A ‘Child’, having sighted a distant bright star through the doorway of a coach of the train he is travelling in, recapitulates priceless memories of the bond he shared with this Star. The story, woven around emotional highpoints in the life of the ‘Child’, is centered on precious moments with this Star, with its own share of satire and inflexibility. The emotional transitions the ‘Child’ experiences during a train journey, switches tracks almost at the same pace as the train (if not faster!). And, this journey unfolds itself on a larger-than-life canvas, ‘The Turnouts’…..
“…..The train, piercing through dense fog and clipping at breathtaking speed with a rhythmic rattle at turnouts, seemed to be in a greater hurry to end its journey. On opening the huge metallic door of the coach that I was in, a gust of chilled air gushed into the coach engulfing me. It was a bright starlit night.