The two most important factors in the development of Darjeeling have been the choice of the district for a health resort and the subsequent planting of tea in the hills
The district gazetteer for Howrah in 1909 has a description of the district that is considerably different from today's Howrah
What was the irrigation system like? And how were ailments treated?
Not much was manufactured in the city and one could actually see the Himalayas from Delhi, according to the Delhi Gazetteer for the period
Would you have expected irrigation and canals to lead to inferior health outcomes?
The British were wonderful at documenting and the colonial gazetteers contain information of great strategic importance
In this process, 36 unmanned level crossings were eliminated and replaced by manned level crossings
When we think of assets of sick public sector enterprises, we think of land or plant and machinery. But there are locomotives too
One of the four steam locomotives that turned up in 1909 is on display at National Railway Museum. A second locomotive is on a plinth in Amritsar workshop
A new report about gangs stealing coaches from Ranchi is simply inaccurate. However, with multiple marshalling yards in Delhi, coaches could have got misplaced
There are several chapters that transcend the personal and have insights about railway policy - dishonesty and falsification of records, safety and corruption
In a way, Indian Railways already allows for competition. In addition to 125 railway hospitals, 133 private hospitals are recognised for treatment
...To run trains, not run schools. Indeed, other than India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Uganda, there is no other place where railways run schools
The Indian Railways' recent decision to switch from cash-based to accrual-based accounting brings to fruition a vision that found mention in the Railway Minister's Budget Speech for 2003-04
There isn't an alternative to trains slowing down on sensitive tiger corridors, especially at night. Otherwise, the Tiger Express may not have any tigers left to see