Sumit Gupta, on the flip side of setting a world record for travel
Public-sector bank clerk Sumit Gupta travelled relentlessly for 12 weeks, from September to December 2021, to set a new world record for longest journey by scheduled public transport in a single country. As he made his way across India by bus and train, in a race to hit his target, he ate just dal and roti to make sure he didn’t fall ill, stopped to get signatures from witnesses and officials at each halt. It was exhilarating, beautiful… and exhausting, he says. Take a look at the flip side of a cross-country race to set a new Guinness World Record.