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on: January 15, 2021, 06:52:24 PM
PodCastle 661: The Engineer of the Undersea Railways

Author: Varsha Dinesh
Narrator: Suna Dasi
Host: Setsu Uzume
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

PodCastle 661: The Engineer of the Undersea Railways is a PodCastle original.

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Show Notes
Rated PG-13.



The undersea engineer Persis Makhanwala cut a solitary figure to all those who knew her. The gossip rags reeled in the wake of her spangled saris and perpetually bruised eyes, scrambling to dredge up old dark-eyed paramours and sad, sparkling scandals. They called her such epithets as Queen of the Undersea and Siren of the Rails, crowding to get a glimpse as she emerged from a pincered little car at Bombay’s Marine Drive. Cameras clicked; lights flashed. Chai vendors, journalists and spectators jostled.

As Persis glowered, a train’s whistle sounded. The underwater tunnel lit up. The arc of it glimmered like a diamond necklace, stretching as far as the eye could see, into the mists of the Arabian Sea. A roar went through the crowd. Persis stepped off the promenade and into the waves, disappearing into a carefully concealed elevator.

It was a historic moment.




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