My Favourite

Sameer Raje’s love for the mountains fits perfectly with his passion for bike riding

Zoom Video Communications’ India head would speed off to Leh on his bike if not for the lockdown

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Published 19 days ago on Sep 04, 2020 Read

I read anything that is inspiring and that will motivate me to aim higher. One of the most inspiring books I have read is Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. It is the perfect book that symbolises passion and encourages you to push your limits, to be a better version of yourself every day.

 

I have quite a few favourites when it comes to movies. One is Gladiator, which runs along the same theme as my book preferences — the warrior fights till the end. Historical drama is one of my most preferred genres. Besides that, I also loved Pursuit of Happyness, a reel-life depiction of real-life struggle.

 

I cannot go a day without playing music on the sound system at home. I have been a music buff since childhoold. I would listen to a lot of classic rock while growing up and some of my favourite artists continue to be Metallica, Nirvana and Guns n’ Roses.

 

If my passion for bikes and going for country-wide rides can be considered as a sport, then yes, I am completely into sports! I am hooked to MotoGP and keenly follow some of my favourite riders such as Valentino Rossi.

 

I have missed long motorcycle rides across the country since March and if I had an option right now, I would love to go all the way up to Leh. Besides beautiful mountains and the solitude it offers, it also brings you closer to nature. One of my favourite family vacation spots is Coorg. It is a calm, little town in southern Karnataka and has breath-taking sights, wildlife, and world-class coffee.