Category Archives: Mumbai

New Delhi Subway Better Than Yours

The subway system in New Delhi, India is the envy of the world, reports the NY Times. The system is called the Delhi Metro–not to be confused with the Metro Deli out in Brooklyn–and is freakishly on-time and clean, a … Continue reading

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TRAINJOTTING CLASSIC: I Thought My Commute Sucked Vol. VII

From April 19, 2007 On page 1 of today’s Wall Street Journal is perhaps the most shocking bit of commuter-related journalism you’ll ever read. Eric Bellman tells the story of overcrowding on commuter rails in Mumbai, India; so bad is … Continue reading

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India Institutes Ladies-Only Trains

I have boundless interest in commuting in India, where an ungodly number of people jam into trains, commuters hang from the outside of trains, lots and lots of people die just trying to get to work, and the chief minister … Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionfares

We’ve written a number of times about the all-encompassing misery of train commuting in and around Mumbai, and our new pal over at NY Times blog Schott’s Vocab offers up a pretty vivid description of what it’s like trying to … Continue reading

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How the Slumdog Millionaires Get to Work

Train commuters in Mumbai would hardly blink at the thought of a 4 1/2 hour trip from Grand Central to Westport. So deplorable is the rail system there that, as we noted in these pages in April 2007 (“perhaps the … Continue reading

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