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Awards to Gauravs film

Here are some informations about Gauravs film Riding Solo to the Top of the World , which has won two awards in India now and will reach Indian TV. I hope you can see it soon also in international TV!

Gaurav Jani's "Riding Solo", an endearing movie on the Chang-pas of Ladakh, makes a journey of self-discovery.

I am very happy for Gauravs success!!!

Now I want to mention that Gaurav, my guide into Bombay on his 350 Bullett, has made an absolutely amazing film which has been accepted for the Bombay Film Festival and hopefully, will be accepted for the other International ones for which he has he has entered it.

As you may know Bombay is famous for its film industry and Gaurav had been involved in this for several years before deciding to satisfy his yearning to see more of India and its people travelling by motorcycle. He tried to interest others in sponsoring him and a small film crew to document his travels but, with no commercial help forthcoming, finally decided to do it alone.

He chose to go north and rode his 350cc motorcycle all the way from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the World, the Changthang Plateau, in Ladakh, bordering China.

Situated at an average altitude of 15,000 feet, Changthang covers almost 30,000 square kilometers of Ladakh A land devoid of roads and with temperatures which dip to minus 40 degree Celsius in winter.

Gaurav made contact with the nomadic tribes there and the film is not only a tribute to his riding and photographic skills but to his ability to interact on a personal level with these very remote people. He also managed to get permission to film in places where National Geographic was denied. The difficulties he faced filming himself while battling with icy road conditions and altitude sickness have to be seen to be believed.

This film makes "The Long way Round"  look easy!

If any of you have contacts in the film or TV world that can help Gaurav with his marketing of this film please contact him for the full synopsis at:


To download an article of the indian newspaper “Hindu” from the 19.Feb.2006 take that following Link: article.pdf

More about that great documentary-movie:

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