Cyclist Shah’s book released


After traveling more than 1,50,000 km and visiting 100 countries, cyclist Pushkar Shah is back, but his journey does not end here. Though he still plans to visit 50 more countries by 2009 and end his peace tour, Shah has embarked on a simultaneous journey — of the literary kind.

His collection of poems Ekadesh ko euta manche ko katha was released at the Nepal Tourism Board on December 13.

Organised by the World Cyclist Academy, the book was released by chief guest Anita Syangdel, a woman rescued by Maiti Nepal.

At the same occasion, a new web site was also launched as Shah is planning to collect flags of all the countries of the world he has and will be visiting on the peace tour and hoist those on Mount Everest.

According to Shah, Ekadesh... contains his feelings while on his journey away from his home. He said he has also tried to pen dothe life of Nepalis abroad, whom he met during his tour.