World in words: Army veteran pens book on his travel experience – The Tribune India

Ajay Joshi

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 29

Utilising the self-isolation period effectively, a city-based Indian Army veteran released his seventh book, ‘Mirage-A Nomads Travelogue’. Retired Colonel Kuldeep Singh Dosanjh launched his book in the presence of other army veterans.

In the 90 pages book, he has shared all adventures he lived and experienced during his entire service. Giving a sneak-peak of his travelling experience, he has mentioned how he enjoyed the thrills of several sports activities such as paragliding and boat riding.

Dosanjh says, the book highlights the quest to know what lies on the other side of the globe. To begin with, he has explained how humans used to travel in the early ages in search of food, water and a better life. Counting himself among the solo travellers, he mentioned that many solo travellers have traversed the world by choosing their own mode of conveyance.

Elaborating his travel diaries, he said, his memorable route includes India – USA – Canada – England- European countries – China – Australia – New Zealand and back to India. Combining travelling with adventures, he wrote in his book, how he enjoyed balloon gliding and Orlando, paragliding at Bir Billing (HP), para-sailing at Goa, surfing on sea waves in Sydney, car driving to Leh via Rohtang pass, double hump camel and motorbike ride in Nubra Valley and river rafting in Indus River at the age of 74. He marvels at natural beauty of snowy mountain peaks, blue and turbulent oceans, shining valleys, green pastures full of grazing animals and flow of mighty and clean rivers.

Dosanjh said, for living a happy and calm life, one should always. He says, on completion of a journey, one forgets the difficulties faced and remembers the new experiences.

“An urge to explore more has not died yet provided my health remains fine. It’s still a dream to experience Peru the land of aliens, travel from Moscow to Beijing on train, have the car driven from Jalandhar to Scotland, a trip to Antarctica, spend a fortnight in South Africa and scale the one beyond my reach-Kilimanjaro,” adds Dosanjh.

Having a flair for writing, he has also written three Punjabi books. To help students crack the Indian Army entrance interview, he penned a book on the Service Selection Board. After retirement, he also served as principals of Army Public School, Kapurthala and Amritsar.

He said, “Worrying and doing nothing in this tough phase will not help us in any way. Instead, we should focus on making the best out it.”


Served as principal of army public schools

Having a flair for writing, Dosanjh has also written three Punjabi books. To help students crack the Indian Army entrance interview, he penned a book on the Service Selection Board. After retirement, he also served as principals of Army Public School, Kapurthala and Amritsar.

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