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This year in the 25th edition of India’s premier record book Limca Book of Records, this blog 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 schools going kids would have had the same urge.

Limca Book of Records – AnuReviews

15 years back I started working for Coca-Cola India. 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. I happily walked up to them and started talking. And I wanted to ask them all about how they get to know records, how they verify them. 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. 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 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.

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