetimeTTEcameto
thesleeperseat,IwasthereandmyfriendwasintheACcompartmentwith
myother2friends.TheTTEaskedmeformyIDandIshowedhimthesame.
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Atthesame,almost,intheACcompartment,myfriendswereroaminginthe
bogietocheckchicksout.Theywerenearthetoiletscrossingovertotheother
bogie.Theydidn'tseetheTTEarrivingandwerestranded.TheTTEaskedfor
thetickets.Aroundthistime,IhadstartedmyjourneytowardstheACcoach.
SooneofmyfriendaskedtheTTEtocometotheseatandhewillshowthem
theticket.TheonewiththesleeperticketwaswalkingbehindtheTTE,oneof
themalmostsidebyside,andthe3rdoneinfrontoftheTTE.The"SIDE"
friendsignalledthe"SLEEPER"friendtogoawaytohisseat.Heturnedback
andstartedmovingtowardshiscoach.Iwasstillonmyway.Theremaining2
friendsreachedtheseatandshowedtheTTEtheticket.TTEthenturned
aroundtoseethethirdpersonwasmissing.BythistimeIhadalmostreached
theACseat.TTEaskedthemwhereIwas,thethirdpersonontheticket.At
thatveryinstantIwalkedjustbehindtheTTE.Isaid"IAMTHETHIRD
PERSON."TheTTEsaid"Whereistheonewhowaswithyounearthetoilets?"
Towhichmyfriendreplied"WhoSir?Hewaswithmeatthetoilet"pointingat
me.TTEwasinfuriated.Heretorted"Abechutiyasamjhahkya?"(Doyou
thinkIamstupid?).Myfriendreplied"Absiryetoaapkozyadathiksepata
hoga"(Youshouldbehavingabetterknowledgeaboutyourself.)TTEwasleft
redfacedandhemovedforward.Thefriendwhowassupposedtogotohis
sleeperberthwashidinginthesametoiletallthistime.
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Year2000:Ialongwithmybunchoffriendstookadmissioninoneofthe
collegesinDelhiafterclearingmy12th.Beingfromasmalltown,Delhi
providedenoughcultureshockaddedbyconstantpaucityofmoney.

Withintwomonthswestartedfeelinghomesick.TwodaysbeforetheDiwali,
wedecidedtogotoourhometown.Someonefoundthetrainleaveswithin3
hoursfromOlddelhirailwaystation.We,agroupof12peoplepackedour
bagsandleftforthestation.
Therewasnotimeforticketandsomeoftheguyssaidwewillhandlethe
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Ticketcheckerincasehearrives.Iwasscaredbutgotboostfromotherpeople
confidence.

OneoftheguysinthegroupknewsomeonewhohadavalidSleeperClass
ticketandscheduletotravelthesameday,sodumpedallourbagsnearhis
seatandgototheGeneralclass.SomeonesaidTTEdontvisitgeneralclass.
BecauseDiwaliseasonthegeneralclasswassuperpacked,notevenaninchto
spare.Weembarkedinthesleeperclasswhichwasalsoverycrowded.Wethen
brokeingroupof4andtrytoseat/standwheverwegetaplaceandkeepan
eyeontheticketchecker.

Astrainstartedmovingwesawseveralticketcheckersroamingandasking
ticketsfromfellowpassangers,wekeptmovinginthewholetraintoavoid
gettingcaught.Thiswentonforaround4hours.Oneoftheticketcheckergot
awhiff,followedusandaskedforticket.Wewerecaught,Iwasscared,very
scared.

TTE:Paythepenaltyandadditionalticketcharge.ThewouldbearoundRs
2000eachperson.
Us:Wearestudentsanddon'thavethatmuchmoneyandaregoingbackafter
givinganexam.
TTE:BereadytogoinjailatthenextKanpurstation.

Iwaslikefrozenandcursingmyselfforagreeingtotravelwithoutticket.

ThistoandfrohagglingbetweenTTEanduswentonforalongtime.He
wantedsomemoneyandwekeptdenyabouthavinganymoney.
InitiallyhewantedRs1000fromeachofusandastheKanpurstationwas
reachingsoon,hestartedreducingtheamount.Wekeptdenyingagainand
again.
Finallyhesaidgivewhateveryouwant.Weagaindidnot.NowKanpurstation
wasabouttoreachin5minutes.Weweresurehewilldisembarkusfromthe
trainandmaybesearchourpocketssoabrilliantideacameupinthemind.
OnebyonewithpermissionofTTEwenttorestroomandputourmoneyinthe
socksbetweenshoesandcameback.
OncethetrainrecahedKanpurtheTTEwasangryandwantedtohandusover
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totheRPFpolice.OneoftheTTEcametoourrescueandsaidatleastgiveus
somemoneyandyoucango.Thetrainwasabouttoleave.Ihad20rupeesin
myupperpocketoftheshirt,someonehadagutkapacket,someone5rupees
coin.Wetookoutallthesethings,gavetotheTTEandhewaskindenoughto
allowusonthetrain.
Nowthetrainstartedmoving,Itriedtogetinthegeneralclassthistimebut
becauseofthespeedcouldonlymanagetoenterasleeperclasscoachagain.
OurgroupwasseparatedandIwasalonenow,shiveringinthecoldand
seatingnearthewashroomgate.Myfriendsmeanwhilewereabletoenter
generalclasscoach.
NextstationAllahabadwasstill2hoursawayandthereIplannedtochangeto
generalcoach.Those2hoursfeltlikeeternitybecauseoffearofbeingcaught
againbyaTTE.
Luckliy,IreachedAllahabad,enteredoneofthegeneralcoach.Aftersome
searching,thereIfoundmyfriendssittingandsippingtea.
FromthereonwardsluckilynoTTEcameforcheckingforrestofjouney.
AfterthatincidentIhavenevertravelledwithoutticket.Platformticket
included:)
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ThisonehappenedtomewhenIwastravelingfromKolkatatoAhmedabad
aftermyinterviewbackin2013viaOkhaExpress.Trainticketswerenot
availablesoIaskedaknowntravelagentinBurraBazaartogetmea
confirmedtatkalticketasIhadtoreportbackforwork.Hechargedmeahefty
500extraforthat.Iwenttohimtocollectticketbeforeheadingtostation.He
handedmeaphotostatofwindowticket.Therewerefourmorepassangers
bookedonthesameticket.Hesaidoriginalticketiswithanotherpassanger.As
myfatherhasbeenbookingticketwithhimfornumberofyearsIdidn'targue.
Healsotoldmethatduetoconstructionworkonrailwayline,trainwilldepart
fromShalimarstationinsteadofHWH.Iwenttodesiredstationandboarded
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thestation,trainleft,andfellowpassangerswhoweresupposetojoinme
didn'tturnup.Theymissedtheirtrain.(Itlaterturnedouttheagentnever
informedaboutchangedstationtootherpassangersandhencetheymissed
theirtrain.)
Iknewthisphotostatticketwon'twork.ThemainproblemwasIwasnot
carryingmuchcash.Withpenalty,ticketcostwouldhaveescalatedalot.TTE
cameandcornoredmeandaskedmeforpenaltyandticketpriceandwhenI
saidIdon'thaveenoughcashwithme,heaskedmetodeboardthetrainat
nextstation(Tatanagar).
IcalledanacquitancewhomImetduringinterviewenquiringaboutweather
thereisanyberthavailableonthetrainhewastravelingin.(i.e.ADISF
express,theonlyothertrainconnectingHWHtoADIonthatday).Hetalked
toTTEonthattrainandtoldmethereisnone,buthecanprovidemeaberth
nextdayafternoon.
Tatanagarcamearond2:30AM,Igotdownwithmyluggagetherewasan
ATMrightinfrontofme.Withdrew5000cash,walkedalittlesawanempty
unreservedticketcounter.Wentstraighttohim,askedforafirstclassticketto
AhmedabadonOkhaexpress(carryingfirstclassunreservedticketmeans,no
penaltyneedtobepaid).Bookedtheticketthenandthereonly,andboarded
thesametrainagainwithafirstclassticketforOkhaExpressfromTatanagar
toAhemdabad.Iwasabletodoallthiswithin34min.Haltwasfor5minI
think.Itsamazinghowmuchonecandoinamatteroffewminutes.
SameTTEcameagain,Ishowedhimtheticketandheallotedmethesame
berth.Paidthedifferenceinfarefromtatanagartoahmedabad.Iescaped
payingpenalty,aswellassomefarefromHWHtoTatanagar.
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Well,Ihaveanembarrassingstorytonarrate.

Thebackground:
IwastravellingfromBangaloretoHubli,myhometownthroughtheJana
ShatabdiExpress.Thetraindepartsat6.00amfromplatformno.8ofthe
centralrailwaystationinBangalore.Ifanyoneisfamiliar,youcouldhaveseen
thatthereisanticketcounterclosetotheplatform.Ioptedtogetmytickets
there.Iwaslatetothestation,around5.45amandcouldseeahugecrowdat
thecounter.Ipatientlywaitedinthequeuewatchingthetrainontheplatform.
Damn,mylinewasntmoving.Iwatchedtheclockatopthecounteranditwas
racing.Themomentitstuck6am,theenginesignaleditsintentionwithalong
hoot.Istartedpanickingnotknowingwhattodo.WithmysleepyeyesIcould
seethetrainmoving.Idecidedtoquitthelineandcatchthetrain.Iwasready
topaythefine,ifrequired.

Inthetrain.
ThemomentIjumpedintothemovingtrain,IstartedlookingfortheTC.I
wantedtoconveyhimmysituationandwasOKtopaytheadditionalfine
amount(theticketchargewas147Rs.SoIwasn'texpectingmorefine.AndI
wasreadytoshelloutthatamount)
Isearchedhimacrossthecompartments,bothsides,butdidn'tfindhim.I
didn'twanttomakethemistakeoftakingsomeseatandthentobeinquired
abouttheticket.Iwantedtoconveyitupfront.
ItwasmorethananhourinthejourneyandIwasfeelingtired.Itookan
emptyseat(itsachaircar)closetotheentrancedoorsothatIcanseehim
coming.
IwassotiredthatIfellasleep.
Itwasjustfewminutesprobably,Iwaswokenbyataponmyshoulder.There
hewas,theTCaskingmetoshowmyticket.

Myimmediateresponsewas,Aah,hereyouare,Iwaslookingforyou,Idont
haveaticket,Iwasabouttobuyonewhenthetra.STOPwasthestern
reply.Paythefinehesaid.Iwastakenaback.Ifelthewasrude.Igotintoan
argumentpreachingaboutthewaytospeakwithpeopleblahblah.Hewasnot
inamoodtolistentome.HedemandedthatIpaythefine.Iwasdone.Iasked
himhowmuchalmostinademeaningwayasifnomoneyisbigforme.He
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saidthebaseticketpriceof147+thefineamountof800(oritwas400,Idont
remember).Iopenedmywallet.AndwhatdoIseethere?2notesof100rs
each!!Iwastravellingwithoutenoughmoney.Phew!AndIgotintoan
argument.Iknewthenextstationwouldbemylast.Iwouldsurelybeaskedto
getdownthere.Igotmadatmyself.WhatwasIthinking.
Afterinformingthefineamounthelefttochecktheotherpassengers.Iwaited
forhimnearthewash/toilet/doorarea.Hereturnedafterfewminutes,sawme
andaskedthefineagain.
IsaidthatIdonthaveenoughmoneyandthenutteredthemostpathetic
wordsofmylife:Doyouacceptcards?!IwasaskingaTCifIcanpay
myfinebycard!!
Now,itwashisturntopreach.Ididn'thaveanyotheroptions.Ihadtolisten
tohim.Ihadmelloweddown.Thesituationwasteachingmealessonon
modestyandawareness.Iwasfuminginside,butIdidn'thaveanyother
choice.
Afterfewminutes,whichlookedlikeeternity,heaskedmehowmuchmoneyI
have.Uponknowingtheamount,hecalculatedtheticketprice+fineamount
fromadifferentsourcestationsothatitaddsuptothe200RsIhad.Iwas
relived.Hehandedoverthetickettomeandadvisedmetobecarefulinthe
future.
Itraveledtheentire7hrjourney,hungryandthirsty,withoutaRupeeinmy
pocket.Ittaughtanimportantlessoninmylife.Itindeedwasanunforgettable
andinterestingexperience.
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NagarajanCena,learner,selfcalledgamer,MarvelFanatic.
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OnceIgotasecondclassticketforthelocaltraininChennai!!!Sinceoneofmy
friendsiswaitingformeinthethirdcompartment..Igottheticketandrushed
towardsthetraininhurry!!!Butthetrainstarted!!!
Inlocaltrainsthesecondcompartmentfromboththeendsusedtobeladies
compartmentalongwithafirstclasssection!!
Sincethetrainstarted..Irushedintofirstclasssection!!!
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Thescenewaslikearound20TTEwereontheirwaytotheirjob...Themoment
Ienteredthecompartment...Everyoneoddlystarredatme....Andoneofthem
askedmefortheticket!!!
SinceigotonlyasecondclassticketiendeduppayingafineofRs.250.Also
theydintallowmecontinuethejourneyinthesamecompartment!!
P.S.:Thewhileincidenthappenedat5.30am
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SaumyaTripathiRequestBio
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ThisincidenthappenedwithmybrotherwhilehewasinKota.Onefineday,he
alongwithagroupoffriendsdecidedtogotoJaipurjustforfun.Theygoton
somerandomtraingoingtoJaipurwithoutanyticket.Mybrotherwas
standingnearthedoorwhentheTTwalkeduptohim.Sowithfullconfidence,
hetoldtheTTthathisticketiswithhisparents.TheTTstartedchitchatting
withmybrotheraboutwhatheisstudyinginKotaetc.Hewentonandon
abouthowalotofkidsfromKotatravelwithouttickettoJaipurjustforfun(
"MaabaappadhnekeliyeKotabhejtehainaurbaccheyahaanunkapaisa
udaanemeinlagjaate....")
Heaskedmybrotherwhichcityhewasfromandmybrothertoldhimthathe
wasfromAllahabad.AnditturnedoutthattheTTwasfromAllahabadtoo.He
wasfromthesamevillagethatmygrandfatherbelongedto.Infact,heknew
ourentirefamily(Nooneinmyfamilyknowshimthough:P)Hegotso
excitedthatheaskedmybrothertotakehimtohisparents...Andnow,my
brother(whowasmerrilychattingwiththeTTwithfullconfidencetillnow)got
dumbstruck.TheTTrealisedthathewaslyingandthenmybrothergotan
hourlonglecturefromtheTTBetashareefgharkeladkeisstarahkiharkat
nahikarte..tumyahanpadhneaayeho...tumharepapakikitniizzathaiaise
unkanaammattkaharabkaro..agarkoiaurTThotatohkyahota
tumhara..etc.Butintheend,heletmybrotherandhisfriendsgowithoutany
finebecauseofhis"loyaltytowardshisvillage".Heeventoldmybrotherthathe
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would'nttellanyoneaboutthisincident.
Westillhavenoideawhothatguywas...mybrotherdoesnotevenremember
hisname:P
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NiteshKumarRequestBio
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Mystoryisnotaboutgettingcaughtbutitisabouthowievadedit.
AlmosttwoyearsbackiwascalledforinterviewinBARC(Bhabhaatomic
researchcenter).IbookedticketfromHowrahtoMumbai.Oneofmycollege
friendwhowasalsocalledforinterviewwaswithme.MyHawrahMumbai
ticketwasconfirmedbutreturnjourneyticketwasinwaitinglist.
Itwasinwaitinglistuptothelastmoment.So,ithoughtiwouldgetalong
withmyfriend.Inthelastmomenthetoldmethatsinceihadbookedticket
onlinesoitwouldnotbeavalidwaitingticket.Iwastoomuchconfused.My
friendsuggestedmetocomealong.
Therewasanotherproblem.HehadaRACseatsosomeonewouldsharehis
seat.Asihadnootheralternativesoidecidedtoboardthetrain.Thatday
traincameunusually3hourslate.Weboardedthetrain.Iwassittinginmy
friend'sRACseat.Iwaswaitingifanyoneshowsuptoclaimtheseat.Idon't
knowwhenislept,nextmorningiwokeupandrealizedthatnobodyhascome
fortheseat.Innextstationigotdowntoseethepassengerlistthatwassticked
besidethedoor.Luckilythepersonwhohadtheseatwassupposedtoboardin
Mumbaibuthedidn't.Sooneproblemwassolved.Nowmyonlyconcernwas
evadingTTEs.
ItoldmyfriendtowatchonesideofcompartmentandalertmeifTTEcomes
fromthatdirection.Iwaswatchingtheoppositeside.Alsoislippedintomy
casualthreequarterpantsandTshirt.Noonecamebeforenoon.Sowegot
comfortable.AfternoonsuddenlythreeTTEScameinourbogieandstarted
checkingthetickets.Ithoughtforawhileandigotanidea.Igotupand
startedwalkingtowardsbathroominthesamedirectionwhereTTEswere
alreadycheckingtickets.Icouldhavegoneinoppositedirectionavoidingthem
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butitookariskthere.Ifanyoneamongthemsawmethenhewouldhave
suspectedthatiwasavoidingthem.Soistartedwalkingtowardsthebathroom
crossingthem.Oneofthemhadaneyecontactwithme.Foramomenti
thoughtiwasdoomed.Ikeptcalm.Asiwasincasualslookingcoolsoperhaps
heguessedthatihavemyticket.Sohedidn'tbothertoaskme.Iwentto
bathroom.Aftersometimeicamebacktomyseat.TTEwasalreadydone
checking.Iaskedmyfriendwhathappened.HetoldmethatwhenTTEasked
himaboutmeheliedthathedidn'tknewwherewasi.TTEdidn'tsaymuch
andmovedtoanothercompartment.WhenotherTTEscameiappliedthe
sametactics.Simplygettingupandpretendingthatiamgoingtobathroomin
thesamedirectionfromwhereTTEwascoming.Ievadedthemthroughout
thewholejourney.ThebestpartwasaftergettingdowninHowrahigota
messagesaying"yourwaitingticketiscancelledandmoneyisrefundedbackto
youraccount".
Idoubtthatiamgonnabesoluckyagain.
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AshishDubeyRequestBio
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I,beinginasalesjobhadtraveledalot.Butevenaseasonedtravelercanmake
somemistakes,justanoversightwithseriousimplications.
Some20yearsback,IwastravellingfromLucknowtoBhopal.Departuretime
oftrainwaslateinthenight.ButIhadaconfirmedticketbookedwellintime,
soIwasrelaxed.Ireachedjustafewminutesbeforedepartureoftrain.
Marchedconfidentlytomycoachandmyberth.
TomysurpriseandirritationsomeonewasalreadysleepingonMYBERTH.I,
inanger,shakedhisshoulderandbroughthimoutofdeepslumber.Hegotup
andinobviousagitationaskedmewhyIamdisturbinghissleep.Itoldhim
thisismyberth.Hewassurprisedandsaidtomethatheboardedthetrain
manystationsbeforeandcarryingaconfirmedtickettilllaststationofthe
train.Ouraltercationwasgoingon.Ipulledoutmyticketandwavedunderhis
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nose.Hecheckedmyticket.Everythingwasperfect,sameberthnumber,
correcttrainnumber,correcttoandfrom,correctdate.Wecheckedhis
ticket...everythingwasinorder.Otherpassengersalsogotupandenjoyingthe
show.Thetrainwasrunningtowardsitnextstop.
Themysteryof2ticketsforsameberthwasbafflingforeveryone.Howmost
reliableIRCTCissued2ticketswithsameberthno.?Personwhohad
possessionoftheberthtoldmeadamantlytoldmethatheiscominglongway
andhewillnotvacatetheberth.Wewerearguingandreachingnowhere.
Suddenly,TTEappearedandintervened.Afterdulylisteningtoboththe
parties,heaskedfortickets.Heminutelyexaminedtheticketsand....in
"Eureka"glowstartedlaughing.Whilelaughing,hereturnedticketandtoldto
thetrespassertonottobotherandsleepcomfortably.Iwasfuming."Howhe
candothat?"Heturnedtomeanddroppedthebomb"Yourticketisexpired,
yourticketisinvalidandyouaretravellingwithoutticketinthistrain."Heis
jokingwithme,Ithoughtandstartedarguingwithhim.
Heexplained.HisexplanationstartedpouringicebucketsonmeandwhenI
fullyunderstoodthesituation,Iwasfrozenwithincredulity.Myticketwasfor
onedaybefore.Astrainstartsaftermidnight12.00fromLucknow,Iwas
supposetotravel,yesterday.whilebookingtheticketIdidnotcheckthe
departuretimeoftrainandjustbookedasperthedateoftravel.TheRailway
datechangesatmidnight.
MyallangerandhaughtinessvaporizedandIlandedwithathudonearth.
Onlyfacesavingoptionwastosheepishlysaysorrytoowneroftheberth.All
aroundweresmilingandpatronizingfaces.Itookmyluggageandranbehind
TTE,prayingthatmaybethereisoneberthorsittingplace.Hewasstill
amused.Hepattedmybackandutteredsweetwords"don'tworry,Iwillgive
youaberthandnewticket."So,niceandhelpingpersonhewas.
Today,Iamthinkingaboutthatepisodeandsmile.Lifeissoeventful.
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Anonymous
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Ithappenedtomeinmysecondsemesterofengineering,iwastravellingfrom
mycollegetohometownandihavetochangedthetrainatAligarhjunction.I
havetakenthetickettillAligarhonlyandthoughtthatthereisnoneedof
ticketfor90minutesoftravelfromAligarhtohometownandothertrainwas
abouttoleavethestation.
So,itookthetrainandwentfinetillKhurjaJunctionwheretrainusedtostop
forsome25minutes,15minuteswerepassedandthenoneTTEentersthe
compartmentandaskingforticketsfromeveryone.
Iwasstandingatdoor,heaskedforthetickets.
TT:Pleaseshowmeyourticket
Me:Waitaminute,ihaveticket.
TT:Jaldikaro(HurryPlease)
Me:Iamsearching,ihaveboughttheticketdon'tknowwhereitis.
TT:Tickethaiyanahi?(Doyouhaveticketornot?).
Ijumpedfromtrainandrunningtowardothercompartment,TTsaidstop
thereotherwisepolicewillcatchyou.
Icamebacktothecompartmentandagreedthatidon'thaveticket.Everyone
wasstaringatmeintrain,ifeltsoembarrassed.
Isaid:Sir,idon'thavemoneytobuytheticketandimtravellingonmy
semesterbreaktomyhome.
Afterdiscussionheaskedfor100Rs.isaididon'thavemoneysir.Ifihadthe
moneyihadboughtthetickets.
TT:Showmeyourwallet.
Showedmywallet,therewereonly1020Rs.(iusedtokeepmoneyinbetween
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ofmybookswhichwereintravellingbag).
Trainstarted,andTTwasadamanton100Rs.
Then,suddenlyoneofthepassengertoldtoTTthatheiswithus,wehavethe
ticketforhim.
TT:Thisisnotpossible.
Otherperson:Heiswithus,seewearefoursittingandheisthe5thone,he
showsthetickettoTT.
TT:No,iwon'tconsiderthisforhim.
Me:No,iamtravellingwiththemandnow,iwon'tpayanything.
AfterseveralargumentsTTleftandithankedthatperson.
Otherpersontoldmenexttime,travelwithticketonly.
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SameerKumarRequestBio
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Thisincidenthappenedwithmyfriend(Ashish)whenhewastravellingfrom
DelhitoDehradun.
ItwasDiwaliandhisfatherhadbookedtheticketsforAshish,hismotherand
hiselderbrother.(hisfatherhadsomeworkanddecidedtostayinDelhi).
Butfewdaysbeforediwalihisfathercompletedhisworkanddecidedtogo
withthem.AsyouDiwaliisourpeakseasonandtherewerenoticketsavailable
thattime.
ButtheverysamedayhisbrotherleftforBangaloreforsomework.
Sohisfatherdecidedtothathecantravelonbehalfofhisbrothersticket.
Butitwasariskasnameandagementionedwouldbedifferent.
Theyhadoneupperberthsohisfatherdecidedthathewouldgonsleepon
theupperberthandifTTEcomesjustshowhimtheticketandgavetheticket
tohismother.
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AndthatdaywhenTTEarrivedAshishstraightawaywenttohisfatherand
said"PapauthouthoticketdoTTaagaya"(Dadwakeup,TTEishereshow
himthetickets).
Hisfatherdidn'treply.
Hismothershowedhimthetickets.
ButTTEthoughtsomething'swrong,whywoulda15yroldkidcalla22yr
oldguyhisdad.
Hehimselfcalledhisdad,afterthathisdadexplainedhimeverything.TTE
toldthemnottorepeatthisagainandtoldthem"issbaarwarningderaha
hoon,aglibaarsefinedena".
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AnaganiSaikiran,Loggedthiusandsofmilesasrailtraveller
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Mystoryhasadifferentunpredictableending!
OnceIwastravellingfrommyhosteltohome
andthetrainhasmerelya1minstopatmystation
IarrivedatthestationjustwhentheEnginewasenteringthetheplatformso
obviouslynoticket!
Thenextstationwasjust30minsawayandthetrainwouldstopfor20mins
thereduetoEngineshift!
soIthoughtIcouldbuymytickettherebutsuddenlytheticketcollector
camebyandhewasaskingeveryonefortickets.
IwaitedtoTTEtoseemetalkingtoamanandleft(justbeforehecouldask
meticket)towardsthedoorandwaswaitingnearthedoor.Obviouslythette
cametomeandaskedmyticket!
IsaiddintmyfriendshowmyticketandpointedtowardsthemanItalked
earlier,sincehenoticedmetalkingwithhimearlierhewentback!
TheoutcomeispredictableheknewIplayedaniceprankandbeforehecame
backandasked"TICKET"
Iwasalreadyrunningontheplatformfarawayfromhimandvanishedfrom
hissight(rememberIalreadytoldaboutthestationtoarrivein30mins).
HenceMissionAccomplished!
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Pictureabhibakihaimeredost
IdidbuyaticketbutduetosomebadfateIwasallotedthesame
compartment.
Igatheredallcourageandtriedtopretendnothinghappenedbutinterestingly
thepassengerwhomIassumedasmyfriendandTTE,theyweretravellingonly
uptothatstationandIwasallotedthesameseatofthestrangerwhobecame
myfakefriend!
andthatfakefriendsomehowturnsabouttobemyfacultyatcollege!!
ps:ThefacultydidlikethepresenceofmindbutmademeswearIwouldnever
dothatagain!
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LuveshTekchandani,HavebeentravellinginMumbaiLocalssincebirth.
158Views

Oneday,myfriendwhostaysinDadar,invitedmetohisplaceforlunch.Now,
IcommuteontheMumbaiLocaltrainsondailybasissoIhaveissueda
monthlypassformyself.ThemonthlypassisvalidonlyuptoKurlastation.
DadarbeingtheimmediatenextstationafterKurla,Ididn'tbuytheextension
ticketuptoDadar.
Ihaveahabitofstandingnearthedoor.ThetrainwasleavingKurlastation
andonemandressedinacrispwhiteshirtandblacktrousershoppedin.I
knewthathewasaTCandIstartedcursingmyselfformylazinessofnot
buyingtheticket.
Myfriendwassittingonawindowseatononeendofthecompartment.The
TCfirststartedcheckingtheticketsofthecommuterswhoweresitting.He
checkedmyfriend'sticketandmovedontotheotherend.Aftereveryonewas
done,theTCaskedfortheticketwhowerestandingnearthedoor.TheTC
askedfortheticket...frommyfriend.:Dbecauseinthemeantime,meandmy
friendhadswappedourpositions.TheTCdidnotnoticewhatjusthappened
thereashewasbusyissuingafinetoaguywhowastravellingwithoutaticket.
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)Myfriendreplied,"Abhiabhitohdikhaya,uncle.Firsedikhaukya!"
[Ijustshowedyoumyticketmomentsago,sir.DoIhavetoshowitagain?]
andhejustexcusedhim.
Thestorydoesn'tendhere...
DadarisoneofthemainstationsontheCentralaswellastheWesternlineso
youcanspotnumerousTCsroamingaroundlookingfortheirpreys.Afterthe
trainreachedDadar,wegotdownandaTCagainaskedforourticketsand
thentheTCwhowasinthetrainsaid,"AreyRamesh,jaanedebachhon
ko.Dekhliinkiticketmaine."[HeyRamesh,letthemgo.I'vealready
checkedtheirtickets.]
...andwewalkedoutofthestation.LikeaBoss.:D
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VatsalyaGuptaRequestBio
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ThishappenedwithafriendonDhanbadGayaroute.Hewasaregularon
thisrouteasheusedtotravelfromourcollegeinDhanbadtoGaya,which
happenedtobehishome,duringweekends.It'safourhourjourneyandthe
personusuallytravelledongeneralticketinsleeperclass.Ononeofthosedays
hedidn'tevenboughtthatgeneralticketashewastravellingwithan
acquaintancewhohadaconfirmedticketin3rdACcoach.
WhentheTTEwasonhisbeathehidhimselfinbathroomandcameoutwhen
checkingwasdone.CallithismisfortunetheTTEcameagainandaskedhim
forhisticket.HehadalongdiscussionwithTTEinwhichheboredhimwith
hisstoryofhowhewasapoorstudentanddoesn'thaveapennytospare.He
wasnotevenreadytopartwitheven50rupeestotheTTE.FrustratedtheTTE
askshimtogetdownatnextstationandseestoitthatthepersongetsdownat
nextstop.Aftergettingdownthemanloiteredaroundthestationforsome
timeandboardedanothercoachwhenthetrainwasabouttorunandcame
backtothesameseat.
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Itdoesn'tendatthis.Therewasadoublewhammyinstoreforhimwhenthe
TTEcameagaintothebogey.Findinghimsittingatthesameseatagainhe
startedshoutingthathewillreporthimtopolice.Finallyhetookout20rupees
fromhispocketandaskedhimthatheisaregularinthisrouteandwillpay
restnexttime
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Iwastravellingfrommyhometown(Ganaur)tocollege(NITJalandhar).I
askedmycousintobuyaticketformeuptoJalandharCityRailwayStation.
ShedidwhatIaskedhertodo.Andhandedoverthetickettome.Ikeptthe
ticketinmypocket.
IdeboardedfromthattrainatPanipatJunction(asHimalyanExpressis
routedtillChandigarh)IfoundasuperfasttrainMalwaExpresswhichwas
scheduledearlybutgotlateduetofog.IboardedthetrainintheSleeper
Coach.
TTEapproachedmeandaskedforticket.WhenIshowedhimthetickethe
toldme"Beta!!ZurmanaBharnapadega".Isaid"Uncletrainchalpadithito
sleepermeinchadhgyanextstationpeutarkarchangekrlunga".
Thenhesaid"BetayeticketSuperfastkinihai.MailExpresskih
plustumSleeperClassmechadhehoyeGeneralkiTicketh."
WTF!!AndIstartedtobegtohimandaskedtopleaseletmego.Toldhimthe
completestory.(StartedStammering)UncleUncle....Mmmmycousinbought
thisticketforme.Iwouldneverdothis.IamastudentPleaselookmyCollege
IDcard.IstudyatNITJalandhar.Butheaskedforthefullamountfine.
ThenhetransferredmycasetoTTEofACTier2Dept.Heaskedmeaboutmy
collegeandtoldmeleavethistrainandbuyanewticket(Thistimeasuperfast
ticket)forShanePunjabTrain(asuperfasttrainwhichwasrightbehindthis
train).ButthistimeIboughtasuperfastticketandboardedthetrain.
Thistime2TTEpassedbymeandnoneofaskedfortheticket..:D
Saalikismathikharaabh!!
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SamkitShah,Anaspiringentrepreneur!
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Thisisthestoryofmygrandpafewyearsback.Duetosuddendeathofsomeof
ourrelatives,hehadtotraveltomumbaialone.Mydadbookedticketsthrough
anagentbutbeingdiwalitime,theticketswerenoteasilyobtained.Atlastthe
agentarrangedsometicketsbutwithdifferentnameonitandconvincedus
thatasmygrandpawasold,noonewillaskforID.Mydadajiboardedthetrain
andunfortunatelytheTTEgotamsgofpeopletravellingwithillegaltickets.A
wholeteamcametochecktheticketsthoroughly.Otherpeoplehadprepared
fakeIDsandwerecaught.WhenTTEcametomygrandpa,hetoldhim
everythingaboutthedeathoftherelatives,howurgentitwasforhimtogo,how
hegotholdoffaketicketsfromagentandthefullstory.Tohissurprise,TTE
wassopleasedonmygrandpatellingthetruththathenotonlygavehimthe
seatbutalsocametodrophimoutoftheborivallistationasasignofgesture
andhelpedhimcatchataxi.Everytimemygrandpaadvicesustotellthetruth
hetellsthisstory.
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Iwasundergoingtrainingatmycompanyplant.Wegotthenewsthatwe
weregettingatwodaysweekend.Fourofuswereelatedtoknowthatwe
wouldgetextradayoff.Weweresittinginmyroom,allofsuddenoneofus
thoughtoutaloud,"trippechalajaaye?",(shouldwegoontrip?).Nowthe
questionwaswhere.WeusedhelpofGoogle.
Wewereinwadi,Karnataka.FromthereTirupatiwascloseby.Ichartedthe
location.WehadtogotoReniguntastation,fromwherewecouldgotothere.
Nowthetrainwasin30minutes.PackingandtravellingtoWadistationtook
25Minutes.Nowtheissuewastogowithoutticketorriskmissingourtrain
whiletryingtogetaticket.Weselectedfirstoption.Themomentweboarded
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thetrain,wewerefacedwithTT,infrontofus.Nowinallthehurrywealso
forgottotakeoutmoney.Weleftoneofmyfriendtotalkusoutofthetrouble.
Hestartedbysayingthatweareonareligioustrip.Hereinthenameof
dharma(religion),wecangetourproblemssolved.TheTTwasimpressed
thatwehadsuchreligiousfervour.Henotonlyletustravelwithoutcharging
anyfine,butalsogaveustwoberths.
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AnkurBhattacharjee,poet,quizzard,robosapienandjealouslyanxious
aboutbusiness,aviation&travel
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Doyouknowtheteachersofthetrainsaredangerous??Haahaaahaa!!Mustbe
thinkingwhyiamsayingso.
ThisisanincidentwhichmyroommateAkashmetatKiulstation.
Theyearof2013,AkashwasgoingforUttarkhandforhiscounselingofthe
UttarkhandstateexamforEngineering.HewascomingfromMungertoKiul
withoutticketbecausehehadthetrainat18:55ieUpasanaExpressto
dehradun.Arrivedat16:00atKiulstationhewassoonintotheclutchesofthe
TTEandthismadehimtoohysterical.Askedforaticketheatfirstsaidthathe
wastomountthetrainfromKiulitselfbutsoonwascaughttellingasweetlie
ofwhichhecouldonlyreply"Sirtickettohumrepaasnahihain.Hummunger
seawathain."(means:siridon'thaveaticketandihavecomefromMunger).
StraightawaytheTTEaskedhimforamammothfineofRs.500fornothaving
aticketwhichwouldhavecostedhimonlyRs.55.Sooutclassbyhisdemand
straightawayhesaidthathedoesnothavesuchahugeamountashewasa
student.SotheTTEtookhisticketoftheUpasanaExpresstoDehradunand
lockedhimintheRPFjail.Oh!!suchscarywasthatplace,ahomeoffat
rodentsAkashseemedtoofrightenedofthis.Hewaslockedforanhourand
thentheticketcollectorarrived.TTEsaidthathewillselltheticketto
dehraduntosomeoneandgetthefinemoneyandheshouldperishinthejail.
HAAHAHAA!!!Hewasstunnedandsoonsaid"sirstudenthoonchordonaa,
Paisakahanselaunga."TTEwasfurioustooandwouldnotletthecatchgo
withoutpocketingagoodsumagainstthetagofINDIANRAILWAYS.Soas
thestoneremainedunturnedhisheartgnawedandwasverymuchfrightened.
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Butassaidtheluckwashis!!andtheTTE'sdutywasgettingoverfortheday.
SoanewTTEcameuptolookintothematter.Andhisasswassavedthatday.
ThisTTEgothistickettoAkashandhewasrelieved.Soonthetrainarrived
andheboardeditsayingathankyoutothegoodman.
Lifeteachesyouthestrugglesandalsoshowsthewaywhichonceseemedfull
ofthorns.Goodpeoplearestillthereineverysphereoflife,youjustneeda
goodlucktomeetthem.
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JeetenMasrani,jack
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Thishappenedcoupleofyearsbackwhenmyselfandotherthreeofmyfriends
weretravelingtoBhuswalfromBangalore.3outof4ticketswereconfirmed.
Oneofthefriendgotfrustratedwithdiscoveringhisticketisnotbookedand
decidedtogoback.Theresponsibilityofbookingticketwasonme.Thetrain
wasat9.30pm.
Imentionedhimtochill,Iwillgetyouasleepingseatfornight,ifyoudon'tget
thentakemyseat,finallytheTTarrived,wepaidmetheticketfarebyshowing
himagenerlticketandenjoyedasleepwholenight.
WereachedDaundandagaintheticketwasnotbooked,therewasdarbanga
expresswhichpassed,WeexplainedthesituationtoTTstandinginstation,he
mentionedhewouldgiveaseatinthenexttrainandaskedustotakegeneral
ticket.Wetookit.Aspromisedhegavetheseatbutwakingupwaitinglist
passengersfromtheseatat11.00pm.
Whilereturningitwasasamesituationwherewetookageneralticketand
boardedreservationcoachbutthistimetherewasnoTTwhoaskedfortickets
andwejoinedthesleeperjourneyingeneralticket.
Thiswasdonewhenwewereincollegetosavefewbugs.
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Ihadjustcompleted2ndyearofenggandiwasinmyhometownforvacation.
Ihadtogotoanothertownformy1monthindustrialtraining.Sooneofthe
daysigotupearlymorningandreachedPatnastationtocatchatrainto
Bhagalpur.Thetrainwasabouttoreachthestationwhileiwasbuyingticketin
thequeue.Soiboughtthetickethurriedlyandthenrantoplatformtocatch
thetrain.Thetrainhadjustarrivedandsoiboardedthecompartment.I
pushedmyluggagetothetopberthandgrabbedawindowseat.
AssoonasgotontheseataTCcametomeandaskedforaticket.Iputmy
handinmypocketandsearchedforticket.Iwasunabletofindit.Istarted
searchingallmypantandshirtpocketsbutalleffortswereinvainandicould
notfindtheticket.Bythistimeihadpanickedandstartedfranticallylooking
everywhereinthecompartmentincaseihaddroppedtheticketsomewhere.
TCpatientlywaitedforsometimeandthenheaskedmetogetdownand
accompanyhimtoRailwaypolicestation.Ipleadedwithhimtocontinuethe
journeyandreasonedthatticketmighthavefallennearthecounterwherei
hadboughtit.Hewasadamantandthenaskedmetogetdownthetrain.I
triedallmyeffortsbuthebecamemoreandmorestern.Ihadnochoiceandi
accompainedhimandgotdownthetrain.
Itwasreallyembarassingtoseemostofpassengersontheplatformlooking
amusedatme.Meanwhileheagreedtocomewithmetosearchtheticketat
counterincaseithadfallenthere.Icouldnotfindtheticketeventhere.He
thentookmetoapoliceroomontheplatformandheaskedmetopaythefine
aswellascostofnewticket.Ishowedhimthatihadonly200extrarupeesand
iwasunabletopaycharges.IshowedhimmystudentIDcardandagaintried
toconvincehimtoletmego.TherewaspolicemanwithTCwhohadwitnessed
allthesedrama.AftermyrepeatedpleadingheaskedTCtoletmego.TCthen
askedmetogivehim50rupeesandwrotesomethingonpieceofpaperand
gavemethatpaper.Heaskedmetoshowthatpieceofpaperifiget
confrontedwithanotherTC.
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Meanwhilemytrainhadalreadydeparted.Soitookapassengertrainwhich
wouldtakemetoanotherstationfromwhereicouldgetaconnectingtrainto
mydestination.Afterihadboardedthenewtrainiagainsearchedforthe
ticket.Buticouldnotfindit.Ihadalsodoubtswhetherthepieceofpaper
wouldbeenoughtoconvinceifiencounteranotherTC.Butihadnooption
andicontinuedmyjourney.Intheafternoonireachedthestationwherei
wouldgettheconnectingtrain.Bythattimeiwasfamished.Itwasmid
summerandtravellinginapassengertrainwhichhadfrequentstopswas
anotherordealforme.
Idecidedtobuyapassengerticketfrommidwaystationihadgottendownto
mydestinationsinceiwasnotconvincedwhetherapieceofpaperwhichhad
hardlyanylegiblelettersscribbledonitwouldworkforme.Ialsohadsome
foodontheplatform.Afterfewhourstheconnectingtrainarrived.Iboarded
thetrainandifoundanicecomfortablewindowseat.Assoonastrainstarted,
ithoughtokeepmynextticketsafeandwishednottolooseitagainIpulled
outmyIDcardholderandthentriedtoputticketonthebackofmyIDcard.
Whileiwastryingtodosoirealizedtherewasalreadyaticketinsidethe
holder.IpulledouttheticketandsawitmentionedPatnaBhagalpurdated
thecurrentdate.
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IhadmyintreviewindehradunforIAFandwassupposedtoreportatthe
railwaystationat0640hoursonMondaymorningsoIthoughofgoingthere
onSundaynightandthencheckintosomehotel,restthereandreporttherein
themorning.
SoIbookedmyseatbutunfortunatelymissedtheeveningtrainafterrunning
formorethan500mtswithlotofheavyluggageonmyback(yesIgotthe
feelingofbeingasoldier).
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Thentookthelatemidnighttrainfromthesamestation.Irequestedthe
railwayofficialattheticketcountertobookaseatinthattrainbutthere
wasn'tasingleseatavailablesoItoldhimtogivemeatleastawaitingticket
butherefused.SoIhadnoticketandmytrainwassupposedtoarrivein
10mins.
IrushedtotheplatformandboardedthetrainaftertalkingtotheTTEwho
toldmethatIhavetotakeapenaltyticketthatwouldcostme1.5timesthe
actualticketprice.
IcalledmyfriendasIwantedaseatwhereIcanatleastsit.Webothadjusted
onasingleseatandsomehowmanagedtosleeponthesameseat.Fortunately
theTTEdidn'tcomeandaskmeforthemoneyandIfeltsogood:P.
Butthenat0400hrsIwokeupasIwasgettinglotofdifficultyinsleepingin
thesamepositionfor4hours.
ThesecondIgotoutofthewashroomIfoundtheTTEinfrontofme.My
hopesofgettingawayfromthefinevanishedinasecond.:'(
HappyQuoring.:)
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Idon'tknowifitistrue:IreaditsomewhereonFacebook
Abunchofcollegestudentsweretravellingwithouttickethighonthespiritsof
GameofThrones.
WhentheTTEcametoinspecttheticketoneoftheguysdrivenbythe
motivationoftheseriesquoted"ValarMoghulis"expectingittobeGreek
andLatinfortheTTEandtherestofthepublic.
TheresponsewasfromtheTTEwasevenmoreinspiring.Hesaid"Valar
Dohaeris".Theboysurelydidnotexpectthiscoming.
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TheTTEfurtheradded"TicketnikalNedStarkkiaulad"(showme
yourticketNedStark'skid.)
TTErockedboyshocked:)
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SamirGupta,sportsenthusiast..lovewatchingandplayingcricket,
volleyball,badminton,...
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Fiveofourfellowcolleaguesweretravelingfromallahabadtokanpur.Itis
roughlythreehours.Normally,everyonetakestickets.Trainwasabouttoleave
sotherewasnotimetobuytickets.Fourofthemsatonlowerberths.Senior
mostfellow(agewise)climbedupandslept.TTEcame.Hedidnotaskother
fellows.Hewokeuptheseniorguyandaskedfortickets.Thereplywasthathe
didnothaveaticket.TTEsaidpaythebribeorleavethetrain.Helookedinto
hispurseandfoundtwentyrupeesnote.Hehandeditovertohimandsaid
thatthisisallhehasaschange.Hewentbacktosleep.TTEwasfurious.He
askedtheotherguys.Oldgentlemanwokeuptosaythattheyarealltogether.
TTEwasspeechless.
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AayushMittal,Afrequenttravelller!
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ThisoneisfrommyjourneytohomereturningfrommycollegeinShimlato
BareillyviaNewDelhirailwaystation.Itwasthemonthofaugust.
IstartedtheJourneyfromchandigarhrailwaystationearlyat07AMandhad
theticketforthesameandcompletedmyhalfwayjourneytoNewDelhi
railwaystationpeacefully.
NowIhadtoreachhomebeforemidnight.IhadnoreservationfromNew
DelhitoBareilly.Ithoughtoftakingageneralticketfromthewindowbut
whenIsawthequeueatticketcounterthatitwouldtakeanother23hours
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andIdecidedtodroptheideaofbuyingthegeneralticket.
ThenIcaughtthesightofsignboardsayingCurrentReservationCounter.
WhenIinquiredaboutthecurrentreservationsystemIsawsomehopeoflight
thatcouldgetaconfirmreserveticketofsleeperclassformyrestofjourney.
ButwhenIfilledtheformfortheticketunfortunatelyIcouldgetonlyticketfor
halfwayjourneytomydestination.Isomehowboardedthetrainwitha
thoughtIwillmanageitbutsettlingwiththeTTEafterMoradabadstation.
Butthecoachwasfullofpassengerswithandwithoutticket.Ifoundtheseat
whichIwasallottedwasonsharingbasis.ButIdidn'tmindthatatthattime.
AsthejourneycommencedIthoughtIshouldgetofthetrainandbuya
generalticketforremainingjourneyandcatchthenexttrain.ButIdidn'tbreak
thejourney.
NowafearwasengulfingmethatIwastravellingwithoutticketandnot
havingenoughmoneytopaythepenalty.
ButbychanceTTEdidn'tcametochecktheticketintheovercrowdedcoach.
ThefearconvertedintoafeelingofreliefonlywhenIgotoffthetrainat
Bareillyrailwaystation.
So,thatwasmyexperienceinwhichIavertedthedangerofbeingcaughtby
TTEbychance.
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SubramanianVeluSamy,Indian CEGianBHEL
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ThishappenedtomewhenIwasinofficialtripinMumbai.BeingabitmiserI
didnottakeauto,insteadtooktrainsoIcouldsavesomemoney.Itooksecond
class10Rsticketandwastravellingdadartojuhu.IgotintothetrainwhereI
noticednomuchpeoplewerethereandwascomfortablytraveling.Still,had
doubt,heardmumbaiisfamousforcrowdypoepletravellingintrain.WhenI
wasabouttogetdownIsawTCwasdoinghisjobandaskedmetoshowthe
ticket.withoutdoubtshowntohim,somethingheaskedmeinhindi.Itold
him"Idon'thindi".Then,hetoldmeinenglishthatIhavebeenfinedRs.250
asIwastravellingin1stclassbytaking2ndclassticketthoughtoldhimIam
fromtamilnaduandworkingsoandsocompany.Afterall,Ihadbad
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experienceandthougtmyselfIshouldn'ttravelinsecondclasstosavesome
penny!!!
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NitinJha,XLRI,Moviebuff,cricketfan,MSDian,pessimistandanavid
quorian..
737Views

Well,Iwaskindoflookingforthisquestion..Thisisthestoryofmebeing
caughttheonlytimeIhaven'tboughtrailwayticketinmylife.

Itwasmy5thor6thsemesterofengineering.Wehadaminivacationof15
20dayscomingup.Iandmyfriendshadourbagspackedtoreturntoour
home,aswewerelivinginhostel.
Thishappenedonthelastteachingdaybeforethevacation.Ourlecturesgot
overataround3:00p.m.Althoughwehadapreplanofgoingintheevening
ataround7:00p.m.,myfriendinsistedthatweshouldnotwastetimeand
getmovingrightawayinwhichevertrainweget.Iinitiallyhesitated,butthen
keepingtheeveningrushinmind,Idecidedtojointhem..
Wereachedthestationataround3:30.Therewasatrainat3:50.Butthe
problemwastwolongqueuesofstudentslinedupfortickets.Twoofour
friendsimmediatelylinedupinthequeues.Butasexpected,theywerenot
evenhalfwaythroughthequeuewhenthetrainarrived.
Iwasntwillingtotravelwithoutticketandespeciallywithoutanymajor
emergencyassuchbutmyfriendsconvincedmethattheyhadnever
encounteredTTinthattrainever,especiallyinthegeneralcoaches(aswewere
totravelinthose).Aftersomeinitialhesitation,Idecidedtogowiththem,as
goingbackandcomingbacklaterseemedarathertedious
process(procrastinationandengineeringgohandinhandyousee:P).
Nowtherewasatwisttothistrip.Wehadtochangethetraininbetweenour
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routeatsomestation.Untilthatstation,noTTcametocheckourtickets.After
thatwechangedourtrain(againinthegeneralcoach)andoneofthefriends
friendjoinedusaswell.
Initially,nothingspecialhappened.Butafter2025minutes,wesawaTTin
ourcoachcheckingfortickets.TTsingeneralcoacheswererarephenomena,
sowewereallsurprised.Now,westartedtopanic.Apartfromoneofour
friends,whosefriendboughthisticketattheintermediatestation(andrejected
tobringours:().So,whatwedidis,westartedtalkingcasuallyonourphones,
sothatwegounnoticed.
Butthatmusthavebeenoneunluckydayofours.TheTT,afterchecking1or2
ticketsatthestartingofourcoachdirectlycametous(almostmidwaytothe
coach).Andinspiteofalloureffortswegotcaught.wewerecharged300for
aticketwhichelsewouldhavecost27.NeedlesstosayIwasveryfuriouswith
myfriendsandespeciallytheonewhodidntneedtopayfinebecauseofhis
friend,whorefusedtohelpus.
IdecidedthatitwasthefirstandthelasttimeIhadtravelledwithoutticketon
atrain.Andwillneverdoitagain.
NowIalwaysreach1hourbeforethetrainarrivalnomatterwhat.:P
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Iwastravellingtomynativeplace,Kolkata,lastyearalongwithacoupleof
otherrelatives.Thiswasmyfirstoutstationtraintravelinyearsandthefirst
oneviaonlineticketbooking.
SinceIwasinabitofahurry,Iaskedmybrothertobookticketsforus.He
usedhisIRCTCaccounttobookthetickets.Ihadgivenhimmydriving
licensenumber,whichheenteredwhilebookingtickets.Hereceivedthe
confirmationSMSandemail(hehadregisteredhisdetailswhilesigningup
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withIRCTC).
Iaskedhimtogivemeaprintoutoftheeticket(onthelinesofairtravel)but
hesaidIRCTCadvisesagainsttakingprintoutsofticketsandanSMS(or
email)wouldsuffice(seeattachment)
Justafewminutesafterourjourneyhadstartedthattheticketexaminer,
NageshwarRao(Batch#149),enteredourcoach.Hehadthepassenger
manifest(ticketswerebookedinmyname)andmydrivinglicenseno.I
showedhimmydrivinglicense,thesmsandemail(onmyblackberry)sentby
IRCTC(&forwardedbymybrother).
HesaidthiswouldntsufficeandtheSMSshouldhavebeensentbyIRCTC
(notforwarded).Withrespecttotheemail,hecouldnotseethemailonmy
BBscreenandwouldntacceptit.HesaidthatIshouldhavetakenaprintout
andwouldnowhavetopayafineofRs50fornotcarryingVRMVirtual
ReservationMessage.Ascreenshotoftheeticketdisplayedthrough
laptops/palmtops/MobilephoneisreferredtoasVRM.
Ifoundthisutterlyridiculous,moresobecauseIsawsosomeotherpassengers
payingtheTCforthesame.
IhadavalidIDproof,SMSandemail.TheonlythingbeingtheSMSande
mailhadntbeensenttomebutforwarded.
IrefusedtopaythefineasIknewIwasintheright.Hecontinuedharrasming
mebyrepeatedlycomingbacktomyberthwhileweweretryingtorest.ButI
haddecidedtostandmygroundanddemandedtomeetwithhissuperioror
eventhepolice.Hesuggestedwemeetthestationmanageratthenextstation
(attheriskofusmissingthetrain).Iagreedtothis.
Butfromthatpointon,hewasnowheretobeseen.
So,heresarequesttoalltrainpassengerswhobooktheirticketsonline.Please
carryprintoutstoavoidsuchinconvenience.

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Apoignanttaleofnobleintentionslostinredtape.
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VidyaRavi,Heidiindisguise
502Views

Thishappenedduringmyfirstyearincollege.Ononerandomdaycollegegets
overearlierandIdecidetoleavebytrainthanwaitforanother3morehoursto
gobythecollegebus.
Igetaseatbythewindowanddaydreamhappily.WhenIgetdown,Inoticea
womanwearingachudidharandasidebag.
IwalkpastalotofpeopleandwhenIgettothestaircaseIstartjumpingtwo
twostepshappily.Theresstillalotofcommotionbehindcurioustoknow
what'swrong,IturnaroundtoseethatthewomansbeenchasingmeandI
hadn'tnoticedher.
She(*panting*):Wheresyourticket?Whereareyourunning?:/
Me*blankface*(seeseveryoneslookingatme):
*Takesmyticketandhandittoher*
Shejustsmiledandaskedmetoleave:D
Remindsmeofascenefromatamizhmovie:)
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RahulPokharkar,Student
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Mysistertoldmethisstory.Shewastravelingintrain.Awomanandherson
wassittingnexttoher.Ticketcheckingrarelyhappenonthatroute,sopeople
don'tusuallybuytickets.ButthatdaysuddenlyTCcameandstartedasking
forticket.MotherandsonwashavinggoodtimetillshesawTC.Suddenly
motherslappedhersonandstartedscoldinghim.Shestartedyellingathim,
"wheredidthrowthetickets?".Againaslapandsomeyelling.Boystarted
cryingloudly.SowhenTCcametocheckthetickets.Shetoldhimthatherson
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threwthemoutofwindowandhithersononceagain.Sonagainstartedcrying
loudly.SeeingthatTCjustgaveherwarningnottogiveticketsinthehandof
hersonagainandheletthemgo.
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HariKishan,Dreamer,Wannapreneur
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Wewere4friendsreturningfromKolkatatoVijayawada.Wehadreserved
ticketsfromkharagpur(returningfromKshitij,IITKGPEvent).
AsKolkatatoKharagpurisonlya2hourjourney,wetookalocaltrainticket
andboardedasuperfastsleepercoach.
TTEdidn'tsayanythingbutaspecialofficercame,whocalculatedthefineas
1500.All4ofushadonly700withus.
WetriedtoconvincehimbysayingthatwearestudentsofIITKGPetc,butof
nouse.Laterwetoldhimtruththatwearestudentsandarekindabroke.
Finallyheagreedtotake700andalsogaveareceipt.Withthis,wedidn'thad
apennyonthereturnjourneyandjustmanagedtillwereachedVijayawada.I
cannotforgetthatepicjourney.
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BirendPratapSingh,learnsfrommistakes
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Myschoolwas30minfrommyhomebytrain.Theincidenttookplace3years
back.
Thoughmyparentsgavememoneyforthetrainfare.ThattimeIusedto
thinkticketwasforloosersandandgettingoneisjustwasteoftimeand
money.SofortwoyearshardlyonceortwiceItravelledwithticket.
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Itwasmymylastdaysofschoolatmost10dayswereleft.
IboardedthetrainfromPanskurastationwithoutbotheringaboutticket.I
hadmyjacketonandheadphoneson.SoonIreachedmystationMECHEDA.
FromthetraingateIobservedtherewasnoTTEatthegatesoasusualstarted
myrelaxedwalktowardsthegate.
TICKET!!TICKET!!???
TTEshoutedstaringatmyface.
InmymindFROMWHERETHEHELLYOUCAMEFROM?.
GatheringmysensesIjusttookoutmypurseandtookoutanexpiredticket
andhandedhimwithalltheoverconfidenceintheworld,assuminghewillnot
noticethedate.
Butitwasthejudgementday.AsImovedaheadhegotholdofmyjacketand
said"itsnotvalidson.showmethevalidone"
Istartedactingoffindingthevalidonefrommyschoolbag,pockets,and
purse.
Hesaiditsnottheresoncomewithme.
HetookmetohisofficeandaskedmeafineofRs260.Istartedbeggingfor
forgivenessandpromisinghimtonottorepeattheoffence.
Buthewasnotmovedfromhisstand.
AtlastIhavetopayhimtheamount.
Ipaidhimandpromisedmyselfnottorepeatit.
SincethenIhavenevertravelledwithoutticket.Istillhavethatreceiptoffine.
Hereitis

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VijaySinghKainturaRequestBio
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Wellifurinmumbai.Trainsandtterdailypartoflife.Everymumbaikarhave
somestories.Heresmine.
Iboardatrainfromvirarfromleftdoor.Ihadtogetdownatvasaiwherethe
stationisonrightside.ButduetoovercrowdIcouldnotmanagetogetdown
onthestationsolikesomeotherguysIjumpedonwrongside.Wheniwas
abouttostepuptheplateformontheothersideofthetracksisawtheother
guystalkintosomeone.Ithoughtmaybetheyfindtheirrelatives.Sodumbme.
WhenireachedthemtherelativewasRPFguy.Hecaughtmycollartookme
tojail.Wewereaskedtocallwhoeverwewant.ButIthoughttheywouldleave
meaftrsometym.Butno.Spentwholedaywithpplcaughtpissingand
smokinginrailwaypromisesbehindbarsandateveningthettookus,whodid
notpay,toacourtroom.Iwaslikewtfisthis.Idintevenknewabtallthis.I
hadjustgivenmy10thclassexamsandwasworkinatvasai.Inthecourtroom
weweretoldtojustsayqaboolhai.B4mewasaguychargedsmoking.Hetried
toarguandthejudgeincreasehisfee.SowenIwaspresentedidintevenlisten
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tothechargesisaidqaboolhai.Theytookmeback.Thechargeswas150rsI
think.Ididnothadthatmoney.Therpfguysaiduhavetoblockedup
overnight.Thisscaredtheshitoutofmeandmyeyesfilledwittearsnow.All
thistymIwaslikeitsok.Butthiswasnotok.Idinthadfone.Noriwantedto
callsomeonefromhometocometothisplacewheretheguysdontevenspeak
witrespect.
Icriedb4theguy.Hesawatmyfaceandhesuggesteddepositsomethingand
getthemoney.FortunatelyIwaswearingatitanwatchmydadgiftedme.I
depositeditruntothelastplatform.Whereonlyoutstationtraincomes.Isit
andcried.Anddecidednottocomebackformywatch.Iwenthome.I
recoveredabitontheway.Saidmomalilldifferentstory,dintwantedtolet
herknowhowIfelt.Shesaidpaythemoney.Thewatchiscoastly.Iwentback.
Gotthewatch.IstillcrossrailwaytracksbutnowIknowthisisoffence.And
therespoliceandjailandcourt.Iammentallystrongernow.Alsohavephone,
ATM,friendstosave.
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VijayBihani,ideasdimeadozen!
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IhadjustcompletedmyfirstsemesterinmypostgraduationandIwas
headingbackhomeveryhappywithlotofgoodmemoriesandnewfriends.
Oneofmygoodfriendthen,neededmoney.IcheckedthatIwashaving
around1000(approxdon'trememberexactly)bucksinmyATM.Igavehim
around700bucksandkepttheremainingformyjourney.Thatwasthetime
whenIhavejuststartedusingirctcandIwasnotyetthoroughwiththe
railwayrules.SoIboardedmytrainandallwentwellforaday(journeyfrom
delhitoVzmtakesabout42hrs),Igotmyticketcheckedbytteandsoon.So
nextdayIwasstillsome10hrsawayreachingmyhome,againattecameto
checkfortickets,asusualIshowedhimmyI.dprooftellinghimmyseat
number.ButhestoodtherelookingatmyI.Dforalongtime,ofcourseitwasa
duplicateI.DanditlookedasauthenticasoriginalonesandIonlyrealized
nowthatIneedtocarrymyoriginalI'd.WellIdidnothavesufficientcashto
payforthefineandthatttewasdamnadamantevenafterrepeatedpleading.
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IwasreallycluelessofwhatIwasgoingtodo.IthoughtmaybeIwillhaveto
getdownatsomestationandthencallmyparents.Allthepeopleinthecoach
seemedconcernedforme,buttheyalllookedatmewithpity(Ihatedthat).
Thenthusgentlemancametomeandofferedmemoney,hetoldmehewas
goingtosamedestinationasmeandIcanpayhimmoneyoncewereachVzm.
Iwassorelieved,heworkedinmilitaryandhecameforwardtohelpmewhile
allotherswerejustwatchinginpity.Thanksmanwhereeveryouare!!God
blessyou!!
WellsincethenIhavebeentravellingalotmoreinIndianrailwaysandyesI
readallrulesandIalwayscarrymyoriginalI'dcard:)
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VineethVinslinn,Strivingtomakejustsociety
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Thishappenedtomejusttwomonthsago,inChennaiinanlocalrailway
station.
Iwenttomambalamrailwaystationtobookareservationticket,Itookashort
waytothestationfrommyLocality(K.Knagar)andIreachedthestationatthe
endoppositetoreservationcounter.Beingsolazytotakethestepstocrossthe
platform,Icrossedtherailwaytrackwhichmostofusdo..
ThentherecametheRpfwhowarnedmeofcrossingtherailwaytrackand
showedmethewarningboard,Iapologizedtothemandcontinuedmywalk
towardsthecounter,meantimealocaltrainhavecometothestationandIwas
wonderingrushingtowardsthecounterbutthenTTEstoppedmethisiswhat
happened.
TTE:HEY,Youshowmeyourticket.
Me:sirIamjustgoingtotaketheticket.
TTE:don'tfoolme,youwouldhavecamebythistrain.
Me:Nosir,Icameherebybus.
TTE:whatwhereareyoufrom?
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Me:sirIamcmgfromkk.nagar.
(explainedwhathappened)
Hedidn'tbelieveme,soIwenttosearchthatRpfwhowarnedme.
Dafuqqqthishappenedthen,theonewarnedmewasnotaRpf..Hewasan
nccstudent,hewasthreateningeveryoneandaskingformoney,Thenthe
wholefocusofTTEwentontothatguy.
AndIescapedjusbypleasingTTE.
IwillneverforgetthisnotbecauseIgotcaughtbuthowdumbIwasbelievinga
NccguystobeanRPF!!!
(KAKHI)THATMATTERS!!
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RuhulAminRequestBio
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Thishappenedthreeyearsback,whenIwasinmyfirstyear.Oneofmycousin
hadcometovisitusandhehadtoreturnhome.So,Idecidedtodrophimto
thestationandlatergoontoattendmycollegefromthere.
Itwasoneofthoselocalstationswhereyoufindnotmuchofcheckingfrom
TTEs'.Isawonemansittingveryrelaxedontheconcretebenchthatwehave
inplatforms,hewasdressedinwhiteshirtandgreytrousers,andalocal
personcameandsaidtohim"kidadaaajekhanebose"(whathappenedelder
brothersittingoverheretoday).Ienteredtheplatform,mycousinhadavalid
ticketbutIdidnotbothertobuyaplatformticketforobviousreasons(no
checking).Thetrainarrivedandheboardedthetrainandleft.Iwashappily
comingoutoftheplatformandwassuddenlyaskedtostopbythesameman
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whowasinwhiteshirtandgreytrousers.
Iinitiallythought,hewantedtoasksomethingorknowsomething.Butmuch
tomyhorrorheaskedforticket.Itwasasurprisecheckthatwasconductedon
thatday.Ihadnoanswer,heaskedmetocomealongandhetookmetothe
TTofficeandwasslammedafineof255INR(whichincludedtheplatform
ticketpricethatwasfiverupeesandtherest250wasfine).
Iinitiallysaid,thatIdonothavethatmanyrupeesandinreplyhesaid,no
problemweshallcalltheGRPtheywilltakecareofyou.Sofinally,Ihadtopay
themthefine.Igavethem260rupeesandhedidnothave5rupeeschangeto
givemeback.Heverypolitelygavememy10rupeesbackandofferedmemy
challanof255rupees(actually250).
AfterthisentireincidentIcamebackhome,didnotgotothecollegethatday.
Now,ImakeitapointtobackastationticketeverytimeIgotodropsomeone.
Ilearntacruciallessonthatday,meninwhiteclothesareeitherfromCBIor
TTEonsurpriseinspection(itisbettertoavoidthemboth).
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Anonymous
470Views

IrememberaincidentwheniwastravellingwithmyGirlfriendfromUnnaoto
Lucknow.WeboardedanExpresstrainbutwehadPassengerticketsonly(we
wereinhurryandwetookthetrainwhichcamefirst).
WedeboardedatLucknowstationandlookingforwardtoleaveplatformthen
IsawaTCstandingnearbystairs(waytoexit),hewasontheleftsideandwe
werewalkingfromrightside.suddenlyitriedtobecomeoversmartandwent
toTCandgavehimourticketsandsaid'CheckItsir'.
HesawmyticketandsaidwithcrookedlaughthisticketisaPassengerticket
andtrainyoucamefromisanexpresstrain.Hetoldmetopayfine.Iwas
shockedandclueless.
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Hetoldusthatwehavetopaysomeamountasfinebutiwasnothaving
enoughmoney(iwasplanningtowithdrawalmoneyfromATMoutside)soi
askedmygirlfriendbutshewasalsonothavingthatmuchamount.
WeweresopanickedandTCwassorudeandhewasnotallowingustoleave
andthreateningusthathewillsendustojail.
Thensuddenlyisawoneofmycollegefriendandigotmylifebackwhenisaw
him,ijustshoutedhisname.Hecameandiexplainedwholesituationtohim
.HepaidfineforusandthenTCallowedustoleave.
Itwasmyfirstexperiencewithoutreservationsoiwasnothavingenoughidea
aboutExpresstrainticketsandPassengerTicketsmeanswearenotallowedto
travelinExpresstrainswithPassengertrainticketsinIndia.
ItwasmyfirstandlastcaughtbyTC.:P
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MNarasimhaVardhan,AerospaceEngineeringundergradatSASTRA
University.
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Happenedon26thApril2015.Mysemesterexamstudyholidayswereover
andIhadtoreturnfromChennaitoourcollege(SASTRAUniversity,
Thanjavur)thatnight,toattendthesemesterexamscommencingfrom28th
April2015.Ibookedmyticketafortnightbackandhadaproperreservedseat
S7,42,MannaiExpress.IreachedTambaramrailwaystationontimeand
boardedthetrainandwenttomyberth.Tomysurprisemyseatwasoccupied
byanotherpersonwhocamealongwithherfamilyandwhenIcrosschecked
allthedetails,allthedetailswerematching.Iwasutterlyconfused.Thenon
checkingmyticketagainIcametoknowthatIbookedmytrainfor26thMay
2015insteadof26thApril2015.TheTTEtoldmetooccupytheUnreserved
compartmentatChengalpet.HecamebackafewminuteslateraskedwhereI
wantedtogoandItold"Thanjavur".Thenwithashrewdlookheaskedme
"490irukka?"("Doyouhave490?").Iwassurehewasbribingmeand
firstlyIwantedtopayhimbutIrefusedinasplitsecondandtoldhimthat
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unreservedwasokayandoccupieditinthenextstation.Afterinformingmy
parentsandrelatives,theywerebloodilytensed(Iwascalmandcomposed!!!)
andtoldmetofindtheTTEsomehow,paythefine(bribe)andgettheberth
butIdidn'twantedtodothat.Butstill,IaskedoutmyfriendstofindtheTTE
andpaythemoneyonmybehalfbutitwastoolate.Theyalsotoldmethat
evenifIhadtotravelinunreserved,Ineedtohaveaticket(Shit!Ididn't
knowthat).IsettleddownsomehowleavingtheresttoGodandwaspraying
nottohaveaticketinspectionatThanjavurrailwaystationthenextdayand
luckilytherewasn'tany.ThenIgotdownatThanjvursafelyandwentto
college.
Itwasamemorableexperience.
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JimmyShah,Enjoyingteaching,Likestosketchandpaint
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Thiseventhappenedwithmyroommate.
HealongwithsomemorefriendswerereturningfromIITDelhitechfestin
Yuvaexp.Asusualtheydidntboughttheticketsandboardedthetrain.They
easilygotbirthtosleepasitwasslackseason.Thenfromsomestationin
betweenTTEenterstheirbogieandaskthemaboutthebogienumbertowhich
myfriendrepliedquiteconfidentlyS7.AfterthisTTEpenalisedthemheavily.
PS:BogienumberinYuvaExpressareofDseries.D1,D2andsoon.
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HemanthYerasuriRequestBio
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ItwasduringPongaltimeandIhadtotravelfromTrichytoVijayawada.I
couldn'tgetadirecttrainandIhadtobookatrainfromChennai,whichwent
rightinfrontofmyeyes,whileItriedrunningbehinditlikeaheroina
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bollywoodfilm.No,Ididn'tgetintoit.Knowingnothingtodo,I'vedecidedto
trymyluck.
ThereIwas,amonghundredsofpassengers,hurryingaroundtheChennai
Centralrailwaystation,andIfoundamiddleagedmanontheplatformIwas,
carryinglotsofluggageallbyhimself.I'veofferedtocarrysomeofitforhim,
forwhichhegladlyaccepted.Imanagedtostrikeupaconversationwithhim
andwasrelievedtoknowthathewastravellingbythesametrainwhichIwas
planningtogeton.Iexplainedhimmysituationandheofferedtosharehis
berth.
Itwasaround10PMandIsatatacornerofhisberth,thinkingofhundredsof
explanationsIshouldgivetotheTTE.Iwasn'tcarryingalotofmoneyeither,
sinceallmyticketswerebookedalreadyandI'dreachhomeearlynext
morning.Ihadabout200rupeesandIknewIcouldn'tbribehimwiththat
amount.
FinallytheTTEarrivedandIhadexplainedhimmysituationandalsoshowed
himtheticketforthetrainthatIhadmissed.Heseemedhellbentoncollecting
somethingfrommeandstartedaccusingthatIwaslootingtheIndian
Railways.Thoughitwasnotexactlylegal,Itriedgivingalogicalexplanation
thattherewasahugequeueatthecounterandIdidn'thavemuchtimeleft.I
alreadyhavepaidtheIndianRailwaysonanothertrainsotechnicallyIwasn't
lootingit.Theanswerhegavemeleftmedumbstruck.Heaskedme,ifIwere
towatchamovieplayingintwodifferenttheatres,wouldthetheatreguy
permitmewiththeticketofanothertheatre?Ireallydidn'tknowwhatto
answerandcouldn'tbelievehowhecouldmakesuchanalogy!Ididn'ttry
convincinghimthatthemanagementsaredifferentthat'swhytheywouldn't
butIRCTCissameinthiscase.Ithoughtit'dpisshimoff.Heaskedmetopay
finebutItoldhimI'mastudentandI'mnotcarryingmuchmoney.Bythis
timepeoplearoundwerelookingatmewitha"leaveitdude"intentionontheir
faces.TheTTEtoldthere'llbespecialofficerswhoareonboardandifcaught
they'dfinemeheavily.IthoughtitsmidnightalreadyandI'dbegettingdown
earlymorninganywaysoitsacalculatedrisksinceyouwouldn'texpectany
raidontrainsduringmiddleofthenight.Peoplearoundmegavea"utna
scenenahihai"(allthatisnotgonnahappenlook).SoItoldtheTTEI'llbe
finewiththat.SoonafterthatheleftandImanagedtomoveontoanother
berth.Luckilyforme,nooneelsecameandItelleveryoneeventhisday,the
adventureIhad.
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AnandVelandyRequestBio
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Once,meandmyfriendswereusingthekalyanrailwaystationplatformno1
asashortcuttoourhome.Throughtheendoftheplatformwecanreachour
locality.Soweweremovingthroughthisplatform,obviouslywithouttickets,
andnocareintheworldhavingfuntalkingsh*t.Iwasinthebackofthe
group.(therewere6ofus),suddenlyallofthemstartedrunning....
OnlyIwasleftthere,wonderingwhytheyarerunning.Ilookedaround
confusedandsawamanlookingatthemrunning.Ipolitelyaskedthisman"
Uncle,yelogbhaagkyurahehai??"(Unclewhyaretheyrunning?)
Thatmanstilllookingatthemsaid"Unkepaasticketnahihai...."(theydont
haveticket)
Bang!andthesituationwascrystalcleartomenow....andItoostarted
running..:)
Bettetlatethannever!
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SiddheshSawantRequestBio
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Myfriendwascaughtbytcfornotpossessingproperlocalticket
(Thetccaughthimonrailwaybridge)
FriendtoTC:Sir,actuallyIhavemonthlypassinmywalletbutmysistertook
walletjustnow.
TC:OK.Callher.
Friend:(actsastalkingtohissisteronphone)
Sir,shesaidsheisattheexitgate.
TC:Ok...We'llgothere.
Theybothgotoexitgate.
FriendmovesoutofthestationandthefirstthinghesaystoTCWhoare
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you?
Andtheticketcollectorstartedrememberingmyfriendsmotherandsister.:
D
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JeyDilipRequestBio
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WhenIwas+2,Iusetotravelonlocaltrainswithouttickets.Aftersometimes
someofthefriendsjoinedMe,Wehadtobunkthecollegeandtravelinlocal
trains,DuetofriendsrequestIhadtotaketheticketsandkeepitwithmyself.
It'sbecameanhobbytocollectthelocaltraintickets.Onedaytherewereno
friendssothoughttotravelalonewithoutticket.TheregonewellWhile
reachingendofthedestinations,AndtheproblemrisenwhenI'mreturning
backintrain.Iwasenjoyingtheviewoftheoutside,suddenheardaword
'TICKET!!'I'msoscared.
Idon'tknowwhattodo.Thank'stothecollectionofpreviousrailwayticketsin
mybag.TicketCollectorwascought34memberwhodoesn'thavewithout
ticket.He'ssobusywhilecheckingtheotherticketsandsigningonit.Ihavean
ideatoshowthepreviousticketswithcoveredthedatewiththethumband
showhim.TicketcollectorCametomeandaskedtheticket,I'veshowedasthe
plan.Buthetooktheticketinhishandandsigned,watchedseriously.And
Said'Youronthewrongtrain,Getdowninthenextstation.'Handovermy
tickettomecheckedothers.Watchedtheticketaftergivingtome,Which
showsthatthedestinationofthetrainwasXYZandMyticketshowthe
destinationofXZY'.TheincidentscaredmealotAfterthatincident,I'mbuying
theticketsregularlyWheneverIchosetotravel.:)
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ThishappenedwithmyUncle,hisfamilyusedtoliveinKanpurwhilehewas
workinginDelhi.Oncetherewassomefamilyemergencyandhewasinformed,
hecamerunningtotherailwaystationanddidn'tbuyaticket.OnlyRajdhani
expresswasscheduledtorunatthattimeandhegotintoacoachwithout
thinkingabouttheconsequences.Hekeptmovingfromonecoachtoanother
andtotoiletsuntiltrainstartedmoving.Asexpectedafterjust1015minutesin
journeytheTTEcameandinquiredabouttheticket.Hetriedtoexplainabout
theemergencyandthesituationheisin,buttheTTEwaslike"Noyoucan't
travelinVIPtrainslikethat,ican'tgiveyouseats,iwillcallRPFinnext
station".Myunclekeptpleadingtohim,asluckwouldhaveitthenext
stoppagewasKanpurandtheTTEaskedhimtogetdownandlefthimfor
beinginanemergency,andmyuncleenteredhomelikeaboss.
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VijayPalod,Learning...
114Views

Ihavegonethroughonesuchincident.Wewere6friendstravellingfrom
MandsaurtoIndoreviatrainforappearinginsomeentranceexam.We
startedfrommandsaurat2aminnightandweneededtoreachindoreat8
aminmorning.TrainrachedUjjainstationandduetosometechnicalproblem
(Whattheytoldthattime)trainsupposedtostaytherefornext1hr.Meanwhile
anothertrainarrivedonotherplatformwhichwasalsogoingtoindore.Weall
decidedtoshifttothattraintoreachearlyononeofmyIntelligentfriend's
suggetion..
Wereachedindoreat7:45morning.Weallwerethankingthatfriendthat
becauseofyouwereachedearly.whenwerechedatexitdoor,TCaskedfor
tickets.weallshowdhimticketsandhetoldallofustogowithhim.after
reachingtohisofficehetoldusthatYouarehavingticketsofmailexpress
trainandyouaretrvellinggromsuperfasttrain....Facepalm.weallpaid270rs.
perpersontoTCandsaidthankstothatfriend..
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AnshulJain,StucksomewhereinbetweenSexismandFeminism.
64Views

IamaMumbaikarandlikemanyothersuseMumbai'sLifeline(Local
trains)frequently.
Wellthisisanincidentthatoccurredwithmeandmygangin2011wheniwas
inmyfirstyearofcollege!
WehadagreatgangofguyswhowerecrazyaboutplayingCounterstrike,
Wehadour'adda'(aC.S.Parlour)atGrantroadwhereasourcollegewasin
SouthMumbai(Churchgate)whichisjust2stopsaway!
Wewouldgenerallybuyticketsandoutofthenumeroustimeswe'vetravelled
toGrantRoad,wehadbumpedintoaTC(ticketcollector)oncewehadthe
ticketsandoncewedidnot!
I'dliketotellyouallthetimewhenI'nearly'gotcaught.
Itwasjustanotherfrolickingdayatcollegethedatewas11/11/11whichi
rememberthroughlyasitwasthereleasedateofmyalltimefavouritemovie
ROCKSTAR.
At2pm,wedecidedchalorathod's(thec.s.Parlour)
Ihadapriorplanofcatchingupwithrockstarwithotherfriendsandhad
bookedtheticketsinadvancedfora4pmshow(whichIthoughtIcould
accommodateaswegenerallyplayedaseriesforabout1hoursothatwould
leavemewithsome30oddminutestoreachthetheatre)
BythetimewereachedChurchgatestation,itwasalready2:10andnotto
anyonessurprise,theticketwindowhadalongqueuewaitingwouldhave
wasted10moreminutes.Asiwantedtogoforthemovie,Ipersuadedmy
friends,11ofthemfornotbuyingtheticketsandtravelingwithoutthem.
Itwasn'tthatriskyasgenerallyduringthenoontherearenotmanyTCsat
Grantroad.Sowecaughtalocalcrackingjokes,goofingaround,challenging
eachotherandjustcreatingnoise(whichagangofcollegestudentsare
specializedat).
Andsowereachedourdestinationinsay78minutes.
3werewalkingaheadoftherestofuswhilefacingusandmimickingour
collegeteachers.
Andsuddenlywhomdowesee?ATC,theblackcoatedguyhavingatummy
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shapedlikeababybumpaskingothersfortickets.
Seeinghim9ofusjustran,ranlikehowJerryrunsawayfromTom.
The3ofthemwerejustpuzzledandhadaconfusedface.Whilerunningwe
sawthemgettingaskedbytheTCforthetickets.
Whilewaitingoutsidewewerejustimaginingwhatwouldhavebeen
happeningoutthere,andnaturallyweweresuchjerksthatweenjoyeditalot
seeingourfriendsgetintosuchhilarioussituations.
Wewaitedforlike1020minutesandtheycameoutandtooursurprise,they
werewalkinglikenothinghadhappened.
Whenasked"TCnekitnekaticketphaada?"
Theyrespondedinachorus,seemingthatitwaspreplanned"Bassasteme
choddiyaChachane"andsmirkedliketheyclimbedEverest.:p
WellitturnedoutthattheysomehownegotiatedwiththeTCwhoiguesswas
goodenoughtoleavethemforamere100.
ButalasIcouldn'tplayCSatthecostofthemoviethatdayasinwasalready
2:40butmadesurethaticompensatedforthatlossinthenextfewdays.
Butwheneverwemeet,wemakeamockeryofthatday!
TrulysaidCollegedaysaregoodolddays!
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Okay.Thisiswhathappenedtomerecently.IwastravellingfromPatnato
NewDelhi.Unfortunately,thetrainwasdelayedby5hours.Thetrainwas
stationedinaremotearea.Ihadtosmokeandsoiwenttothedoor.Ithought
ofsteppingoutofmycoach,smokeandthenreturnback.Butsincethetrain
hadbeenstandingthereforabout10minutes,Ithoughtitcouldgetriskyasi
mightmissthetrainorsomething.SoIstartedsmokingwhilestandingnextto
thedoor.
ThenextthingIknow,aTTEwasstandingrightbehindme.Hepattedonmy
shoulderandinaserioustone,heaskedme,"Aapcigarettepeerheho?"
("Areyousmoking?").
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IwasscaredasIhadjustreadthesignaboutsmokingintraincoachesbeinga
punishableoffence.
Irepliedwithagentlenod.
TTE"Ekmujhebhimilegi"("CanIgetonetoo?").
Hearingthis,Iburstintolaughter.
Wesmokedforawhileandthenwentbacktoourrespectiveseats.:D.
~$!N
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MaheshModani,Shortstories:)
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ThishappenedwhenIwas15(2008)Firsttimetravellingaloneintrain.Indeed
amemorableone.I'mfromBangaloreandhadbeentoHyderabadwithmy
auntandthishappenedinreturnjourneywhereIhadtotravelalone
(HyderabadtoBangalore).
Thingswerenormal,IgotintotrainKachegudastationafter2hoursof
journeyTTEarrived.
Climax:
Hedidn'taskmetoshowticket,butmetryingtoshowoffshowedmyticket.:P
Ashechecksmytickethefoundthatticketisbookedfor10112008instead
of10102008.
Alas!!Hewasaskingmetogetdowntheverynextstationrpayfine,Ijust
had150(fineamountwascloseto600)inpocketandnoMobilephone.I
dinknewwhattodoItookneighborsphoneandcalledupmydad.Thanksto
neighborstheytookcontroloverthesituationtheyassuredmydadthatthey
willpaythefineandhecanhandoverthecashnextdayinBangalore.
Nowneighborsstartedwithnegotiations,IdonremembermuchbutTCalloted
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methesameseat(fortunatelythepassengerofthatseatdinturnup)andwent
tocheckothertickets,oncehelefthenevercamebacktotakemoney.Ican
neverforgetthisjourneyafterthisImadeitapointtocheckdatesofthe
bookedtickets.
PS:Wewereactuallywonderinghowwegotaconfirmedticketjustaweek
beforetrainsdeparturedate,mydadbookedticketanditwasseenbymany
peoplenooneactuallybotheredtocheckthedatesevenme.
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Thishappenedfewyearsbackwheniwasinclass10th(nowihavecompleted
B.tech).BasicallyiamfromBiharandihaverequestedmybrothertosendme
Patnaforengineeringpreparation.
Onedayiwastravellingfromalocalstation(Biharsharif)toPatna(Rajendra
NagarStation).Theycaughtmeatplatformnumberfourandaskedmeto
showmyticket(atthetimeweusedtotravelwithoutticketandwascaught
severaltimes:P).Itoldthemthatiamwithoutticketandrequestedthemto
leaveme(iliedtothemsayingthatihaveatuitionrightnow,sopleaseletme
go).Thenistartedtoarguewiththemandaskedthathowcanibelieveyou
thatyourareaTT(Still,idonotknowhowigetthatmuchcouragetoask
that).Theytookitseriouslyandtoldme"chalobetaofficewanhabtatehai"
(comeofficewithme,willtellyouthere).igotscaredandstartedfollowing
them.Meanwhile,ikeptmywalletinmybagfrompocket.wereachedplatform
1from4intheiroffice.Their,theytoldmethattheyaregoingtocallCRPFand
irepliedwithsameexcusethatihaveatuitionsopleaseletmegoanditwill
notoccursfromnexttime.Butithinktheyhavedesirefromsomethingelse:P.
Finallytheyaskedformoney(Rs.250)andideniedthatdonothaveany
money.Againtheytoldmethatwewillcheckyourpocketandwilltakeallof
that.Itoldthemthat"sirjokarnahaikarlobutmerepassutnapaisanaihai"
(sir,dowantyouwanttodobutidonothavethatmuchofmoney).Thenthey
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asked"kitnahai"(howmuchyouhave).Icheckedmypockettherewasonly
somecoinsandikeptthoseontheirtable,ithinkthatwasseventeenrupees
andagainiwastakingthosecoinback.Theytoldmethat"Rehnedoauraage
sematkrnayaisa"(keepithereanddonotdoitagain).
Iwasshockedtheytookthosecoinsafterwastingtheir30minutes.They
deservemuchbetter:P,butiwashappythatihadsavedsomemoneyand
madethemfool:P.
Afterthatifacetwosimilartypesofincidentinclass12thitselfbutiwasnow
experttodealwiththemhoweverinoneincidentihavetofaceCRPFandin
anotheripaidRs.50.
Pleasedonottakemewrongthatwasmychildhood,nowigrownupandihad
nottravelledwithoutticketafterthat.
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PiyushSrivastava,Programmerbyprofession,enthusiastbynature,
goodinsports.
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Thishappenedwhenicompletedmystudiesinbhubaneswarandwentto
collectmydegree.Mycousinwasstudyinginsamecollegeasofmine,soi
stayedoverhisplace.Beingasenior,itookhimandhisroommatestopuri
whichisclosesthangoutplaceforus.Whilereturning,weboughtticketsof
mail/expressasitsonly60km(1.5hrs)journey.Whenwereachedtheplatform
wesawatrainhadstartedandan"HTE"writtenonbackwemisjudgedthe
trainforHatiaTapaswaniMail/ExpressasHTEiscodeforHatiaandboarded
it.Ironicallyweaskedpeoplewhereisitgoingaftergettingonthetrain(Yes,
peoplehadthesamereactioninthecompartment).Webeingstudentsmindset
seldomtravelledtopuriwithticketsandthistimewehad.Ourchesttwoinches
out.TTEcame,askedforticket.Mycousindirectedhimtome.Withfull
confidenceisshowedhimtheticket.BOOM.TTEsmiled.Andtheconversation
was:
TTE:"Hereyoudidamistake?".
ME:"What?Thatstheticket,Sir".(Fullattitude)
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TTE:"Yesofcoursebutthisisamail/expressticket"
ME:"Anythingwronginthat?"(withfullattitudeagain).
TTE:"YouareonaSuperfasttraindude.Allofyoucomewithme"
Allofuslookedateachotherand......Nevergotcaughtwithoutticket.But
withticketwearegoingtopayfine.....Nextstationwewereoutofthetrain
withTTE.
Afteralotofpleadingandshowingouremptywallets,wegotthroughandthe
TTEsaidwaitfor20mins,yourHatiaTapaswaniwillarrive.Youguyscan
boardthattrain.TheresaheavycheckingbeingcarriedoutatBhubaneswar
Station.
Andguesswhat,wewerecheckedatBhubaneswarstationtoo.Goodthathe
gotusdownotherwisewewouldhavebeencaughtthereaswell
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RajeshTamilSelvan,Enjoy'sIndianRailjourney
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Hi
Thisisanincidenthappenedsome3yearsback,whenourteamwenttoa
marriageofourcolleague.Duringthattimeihardlytraveledinlongjourney
train'sespeciallywithtatkaltickets,soidontknowhowimportanttocarryid
proofwhiletravellingusingtatkaltickets.
Theoccasioncameandallourcolleaguesplannedatripofaweekandbooked
ticketaccordinglyandbookedtatkalticketforstartingday.Oneofmy
colleaguewhilebookingtickets,gavemylicensedetail(unfortunately:()inthe
proofcolumnoftheticket.
ThejourneydatecameandwetookthetrainatChennaiEgmoreandafter
sometime,theTTEcameandstartedtoverifythetickets.Sincewetraveledas
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agroupofaround6people,hewasverycautiousinverifyingourticketand
askedfortheIDofmine(becausemynamewasgivenfirstandalongwiththe
idproofdetails).
IdidnotcarrytheoriginalLicensebuthadaduplicatecopyofit.Wheni
showedittoTTE,hewasnothappyandwasurgingfororiginallicense.(I
neverknowthatishouldcarryOriginalidandheshowedtheticketwhereitis
mentionedclearlythatoriginalid'sneedstobecarried).Hewasadamanton
thisandleftourplace,verifyingotherseats.
Weweretotallyconfusedandstartedtoblameeachotherandwaitedto
consolehimwithotheridproofwehad.Hecamebackafterhalfanhourorso
wasgenerousenough,approvedourticketsandgaveadvicetoo).

Agoodlessonforme,afterthisincident,iwasverycarefulwhiletravellingin
trainsmainlywhiletravellingwithtatkaltickets:)
Cheers!!
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RahulVerma,RailEnthusiast
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ItwasoncewhenIwastravellingfromNewDelhitoNJPbyNewDelhiNJPSF
Expressinsleeperclass.Ihastheupperbirth.TheTrainlestNewDelhiat
15:05andIwassittingonthelowerbirthaspeopledointheday.
AssoonasthetrainstoppedatGhaziabadStation,averyfat,arrogantand
uglylookingpersonwithabriefcasepersoncameandsatbeforemeonthe
oppositebirth.ItwascleartomethathehadaGeneralClassTicket.
TheTrainwasinmotionandinawhileInoticedaTTEcoming.InDelhiand
adjacentarea,whenatrainDepartsyou'llnoticeseveralTTEcomingand
askingforticketsoneafteranother.ThesearegeneralTTEswhoarenot
assignedthedutyontheTrainbutjustboardthetraintomakesomeextra
income.Andhencetheydon'twearusualBlackBlazerandneitgerdothey
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havetheChartintheirpossession.Theyjustcarryasmallbookletandapen.
AndtheTTEwhichwascomingwasoneofthese.
TheTTEapproachedascheckedifeveryonehadtickets.Whenheaskedthat
personfortheticket,hetookoutGeneralTicketalongwitha100rsNoteand
handeditoverwithgreatconfidence.HewastravellingtoMoradabad.The
TTEexaminedhisticketandsaid"yetosuperfastgaadihai,aapkepaas
expresskaTickethai,sayrupaiaurlagenge".Thepersongotintodiscussion
andbargainedbuttheTTEdidn'tagreedandsohefinallypaid100more,but
didn'taskedforareceipt.Sointotalhepaid200+75forticket,andtheSleeper
ClassfarefromGhaziabadtoMoradabadisRs.170.Butthen,aftertheTTE
hadgone,thepersonstartedbraggingabouthisabilityofhandlingTTEwith
ease"meratorozkahai,bohotdekheaiseTTE,200rupaihumareliyeakoi
Badibaatnahin"andall.
NowafterabouthalfandhourLater,theTTEassignedonthatTrainforthe
dayarrivedcheckingticketsandmarkingthemonhischart.Inoticedalittle
nervousnessonthisperson'sface.AssoonastheTTEaskedforticket,he
handedhimovertheGeneralTicketthathehad.NowtheTTEsaidthesame,
anddemandedmoney.Nowthepersonsaid"aapkesaathwale200legaye"
ButtheTTEdidn'tagreedandanargumentbrokeoutbetweenthetwo.The
samefatpersonwasbraggingabouthisTTEmanagementabilitieswasabout
tobreakdownintotears.Itwasfuntowatchthewayhewasbargaining.
Finallyhehadtosettlefor200rs.Andthusallhepaidwas270+200whichis
closetothefareofAC3Tier.
AftertheTTEwenthecouldn'tevenlookatthefellowpassengersbecauseof
theembarrassmenthehadtoface.Itwasfuntowatch.)
Moral:OnlypaycashtotheOfficialassignedTTEandalwaysaskforan
acknowledgementforthesame.
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Ireadthissomewhere:
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Twoguyswenttothesamecollage.Theyhadidenticalbags.Theykepttheir
railwaypassesintheirrespectivebags,butoneday,mistakenly,they
interchangedbags.Oneofthemgotoffathisstation,whiletheotherwaited
forhisstation.ThencametheTC.Heshowedthepass,butthephotowasn't
his,sohecouldn'ttravelfurther.Hewastakentoapolicestation,and
incidentally,hisfriendhadasimilarstorytoshare.Hewasaskedforhispass
ontheplatform.Theywereboughttothesamestation,andproducedtheir
ownpasses.Neitherofthemhadanymoneyonthem.Fromthatdayonthey
keeptheirpassesintheirrespectivepockets.
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NishuNiranjanRequestBio
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IwastravelingfromVisakhapatnamtovellorein2012,thefactIdidn'tknow
thateticketwaitinglistticketisnotvalid..Iboardedthetrainassumingmy
tickettobevalid..Isleptinupperberthwhichwasvacant..after4hrsTTEcame
forchecking...Iwassleepingandhedidn'taskmeforaticket..suddenlyIwoke
aftersometime,Ithoughtitwouldbebettertogetmyticketverifiedsothat
TTEdoesn'tallocatemyberthtosomeoneelseassumingthatIdidn'tboardthe
train..whenIwenttotheTTEandshowedmyticket,hesaidthaturticketisn't
validanduhavenorighttoboardthetrain..IpayedaheavyfineofRs1500
formyrestofmyjourneywithoutaberth..peoplewhowereseatingbesideme
scoldedyuwentandpokedTTE..myheartsaidI'mhonestanddeserveda
lessonfromthisincident
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Me,myfatherandmymotherwenttoMumbaiCentraltodropoffmy
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grandmotherinRajadhaniExpress.Wearrivedhalfanhourbeforethetrain
arrivedforboarding.Meandmymotherwerewaitingandmydadand
grandmotherwerebuyingsomethingforthetrainjourney.
Noweventodropoffanyperson,theruleisthatyouhavetobuyaplatform
ticketsothatyoucanentertheplatform.
Iaskedmymotherformoneyfortheticketsasididn'thaveanychange.She
hadneverdroppedoffanypersonandsodidn'tknowaboutplatformtickets
andthoughtthatit'snotneeded.
Soiwenttotheticketcounterbygivingareasonthatiwasgoingtotjetoilet
andbought3platformtickets(forme,momanddad).
Afterthetrainleftthestation,weproceededfromtheplatformtotheexit.
Therewasastaircaseforthefootoverbridgewheremymomgotdividedfrom
usforabout45feet.Asthestaircasedividerended,isawthatmymomwas
stoppedbytheTCandwasaskedfortheplatformticket.
Shewasnervousasshedidn'tthinkitwaswrong.That'swhenicametoher
andshowedtheTCourticketsandheletusgo.
Aswelefthim,mymothertookabreatheofreliefandihadagoodlaughwith
mydad.
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Trainname:Chennaihowrahmailyear:2014
IwastravellingfromChennaitonelloretoagaintravelwithmygirlfriendwho
wastravellingtochennai.AsitwastosurpriseherItwasinstantdecisionandI
tookgeneralticket,butIboardedintosleepercoachwithmyjuniorswhoare
goingtotheirhomeforvacation.
Expect2ofthemeveryonegotatsameplace,buttheysattogetherandthought
ofmanagingTC,onegirlamongthemaskedaguytotakepermissionfromTC
beforeitselfthentheheroicguysaid"noneedtoaskhimhecan'tdoanything
ifwegive50hewilljumpfromtrainalso".UnfortunatelyTCwasstanding
behindhim.
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What'snext?Ileaveittoyourimagination
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ThishappenedwhenIwastravellingwithmyfriendduringourinternship.We
hadtochangetrainsinbetweentoreachourdestination.Wewereincollegeso
obviouslywedecidednottobuyticketfortheconnectingtrain.
Wereachedourstationwithoutanyfussandproceededtoexitthestation.It
wasmiddleofthedayinsummerandtheplatformwasdeserted.Assoonaswe
reachedtheexitdoor,theTTEseeingtwocollegestudentrushingtothedoor,
smelledbloodandsignalledustostop.Wedecidedtoignorehimand
increasedourpace.Hethencalledtousandtoldustostop.Wellnowweboth
knewwewereintrouble.
TheTTEknewhehadgothispreycornered.Hesmuglyaskedustoshowour
tickets.Ilookedatmyfriend,hehadthatresignedlookonhisface.ThenI
lookedattheTTE,hewasamiddleagedman,anoldschoolkindofperson,
peoplewhodon'tgowellwithtechnology.Nowthiswasatimewhenthee
ticketswereanewconceptinIndianrailways.Idecidedtogowithmyinstinct.
Itookoutmyphoneopenedarandommessage,oneofthosefromservice
providerandgavehimthephone.
IlookedatmyfriendandhewaslikewhatthehellareyoudoingandIwas
likeletusseehowthisgoes.Meanwhile,theTTEwasobviouslyunsettledby
thisashedidn'texpectustohaveticketsandcertainlynotaneticket.
Helookedatthemessageandpretendedtoreadit,Icouldseehiseyeswereall
glazedover.Afteramomenthegavemyphonebackandtoldustoleave.
AndthatishowIsaved100rupeeswhichwerelaterspentonawelldeserved
plateofchickenkebab.
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Thishappenedwheniandtwoofmyfriendsfromnitsuratweretravelling
fromsurattobaroda.Wegotintosomerandomactrainwithouttickets.The
TTEcameandaskedforticketswemadeupsomerandomstorywhyindeed
wedidnothavethem.Thenheaskedforthetrainticketfareandtoour
astonishmentallofushadatotalof68rswithus..!!Thenhecalledtherailway
policeatankleshwar.Onreachingankleshwarwesawthreepoliceofficers
waiting,theyescortedustothepolicestation.Thiswasmyfirstpolicestation
experience..!Whenwetoldthemwehadnomoney,theyescortedustothe
nearestatm.Imaginegoingtoanatminpoliceescort..!!Therewewithdrew
money,paidthefineandfinallywewereletout.
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ThishappenedaroundFeb2015.
IwasdoingmyfinalyearengineeringprojectinNLC.Myselfandmybatch
matetooktheVaigaiexpressfromVirudhachalamtoTrichy(Neyvelito
virudhachalamisabouthalfanhour).Thejourneyisabout2hrs.Vaigai
expressrunsbetweenChennaiMadurai.
Aswehadnotmadeanyreservation,weboughtanunreservedticket.Asthe
trainarrivedatvirudhachalamwetriedtogetintoonethoseURcoaches
unfortunatelyallof'emwerefullsuchthatpeoplewereevenseatedonthe
stairsandrefusedeventoletusin.Sowegotintosomerandom2S(reserved
sitting)compartmentandstoodnearthedoor.Itwasaweekendsotherush
wasatitspeak.
Itwasprettytoughtostandforalongtimesowedecidedtositwiththe
dooropenedwitheithersideofourearspluggedinwithearphones.Then
cametheTTE.Shoutedrightawayrenduperumendhiringada!!Aalukku
redaayarthiinoorrubafinekattunga!(Getupbothofyou.Pay2500per
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headasafineamount).Wewereflabbergasted.Oneofthecopassengers
intervenedtohelpusoutofit.HeaskedtheTTEnottotreatusinan
unacceptablemanner.HetoldtheTTEthoughwhatwedidwasanoffence
underthelawheshouldnottrytoscaretheshitoutofus.Meanwhilemy
friendwasallfearedandItriedtokeepmycoolandaskedmyfriendtohold
hisnerve.
InnotimealoudfightbrokeoutbetweenthecopassengerandtheTTE.
TheTTEwasboastinghimselfasacentralgovt.employeeandinreplytheco
passengersaidheisastategovt.employeeandknowstherulesaswell.
ActuallythecopassengerwastryingtoconveytotheTTEtocollectthecorrect
fineamountratherthanshoutinglikehell.Sooneverythingwentoutofour
handsasitturnedintoaCopassengervsTTEandwedin'tknowwhattosay
andhowtoact.
InnotimeanotherTTEarrivedanditwasallworseningminutebyminute.
Thenewcomersaidennadapanrathappapannitupesauttuvedika
paakreengala??(Youguysdidthewrongandnowareyouguysenjoying
thefight??).NowbothTTEsunifedandarrivedataconclusionthatthetrain
wouldstopatTrichyandmoveaninchafterthatuntilthreeofusarehanded
overtotherailwaypoliceinTrichy(yesthecopassengerisno.3.Hewastold
hewasbookedunderthegroundsforobstructinggovt.authoritiesonduty).
TheotherTTElefttheplace.
Myselfandmyfriendwereatsea.MyplanAwasassoonaswereachTrichy
wastoaskforaanexcuseif,notacceptedpaytheactualfineanleave.The
TTEofourcoachwasbitagedmaybearound50to55lookedprettytensed.
AllIcouldfindwasheactedspeakingwithhishigherauthorities(hewas
holdinghisphonewideenoughformetoseethe"PresstoUnlock"appearing
againandagain).Thisgavemealittlehopeofsomething.Meanwhiletheco
passengerwhohelpedussaidhe'lltakecarewhoevercomesandwhatsoever
happens.BesidesthesetensesituationtheTTEwhochargedususethelatrine
andcameout.Heagainsaidwecannotdisappearunlesswe'recharged.Along
withthatcommentaheftySMOKESMELLrushedoutofhismouth.Fora
momentIstartedtouseallmybrains.IbelievedIhavebeengiftedaplanB.
TomakesureIusedthesamelatrineandconfirmedhehadsmoked.Ieven
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noteddownthetimeofthisincident.AsthetheTTEwasstandingbesidesusI
textedmyfriendstandingrightnexttomethattheTTEhassmokedinsidethe
trainandweshouldreportthistotheauthoritiesaswell.Iaskedhimtobelieve
metotakeontheTTEonthismatter.Itwasallfuminginsideme(segar
sethaanda:D).
InfewminutestimewearrivedattheTrichyjunction.Thetrainstoppedat
TrichyandtoallthisBUILDUPtheclimaxwasreadytorollon........Theco
passengerhintedustogetdownandwalkawayasifnothinghappened.The
TTEgotdownalongsidethecopassengerandtheyhadabitofconversation
meanwhilewegotdownandstartedwalkingtowardsthestairs.Iaskedmy
friendtowaitandseeiftheTTEreallyhasthepowertochargeuslikehe
threatened.Ofcourseallthisconfidencecamefromthesmokingincident.I
wavedmyhandstothecopassengerwhohelpedusandstartedwalking
towardsthestairs.Andyesthetrainleftasperschedule.Itwasallreliefforus.
TheintentionoftheTTEwastoplayadramaandcreateahavoc.
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OnefineFriday,afterofficeIandmy2officecolleagueplannedtogotoSouth
Mumbaiandhavesomegoodtime.WewereworkinginsameMNCNearto
AiroliStation.
SowhenwewenttoAiroliStation1colleagueaskedustotaketheticketbut
anotherguywashavingsimplelogic.DontevertakeaTicketandtravelinfirst
classandalwayskeep500rsnoteinyourpocket(Heusedtoshowthesame
noteeverytime).
WheneveryougetcaughtjustgivethismoneytoTTandleave.Welookathis
confidenceandtookatrainfromAirolitoThane(youhavetotakeconnecting
trainifyouwanttogoCSTfromAiroli)withoutticket.
Beforethethanestationcame2ndguywhohasgiventheadvice,hewentnear
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todoorandwhenthetraingetslightlyslowandcomesneartohisplatformhe
jumpedoutofthetrainontheplatformandalsoaskedustojump.
ButIandmyfriendwerenotawareofthistechniqueandwewaitedtillthe
traingetsstopped.
AssoonaswecameoutofthetrainTTcaughtusredhandandaskedusfor
ticketandwewerelikeWTF.Hetookustooneroomandaskedfor600bucks
orelseyouhavetospendwholenighthereonly.
Scaryfacestoldthemthatwedonthavethatmuchamountwithusand
meanwhileweweretryingtonegotiateandformsomewherethemainguy
camefindingus.
Firsthelaughedlikeahellseeingourfaces,Thenwithoutaskinganythinghe
onlypaysforourtroubleandaftercomingoutoftheroom,1ofmycolleague
whowasbengolisaidGoonduinsoontujhebolathaTicketletehai.
FromthanetoCSTwearesayingthesamethingtoeachother(Tujhebolatha
ticketletehai).
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Thishappenstomefewyearsback.Iwastravellingfromkochitochennai.
Homesicknessmademetravelalotfrommychennaiworkplacetokerala,
wheneverIgotanopportunity.ThebookingwillbedonelongpastandifIfails
totravelcancelledthesame.
SothatdayIgetintothistrainandwenttomyallottedseat.Isawoneguy
sittingthere.Itoldhimthattheseatbelongstome.Tomywonderhealsotold
methesame.Iwasinadilemma.Howcomethesameseatcanbeallottedto
twodifferentpeople.Theseatwasnotasidelower.?
Ireallygotangrytothisguy,thinkingheislying.
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Buthiswordsmademestandstill.whatcanItellifhesaystheseatbelongsto
him.??SuddenlytheTTRappears.Heaskedmetheticket.Handingoverthe
sameItoldhimtheseatbelongstomeandanotherguyistellingthesame.The
TTRwaspolite.Inwonder,hecalmlytold,letscheckthelist.Hewasusingvery
politewordsandall.TheTTRsearchedlikeanythingtofindmyname
somewhereinthelist.Timewentby.Attheendhetoofailed.
Suddenlyaloudshoutingechoedinmyears.TheTTRaskedme"Whatis
yourtrainnumberidiot?"
Iwasstillconfused.Itoldhimthenosomehow.Buttomysurprise,hetold
"whatyoutoldisthistrain'snumber.Butyourticketisnotinthis.Getout".
Thereweremanytrainstochennai.ButInormallybookinCHENNAIMAIL
only.Butthatdayonly,ithappenedanotherwayIforgot.Afterthathewas
scoldingmelikeanything.Ilookedaround.EverytimeIcapturemyseatIwish
prettygirlssettingallaround.butIRCTCwebsiteissomehowconfiguredthat
noprettygirleversitnextmeoreveninmycompartment.Butthisday,whenI
lookaround,somanyfaces.Alllookingatmelikeadumphead.LaterIchecked
withadifferentTTRinthesametrainandgotaSLwithoutberthticket.
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Thishappenedrecently.

Mymomwasaskedtobooktrainticketforherboss(idontknowtowhich
place)bothtoandfro.Mymombookedthetoticketonsaturdaynight
correctly.Thebossinformedhertobookthereturnticketthenextdayin1am
train(Hemeantmonday1a.m).Mymombookedreturnticketonnextday
train(bookedsunday1a.m).Thereturndayarrived.Thebossgotintothe
traintookhisseatanddozedoff.TheTTEcameandaskedhimfortheticket.
WhenhegavethetickettheTTEtoldhimthattheticketwasbookedfor
yesterday(sunday).Hewasshockedanddidntknowhowtoreact.Finallyhe
somehowmadethejourney.
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Thenextdaywhenhereturnedtoofficehegaveboththeticketstomymomto
checkifitsbookedcorrectly.Mymomallconfusedgottheticketsverifiedit(still
didn'tgethermistake:P)wenttohimandtoldthatitscorrectonly.
Hethenpointedoutthemistaketoherhowcanheboardsunday1a.mtrain
whenhejuststartedhisjourneyatsaturdaynightonly.
Mymomfeltverybad,toldsorry,camehomeandnarratedmetheincident...
whichnowipostedinquora...:)
P.S:Ignorethemistakes....)
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Thishappenedwithmeand3ofmyfriends.Itwasduringthecollegefinal
year.Wewereplanningtoattendafriendssistersmarriage.Wewereina
hurrytocatchthelocaltrainandwegotinwithouttickets.Aftergettinginthe
trainrealizedthatwetookthetraininwrongdirection.Thenwegotdownin
nextstop.TooursurpriseweweresurroundedbyTTandRailwayPolice.We
triedtoranawayandpolicecaughtmeandmyfriend.Rest2luckyfellows
escaped.PolicewerepushingustopaythefineofRs.250each.Wedon'thave
thecashtopay.Thenkeepingmyfriendfordebtinrailwaypolicestation,I
wenttogetcashfromATM.4ATM'sivisitedweren'tworking.AfterRoaming
(imaginingmyfriendssituation)foraround1.5Kmsfinallyigotthecash.
Arguedwiththepolicethatwewillpayonlyforwetwowhentheywereasking
topayforallthefour.Thenpaid500Rsandwentbacktohostel:(
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Thishappenedin2011,Iwasa16yr.oldteengirl.
IliveinKolkata.Lovetovisitplaces(any).Onedayme&mybestfriendbunked
tuitionclassinthemorning&decidedtogotoHowrahstation(Kolkata).She
alwayscomewithoutmoneywhenIamwithher.Kanjoos.Sowereached
Howrahbybus&enteredintostation.Completelyforgotabout'platform
tickets'.
Wesatinsidethestation.Sawmanyfoodstalls.Boughtchickenspringrolls&
cola.
Listenedtosomemusicinheadphone.
PlayedTemplerunonmydeviceforsometime.
Enjoyedwatchingfewtrains.Lol.
Thenitwastimetogo.Wealmostreachedtheexitgatesuddenlytwomiddle
agedfemaleTTcame.
Iwasabouttogetaheartattack.Myfriendtoldthemthatwejustcamefora
visit.Theystartedscoldingus.Peoplewerewatchingus.
Myfriendhadnomoneywithher.Theytoldtocallparentssothattheycan
givethefine.
Ihadmyteacher'ssalarywithme.Gavethem350ruppeesasfineandthey
gaveusaslip.Ihad20ruppeesleftwithme:((
AndtheolderladyTTsaid'Nowyoucanroamaroundtheplatformaslongas
youwant'.
Myfacewasred&myfriendwassmiling.
ThattimeIdecidednottogooutwithhereveragain.
AndIneverforgetaboutticketsanymore:D
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Administration,Businessconsult...
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Thisisthestoryofayoungboywhodidnthaveenoughmoneytotravelfrom
hishostelbacktohomeforafourhourlongjourney,andsohestuffedhis
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jacketspocketswithmostofhisbelongingsandboardedthetrainwithoutthe
ticket.AstheTTEapproached,hewascaughtbyhim.Hepretendedtofindthe
ticketinhispocket,andtheTTEdemandedthatheremovehisjacket.When
hestartedemptyingthejaket,theTTEwasastoundedtofindsoman
belongingslikeatoothbrush,deodorant,hanky,keys,pen,chain,phone,mp3
player,andsomuchmore.Intheend,heproduced2coins.Atthis,theTTE
laughedandlettheboygowithoutanyfineashesaidthistrickwasnewfora
change!
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AasishJain,general,proudindian,mechanicalengineer
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Thishappenedwheniwasinmy11thstandardandtravellingfrom
HOWRAHtoGUWAHATIinkamrupexpress.
Mycoachhadaverypassengersonit.Itwasaround9pm,iwashavingmy
lunchwhenadrunkedpersoncameandtookthesideupperberthandslept.
Hisclothesweredirtyandlookedpovertystriken.AfteraampleoftimeaTC
cameandenquiredhimfortheticket.
Idon'tremenbertheexactconversationbutitwassomewhatlikethis.
TC:ticketdikhaw...?
PERSON:(drunked)SHOUTSLOUDLY....KYA????
TC:ticket?
PERSON:nahihai..
TC:ticketnahihaitofinedenaparega300INR.
PERSON:searchingallhispockets....hesomehowmanagestogive240INR.
Inindia,thereisarulethataTCshouldgiveachallanrecieptofthefinepaid
totheaccused.
ButinthiscasetakingtheadvantageofthedrunkedpersontheTCdidn'tgave
anyrecieptofthefinepaid.Hewentoff.
WeallknowthatthereamorethanoneTCinatrain.
After3040minsananotherTCcomesandenquireshimfortheticket.
Letmemakeyouallclearthataccordingtomewhathappenedwasthatthe
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previousTCwentandtoldhisfriend(anotherTCinthetrain)thathehadnot
givenanyreciepttoapassengerwhowastravellingwithoutticketsogoonce
againtohimandchargehimagain.
Astherewasnorecieptofthefinepaidwiththeperson,hehastopaycouple
ofbucksmorebutashehadnomoneytheTCtoldhimtoleavethetrain.he
repeatedlykeptsayingthathehadalredypaidthefinebuttheTCdidn'tlisten
awordofhim.
Thiswholeincidenttookplaceinfrontofmebutididn'thavegutstospeak
againsttheTC.Ireallyfeelguiltyofwhatihaddone..icouldhavestoppedhim
but......ANDindirectlyigaveahelpinghandtoCORRUPTION.
suggestionswidelyaccepted.
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Thishappenedtomeafewmonthsback.IampursuingB.Tech.fromDelhi
andmyhometownissonipat(50kilometersfromDelhi).Soitraveltomy
collegedailyviatrain.MostofthestudentsstudyinginmycollegeareDelhities
andtheyusuallyareverysurprisedtoknowthaticometocollegedailyby
train.AlotofpeopletravelfromourcitytoDelhidailyandhencewearecalled
Dailypassengers.Dailypassengersareaspecialcategoryofpassengerswho
thinkthaytheyownIndianrailways.Theyboardanytrainthatleadstotheir
destinationwithoutworryingaboutTTE'sandtickets.Theyusuallyhavea
monthlypasswhichentitlesthemtotravelinpassengertrainsbutyouwill
usuallyfindalotofthemtravellinginexpresstrainswiththeirmonthlypasses.
TTE'sarealsousedtousandtheydon'tbothermuchaboutourticketsandall
(exceptafew).Sohere'showigotcaughtupwithaTTEfallingintothay
exception.
Ihadmyinternalvivasgoingoninmycollegeandihadtoreachmycollegeat
815am.Normallythevivausedtoendin1015minutesandiwasusuallyfree
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by10am.Thenextpassengertrainthatleadstomycitywastodepartfromold
delhiat1pmandreachmycityat2:30pm.Therewasalsoanexpresstrain
paschimexpresswhichdepartsfromdelhiat11:24andreachesmycityat12
butsinceitisanexpresstrainyouaresupposedtohaveyourreservationsdone
totravelinthattrain.Butsincewearedailypassengersandareusedtothis
TTEstuffidecidedtoboardthistrain.Unlikenormaldays,thetrainthatday
wasfullofpassengersandtherewasnotevenspacetoaccommodateevena
singlepersoninanycoach.ijusthangedononedoorofasleepercoachand
thereweretwopassengerswaitingattheplatformtryingtogetawayintothe
coach.Theyhadtheirreservationsdoneearlier.Sincetheywereunabletoget
wayintothecoachduetomassivecrowdofdailypassengerstheycalledupthe
railwaypolice.Sinceiwasstandingatthedoor,iwasthefirstpersontobe
thrownoutofthatcoachbythepoliceofficer.Hejustpulledmetowardsthe
platformandmadesomewayforthosepassengers.Thetraindeparted.Iwas
seeingthetraindepartandwasfeelingthatmyegohasbeenhurtsinceinmy
dailypassengerlifeofthreeyearsihaveneverbeenthrownawaylikethat.34
coacheshadpassedbymeandsuddenlyidon'tknowwhatcametomymind
andijustjumpedintoacoachjustnexttotheACcoach.Ihadsafelyboarded
thetrainandwasstandingatthegatefeelingproudandhappythatillreach
homein30minutes.Thenafter5minutesisawaTTEcomingtowardsthis
coach.Hehadaverynicebuiltandwasapproximately6ftinheightandwas
probablyaround30yearsold.Therewasagroupaladiesstanding.Theyhad
boughtageneralcoachticketbutweretravellinginsleepercoach.Hedidn't
sayanythingtothem.Hethencametowardsmeandaskedupforticket.I
showedhimmymonthlypasswhichwasn'tvalidinthattrainandheaskedto
giveapenaltyof350rupees.Ijuststoodstillanddidn'tdoanythingandwas
makingthoseroutineexcusesthatiamastudentandall.Hekeptonyellingat
meinharyanviandiwasjusttryingtosavemy350rupeesinanyway.Inthe
meantimeanotherTTEcameandheaskedforticketstotwoguysstanding
besidesme.Assoonastheguysaidthathedoesn'thaveatickettheTTEjust
slappedhisfacesohardthattherewerehisfingerprintsonhisface.Iwas
scaredthathewouldbeatmeuptoo.Ijusttookoutmypurseandtookouta
thousandrupeenotefromit.Inthemeantimehehadslappedtheotherguy
anditwasmyturnnow.Heaskedmeforticketisaididon'thaveoneandill
notboardthistrainagaininmylifeandtoldhimthatiamadailypassenger.
Seeingthatshaking1000rupeenoteinmyhand(iwasliterallyshiveringoutof
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fearthathewouldslapmehardonmyfaceandiwon'tbeabletodoanything)
hewassmilingandtoldmethatheisleavingmebecauseiamastudentand
toldmenottoboardthattrainagain.Ijustnoddedinayesandhappilykept
thatnoteinmypocket.Ijustsawfacesofthosetwoguyswhichstillhad
imprintsonthemandthetrainhadarrivedonmydestinationanddeboarded
thetrainthinkingthatillnevertravelbythistrainagain.
Theverynextdayihadmyviva,samescheduleandsurprisinglythesame
train.Yes,ijustboardedthattrainagainandfortunatelynevermetthose
TTE'Sagaininthenextthreedays.
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Iwilljustsayluckwasonoursidethatday,Sohereisthestory..

Meand2ofmyfriends,weweresmokingupinthetraintoiletand
unfortunatelytheexhaustwasn'tworkingsothesmokefilledupthe
Wholetoiletandwegothighandforgottolightciggrette(thatthingweused
todoforprotectionsothatitgivesaciggerette'ssmell)andthenwhenwe
openedthetoiletdoor,theTCwasrightinfrontofusthesmokepassedbyhim
.Hesaid"youguysaresmokingweed",wesaid"noitwasaciggerette"
Wethenthoughtprobablywe'llhavetobribehimorsotoleaveuswhenhe
said"ChaloSidemeaao"..
Andthenheaskedforourticket,wewerealreadytoohighaswewerealready
drunknDanwesmokedupandthenthis,wegottooscared,suddenlyhesaid"
EkkaamkrotumhariekseatRAChaina..WObaajuWaaliseatpe
sojaana"
Wewerecompletelyshockedandthenagainhecamewithourbagandsays
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"Isthisyourbag?Youforgotthisintoilet"

WethankedhimandhonestlyIcouldn'tthankhimenoughforsparingus
_/\_
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Iliketosharethisincident:
ItwasasunnymorninginChennai.IwasrecruitedinaITCompanyand
wasmadetorelocatefromBangaloretoChennai.Itwasmyfirsteverjob,had
lotofambivalence!IwasaccompaniedbymyDad.
InBangalore,theconceptofusinglocaltrainsisalmostnil.Weusebusesand
autorickshawsmost.Wewantedtoreachthecompanyby10am.Weleftat8
amChennaicentraltocatchalocaltrain.
Wejustwenttookasecondclassticketandgotintothelocal.Wereachedour
destination.IsawtheTCoutsideandIwasbitsuspiciousbythewayhewas
looking.Ifeltsomethingwasfishy.MaybeseeingmybackpackshefeltIwas
notalocal.
Wegotdownandheaskedfortickets.Mydadandmewithoutanyhesitation
showedhimthetickets.Heimmediatelysaidpayfine.Wewereshocked.
Weasked"Sir,why?".Thanwerealizedwehadgotintoafirstclass
compartment.WhenyougetintofirsttimelocaltraininChennai,youcannot
actuallyfigureoutwhichisfirstclassorsecondclasssincetherewon'tbeany
boardmentioningitormaybewewereinahurry:P
Werealizedourmistakeandgavehimthefine:)
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SharadHolaniRequestBio
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Enteredthestationwithoutanykindofticketasmyfriendwassupposedtoget
it..Buthecalledandtoldmetobuyashewouldbelate.
Obliviousofthestrictcheckingatexits,Iwasgoingtowardstheticketcounter
andwham.
ATTEaskedformyticket.Itriedexplainingthatiwasonmywayjusttoget
that.Buthewouldnotbudgeandhandedmeafine.
Tryingtoconformwithlawgotmeintotrouble.:(
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KomminaSivanandRequestBio
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Wewereagangof10.Wecommutedaily20kmstoreachcollegeintrains.We
nevertakeourseasonticket.Soourplanwouldbelikethis.
Onepersonwillholdseasonticket.Wetravelingeneralcompartmentwhich
donothaveinterconectionbetweenbogies.
SoifaTTEcomesmyfriendwhohasticketwillrunawayinsuchawaythat
TTEnotice.Sohewillrunbehindhim.Meanwhileotherwhodonthaveticket
willgetdownandchangebogie.
Usuallywetravelinpassengerwherthetrainstopforevery10mins.Soeasyto
escape.
Onedayhenoticedourplan.Hecamewithagang.Finalyallpaid50each
andescaped.
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Onceiboughtticketforonesaturdaybuttravelledonsunday,thinkingithas
beenforsunday.Inevercheckedtheticket.Iboardedthetrainandsettledin
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my(supposedtobe)theseat.Whentcarrived,ihandedovermyticketwith
cofidence,andwassurprisedtohiscommentitsinvalid.Itriedtoargue,butas
evident,ihadtocutasorryfigure.Thetcthenadvisedmepityingmysituation,
togetageneralticketfromthecomingstationandhewouldgetmeaberth
allotted.Ithankedhimprofuselyforbeingthatkind.Myfellowtravellerhad
someonejoiningheratthatstationandshewaskindenoughtogetmeaticket.
ThankGod.ItwasthejourneyfromRajamundrytoTirupathi.
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Mymotheranduncle(herbrother)weretravelling,itwasa4hourdayjourney
andIhadtoreceivethematstation.
WhenIcalledmymother,shesaidtheywerewithoutticketbecausethequeue
attheticketcounterwastoolongandtheyfailedtogettheticket.
TheysafelyarrivewithoutgettingcaughtbyanyTTE,butIknewtheywillget
caughtbytheTCwhileexitingfromrailwaystation.SomysolutionwasthatI
bought3platformtickets.
TCaskedforthetickets,Ihandedoverhim3platformtickets.
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sothishappenedwhenIwas7.
meandmyfatherwerereturningfromBiharafterattendingoneofcousin's
marriage..asluckwouldhaveitatthestationsomeonepickpocketedmydad..
soourthereservationticketsweregoneandallthecash(therewerenoATM's
thattime).inallmydadwasleftwith100200bucks..soonsafesidemyDad
tookonegeneralticketandgavemestrictinstructionthatifaTTcomesto
checkforticketIshouldanswerhimthatIm4yearsoldonly..throughoutthe
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journeytherewerenoTT's.assoonaswereachedHowrah,aTTcameand
askedforticket..beingthenotoriouskidIwas.onbeingenquiredhowoldI
wasIquicklysaid7..theTTfinedus400(somethingcan'trecall).mydadgave
meahugelectureandhadtocallmyuncletopaythefine!
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IshanBansal,booksfanatic..
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Thisincidenthappened3yearsbackwhenmeandmyfriendwastraveling
fromJammutoLudhiana.Wedidn'tmakeanybookingsowehadtoreach
stationsometimebeforethetraindepartsbutunluckilywegotlateanditwas
longqueueforticket.Soweskippedbuyingticketandheadeddirectlyto
train.it wasahotdaysowedecidedtotravelinairconditionedcompartment
butitwasbittrickyaswedidn'tevenhavegeneralticket.SoIwenttotc
Me:sirwearetravelingtoLudhianaandwedon'thaveanybookingbutwe
wannagoina/Ccompartment
T.c:whydidn'tyoubookitinadvance?
Me:siritisaninstantplansowedidn'thavetimeforbooking
T.c:(wickedsmileonhisface)OKOKIwilldosomething.Showmeyour
generalticket
Me:wedidn'thavetimeforthatalso
T.c:youdon'thavegeneralticketandyouwannasitina/c
Me:yes.canyouhelpusout?
T.c:(takingoutpenandpaper)thetotalfarefortwois1300bucksbutifyou
don'twantaticketthen1000isenough
Me:tryingtomakeadeal.Iwillpay500
T.c:afterthinkingforawhileheagreed
Thankstothemanwetravelledin500anddidn'thavetostandinqueue
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OneIwastravellingfromPunetoMumbai.Itsaround4hoursjourney.The
traincomesfromKanyakumariorsomeplaceinthesouthandMumbaiisthe
lastdestination.
Mostlythetrainisallemptybythistime.Iboardedthetrain@1AMfromPune
withaGeneralClassTicket.IknewthatnoTTEwillvisitorchecktheticket.I
enteredintoaSleepercompartmentandwenttothemiddleofthe
compartmentsearchingforanemptyseat({preferablyonthetopormiddle
berth).
Iwaitedforaround10minutesafterthetrainleftthestation,Iwasverysure
thattheseatisemptyandnoonewillcometoclaimit.Icrawledintothe
middleberthandslept.
AtthebackofmymindIwasbuildingallmyplanstodealwiththeTTEifhe
comesandaftersometimeIslept.
Ataround4AMinthemorningsomeoneshookmylegandIrealizedthatit
wastheTTE.IactedlikeIdidn'tnoticeandIamsleeping.Buthewasastud.
Heknewthattheseatisnotmine.Heshookharderandthen
Icasuallyasked,"Whatsthematter?"
Hisusualanswerwas,"Ticket."
Ihandedoverthegeneralticketandsleptagain.
Hesaidinthelocallanguage,"Thisisnoticketfortheseat?"
Iunderstood,hewillnotspareme,Iwasscaredbuttriedtoactsmart,I
reachedintomypocketandpulledouta10Rs.currencynoteandhandedover
tohim.
Hemighthavefeltinsulted,heshoutedatme"What'sthis?"
Ireachedbackinmypocketandpulledanother10Rs.Noteandhandedover
tohimandslept.
Heshoutedbackagain,"Itnemeinnahichalega(thisisnotenough)"
Ipulledoutmywalletandpulledtherest20Rs.andhandeditovertohim.I
said,"thisisallIhave,ifyouwantmetogetdownIwillgetdownandplease
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returnmy40Rs."
Hesaid,nonothisisenough.HeleftmurmuringsomethingandIslept
happily.
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Ihadmanyexperiencesbutiwouldliketomentionthebestone.
Ialwaysusedtobuyageneraltickettotraveltomyhometownfrommycollege,
whichtooknearly6hours,insleeperclass.Once,inhurryicouldnotbuyeven
ageneralticket.Stillienteredsleeperclassandtookaseat.Afterawhileifell
asleep.TTEcameandwokemeupandaskedfortheticket.Isaidhimthatmy
berthwasinS8andmyticketisinmybagandiaminthiscompartment(i
guess,iwasinS4)tomeetafriend.MostlyinsuchcasesTTEjustaskswhether
yourberthisconfirmorwaitingandifyoureplyitiswaiting,heleavesyou.But
thatdaytheTTEtoldthatletsgotoS8.Iwastotallyconfused,thinkingwhatto
do.AssoonaswereachedS8,ibeganmovingfromoneberthtoanother
pretendingthatihaveforgottenwhereihavekeptmybag.TTEwasnot
leavingmeforevenasecond.Thenitoldhimthatsirithinkitisinthenext
compartmentandthenhesaidtocometothenextcompartmentalso.Sensing
thathewasnotgoingtoleaveme,itoldhimthatihadnoticket.Assoonashe
heardthis,hebegantoshoutatme.Heshoutedhowdareyoulietome,you
wastedmyprecioustimeblahblah...Thenhesaidthatletthenextstation
comeandiwillhandyouovertothepoliceandheheldmyhand,shouting
continuously.ThenanotherTTEwaspassingbyandheaskedwhatwasgoing
on.Afterlisteningtohim,heaskedmewhyididsuchnonsenseact.Isuddenly
madeupaemotionalstoryandhegotconvinced.ThenheaskedtheTTEtolet
itgoandforgiveme.Theyleftwithouttakingevenapenny!:)
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AbhishekSingh,Coder,Researcher,Historian,Listner
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Ireaditsomewhere..
AmanwhowastravelingwithoutticketinageneralcoachofPassengertrain.
Hewascarryingsomeoldticketswithhim.BeforeTTEcouldcometohisseat
hewenttobathroomandsoaktheoldticketinwater.WhenTTEcametohis
seat,heshowedtheticketbyholdingitusinghispen.TTEdidnoteventriedto
seetheticketandsaid"Thickhaithikhai..ptanhikahankahanseaajaate
hai.."
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StanleySg,myfirstinterest
478Views

Thishappenedwheniwasinmyfirstyearorengineering(mumbaiuniversity).
itwasaheavyrainydayandiusedtotravelinfirstclass(weget50%student
discount).andiwasaccompaniedbymyfriend.nowthisguywasacareless
guy.AndsinceiwasaregularcommuterispottedthattheTTEhasenteredthe
traineventhoughhewasstandingstillandwaitingforthetraintomove(He
wasinplainclothes).
Knowingthattheguywithmeithebestcarelesspersonicanmeet,ijust
wispheredandaskedwetherdoyouhavepass(Seasonticket).Heopenedhis
walletandsearchednottotofinda"StillVALID"one.twasthemonthof
september.buthedidhaveapassoffirstclassfromVirarChruchgatewhich
hadalreadyexpired.withgreatconfidencehesaidiwillshowittohim.....woh
kuchnahikarega.
Thetrainwascrowdedthatday.SotheTTEwascheckingveryfast.Andhe
wantedtodesparatelygetoutofthetrainatthenextstation.Hecheckedmine.
Andthenhis.Andthenthenextguy...Andhegotoff.
IusedtothinkthatMumbai'slocaltrainTTecantbefooled(asitriedonceby
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shwingafaketicket...buthecaughtme).
Ichangedmymind....thatday
PS:thisguyhadaticketbutheforgoy
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Iwasinthe10thstdandwasnostrangertoticketlesstravel.Usuallywhenyou
areinaschooluniformalltheTC'sdoisthattheyaskyoutogetdownfrom
thetrainandgoback.Ifyouaretravellinginthe1stclasswitha2ndclass
tickettheyactsternasiftheyaregoingtofineyouandaskyoumovetothe
2ndclasslater.

ButthistimeitwasdifferentIwasreturningfromclassesanddidn'thavemy
uniformon.IstoppedtohavebhelandwhenIsawthetrainarrivingIranand
boardedit.LittledidIknowIhadboardedthe1stclasscompartment.This
dawnedonmeonlywhenthetrainwassetinmotion.

AsIwasnostrangertosuchsituationsIwentandsatandstartedgulping
downthebhelIhad.AsluckwouldhaveitaTCenteredandcheckedallthe
passengerstickets.Hecametomeandaskedmeforaticket.Ishowedhimmy
2ndclassticketandhespotteditwithinamoment.IsaidIwassorrybutthis
TCjustwouldletmego.Hedemandedthefine.JustadayagoIhad500
bucksinmybagsthatIhaddulykeptathometoday.AllIhadwasameager
100bucks.ItriedtobribehimbutheinsistedthatIcallhome.Itoldhimmy
parentswereoutandmygrandmotherwasaloneathome.

Butthisguyjustwouldn'tbudge.Atlasthemademecallmydadwiththe
threatthatIdidn'tIwouldknowwhattheinsideofarailwayjaillookedlike
today.TomyhorrormydadhadcomehomeearlythatdayandIknewIwas
inforathrashingtodayandthethoughtfilledmyeyeswithtears.TheTCsaw
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momentago.Itoldhimhesaysthisbecausehedoesn'tknowmydad.

Themomentarrivedandmydadenteredhisoffice.TheTCsmiledandshook
mydad'shand.Theykneweachotherfromthemanyyearsmydadhad
travelledintrains.Heaskedmetoleaveandspoketomydadalone.Hetold
himallaboutbefore,eventhebribeandaddedthathesparemethethrashing.

Mydadcameoutandaskedmetogoandsitinthecar.OnthewayIthrewthe
bhelpacketawayIhadtoplaythejustgotinthecompartmentbymistakeina
hurrycard.Nowwherewouldthemeeatingbhelfeaturehere.LuckilytheTC
hadmissedoutthisonedetail.

Mydadenteredandtherewasstarksilenceinthecarandhestretchedouthis
hand.Ithoughtsohereitisthe1stslapofmany.Buttomysurprisehewas
holdingoutsomething.

AFIRSTCLASSPASS............
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PrinceJain,CAfinalist
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Idonotexactlyrememberthedatebutitwasfunny.AsiamCAfinalstudent
andmyArticleshipInternshipisgoingon.We3guysme,myseniorSahiland
PawanweresendbyourbosstoagovernmentauditcalledNRHMatNavsari
whichisabout3040kmsawayfromsurat.
Wecompletedouraudittill3PMandwerewaitingforthetrainatNavsari
station.Weweretravellingwithgeneralticket.AndthetrainarrivedPashchim
expressRushinthegeneralboggiewashell,lookingattherushmeandpavan
lookedateachotherandwewerelikeIsmejayenge?IttiBhidmai!Oursenior
sahilsomehowgotintothegeneralcompartment.Butwebothwerelike
reservationmaichadhjatehai:pDekhajayega.
Trainalreadyhadgivenasignalandstarted.WejumpedintotheReservation
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compartment.Assoonasweenteredthesleeper,andHerehewasTTEinfront
ofus.Welookedathimandhelookedatus.Itriedignoringhimandhecalled
Kahajanaha?Ticketdikhao?Konsinticketha?
IwashavinggeneralticketandithoughtLaggayipenalty!

Iwenttohimandshowedthetickets.HesaidNikalo1050.3logke350350.I
saidsirjaldijaldimchadhgyagalatcoachmai..AuditkrkeaayasirNRHM
ki.
Helookedatmeandaskedauditorho?Konsiaudit?NRHM?IsaidYessir.
HesaidFullformboloNRHMka.Andithoughtareyouserious?TTEisasking
fullformofNRHM?
IsaidNationRuralHealthMission:p.HesaidAudittohkrkeaayeho.EK
KAAMKARO,LASTMAIJAKEKHADEHOJAO.Andwesurvivedwithout
payingasinglepenny:p
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Iwasyoungbackthen,maybe1617yearsold.
Ididn'ttravelmuchbythemumbailocal.Thisonetimeinthesummer
vacationIhadtogobylocalforsomework.
Ipurchasedaregularticketandwenttotheplatformwaitingforthetrain.
Mytrainarrives,andholyfuck!It'spackedtothelastsqmillimetrewith
humans.

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Iwasn'tmentallypreparedtogetinthere.Ileftthattrainandwaitedforthe
nextone.
Thenexttrainwasnobetter.Ihadtoboardthisone,Iwasgettinglateandits
wasbloodyhotontheplatform.
Isawthefirstclasscompartmentwasalittlelesscrowdedandbetter(less
sweaty)crowdthere.Isaidtomyself,fuckit,comewhatmayIamnotgetting
intotheregularcompartmentandboardedthefirstclass.LuckilyIgotaseat
immediately.Asthetrainstartedmoving,theTTboardedthecoach.Fuckmy
luck.
NowIkeepmycoolandcontinuereadingthenewspaperhopingtheTTwill
overlookme.Butthisguywasaskingticketstoeveryperson.Heapproached
meandaskedforticket.Ithoughtthereisnogettingawaynow,andacting
naiveismyonlychancetogetaway.Ishowedhimmyregularticket
confidently,andgotbacktoreadingmypaperlikenothingwasamiss.
"Thisisasecondclassticket."TheTTsaid
"Ok.Thanks."IrepliedasifnotrealisingIaminthewrongcoach.
"thisticketisnotforthiscoach,thisisfirstclasscoach"
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"Firstclass?What'sthat?"
"thereadifferentticketforthiscoach,moreexpensive"saidaSardarjiwho
wassittingoppositetome.
"wellIjustsawanemptycoachandboardedit,Iwillgototheregularcoach
onthenextstation"Iactedcool.
"nextstation,youarecomingwithme"saidtheTT.
FML.WegotoffatthenextstationandheadedtotheTT'soffice.Therehe
tookouthisfinebookandstartedwritingareceipt.Iaskedhimwhathewas
doing,towhichherepliedIwillhavetopayafinefortravellinginfirstclass
withoutaticket.
"SahabmetoKabhitravelkartanahitrainse,mujhepatanahithafirstclass
alaghotahai,metokhalidekhkbaithGaya"
"SirIdon'ttravelbylocal,Iwasn'tawarethattherearedifferentclasses,I
sawanemptycoachandboarded"
NowthisTTsomehowsawthegenuinenessofmyclaim.Itwaspeaksummer
andpeakrushhour,howisasmallkidsupposedtogetintothatsweathole?.
"Betapadhtehotofirstclasslikhahuapadhanahi?"
"youareliteratedidn'tyoureadthefirstclasssign"
"Siritnabheedtha,kuchsamjhmehinahiAya.FinebharnekapaisaBhinahi
haimerepass"
"ItwassocrowdedIcouldn'tunderstandwhat'sgoingon.Idon'thavethe
coshtopaythefine"
"Finetobhatnagarpadega.Ruletodahai"
"Youwillhavetopaythefine.Youhavebrokenthelaw"
"Baattosahihaiaapki.AbKyakiyajaye?Paisetonahihai"
"Youareright,whatshouldbedonenow?Idon'thavecashonme"
"gharSEbaharnikleAurpaisakaisenahihai"
"howdidyouleavehomewithoutcash"
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"Waiseto100rupayehaimerepass,parwomujhechaiyereturnticketAur
emergencykliye"
"Ihave100rsonme,butIneedthat,forreturnfareandanyemergency"
"chalo100dedo"
"Givemethat100"
Ihandedhimthat100withasadfaceandaskedhimifIcouldleavenow.He
saidIcanleave,soIgotuptoleave.WhenIwasabouttoexithisoffice,he
calledmeback.
"Ruko"
"Wait"
"yessir"
"Yelo"hehandedme50rs.
"Yekisliye?"
"Whythis?"
"Emergencykliye"
"Foranyemergency"
"chaloniklo"
"Gonow"
Icouldn'tstopsmilingalldaythatday.
Heescortedmetothepropercoachandleft.
Edit:Seemsthatsomepeopleareoffendedbythecrudedescriptionof
passengers.Imeantnooffence.Editedthesame.
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ThishappenedwhenIwenttoseeoffoneofmygoodfriendatNewDelhi
railwaystation.ItwasmyfirsttimewhenIwasatthestationbutnotboarding
thetrain,soIwasunawareabouttheplatformticketpolicy.
Ijustwentinwithhimtotheplatformandstartedwaitingforthetrain.He
(MyFriend)isanarmyofficerandwastravellingtoaremotelocationfor
unknownperiodoftime,SoIwasfeelinglow.
Afterheboardedthetrainandleft,Istartedcryingatplatformandwas
movingtowardstheexit.
ThenIgotcaught:P(Iwasstillcrying.)
Therewastwopersonwhowerecheckingfortheplatformortravellingticket.
LetscallthemX&Y.
X:Madam,Ticket.
ME:Blankexpressionswithtearsineyes,saidnothing.
Y:Madam,kaunsitrainseaayeho?(1)
ME:Withtears,Iwasattheplatformonly,nottravellingtoanywhere.
Y:Kisikoseeoffkarneaayethe?(2)
ME:Inoddedmyheadinaffirmationwithoutsayinganything.
Theybothhadsensedthatshewascomingtoseeoffsomeone,someonewhois
closetoher.
X:Papako?(3)
ME:Friend(Sob)
X:kahangaya?(4)
ME:Patanahi(Dumb:P)(5)
Y:Madam,250/rsdedo.Aapkepaasplatformticketnhihai.(6)
ME:Ididn'tknowabouttheplatformticket.
XtoY:Madamse150/rslelo.(7)
ME:Gave150/rs(Stillsobbing)
X:Madam,abplatformticketleliyakaro.
ME:
Andfromthatdaytilltoday,Ialwaysgotoplatformwithaticketbeit
travellingorplatformandthefunfactisplatformticketcostsonly4/rsandI
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waswonderingwhentheycaughtmethatitmustbecostlythat'swhytheyare
checkingforit.
Memoriesareconnectedmomentsthatcoalesceandcreatethechaptersofour
lives,somebringthesmilethatwidenthelipcurve,Itwasoneofthem.
Translation:
1)kaunsitrainseaayeho:fromwhichtraindidyoucome
2)Kisikoseeoffkarneaayethe:Didyoucometoseeoffsomeone
3)Papako:Urdad?
4)kahanjanatha:wheredidhego?
5)Patanhi:Idon'tknow
6)Madam,250/rsdedo.Aapkepaasplatformticketnhihai:Madam,you
havetogive250/rsasyoudon'thaveplatformticket.
7)Madamse150/rslelo:Takeonly150/rsfromMadam.
8)Madam,abplatformticketleliyakaro:Madam,Dobuyaplatformticket
fromnexttime.
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SiddharthJadhav,Indiantothecore
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Thisincidenthappenedwhilecomingbackfromcollege.Gotoffthelocaltrain,
climbedthebridgeandtheTCcaughtme.
TC:Ticketdikhaobeta
Me:Sir,Tickettonaihai
TC:Chalo,fir260rupiyenikalo
Me:Sirlekin...
TC:Lekinvekinkuchnai,paisenikalo
Me:Sirlekin..
TC:Zadabolomat.Paisenikalo.
Me:Sirlekinmerepaas...
TC:Haanhaanpatahai..terepaaspaisenahihaina.Koibaatnai,fitchal
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court.
Me:SIR,ticketnahilekinmerepaasPASShai.Chalegakya?XD
TC:*#%$?^*$*
MeRock.TCShock
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HimanshuKumar,Mysteryyettobesolved!
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Wellihad3incidents,butthisonewasawesome,sodescribingit.
1.Chunnabhattistation,Mumbai
Iwastravellingwithmyfriendonafinesundaymorning,theticketwasworth
of5rupees.
Wedidn'ttakeit,wegotoffatthestation.
Wewerejustmoving,someonewavedahandtousneartheticketcounter,
askingforaticket.SoweweretakenintotheTTE'scabin.Heaskedustogive
thefine,ididn'thadenoughmoney,isaidididn'thave(i
Literallydidn'thad)
Itoldmyfriendthatdon'tgivehimanymoney,hewillleaveusaftersome
time.
ButtheTTEstartedscoldingus.
Somyfriendhauntedwithhauntedwithterror,openedhispurseand
showedhimtheallthemoney,thatwasaround400.
Hesaidmeyourfriendhasmoney,souhavetopay.
(Iwaslike_facepalmtowardsmyfriend)
Myfriendtookoutthenotesandgavehim.
Thatwasthefirstincidentiregrettedfornotbuyinga5rupeeticketand
paying250rupessforthefine.

AfterthatiagainmetwiththeTTE'satdadar,MumbaiandNewdelhirailway
station.
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MathewDaniel,Onceuponatime...
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OnaimpulsetriptoMumbaifromAhmedabad,wetwoboysfoundthetrain
wasrunningfullypacked.Atoutofferedusticketsatdoublepriceandwetook
it.Hegotusseatedandsaidwaitfortheticket.Asthetrainstartedheshoveda
ticketonusandwerelaxedandgotsettled.Thetccameandlookedatour
ticketandahugesmileappeared.Lookingatusguys,hesays'WhoisFatima
Begum(Lady),age55amongstyou?..'andchargedusfullticketsagain.
Lessonlearnt.
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Ibelieveitwasyear2005andwewenttodropafriendsmomandwewere4
people.Assoonasthetrainleftandwewereplanningtogobackhome(we
werejokingandlaughingandnotlookinganywhere)aTTEcaughtusand
demandedplatformtickets.Wehadnoteventhoughtofpurchasingitand
lookedathimasifhewasridiculous.Theygangeduponusanddemanded
500asfines.Wehadabout4050altogetherandtheywerenotacceptingit
andgivingusgyan.Icalledafriendandaskedhimtogetmoney.Thette
agreedtowait.Myfriendcameandfirstbought5platformtickets(onefor
himself).Assoonashecameitoldthettemyfriendhadplatformticletsbut
hadgonetogetsomesnacks(totallyrefusingtoacceptihadevertoldhimwe
didnothavetkts).Showedhimtheticketsandliterallylaughedonhim.He
startedshoutingatustellingushowheshouldnothavetrustedusandthat
thefinewillbe5000now.Wewerelikegoaheaddowhateveruwantto.after
someshoutinghehadnooptionbuttoletusgo.:D
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DineshSharmaRequestBio
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itishappenedtomelastmonth,
me&mymothertravellingtoJammu(Myhometown),actuallyitwasan
urgentunplannedtravelsoimissedtogetticketsofsleeperclassndforgeneral
toobutafriendofmyhadtoldmebeforethatifdidn'tgetticketsofgeneral
justgototheTTE/TC&askhimtofineyou&allotaseatintheTraincoachas
theyTTE/TChavetherightsortheyhavetheirreservedseatsineachcoach...so
IbeenkeeponlookingforTTE/TCatstationbutindidn'tfoundonesoi
decidedtoboardthetrainwithouttickets,
astrainstartme&mymomfoundavacantseatsowesittherealmostafter7
hours3/4ofdistancemaybeatpathankotTTEcame&askforthetickets..
ItoldhimtomakeaChalan&allotmeaticket...
heagreedonthatandchargeddoublechargesforthetickets...
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Theysay"honestlyisthebestpolicy."anditactuallyprovedit
binforme.Travelingwithoutticket,admittingthesametoTTE
andhadtheridefreewithoutanybribeorfavour.
Itsquitelongbutinteresting.

Ithourslikethis.IwastransferredfromBangaloretoDelhiandIhastotravel
straightfromBangaloretoDelhi.Inthemeanwhile,Icouldnothastimeto
visitmyhometownJaipurbeforejoiningatDelhi,soIhadextraluggageasI
carriedallmybelongings(onethingneedtomention,attheairport,apart
fromtheticket,Ihadpay5500/extraforAdditinalbaggage.SinceI
hasexcessweight).
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Itwasmorethan15daysIwasinahotel,mymomwasfreakingcallingmeto
cometoJaipurthatweekendsoontheSaturday,IthoughtofgoingtoJaipur.
Ihastakenalltheluggage,(weighingapprox60kgs.)Sojustaftermyoffice,
whichisshalfday,IplannedtotakeaRicorcabforthestationfirdouble
deckertraintoJaipur,whichrunseveryday.
Thetripwasmadeinhurry,Icouldnotbooktheticketsforthetrainonline,
andsincethetrainhadmorethan1300seats,Ipresumed,wouldgetticket
easily.Ipresumedihad1000rs.Cashforticketandautofare.
Justafteroffice,IcaughtholdofRicdrivenbysardar,toDelhicantt.That
assholechargedme360bucksfromParliamentstreettostation.IsaidOK.
Throughoutthejourneyhedin'tshutdidmouthandkeptonsayingsome
thingortheother.Todistractmyself,Ihadpluggedearplugsandenjoying
music.
HetookalongerrouteAndSuddenlyBamm!!Theautofellowrammed
itintoBMWonredlight.Forthenext45min,itwasgoodstreetfightandI
wasalreadylateenoughthatmytrainwoulddepartin10min.AndAutofellow
refusedtoply.Ihadtocatchanotherautojust2kms.Beforestationandhe
tookanother250asopputunitytoreachontime.
Sprinting,Irushedfromtheautototheticketcounter,onetickettoJaipur.He
said415.Igave100and.....Holyshit.Idon'thavinganymoneyleft.I
carrya10Rs.Note.Idon'tcarriedenoughcash.Thankstothe
creditcardsyndrome.Andtomylimitedinfo,idintknewIndian
railwaysdon'tacceptcreditcardsatcounter.

Trainiscomingintheplatform,Iheartheenginehonk.Carrying4
bagsalone.Icouldnotthinktwice,boughtgeneralticketandjust
rushedtotheplatform.
Igrabbedaemptyseatwhateverwasvisible.Anhourpassed.Andthereiwas
busywatchinggameofthronesseason.ThencameTTE.

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Ticket???Yekyaah??Generalticket.You'reinchaircar.You'll
havetopayRs.320overandabovethegeneralfare.Hesaid.
Removingmyearplugs,isaid,IhaveageneralticketandIhave10
Rs.Inmywallet.Idon'tmindevenpayingthepenaltybut,Ineedan
ATM.IfyouknowanyATMIcangoandwithdrawandpayyoufull
pricealongpenalty.Ifyouhavecreditcardmachine,I've2credit
cards,Icanswipe.
MyluggageishereandifyouthinkthatIandupingyou,youcan
handovermetoRPF,butthattooonlyonJaipurstation.
Ifyouaskmestepoutfromthetrain,Isimplywont,asIhave60
KGSofluggage.Andiwoulddefinatelydeboardonjaipuronly.
Iamabankemployee,youcancheckmyIDcard.Imnofraudster.
Everyone,wasglaring.TheTTEcalledmeoutside.Triedtogetsomebribe.I
saidI'mnotgivinganybribe.I'allpayfullpenaltyotheIndianrailwaysbut
notinbribe.HandovermetoRPF,butthattooonlyonJaipur.
Hewentoff.Sayinghe'llreturn.
Anhourpassedandagainhecame,requestingmetocometolast
coach.Isaidboss,Ihave4bags,ifyouwishtocomethere,you'll
havetosupportanhand

ThencameJaipurstation.Hecametomycoach.
Iinitiatedandsaidmyparentsarethere,youmaygivethereceipt
there.
Hesmiled.Andsaid.Noneed.
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Iwas20yearsold&visitedmysisterinShillong.Ihadtocomewithherasshe
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waspregnant.ButmyticketinRajdhanicouldn'tgetconfirmed.Asaruleu
cantboardthetrainifurwaitlisted.
MybrotherinlawspokewiththeTTEwhowasayoungchapandtheTTE
saidhewilltakecare.
whenthetrainstarted,Iwassittingwithmysister.ThisTTEaskedmetositin
otherboggiewhichwas4boggiesawayfrmmysister'sseat.
Ifollowedhim.Heaskedoneofthepantryguytotakegoodcareofme.By
thattimeIunderstoodthatwhatthisguyisupto.Iwasofferedlotsofwelcome
candies,juice,teaincup&saucer.Thenheaskedtocometo1ACtogetmy
ticketcheckedandspeakwithhissenior.Iaskedmysistertoaccompanyme.
Thisguylookeddisappointedwhenhesawmysisterwithme.Ispokewiththe
seniorTTEthere&cameback.
thenthisguyreturnedtomyseat&offeredtogetmesomenicechaiand
startedtalkingtome.
Hetoldmehisname&startedboastingabouthimself,toldmeabouthisfamily
&thathe&Iamfromthesamecaste.Iwasenjoyinghisconversation.ThenI
askedhimthatwhochoosesthesongsplayedinRajdhani.Heaskedmewhat
kindofsongsIlike,Itoldhimallhardrocksongs(Iknewhewonthavethose
songsintrain).
Thenheleftandafter1hourhecamebackandaskedifIamlikingthesongs
now.ThosewereKahonaPyaarhaisongs...Ilaughoutloudinmyheart.
Hisconstantinterferencestartedirritatingme.Idecidedtogo&sitwithmy
sister.Hecamethere&askedmetoleave.HesaidIamnotallowedtositthere.
Forthatmysisteralmostfoughtwithhim.
Thenheallottedmeaseatwhichwasontheanotherendofthetrain.Ihadno
choicebuttobearhisthisbehavior.
Latenighthegotonecassataicecreamforme&satonmyseat.Ipolitely
refusedtohaveit&saidIdontlikeicecream.AndIaddedthatheis
disturbingme.
Hegotsoupset&left.After1hourhecameback&satagain&tookoutthe
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bundlesofrupeesfromhispocket&saidthatIhavenoideathathowgreathe
is,howmuchmoneyhemakes&hownicelyhehasbeentryingtobehavewith
me&blahblah....Iaskedhimtoleave&saidthatIhavetwochoices:eitherI
willshout&willletpeopleknowthatuhavebeentroublingmeorIwillget
downonthenextstation.Helookedatmeforawhile&thenleft.
AfterthatIdidn'tseehimagaintillIreachedDelhi.
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AnkiitGupta,ProudIndian
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Iamadelhite,afrequenttravellertoothercitoesforAuditassignments,Soit
waslastyeariwascomingbackfromKolhapurtobackhome(iwastravelling
alone),thereisnoairportinkolhapursoihadtotraveltomumbaifirst,itwas
18thoctober2014,iboardedmahalaxmiexpressfromkolhapur,assoonasi
tookmyberth,iswitchedonmylaptoptocompletethework(Ididn'twanted
tocelebratediwalionworkingonuncompletedwork).
Therewasaverygenerouselderlycouplewhotooktheirberth(theywere
seatedjustonseatfacingmine),soonenoughTicketcheckerstartedchecking
tickets,afterfewminuteshecametomeaskingforticket,ididn'thadprintout
oftheticket,soijustshowedhimtheeticket,thenheaskedmeforIDProof,i
gavehimmyDriver'slicence(whichwasnotoriginal),hecomplainedmeabout
thesame,itoldhimthatididn'thadoriginalforareasonthatilostthesame
sometimeback.
Henoddedintypicalmarathistylesaying"NahiChalega".

IshowedhimotherID,askingtocrosscheckthesame,buthedidnotlisten
andleavesayinghewillcomeback,soigotbacktomyplaceandrelaxedfor
themoment,thecouplenexttomeadvisedasyouaretravellingalonesoheis
justtryingtomakesomebucksbutdon'tworrythereisnoissue.
SoonenoughMr.wasback,askingmeforfine,istartedshouting,sowhathe
didwashetookmetotheareanearwashroomoutsidethecompartment.He
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triedtoscaremeenough,ialsotriedtoscarehimtooproclaimingiknowthe
law,hegavemeanoption"Eitheryoupaythefine"or"youchance
yourseatfrom2ACtogeneralcompartment".
Ijusttoldhim"Joukhadnahaiukhadle"inproperdelhitoneandcame
backtomyseat,seeingmefightingwithhimalertedmanypeopleinmy
compartmentaskingaboutthesituation.
ItoldthemaboutthesituationsayingheistryingtoRobme,sofewpeople
assuredme,nexttimehecomesforyou,wewillseethematter.
beforetheHaltatnextstationMr.Tccameaskingmetodecidewhathe
offeredmetochoosefromthechoiceshegave,butassoonasheutteredthese
wordscrowedgatheredandstartedabusingthebastard,andtheyaskinghim
togetdownatnextstationandreportabouthisbehavior.
Soonheleftandithankedeveryonearoundmeforthehelp.
Itwasagreatjourneytillmumbaithen,imadealotoffriendsthatnight!
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JagritiChakrabarty,Callmeastoryhunter.
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TherewasafriendofmydadwhooncewastravellingfromKolkatatoPuri
withoutanyticket.HegotintoSleeperClass.Aroundmidnight,hespotteda
TTEcominghisway.Buthehadhisplan.Hehadawornoutticketinhis
pocket(LumdingtoGuwahati).Hedippedtheticketinawaterbottle.
WhentheTTEaskedfortheticket,heshowedhimthewetticket,saying,
"Sorry.Itgotwet.Ihadgonetothebathroom,youknow,"andthengavehima
toothysmile,"Itfellintheurine.ButIsavedit."
TheTTE,ofcourse,guessedwhatwasgoingon,butheturnedaroundand
withoutsayinganyword,walkedaway.
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It'swasthirdweekinJanuary,threeengineersandthreeaccountantsare
travellingbytraintoaconferenceinBrighton.Atthestation,thethree
accountantseachbuyticketsandwatchasthethreeengineersbuyonlya
singleticket.

'Howarethreepeoplegoingtotravelononlyoneticket?'asksanaccountant.
'Watchandyou'llsee',answersanengineer.
Theyallboardthetrain.Theaccountantstaketheirrespectiveseatsbutall
threeengineerscramintoatoiletandclosethedoorbehindthem.Shortlyafter
thetrainhasdeparted,theconductorcomesaroundcollectingtickets.He
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knocksonthetoiletdoorandsays,'Allticketsplease.'
Thedooropensjustacrackandasinglearmemergeswithaticketinhand.
Theconductortakesitandmoveson.
Theaccountantssawthisandagreeditwasquiteacleveridea.Soafterthe
conference,theaccountantsdecidetocopytheengineersonthereturntrip
andsavesomemoney.Whentheygettothestation,theybuyasingleticketfor
thereturntrip.Totheirastonishment,theengineersdon'tbuyaticketatall.
'Howareyougoingtotravelwithoutaticket?'saysoneperplexedaccountant.'
Watchandyou'llsee,'answersanengineer.
Whentheyboardthetrainthethreeaccountantscramintoatoiletandthe
threeengineerscramintoanotheronenearby.
Thetraindeparts.

Shortlyafterward,oneoftheengineersleaveshistoiletandwalksovertothe
toiletwheretheaccountantsarehiding.Heknocksonthedoorandsays,'All
ticketsplease.'
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Sincechildrenbelow5areallowedtotravelwithouttickethere'sashort
conversationbetweenTTEandaladytravellingwithhissonandhusband
TTE:Bacchekiticketkahahai?
Lady:Yetohabhinunupitahai,tickettohnainalagnichaheye
TTE:Iskabapbhitohnunupitahaiuskibhiticketkyukihai
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TTE:Where'stheticketforthischild
Lady:HebreastfeedssoIthinkheshouldberequiringaticket
TTE:Hisfatheralso.....,Sowhydidyoubuyhisticket
Translationdon'tdothejusticestilladdedduetopolicies.
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SivaramSubramaniamRequestBio
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AboutaweekagoIwasonaBombaylocaltraingoingfromMaladtoBandra.
IhadapassonlyuntilParle(whichisafewstationsbeforeBandra).Still,since
itwasaSunday,Idecidedtowingit.TheTCcameinatthestationbefore
Bandraandcheckedmypass.Ialmosthadmyheartinmymouth.Buthejust
gaveitbacktomeandwalkedaway.
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