Recently I was stuck in the rather unfortunate position of having to travel on a short notice. The air fares were extremely high due to festive season being in swing. I decided that I would try to get a Tatkal (short notice) reservation. However the site decided to hang on me and I had to travel for 8+ hours sitting in the general section. So, does anyone here have some tips on how to be reasonably sure of getting a Tatkal ticket? Thanks in advance!