I am going to start a new article series on my family’s annual travel from Ludhiana to Haridwar via Sharanpur.
From as long as i can remember, i have been going from my city(Ludhiana) to my Nani Ghar in Saharanpur every year. The journey starts from booking the railway tickets of Jan Shatabdi Express( from Ludhiana Junction to Saharanpur Junction),then the packing starts. Oh,that boring work of packing clothes and other stuff in those freshly sun soaked bags which were in the closet for almost a year and the bad odor of those bags proves that yes,these bags were really present in the closet for a year. Then,the night before the train journey, we go to book the auto and tell him to reach our house at sharp 8:00 a.m. so that we can have ample time in our hand to catch Jan Shatabdi Express at 9:00 a.m., the night before the train journey is the most weird night of the year for me because i want to sleep on time and i also lie down on my diwan on time to sleep but there is no trace of sleep. There is so much excitement in my heart for tomorrow that the clock keeps on tickling and i get more sleepless with it. Then with the previous year’s memories of my Nani Ghar visit and Haridwar,i sleep without knowing where i went and dreams starts about it.