Anureviews National recordThis year in the 25th edition of India’s premier record book Limca Book of Records, this blog AnuReviews.com found a place as a record holder. I take this moment to look back at a very special relationship that I have shared with the book and the people behind the book.

25 years back, when I was still in school, I remember looking at the Limca Book of Records (LBR) at a bookshop in Chandigarh, behind a glass window. Something happened to me, I wanted to be a part of that book. I had no idea – how, but there was a strong urge to be a part of the book. After that, every time I visited bookshops I browsed the book and in my mind wished that one day I would make a record and be there. What record – I had no clue. I made no effort whatsoever for any records that could lead me there but the thought or rather a wish always remained there. I guess I am not being too different here, many school going kids would have had the same urge.

15 years back I started working for Coca-Cola India and a corner of the plush corporate office belonged to the LBR team, headed by Viji – Mrs Vijaya Ghose. I was excited to say the least and I happily walked up to them and started talking. I wanted to ask them all about how they get to know records, how they verify them and how the whole publishing thing works. Viji became a mother figure in my life, whom I always looked up to. She would work tirelessly for long hours and would still be smiling every time I went and spoke to her. We started talking many things and became friends. I helped them a bit with technology as a part of my work assignment.

5 years back I moved from Bangalore to Gurgaon and I was working on my own. I paid a courtesy visit to LBR office and Viji and she invited me to contribute to LBR. I started writing some innovation stories for them and my name started appearing in the contributors / consultants list on the book. So, I did become a part of the book in a way that I had not even imagined. I was happy and marked the wish –fulfilled.

This year, I along with AnuReviews.com got featured in the book as a record. When I received the certificate and the copy of the book, I felt the circle is completed. A childhood dream has been fulfilled in more number of ways than I could have ever imagined.

Sometimes it works better if we leave the destiny of our dreams to themselves.

http://www.anureviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/LBR-AR-723x1024.jpghttp://www.anureviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/LBR-AR-150x150.jpgAnuradha GoyalGeneralLimca Book of RecordsThis year in the 25th edition of India’s premier record book Limca Book of Records, this blog AnuReviews.com found a place as a record holder. I take this moment to look back at a very special relationship that I have shared with the book and the people behind the...Book Reviews by Anuradha Goyal