The Day Before departure: Friday 23rd July 2004.
My vacations were ending on 24th the same day i had to board the train to mumbai(Konark Express)...the day before i.e on friday morning (23rd) luckily i checked my laugage and ticket, to found out surprisingly that I had booked accidently for 23rd itself ... imidiately getback fast to my bike and drive straight to the Station for change of ticket ...as the Railway rules...they deducted 25% of the ticket value and booked next days(saturday 24th ticket ...oviously not get the seat in 3Tier AC ..and have to manage Sleeper Bearth still in WL/20 . and pray atleast for the Last RAC.
As planned earlier cousin brother/bhabhi(Dhoba nana,bhauja two daughters rashmi and kunu) arrived at our house with lots of sweets, Prasadam from Lingaraj temple and Fish/Basmati rice etc... As allways Bhabhi and Mummy cooked the Fish curry,Fish Fry,Rice,Dal and a Veg-Curry(for me only)..
After finishin our Lunch and all the chit-chat with everyone ...they left at 5pm to Bhubneswar.I had a dinner party at Manorama-Plaza,Cuttack with Situ,Kuna dada,Pradeep and Purna.
Saturday:Departure day got RAC 61 atlast . On the way in train for 42 hours to mumbai made some new friends. Most of the time went in reading the Novel " Man-eater of Jassapur" by Duff hart Davis. A novel full with triller,Adventure. The narratives of post independent india and the implementation of PROJECT TIGER were clearly mentioned.