Cancer at the Press Club India

– Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can –

Strong tea, had piping hot, is a wonderful drink.
The more you have, the more deeply you think.
And the more you think, the better and more creatively you write.
So authors (and aspiring authors) should drink tea all day and night.

Authors have a special place in their heads where sits an imaginary friend with whom they have tea in the afternoon and with whom they then share plot ideas, character profiles, and conversations they would like to record between people who don’t exist.

Tea Time with Joygopal Podder


When opportunity knocks and then knocks again, don’t complain of noise pollution 🙂
Events today and then:

Press Club India with Joygopal Podder



– This afternoon (December 3rd), at 4.30 pm, is the book launch event of author Joygopal Podder’s new novel

@ Press Club of India, New Delhi

@ Happy Reading

Get it here: Cancer by Joygopal Podder

Cancer by Joygopal Podder


Please do come……tomorrow 🙂

AuthorsPress team and I would be honoured by your presence

Fellow authors will also be launching books at the event

Cancer by Joygopal Podder


Look back: When I shared the front page with an RK 🙂

Joygopal Podder in Gulf News


In a few hours we’ll be entering the month (December) we first met, 27 years ago

@ We were married just three months later 🙂

@ Brief courtship; lifelong partnership

Joygopal and Priti


good times


Joygopal in the past

Lessons learned in thirty years 🙂

# Happiness is free
# If you are not unhappy, you are happy
# Worry is a total waste of time
# A satisfied life is far better than a successful life
@ A lot more to learn in the next thirty years

Joygopal today


The front covers of my last release and my next release. Both these crime thrillers have been published by AuthorsPress

@ My 2016 novels 🙂

Even after 6 years and 18 books, it still feels surreal to see my name on the cover of a new book 🙂

Cancer and The Anniversary Killer


Ships don’t sink because of the water around them;
Ships sink because of the water that gets in them.
Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you
And weigh you down.
@ Embrace Life


Here it is, friends 🙂  The Cover of my new novel 🙂

@ Book Launch on December 3rd at Press Club of India 🙂

My thanks to AuthorsPress and publisher Sudarshan Kcherry for capturing my thoughts so perfectly and for developing such a nice professionally designed product.

Cancer by Joygopal Podder

Limca Book of Records 2016

Limca Book of Records 2016

Carpet of 20,000 flowers

50 volunteers toiled for 5 hours yesterday at the venue of today’s Saraswati Puja in DLF City 1, Gurgaon, to create this 13-foot long and 46-foot wide flower carpet made of 20,000 seasonal flowers (babunas/chamomilla, marigolds, gerberas and dahlias) procured from Azadpur Mandi in Delhi.

The flower carpet in this picture covers 600 square feet and has been inspired by the biennial flower carpet of 600,000 flowers outside the Grand Palace at Brussels.

Flower Carpet New Delhi


National Record for the FIFTH year in a row:

Most books on crime fiction in shortest time (15 in 57 months). My latest release “Chief Minister’s Mistress” from Fingerprint Publishing finds special mention in the record write-up, as does my very first book.

Do ignore the typo/mistake in line 5 (2013 instead of 2015); I have been assured early rectification.

This is the link to the Limca Book of Records website page for my record:

Limca Book of Records 2016

Good words for my latest release (10 positive Reviews)

# “Chief Minister’s Mistress” is readable … having written 16 books in five years, author Joygopal Podder seems to have gotten his formula down pat. – Shantanu David, “The Indian Express”
# Joygopal Podder has definitely written a great page-turner. Right from the first page … the book goes on in the same fast pace and doesn’t let you lose interest. – Abhilash Ruhela Blog / DNA of Books.blogspot / Indiblogger / booksareworld.blogspot

# Rarely does one comes across this kind of combination for book lovers. An author who holds the Limca Book of Records for writing at the fastest pace and a publisher who delivers the best. We expect a crime thriller to have a mind blowing speed and this particular book doesn’t disappoint you on this quarter.

Ratings….Cover : 4/5; Story : 3.5/5; Characterization : 4/5; Writing Style & Narration : 4/5; Presentation : 4/5; Overall : 4/5. – Sandeep Sharma, “The Author’s Blog”

# “Interesting and gripping novel….all the very best”. – Nilima Pathak, Correspondent, ‘Gulf News’ Dubai

# “Chief Minister’s Mistress is a masterpiece murder mystery… I thoroughly enjoyed the political thriller.” – Gunjesh Bond, Author

# Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

# The author uses straight forward narrative … He uses very simple language throughout the book…The story is interesting. – Vijayta Lalwani,

# Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

# “The book has a captivating cover and title, which totally suits the story. The characters are well built and not much confusion arises about them. The storyline is gripping, fascinating. The narration of the story is amazing and readers won’t find it difficult to connect with the story.” — Suyash Karangutkar, Suyash’s Corner!!! (Rating: 4/5)

# “Brisk as a bracing breeze”

(Recently released by Fingerprint Publishing / ‘Prakash Books’.  Available at a book shop near you and in all online bookstores. Happy Reading!!)

A Memory of last month:


A memory of last month


Book Forecast

Tentative release months:
# CHIEF MINISTER’S MISTRESS (Fingerprint Publishing)…..May
# PRIME MINISTER’S DAUGHTER (Fingerprint Publishing)…..August
Also in the pipeline (for end 2015 / early 2016 release):

Wall of Fame

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