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


National Record Certificate from LBR

Friends, it’s been a journey of 5 years and 15 books, but well worth it. This is my National Record Certificate from LBR (received today)……


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Limca Book of Records 2015: An Outstanding Record


Fourth year in a row : In Limca Book of Records (2015) for Most Books On Crime Fiction In Shortest Time……

“Starting with Deceivers (Pustak Mahal / Cedar Books) which was released in September 2010, Joygopal Podder of Gurgaon, Haryana has had 14 crime fiction novels published in 45 months (September 2010 to June 2013). The other titles are The Inheritance, The Landlord’s Secret and Other Stories, Millennium City, High Alert, Superstar, Mumbai Dreams, Beware of the Night, A Million Seconds Too Late, Merchants of Dreams, Vanished and Goddess. The 13th and 14th novels Dynasty and 3 Mixed up Men were released in June 2014.”

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First entry in the Limca Book of Records

LBR Deceivers and Millenium City

This is the first entry in the Limca Book of Records. As more books got written, reappearances happened in the 2013 and 2014 editions. Now, looking forward to the 2015 edition: 14 crime fiction books in 42 months.

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My 2014

My 2014 :
Record entry for 3rd year in Limca Book of Records /
Bio in Wikipedia /
Release of 14th and 15th books /
Panvi gets engaged to Agransh /
Piya scores 95.75 % in Class XII Boards /
Feature in Forbes list of top 100 Celebrity Indian Authors /
Appear in 2 newspaper articles with Piya /
Author’s Corner Event at Delhi World Book Fair /
Several offline and online media articles /
16th and 17th books placed with Fingerprint Publishing……

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Forbes List Of Celebrity 100 Indian Authors

This is the Forbes list of Celebrity 100 Indian authors, who are also in the list of 1100 nominees for Forbes Celebrity 100 Indians 2014

I take this opportunity to thank my family (Priti Podder, Panvi Podder, Piya Podder) and all my publishers who supported me in my journey of 4 years and 15 books – 16th due shortly : Prakash Books / Fingerprint Publishing (Shikha Sabharwal / Gaurav Sabharwal); Vitasta Publishing (Renu Kaul Verma); V&S Publishers (Sahil Gupta); Pustak Mahal / Cedar; Atlantic; and OmjiPublishing House (Gaurav)…..and, of course, the Limca Book of Records who’ve featured me 3 years in a row, and plan do so again in 2015.
If this is a dream…..please don’t wake me up!

• Advaita Kala • Amartya Sen • Amish (Tripathi) • Amit Chaudhuri • Amitav Ghosh • Anand Neelakantan • Anand Neelkantan • Anees Salim • Anita Desai • Anita Nair • Anuja Chauhan • APJ Abdul Kalam • Aroon Raman • Arun Shourie • Arundhati Roy • Arvind Adiga • Arvind Kejriwal • Ashok Banker • Ashwin Sanghi • Bejan Daruwala • Chetan Bhagat • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni • Cyrus Mistry • Devdutt Pattanaik • Durjoy Datta • General V.K. Singh • Girish Karnad • Gopi Chand Narang • Hussain Zaidi • Ian Cardozo • Indu Sundaresan • Ira Trivedi • Jaideep Prabhu • Jeet Thayill • Jeyamohan • Jhumpa Lahiri • Joygopal Podder • Khushwant Singh • Kingshuk Nag • Kiran Desai • Kunal Basu • Madhumita Bhattacharyya • Mahasweta Devi • Naresh Fernandes • Natwar Singh • Navi Radjou • Neel Mukherjee • Neelam Saxena Chandra • Nikita Singh • Preeti Shenoy • Raj Kamal Jha • Ram Chandra Guha • Rashmi Bansal • Ravi Subramanian • Ravinder Singh • Rohinton Mistry • Ruchir Sharma • Rujuta Diwekar • Ruskin Bond • Salman Rushdie • Samarpan • Sanjaya Baru • Satish Gujral • Shobha De • Shomprakash Sinha Roy • Simone Ahuja • Sudeep Nagarkar • Sudha Murthy • Suketu Mehta • Surender Mohan Pathak • Tarun Tejpal • Upamanyu Chatterjee • Valmik Thapar • Verghese Kurien • Vikas Khanna • Vikram Seth • Vinod Rai • VS Naipaul • Abhay K • Binayak Bandopadhyay • K Satchidanandan • Sonnet Mondal • Sudeep Sen

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