The Great Indian Train Journey

The Great Indian Train Journey

As a steam engine train, smoke billowing, roars past a meadow of tall grass in rural Bengal, two young children run alongside it--This iconic image from Satyajit Ray’s classic Pather Panchali has been etched in the hearts and minds of India for more than half a century. THE SPECIAL APPEAL OF TRAIN JOURNEYS IN INDIA: It’s one of the world’s largest and most used rail networks, but that’s just a utilitarian claim-to-fame. What’s far more fascinating is the rich variety of experiences the great Indian railroads offer. Some stations are examples of marvelous architecture! There’s an opportunity to try many regional foods. Then, there’s people-watching to communal meal-sharing, playing antakshari and more. So, book your ticket, hop on, and make sure you get a window seat! Here’s a warm, nostalgic look at the richly textured experience of train travel in India—with descriptions of a few classic routes to enjoy. Read more »

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CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL ESSAY WRITING CONTEST

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Holiday Greetings!

The Khabar team would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our magazine. Thanks to our advertisers, contributors, and readers for a great year. We wish you all the best for 2018! Read more »

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Anti-Immigrant Sentiments 100 Years Ago and Now

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