This video provides just a brief snapshot of the social situation on an Indian train from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2016. We were on this train for almost 5 hours, and we enjoyed every minute when there weren’t as many passengers (while still trying to observe the unique social environment the rest of the time). We had booked a taxi to take us from Pondicherry back to Chennai instead of taking the train both there and back. That was a smart decision. But anybody who goes to India should totally take a train if they get the chance… it’s a fascinating experience, and despite the discomforts, worth it.