life on bike!!

ONE LIFE TO RIDE (2015) 5.5/8 Yes Travelogue Rs.162 (Amazon.in) Ajit Harisinghani [3.79/352 ratings Goodreads]

Review #417:

I ordered this book in Aug 2015 but today only got the chance to read it, its a thin book and only took me 3 days to finish 230 odd pages, but book reading depends on my mood at that time, that’s why sometimes I have 3 different books opened which I use to read on the basis of my mood.

Ajit Harisinghani is a Speech Therapist, practicing in Pune India and a motorbike enthisiast, 55+ in age but have done many cross country biking. And this book is his memoir of cross country biking started from Pune, which is somewhat below the Central India all the way across to Leh Ladakh (northernmost India) on his bike Enfield. That’s somewhat near to 3000 km.

This is an adventurous journey, and if you’re an adventure seeker and wanted to feel life, you should read this book. He first took the bike trip to Goa to check if his body is intact and can take one more long ride over his enfield or not. Simple language and author’s style immediately get connected with the reader, it felt like I myself was traversing that journey. He had planned his journey is perfect way, and travelled to picturesque locations in harsh conditions and harsher roads.

Though there are some parts which I didnt liked which includes author’s own perspective of India’s different faiths/population. But that didn’t hinder the reading flow. If you are not affected by these parts its a must read for all adventure seekers.  Plus there are some photographs which the writer took en route and shared, but thosr are black and white and not of good quality, had it been colored it would look too good as addition supporting his journey. Also this is one of those books where the traveler didn’t point out the negatives of his rides instead he highlighted the best things (unlike always complaining Paul Theroux). I rate 5.5 / 8.

GRuchirG.

Jai Raam ji ki 🙂

GR8 Meter: Story (different/usual) (2), Way of writing (easy to read/hard/vocabulary) (2), Length (Interesting/Boring) (1), Target Readers (for all/specific)(1), Characterization (Perfect/Blur/as per requirement of plot) (1), Credibility (Believable/thought provoking) (1)

This Book scores: Story 1, Way of writing 2, Length 1, Target Readers 0.5, Credibility 1

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About GRuchirG ("Jee" Ruchir "Jee")!

Well, I am an Indian, by birth and by soul, and my hobbies are Traveling, reading novels, listening music, watching movies, and writing Reviews/Blogs/Stories. "kaun kehta hai aasma mein surakh nahi ho sakta ek patthar to tabiyat se uchaalo yaaro" (Who Says you can't make a hole in the sky, Just throw a stone with all your will-power) You can do what you want to, you just have to be true with yourself, you are not answerable to anybody but yourself. So never lose hope and just try and try till you die..
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