429 (Book Review #129) :
Another book done and dusted, and its my 2nd read of Ajit Harisinghani, again a travelogue from a speech therapist from Pune. THE LIVING ROAD is his experience of riding a motorcycle through Indian plains starting from Pune to Bhutan, a neighbouring country.
Check out my review #117 of his first book ‘One life to ride’ which was his motorcycle journey from Pune to Ladakh, and was a good and enjoyable read, hence I was having more expectation with his 2nd book. This book is a good read with simplest of words and vocabulary used. Its a thin book, my kindle version comprises of 166 pages only.
He has taken the route Pune-Ajanta-Raipur-Kharagpur-Kishanganj-Siliguri-Bhutan, some of the stretches not safe enough to travel alone, and he is himself more than 55 yrs of age, the age which could let you think more before embarking such a long journey alone on a bike. He is a lucky guy having support of many army personnels who helped him to stay at accommodations across the country. And the experiences shared are readable and enjoyable.
But still I will rate this book lower than his 1st book which is full of magical references and situations, I felt more alive reading that book, it seems here he was sleepwalking. Also, as per cover, the book seems dedicated to Bhutan though there are only few pages dedicated to Bhutan, most of the book shows experiences in India. But one thing is sure, Bhutan is already on my bucket list from long time and this book has only re-fueled my ambition. I rate this book a 3/5.
Jai Raam ji ki 🙂