New Year in train

India
January 2, 2011 6:27am CST
I boarded train on 31st December 2010, 9am with my wife and reached Hyderabad at 9am of January 2011. So we entered the NEW YEAR in the train. One thing I marked, the number of passengers was less. There may be various reasons though; first ‘it is an air-conditioned compartment, little costly; second winter and chilly weather, third, faith of people. Out of these three, the faith part was important, many think, if you travel on the first day of the year, then you will be travelling throughout the year. Well for me it doesn’t make any difference, because I used to do a lot of travel in connection of my lecturing, paper presentation, research work etc. All in this compartment kept awoke till midnight, my wife distributed sweets to all in our section. A young couple, who were on a honeymoon trip, sang some songs. They wanted to light crackers, fireworks, but later understood the risk. Happy New Year wishes started pouring in the form of SMS and phone calls. [b]How was the first day of the new-year for you? Do you believe that if you travel on the first day, you will keep travelling around the year? Please share.[/b] Thank you so much in advance. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Jan 11
brought in the new years drinking a drink and watching the fireworks on the tv can see it all on tv but only one place from my front yard. Nevr herd about traveling but they say if you sleep before the new years in you will be asleep the next year also SO every one else here will sleep next year and me and son in law will watch tv and welcome the next year togethr for we were the only ones to make it.
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• India
8 Jan 11
Many remain awake to welcome the new year lol Thank you so much. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Jan 11
cool adn your welcome!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
3 Jan 11
Hi Professor! Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family! I hope that it is one of joy and prosperity and of course good health! I have never heard about the "traveling thing". I am always home on New Year's. I don't like crowds and usually like to be at home relaxing. My bf and I just had a nice Roast Beef dinner and watched tv, although I was here online wishing my friends who were here too Happy New Year! It was fun because some friends were already finished celebrating and I was still counting down the hours!lol
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• India
8 Jan 11
Hi opal, that was really wonderful to be with your bf.. Thank you so much for sharing. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
2 Jan 11
I don't know about the "what you do on the first dictates what you'll do for the rest of the year", but it sounds wonderful to be able to influence your life that way! By the way, I hope your passenger trains are better than ours. They stink and are not well maintained at all. Have a happy, joy filled year!
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• India
8 Jan 11
Thank you so much for response The information about train made me smile. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 11
Hello there Professor. It is excellent that you and your wife traveled on a train leaving on New Year's Eve 2010 and arriving on New Year's Day 2011. I think that traveling on the last day of one year and the first day of the current year is very special indeed. So therefore it is likely to mean that you will have a fantastic year. You are going to go off traveling somewhere lovely this year I think. I stayed at home on New Year's Eve and then on New Year's Day some friends visited at just after 9 in the morning. Therefore we all got up early on that bank holiday.
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• India
8 Jan 11
Hi max Probably i will be travelling, i have tickets fot Tirupati on 19th, a hindu pilgrimage place in south india.. Thank you so much for sharing. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
• India
2 Jan 11
First of all, wish you very happy and prosperous new year 2011. I do not believe in this, it was holiday for me on 1st Jan but that does not mean I will not be working for the rest of the days in this year. We should do good everyday but do not think that first day is indicator of good or bad, it's our work and life that makes happy or sad. Thank You for sharing
• India
8 Jan 11
Thank you so much Ajay. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
• India
8 Jan 11
Hello my friend Professor2010 Ji, Happy New Year. In fact my hubby also travelled on 01-Jan-11. I bring Out our travel for the year 2010, after my hubby retired in 1993 :- 4-Jan-10 SBC CNB 2197 SL 60 44114844355 2592-GKP-Expres 2-Mar-10 CNB ALD 195 SL 208 2303039780 2488 DLI-JBN 5-Mar-10 ALD CNB 195 2-3 AC 406 2532119965 5004 Chauri-chaura 18-Mar-10 CNB JBL 510 2-3AC 790 2300921276 5009-Chitrkut 20-Mar-10 JBL SBC 1998 3-3AC 3139 6236028398 2296-Sang Mitra 24-Mar-10 NDL SBC 2406 1-3AC 1461 2401656080 2628-KARNATAKA 29-Mar-10 SBC NDL 2382 1-2AC 1950 4213626793 2429-RAJDHANI 3-Apr-10 SBC JBL 1998 2-3AC 2389 6236028398 2296-Sang Mitra 6-Apr-10 JBL SBC 1998 1-3AC 1004 6136594015 2295-Sangmitra 12-Aug-10 SBC CNB 2165 2-2 AC 2303 4120071264 5016-SBC-GKP Exp. 19-Aug-10 CNB MAS 2017 2-2SL 180 2538279587 6094-LJN-MAS Expr. 21-Aug-10 MAS SBC 362 2-CC 160 4420101605 2027-SHATABDI-Exp 21-Aug-10 CNB SBC 2197 2-3AC 3458 241-0326474 2591-GKP-SBC 6-Oct-10 SBC FALNA (FA) 1951 5-2AC 6993 4119232493 6508-Jodpur Expres 13-Oct-10 UDZ Jaipur (JP) 435 5-3AC 2125 2208453075 2966-UDZ-GWL Ex 15-Oct-10 Jaipur Chennai 2185 5-2AC 7429 2537606366 2968-JP Madras Expr 17-Oct-10 Chennai SBC 370 5-2AC 2383 4219564826 7313-MAS-HUBLI Ex 8-Nov-10 SBC CNB 2251 2-3AC 1826 412-0294314 2592-GKP-Expres 25-Dec-10 CNB JBL 510 1-3AC 447 2542451262 5009-Chitrkut 26-Dec-10 JBP CNB 510 2-2AC 1429 8149456295 5010-CHITRKUT 2011 28832 40140 1-Jan-11 CNB JBL 510 2-2 AC 1429 2113369718 5009-Chitrkut 2-Jan-11 JBP CNB 510 1-3AC 447 8405371732 5010-CHITRKUT Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• India
8 Jan 11
Wonderful response with great details. Thanks for response. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
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• India
10 Jan 11
Hello my friend Professor2010 Ji, So nice of your immediate comments. In fact my hubby is very much fond of making and recording many statistics. Travel is one out of many . We have alraedy planned to travel to SBC from CNB on 02-Apr, then my hubby will trabvel on 10-Apr to JBL and back to SBC on 13th from JBL. He gets special enjoyment while travelling . If you watch minutely, we covered a total distance of 28832 Kms and combined we paid more than Rs. 40000/- in all in the yrear 2010 . Take catre. Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
3 Jan 11
that must be a weird feeling once i had new years on the beach, it's beautiful
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• Bulgaria
3 Jan 11
for sure it is a weird feeling, and i thing they will have a very weird year :) this year i haved a offer for new year in a car, i deside this prefer a party - with dancing on a table :D
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• India
8 Jan 11
Hello katie and fioraf Thanks for response. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Jan 11
I've always heard that whatever you are doing on the first day of the year is what you will be doing throughout the year, but I also know that this isn't the case at all. I know that we were battling some plumbing problems on New Year's Day and though we weren't able to fix it that day, we were able to fix them on the second day and we haven't been dealing with plumbing problems since then. I don't think there is anything at all wrong with traveling on the first day of the year.
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• India
8 Jan 11
Thanks for sharing your experience Dorann. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@MegiMK (266)
• Canada
3 Jan 11
That's a different way of spending the New Year's for sure, but different doesn't mean worse. A friend of mine spent hers on a plane to Australia. Originally, she was supposed to be in Sydney but she missed one of her connecting flights and arrived late as a result. Life happens, I guess.
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• India
8 Jan 11
Thanks for telling about your friend too. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
• United States
3 Jan 11
That is an interesting concept. I never thought of it that way. I love to travel and traveled most of the years before. I don't plan on traveling a lot this year, but you never know. My new year's was not special. I did an online Castle marathon (Castle is a TV show here in the U.S.), so I watched that back to back and then read and slept. My friends back home were watching the fireworks and sending me text messages, and I received emails from family, but pretty much nothing else. I generally don't make a big deal of it, as that shows how quickly time is passing, how old we are getting, and how much still to be done, that never got done in the previous years...does that make sense? Lol.
• India
8 Jan 11
Very right, time flies so soon lol Thanks for response. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
3 Jan 11
that is really very interesting professor... to spend new year's eve in the train... how is it??? is it fun??? are you able to sleep inside the train??? i'm just wondering why you choose to spend your new year's eve in the train... you will miss out on fireworks and lots of other stuffs if you are not inside the train... anyway, happy new year to you... take care and have a nice day...
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• India
8 Jan 11
AC 3 TIER Tickets were available for this 31st only, next was 20th Jan, so i decided to move, any way it was wonderful as i have said.. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
hello Prof, That's a good adventure,new year inside a moving train. Well, for me,i am at work when the clock strikes 12 of January 1,2011. If we look at it,it just happened that the day or the year ended by Decemeber 31,and starts on the 1st of January. But,who actually knows the real time and date of a new year or new beginning? So,January 1 is same day as the days of the whole year. It might be very special...yah somehow special as the beginning day of the year. So,i spend the new year at work..it mean i will be spending my whole year at work (hahaha) I guess everyone spends their day at work...at least on weekdays and rest day for weekends Have a good day through out the year dear bhai
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• India
8 Jan 11
Jai beta Wonderful idea, you will have to work all the 365 days lol Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
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• Philippines
2 Jan 11
hello Professor, I think it's kind of adventure New Years at the Train seems so fun plus you are with your wife :). So far 2011 is doing good for me don't know for the next day hahaha!. I don't believe that if you do something on the first day of new year you will do this in the entire year we are the one who makes plans and choices what we are going to do in the whole year. have a nice day! :)
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• India
8 Jan 11
Hello my friend Welcome to mylot Thank you so much for your opinion. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.