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GUWAHATI EXPRESS

GUWAHATI EXPRESS

A PHOTO ESSAY ON DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS IN THE REGION’S GATEWAY.


Sumitra. Age: 70 / Boarding: New Jalpaiguri / Destination: Ratlam / Distance travelled : 1 965 kms.Was on her way to visit some relatives who had moved to Ratlam. She lives in Darjeeling.

Ram. Age: 28 / Boarding: Jamnagar / Destination: New Jalpaiguri / Distance travelled: 2 658 kms. Ram was on leave from the army and was on his way to visit his home in Darjeeling.

Pao. Age: 15 / Boarding: Guwahati / Destination: Lucknow / Distance travelled: 1 451 kms. Pao is from Manipur and he was travelling to compete in an under 16 Kabaddi tournament.

Sonica. Age: 8 / Boarding: Jamnagar / Destination: Guwahati / Distance travelled: 3 066 kms.Was moving to Guwahati with her family and starting a new school. Her father had been transferred there with the Indian Air Force.

Arjun. Age: 25 / Boarding: Guwahati / Destination: Jamnagar / Distance travelled: 3 067 kms. A champion wrestler, Arjun was awarded a position with the Indian Civil Service which means a “job for life” for him.

Lihajuddin. Age: 14 / Boarding: Guwahati / Destination: Surat / Distance travelled: 2 636 kms. Originally from Manipur, he was on his way to study at a Muslim school in Surat.

 Kirani. Age: 4 / Boarding: Mughal Sarai / Destination: Patna / Distance travelled: 212 kms. Kirani performed an acrobatic dance on the train to earn money with her 7-year-old sister.

 

Photographs: Nishant Shukla


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