Don't Ask Any Old Bloke...

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Penguin Books India
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Exploring A Karmic Network In 25,320 Kilometres

After Twenty Years In The Indian Administrative Service, P.G. Tenzing Throws Off The Staid Life Of A Bureaucrat To Roar Across India On An Enfield Thunderbird, Travelling Light With His Possessions Strapped On The Back Of His Bike. On The Nine-Month Motorcycle Journey Without A Pre-Planned Route Or Direction, He Encounters Acquaintances Who Appear To Be From His Karmic Past: From The Roadside Barber To Numerous Waiters And Mechanics&Mdash; Fleeting Human Interactions And Connections That Seem Pre-Ordained.

Life On The Road Is Full Of Pot Holes In More Ways Than One, But Tenzing Acquires A Wheelie&Rsquo;S Sixth Sense. He Is Unfazed By Suspicious Hotel Receptionists Or Other Unkarmic Sceptics Who Take One Look At His Dishevelled, Unkempt Appearance And Ask For An Advance, Or A Deposit Or Both.

Tenzing&Rsquo;S Views On Life And Death, Friendship And Love Are Informed By A Certain Dark Humour. But His Conviction That Everything Revolves Around The Sacred Bond That Humans Share With Each Other And With The Universe Is Deeply Felt And Inspiring.

Sometime Singer With A Gangtok Band, A Dabbler In Vipassana Meditation And A Supporter Of A Monk'S School At Mangan, Sikkim, P.G. Tenzing Is Self-Confessedly At A Mid-Life Crisis Point And Ready For All The Adventures This World Has To Offer.
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Review: Don't Ask Any Old Bloke for Directions: A Biker's Whimsical Journey Across India

User Review  - Kaushik Dey - Goodreads

Liked the humor. The narrative is somewhat like a bumpy ride as the format changes from log entries to emotions and back. Since PGTenzing was not a writer by profession, that part may be ignored.Nice one time read. Read full review

read if you like roads

User Review  - RT - Flipkart

Nice book, although it won't give you minor details of the trip but it tells how author followed his passion. you might feel tying your own shoe and go on. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
9
Section 3
16
Section 4
22
Section 5
28
Section 6
35
Section 7
41
Section 8
46
Section 19
112
Section 20
116
Section 21
126
Section 22
131
Section 23
136
Section 24
144
Section 25
149
Section 26
152

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
72
Section 13
75
Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
103
Section 27
158
Section 28
165
Section 29
169
Section 30
175
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
198
Section 35
205
Section 36
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