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  • Indian Railways

    Historical and iconic photos of Indian Railways–>>>>

    Railways were first introduced to India in 1853. By 1947, the year of India’s independence, there were 42 rail systems. In 1951 the systems were nationalised as one unit, the Indian Railways, becoming one of the largest networks in the world.Indian Railways operates both long distance and suburban rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities.Let’s have a look at some historical and iconic photos of the railway network.

    First Great Indian Peninsula Railway EMU


    Inauguration of electric traction by the GIPR, 1925.

  • Swedan Surprises

    Basic Swedan Norms.


    1. You have to wait in queue for literally everything. Swedes believe that everybody’s time is valuable and even if you are the Prime Minister of Sweden you still need to take a receipt and then wait for your turn.
    2. Alcohol stores are not open on the weekends. And even on weekdays they are only open during the usual business hours. And again, you have to use the ticketing system and stand in queue for your turn to buy liquor.
    3. Sweden has not been part of a war for more than 200 years. They were not part of any of the world wars.
    4. You can drink water from tap literally anywhere, it’s that safe and clean.
    5. With a population of just about 9 million they are the 3rd largest country in Europe in land size.
    6. In Sweden, you get 480 days of paid maternity and paternity leaves.
    7. Swedes are the most educated people in Europe. Their tertiary education age is 25 years.
    8. Sweden is the first country to replace petrol by Biofuel.
    9. Sweden is the first country in the world to have its own phone number. Yes! Google it and you will learn that this phone number was opened for 79 days and anybody from any part of the world could call this number +46 771 793 336 to speak with a random Swede  with any connects callers from around the world with random Swedes who have signed up to be de facto ambassadors—but who’ve received no training whatsoever, and have been given no instructions about what to say
    10. Swedes don’t believe in hierarchy, anywhere. Every organization works as a flat organization and there are practically no bosses.
    11. You need license to dance in Sweden.

  • Before & after Marriage.


    Before & after Marriage


    Before Marriage…

    Boy: Yes. At last. It was so hard to wait.

    Girl: Do you want me to leave?

    Boy: No! Don’t even think about it.

    Girl: Do you love me?

    Boy: Of course! Over and over!

    Girl: Have you ever cheated on me?

    Boy: No! Why are you even asking?

    Girl: Will you kiss me?

    Boy: Every chance I get!

    Girl: Will you hit me?

    Boy: Are you crazy! I’m not that kind of person!

    Girl: Can I trust you?

    Boy: Yes.

    Girl: Darling!

    After marriage…



    Now just read it from bottom to top

  • Sardarji Jokes!!

    Jokes…..some repeats and some new 

    1. Sardar comes back 2 his car & finds a note saying “Parking Fine” He writes a note and sticks it 2 pole “Thanks 4 d complement”

    2 .How do you recognize a Sardar in School? He is the one who erases the notes from the book when the teacher erases the board.

    3. Once a Sardar was walking and had a glove on one hand and not on other so the man asked him why did he do so? He replied that the weather forecast announced that on one hand it would be cold and on the other hand it would be hot.

    4. Sardarji bought a brand new Maruti and decided to drive down from Amritsar , where he lived, to Jalandar to meet his friend. He reached there in a few hours. After spending a few days there, he decided to return, and called up his mother to expect him in the evening. But he didn’t reach in the evening and not the next day either. When he finally reached home on the third day, his distraught mother ran and asked him ” Arre Puttar, ki hoya?” The Sardarji got out, obviously very tired from a long journey, and said, “Oy, ye Marutti wale pagal hain, agge jaane waaste chaar gear banaate hain, aur pichche jaane waaste sirf ik?”

    5. Teacher: Can you tell me something about Raja Ram Mohan Roy? Saradji: They were 4 best friends..!

    6. Sardar to Shopkeeper: – Mujhe India Ka Flag Dikhao, Shopkeeper ne Flag Dikhaya, Sardar: – Is mey aur Colour Dikhao.

    7. How can a Sardar Kill a Lion? Sardarji thinks N thinks hard & comes to a conclusion: I’ll drink poison n let lion eat me. O’ bolo ta ra ra.

    9. Sardar : Sitting on The Top of the Mountain and Studying…. When a Person asked what he was doing…. He replied… Oye !! Higher Studies Yaar…!!!

    10. Sardar with a new mobile called everyone from his Phone Book & said “My Mobile No. has changed earlier it was Nokia 3310 Now it is 6610″

    11. Sardar falls in Love with Nurse. He writes a Love letter to her, ” I LOVE U SISTER.”

    12. What is Common between: Krishna , Ram, Gandhi ji & Jesus..? Sardar ji Replied: All are born on Government Holidays.

    13. Santa : That Cow is a Lovely Colour , Farmer : Yes, it’s a Jersey Santa: Oh, I thought it was its Skin…!!!

    14. Sardar son: O God ! Please make New York the capital of Punjab . Sardar: Why are you praying for that? Sardar Son: That is what I have written in my exam.







    (contributed by : Krithivasan Sukumaran on 16.09.2012)

  • Janamasthami

    Radha ki bhakti,

    Murli ki mithas,

    Makhan ka swaad


    Gopiya ka raas

    inhi sabse milke banta hai Janamasthami ka ye din khas.

    (contributed by user : pooja on 22.08.2011)

  • A Mouse Fable.


    A Mouse Fable

    A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered – he was devastated to discover it was a mouse trap. 

    Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. “There is a mouse trap in the house! There is a mouse trap in the house!”

    The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

    The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mouse trap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it. “

    The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mouse trap in the house! There is a mouse trap in the house!”

    The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose. But wish you well, be assured you are in my prayers “.

    So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mouse trap– alone. 

    That very night a sound was heard through out the house — like the sound of a mouse trap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. 

    In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. 

    The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

    Every one knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farm yard for the soup’s main ingredient.

    But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. 

    Many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. 


    So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, Remember — when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. 

    One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend. 


    (Contributed by : A Mohan Rao on 17.03.2011)

  • The Gunslinger

    An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading a tired old mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat.

    He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail.

    As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, “Hey old man, can you dance?”

    The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, “No son, I don’t dance… never really wanted to.”

    A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, “Well, you old fool, you’re gonna dance now!” and started shooting at the old man’s feet.

    The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.

    Everybody standing around was laughing.
    When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun and cocked both hammers.

    The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air. The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

    The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.

    The silence was deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin 12 gauge barrels.The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man’s hands, as he quietly said;

    “Son, have you ever kissed a mule’s ass?”

    The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “No sir… but…but I’ve always wanted to.”

    .There are a few lessons for all of us here:*Don’t be arrogant.
    *Don’t waste ammunition.
    *Whiskey makes you think you’re smarter than you are.
    *Always make sure you know who is in control.
    *And finally, don’t screw around with old folks; they didn’t
    get old by being stupid.



    (Contributed by :Amr  on 20.06.2012)


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