Politics is in the air. Everybody is discussing elections and the politicians like never before. EVERYBODY IS AN EXPERT. [If only that expertise translated into making our country a bit more admirable!] But then—like always—some of the most amusing conversations take place in Mumbai local trains. Something like that happened in a Vashi-bound train recently. Two window-seated gentlemen were having a chat about how the present government’s days are numbered. One of them was loud while the other, comparatively subdued. Co-commuters didn’t join the open conversation but seemed certainly amused by the talk show. What happened few minutes later was worth an anecdote though. A ticket examiner entered the compartment and found that the high-volumed gentleman was traveling on an expired railway pass.