This vibrant photo book documents the travels of three childhood friends as they explore the remotest parts of Kashmir along the Line of Control on motorcycles. The book offers an unfiltered view of the people of Kashmir, their way of life, and their aspirations. It dispels many myths and untruths portrayed by the mainstream media about Kashmir, its people and the situation in the areas near the Line of Control. The main objective of this photo book is to expose the reader to pristine and untouched places in Kashmir that are not yet on the tourist map.
If you are fascinated by the Himalayas, Kashmir or just adventure travel in general, this photo book would be a perfect companion for your coffee table or a gift for someone who likes travelling to off-beat places and experiencing different cultures and cuisines.
Lieutenant General Rajiv Ghai, AVSM, SM***
General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps
“It’s wonderful to see tourists, especially motorcycle riders, frequent hithertofore unexplored areas in the vicinity of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army has strived hard over the years to bring normalcy to this region and facilitate and promote tourism. Deelip’s book reflects the beauty of the place and, in some measure, also documents the commitment and efforts of the Indian Army towards the development of this beautiful state. I will always cherish my chance meeting with him, albeit from a distance, at the famous Sadhana Pass on the Shamshabari mountain range.”
Brigadier Anupam Jhanji
“Deelip’s book reiterates the fact that normalcy is returning to the Kashmir Valley. It is rightly said that if there is beauty on Earth, then it is here, and the book clearly brings it out. The efforts put in by Deelip to bring out the facts in a simplistic yet assertive manner are praiseworthy. All the very best to him, and I expect many more such creative accounts in the future.”
Colonel D S Samant
“In his book, ‘Kashmir: Stories from the Line of Control’, the author, Deelip Menezes, has described in vivid detail his experiences while riding with friends along the Line of Control. A fascinating collection of photographs and anecdotes, the book brings out beautifully the hitherto unexplored landscape, culture, food habits, and life of the Kashmir countryside. In recent years, the region has seen a return to normalcy, enabling tourism to once again flourish in this beautiful part of the Indian Union. This metamorphosis has been exquisitely portrayed in this book.”