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A Common Man’s Story – #MadeOfGreat Contest!

We all come in contact with a fantastically large number of people during the course of our lives. Many we don’t remember and some we do. Only once-every-gazillion years, do we encounter someone who really leaves a lasting impression. Someone who is #madeofgreat.

I came across one such person while I was in Mumbai for attending this event hosted by IndiBlogger, BNLF. That post will be up soon but has to wait because blogger decided to burst some crackers for me this Diwali! That story can wait.

After attending the first workshop on day 2 of BNLF, I decided to join my family for the shopping spree they were on, so I booked my cab from Uber (I’m not advertising, this is a part of the story.), which I used to travel to and from the place I was staying at, for both the days. 

My cab came within a short time of booking. The driver, Subhash, was a man of great manners. His polite way of speaking urged me to talk to him, to know his story. So here’s how our conversation went and the reason why I consider him to be #madeofgreat –

I: How much time would it take to reach Hill Road?

Him: It’ll take around 25 minutes without traffic and 35 minutes with traffic. Are you in a hurry?

I: Ah no, I’m fine. Let’s go at the normal pace.

Him: Sure.

A minute or two later-

I: So, do you drive whole day?

Him: What?

I: I mean, when does your shift end?

Him: Oh, that! No, no. I’ll drive for an hour or two more. This is a part-time job for me.

I: Oh, I see. What else do you do then? 

Him: Nothing as of now, but my plan is under way. I’ll start a business of renting out cars and I’m currently saving money for the same. 

I: Oh, nice. So, why Uber? Why not Ola or TaxiforSure? (I don’t know why I asked that, curious maybe.) 

Him: No, no. Uber is the best. It pays good money, much better than the others. 

I: That’s good. How old are you? (Since the question of why he was doing a part-time job was still nagging me, I couldn’t help asking this as I could see that he must be in his 30’s.)

Him: I’m 32.

I: Right. What did you do before taking this job? (Straight to the point this time.)

Him: I looked after my Daddy’s business. The business went into losses and we had to shut it down. We had a similar business, that of renting cars. I’m saving money so that I can restart it. 

I: Oh my god, when did this happen? (Dumbfounded!)

Him: In the recent past.

I: You must have had a hard time coping with this loss? How did you get over it? I mean, it surely would have been a hard time. 

Him: Of course it was, but I had no choice. I had to support my family. My Daddy passed away because of the tension, I couldn’t have let it get a hold of me too.

I: What!? I’m really sorry for you loss. (Aghast!)

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Him: Oh, no no. It’s perfectly fine. My Daddy was bedridden due to his illness. He just couldn’t bear the news of the loss. He was worried about it as he couldn’t participate in the affairs of the business and hence it went into loss.

I: What caused the loss? (Hoping I’m not asking too much.)

Him: This business was in partnership with my Daddy’s friends. Since my father was bedridden, he couldn’t actively participate in its affairs much. His friends took a lot of loans and we had huge debts in no time. It was too late to turn back when we got the air of what was happening. To settle some of the debts, we had to sell our cars and eventually shut down the business. His friends ran away and the debt still exists.

I: What?! So who’ll pay the debt now? (Horrified!)

Him: I will! It’s around 2.5 lakhs, but I’m sure I’ll pay it off soon. The news crushed my father, being betrayed by his own friends. I couldn’t have let the sadness overpower me. It would have been the end of me as well as my family.

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I: Who else is in your family? Are you married?

Him: Yes, I’m married. Besides my mother and my wife, I have a son.  

I: That’s great. Does he go to school?

Him: Of course he does. I won’t let the hardships of my life affect that of my child. I will provide him with the best of facilities that I can.

I: That’s wonderful. I’m so glad that you are doing this, not everybody has such courage. (Inspired!)

Him: I’m no superman, madam. I’m a common man. We all have to deal with such situations, nobody can escape this.

I: But how are you doing this? Where are those friends of your father? Why are you paying the debt they took? You must be hating them with all your heart. (Even I hate them.)

Him: Not at all. This was my Daddy’s business. It is my responsibility to keep his name unscathed. They do not pick up their phones, I can’t find them. Anyway, I do not hate them. I have better things to do, like taking care of my family and their needs. Why would I waste my time in hating them when I can spend the same time in loving my family more, or putting more efforts in my work than I currently do.

I: You are a wonderful man. I am amazed at the way you are moving on in your life. This is truly the best you can do for your family as well as yourself. (Starstruck!) 

Him: Thank you so much. We have almost reached your destination.

I: BTW, my name is Radhika. I’m a blogger, a writer and I’m going to write about you. I’ll send you a text when I do, is this your personal number?

Him: Oh, yes. It is! Thank you!

I: Very well then, good luck for your future. I hope you succeed in your venture. Thank you for the ride.

Those were my words as I paid the fare and stepped out of the cab. Thereafter, I joined my family in the shopping spree and we returned home the day after.

This conversation took place more than 10 days ago, but it is as fresh in my mind as if it happened an hour ago. I hope this qualifies for a lasting impression.

His determination was inspiring, almost igniting a fire, a fire to burn away the hesitations and leave behind all that has been keeping me from moving ahead, from growing, from succeeding. He told me he had studied till 10th grade. For all the time he spoke, he was so calm and composed that it was hard to believe that he has been through this hard time. That’s another lesson from, to accept what has happened and move on.

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A person who is #madeofgreat need not be someone popular. I can talk about a lot of people who have inspired me and are quite popular among their kin, but I chose Subhash because it goes to show that the will of fire isn’t restricted to those who show it out. There are several heroes among us about whom we barely know, who do not go outward and show how they have successfully dealt with several situations in life that would leave any normal human heartbroken.

I hope his will ignites that fire in you too. Let me know in the comments, if it did.





#MadeOfGreat Contest

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The best comment that answers the following question will win an Amazon Gift Voucher worth INR 750/$11.34:-  

“What do you think of Tata Motors’ association with Lionel Messi?”

         

Be creative and share your thoughts in the comment box. The contest closes on 26th November 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Make sure to put in your comment before it ends. πŸ™‚


Radhika Mundra

Radhika Mundra is an aspiring writer, a lifestyle blogger and an intense storyteller.

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  • Radhika, this post by your displayed how even the commonest man or woman are #madeofgreat. We get inspired when we learn about how well they coped with your trials and tribulations. Subhash's positive attitude to combating his hardships coupled with hard work and determination proves how far he'll go in life. Your post indeed is an inspirational story. Thanks for sharing.

  • As to my views on the association of TATA Motors and Lionel Messi, I feel they are two greats in their own level playing 'field', taking on challengers and achieving their 'goals' without keeping their eye off the ball.

    Lemme know if you liked my answer πŸ™‚

  • Dumbfounded really. It is a sad state every one faces. Part of life. On a lighter note, seeing the mention of BNLF my mind thought of myself being depicted hero, but a little disappointed on that front as we hadn't met even and all my bad luck. I could have found myself a place here. :D,

    Lionel Messi question that has been asked of, My personal view is that Tata Motors found the right person as their Brand Ambassador. They couldn't have found any other person do justice to their image.

  • Hey, Radhika. This post was really interesting and insightful. Thumbs up to you for having a heart-to-heart conversation with a driver. This only means that a person doesn't have to be a public figure or someone very successful to be able to inspire us. Even the most common of men, like Subhash, can change our perspective of life. Even I was writing an article for the same contest and I really appreciate yours! As for what I think of the collaboration between Messi and Tata Motors, it is absolutely one of the most awaited partnership in recent times. Lionel Messi and Tata Motors, both are extremely successful and sought after in their respective fields. The coming together of these two supreme brands, if I may call them would be a game-changer. Messi is a youth icon and he is going to be the brand ambassador of an Indian brand for the first time. So kudos to Tata Motors for that! I'm really looking forward to their accomplishments as a team as well as individually πŸ™‚

  • I am all ignited and fired up by this extraordinary story of ordinary person who believes in himself!
    Humble origins for both Messi and Tata Motors who have risen to the glitzy heights of stardom and glory through sheer grit and compassion!

  • Radhika your meet was very insightful and interesting that you could talk about his life lessons in the first meet. About Lionel's association with TATA I think it is a very lucrative for both. Messi symbolizes #madeof great and compliments TATA Motors in their campaign.

    Also, I wrote about my madeofgreat person in Lasting impressions http://thinkinganagha.blogspot.com/2015/11/lasting-inpressions.html
    Do check out and let me know your thoughts on the same.

  • Leomassy promotes TATA moters , Sachin promotes BMW.
    This seems like that Germany is promoting cricket & India is looking a gret future in the game of Football, keeping there business targets apart.

  • Great insights you got from a simple convesation. #madeofgreat.
    Focus and Determination. It is through this that both – the brand Messi and brand TATA have to have risen to such heights. Messi's association will help TATA to go even more global. Can't get better than this..

  • He left me in awe too.

    Yes, wish we could have met! I truly didn't know many people, so it went well as I made some new friends. Will save it for that post! πŸ˜€

    Thanks for sharing your answer, Rio! πŸ™‚

  • Yes, I preferred writing about someone whom I have had a personal interaction with, someone who truly left a lasting impression on my soul.

    Will check out yours, soon!

    Nice answer, thanks! πŸ™‚

  • I liked the conversational tone and your impression of him growing till star struck. Very nice way to put it across. I enjoyed reading visualizing it all the same. It is true we are living with real heroes like Subhash in our daily life but sadly most of us are busy chasing celluloid heroes everywhere.

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  • Mumbai is the warmthest place for people I felt till now. I lived 2 years there but loved it for life. He must have been amused by your interaction as no one cares about others life in this busy world. Its good to know still we have such committed people with calmness. Although they will be many but known to the world. Hope u had good conference too.

  • Yes, but such inspirational people aren't restricted to geographical boundaries. You can find such heart wrenching stories even in your neighborhood, if you converse with the people around you.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Gopinath! πŸ™‚

    Yes, the conference was good. Will put up a post about it soon! πŸ™‚

  • I love the story which you have chosen here; simple but powerful – I wish him all the best πŸ™‚

    And for the question:
    Lionel Messi is indeed made of great, and with TATA Motors rising to new heights, I am sure that the two can do bigger conquests together. There might be no better choice.

  • The story of a Legend in himself – that's how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with simple conversation which enhances the simplicity yet greatness of the character and the personality of the man.

    My answer: Tata is a name which any and every person can rely on for its honesty, commitment and perseverance. Lionel Messi is a legend who has carved his name in history books with total dedication to the game, simple living and improvisation which is seen with each game he plays. The association of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi as their Brand Ambassador will definitely give an edge to the Tata group over its competitors solely because the brand Ambassador also holds the same reputation of not letting his fans down ever, like Tata Motors who have given the best to the world over the decades. Its an exemplary association par excellence.

    You can choose my answer as the best if you feel I described it all well.. πŸ™‚

  • This campaign is based on consumer insight and rides on a strong consumer motivation of β€˜Seeking Excellence’ & β€˜Self Belief’ which is epitomized by the confluence of both global brands ,Tata Motors and Lionel Messi.

    The core idea of this campaign; "Made of Great" emerges from the inspiring thought of β€˜What drives us from within is what makes us great’. – That is what is said by Mr. Mayank Pareek, President of Passenger Vehicle Business Unit Pune

    What the main idea behind this is – Tata wanted to make things global for all new model cars and they wanted people to know how hard they have worked for the same and also to encourage the new generation which connects very well with the football star.

  • The most beautiful things always come from the most ordinary. The Aam admi doesn't have to be Aam.

    To answer the question… both Tata Motors and Lionel Messi have built a solid reputation. This foundation is built on the sheer perseverance and self belief and the ability to not resting till they achieve what they had planned to. And once they reach that stage… its so easy for both to say Veni Vidi Vici and then move on…to higher and more difficult to achieve aims. They both have set very high standards, and if anyone does want to surpass them they’ll have to work very hard indeed.
    Cheers to greatness. – See more at: http://baketitude.blogspot.in/2015/11/following-in-your-footsteps.html

  • This conversation was truly awe-inspiring, Radhika. The tone of the post made me feel as if I witness it in front of my eyes. Kudos! πŸ™‚

    As for the expression of views towards the question, I would like to answer through a stanza or two of verse:

    'What drives us from within is what makes us great'
    Belief in oneself, the zeal to put up a brave face,
    In the face of adversity, to stand strong against fate,
    That's how life is – it's an excellent goal to chase!

    To create a name for oneself, from the soil your feet dampen,
    To let critics enhance your effort, not let your spirits dampen,
    It's the journey that counts, more than having scaled the peak,
    To persevere so that it's your actions that have the loudest shriek!

    To sum up, I feel that this age-old adage rings true whenever I think of this beautiful alliance of an Indian Global Brand – Tata Motors and a Global Argentinian Sportsperson – Lionel Messi

    "Our Similarities bring us to a common ground; Our Differences allow us to be fascinated"

    That realization is truly #madeofgreat. πŸ™‚

  • Hi Radhika , Cheers for sharing an inspirational story of an uncommonly common man. It displays your conversational talent and his Greatness in Bright light.

    Tata Motors' association with Lionel Messi is like Union of two excellent Entities , Doubling of Merits, Art and Technology merger, joining of great forces for the betterment of Sports and Auto Industry, The Lodestars of Sports and Auto will shine brightest together and enlighten the whole World

  • Hi Radhika, that was a commendable choice you made to write about. Drivers are often treated in a different manner, we often get skeptical. If we listen we learn, each person has a story to tell. Yes there are many people who kindle that fire in us, to love others without finding any reasons to hate, what I liked about him was his attitude towards his problems, even the most learned people do not have that! Talking about Messi and Tata Motors, this association has such a positive vibe, with so much inspiration and so many things to look forward to it is as good as watching a football match πŸ™‚

  • DO NOT EVER CALL YOURSELF WORTHLESS. That's the lowest of low. When you yourself don't see your worth then how will others see it?

    Just strive forward with a positive attitude and I'm sure you'll reach heights within no time. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Himanshu! Do participate in the contest. πŸ™‚

  • Nice post and a good read , quite inspiring .
    Tata Motors is a brand which is one of its kind , Trustworthy and innovative .
    Lionel Messi is a Legend and youth icon , a person who is extra ordinary talented ,energetic , confident & dedicated to his profession .
    So association of Tata motors and Lionel Messi is a Great Thing as both of them does not know tiredness and are committed to their brand value .This collaboration would definitely give an edge to Tata Groups over its competitors as the brand ambassador Messi hold the reputation of not letting down his fans as Tata motors has given the best to the world.

  • Very inspiring story Radhika. Very impressively written. There are many more real life heroes living amongst us.

    And for the question:
    Passion is what made the greats came closer. Be it TATA or MESSI, passion is what drives them to go big and taste the glory. This not just a collaboration, but an organised effort to prove to the world that whatever you do, if done with passion you can become the great.

  • Read this story when I was up and almost asleep in the morning. After that, I could not sleep. Not only was this a very inspiring story, but I really enjoy the way you write. Thanks for a wonderful story.

  • It's wonderful that you chose somebody as simple and humble as Subhash.. It is in unnoticed moments like these that we are most inspired and touched.. Such people are great and they inspire us to be so.. Tata Motors and Lionel Messi would also surely create a lot of such little moments of inspiration for us because of their commitment to quality and ultimate work ethic πŸ™‚

  • Hi Radhika ,
    If I would not have taken metro, I would have witnessed this inspiring conversation. I am sure that he would have sent you a thanks message in return.

    About Tata Motors' association with Lionel Messi…. We will soon see the output of #MadeofGreat with the association of excellences in sports and Indian auto industry.

  • On the contrary, if you hadn't taken the metro, we would have been so busy talking to each other that this conversation never would have happened! πŸ˜€

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and answer! πŸ™‚

  • We encounter so many #madeofgreat people in our day to day lives and yet often, we fail to register their greatness because we don't have the time nor the patience to listen to their stories. So glad you brought one such great person to light, Radhika, stories like these are so inspiring… kudos!

    Coming to the association of Lionel Messi with Tata Motors, Tata is a name in which the Indians trust and believe in and Messi is the God of Football, a genius and a magician with the world at his feet, so the coming together of the two is really purely "Made of Great"!

  • I am amazed at your eye for detail . Getting to know about people around you , trying to think from their perspective and writing your reflections of one such great person is a wonderful thing

    Coming to greatness, its true that it's present everywhere. even in the least set of places you'd find someone doing great things, without much publicity. This is clearly one such good example.
    Rather than being absorbed in one's work and constantly fiddling with the phone when going outside, you have clearly demonstrated what it means to be alert and look at people, not at face value but rather deep inside them and their good intentions. Awesome post overall !

  • To answer the question about Lionel Messi's association with Tata Motors, I think there's no perfect match than these two. Both are known for quality, consistency, reliability and superior performance in their respective industries. Lionel Messi when it comes to Football while Tata Motors when it comes to amazing cars at affordable prices

    Lionel Messi can clearly bring out that superior edge and establish the greatness of Tata motors and make people realize the true greatness in their cars

  • Lionel Messi is a genius football player with exceptional skills, quality, consistency and reliability. Tata Motors are the perfect match as they give such reliability and performance with their products. Lionel had an humble beginning to his life and has achieved so much in his career through sheer hard work and determination and is truly #madeofgreat. Tata Motors has also reinvented itself and its products and always strive for perfection. This match is a #Matchofgreats who are #madeofgreat. And i am fan of both.

  • Lionel Messi is a genius football player with exceptional skills, quality, consistency and reliability. Tata Motors are the perfect match as they give such reliability and performance with their products. Lionel had an humble beginning to his life and has achieved so much in his career through sheer hard work and determination and is truly #madeofgreat. Tata Motors has also reinvented itself and its products and always strive for perfection. This match is a #Matchofgreats who are #madeofgreat. And i am fan of both.

  • Tata Motors' association with Lionel Messi spells a significantly notable alliance that will steer the company towards favourable benefits. I always acknowledge Tata Motors as a distinctive name in Auto industry, which will not let the success 'larger-than life' elude from its fate now with a timeless guild with iconic figure Messi. I don't see this union of Tata Motors as an aspirational effort for garnering some quick publicity and evoke specific reaction from myriad crowd with Celeb branding, but is rightly an embellished handshake for keeping up the pace to get to the pinnacle of success graph. To sum things up, I am joyous to see the brand and the star uniting for 'One in a Million' #madeofgreat power-packed drive ahead πŸ™‚

    Do share your views on my post as well http://maliveandkicking.blogspot.in/2015/11/holiness-of-character-is-key-to-be.html

  • Indeed he is made of great! I'm amazed at the amount of details, you brought out in this interview. Thank you for this, it motivated me even more to keep going forward, irrespective of the obstacles.

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  • Great post! A treat to readers!
    Now if I am allowed to talk about the association of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi, then both are big names in their respective field and together this is a giant collaboration.
    The man with strong legs can drive the power-packed automobile. Messi is just perfect for it.
    Both have so much things in common like power, reliability, trustworthy and many more.
    When 2 number 1s join together, they form an unbeatable pair and that's why it is called GREAT!
    #madeofgreat for me is togetherness of God of Football to God of Automobiles!

  • That's a nice post, Radhika. Reminds of an encounter with an auto walla, a few years before. I reached home in an auto and went inside to get change from my mom. I kept speaking in a loud voice that the auto driver is waiting outside. I had used the 'without respect' addressing of the driver, in our language which most of us unmindfully do. When I came out to give him the change, he said he is educated and has completed his MA degree and that he deserves to be addressed with respect. His words came out like a heavy blow on my heart. He has changed my usage of words once for all.

    Great connecting with you here. Congrats on your win!

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  • Nice post Radhika..Coming directly to your post about Messi association with TATA motors I would like to emphasize that TATA is the name that stands for TRUST, Reliability and value for Money. The same things you will find in MESSI. There are a lot many organizations/company handled and operated by TATA and you will find that this group has always benefited the mass. The users for this group belongs to poor, middle class and also from elite group. It is a company of the people, for the people and by the people. Same characteristics and traits are noticed in MESSI and therefore, it is right that TATA has endorsed someone with whom people can relate the same ethics and values. Connect me at ra03g on twitter.

  • Hi Radhika,
    Indeed a nicely written post. I wish you good luck for the contest
    Here is my answer
    The association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi is that of two greats. Lionel Messi has been exceptionally talented who with his hard work, determination and sacrifices has got better and tougher in his chosen sport so is the Image, reputation and quality of TATA Motors that have transformed brilliant ideas into masterpieces of engineering and created a brand and products that we are so proud of as Indians. Lionel Messi has transformed his body and the mind body co-ordination into a masterpiece of precision and excellence it would not be wrong to say that Lionel Messi is the TATA Motors of sports where as TATA Motors is the Lionel Messi of vehicles both giants in their own spheres driven by the drive to excel and lead by example. So Lionel Messi is the best choice for becoming the brand Ambassador for TATA Motors
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  • Your post defines #madeofgreat to the hilt. Goodluck for the contest
    My answer is:
    Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the pillars of strength on which TATA have built a brand that has put India on the global map. It is a brand that has stood the test of time just like Lionel Messi who tackles opposition on the field with his skill,agility,strategy,brilliance and raw power to reach and score a goal so has been the track record of TATA motors who has become a brand leader and a global giant. These qualities make TATA Motors and Lionel Messi perfect partners who stand for the same set of values thus Lionel Messi is the perfect brand ambassador to represent TATA Motors.
    Hope my best to be a winner here; do contact me for the prize at mahima2014j@gmail.com
    fingers crossed

  • Your post describes #madeofgreat so well that it has winner written all over it. Good luck for your entry.
    Here is my answer.
    Like minds think and act alike looking at the track record of TATA Motors it has stood the test of time and built a business that was built using bricks of hard work on a foundation of trust. Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the trademarks of brand TATA Motors. These same qualities are present in Lionel Messi who with his immense talent has made a mark for himself on the international football field .Facing all hardships he has worked hard toiling on the fields and in training sessions facing injuries and pressure to come out trumps and be a winner. Thus these two greats Lionel Messi and TATA Motors are made for each other .There association is a bond of two legends
    In case you pick me a winner my email id is : princess09hema@gmail.com
    Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  • Hi Radhika, your conversation with the Uber cab driver is really sounds inspirational one. He definitely will succeed in his life, this is what the real responsibility means. Carrying the burdens of him without complaining anyone is really appreciable thing.
    You did a great job by bringing it here on EL.
    Thanks for sharing and wishing you all the best for the contest.
    I am late this time due to some mountainous obstacles in my life, I really missed the opportunity to comment first πŸ™‚

    And my answer to the question about Tata motors and Lionel Messi is_
    What i think about Tata motors and Lionel Messi is , they both are brands that doesn't know tiredness, confidence and self belief, commitment are their traits. They both have one common thing, 'running' Tata motors on the road and Iconic Messi in the ground. We can get enough inspiration from their system of success.

  • Your post defines #madeofgreat in an awesome manner.Very well written and interesting post indeed.
    My Answer
    Tata Motors is a brand that makes durable vehicles, with its MADE IN INDIA mark makes every Indian proud. It is a brand seen globally as Trusted, Reliable, Innovative and at the forefront of technology. In its journey since inception it has overcome all odds, competition, and adversities with grit and determination. These same qualities are associated with Lionel Messi who was very talented and hardworking from a very early age. With each game that he played he kept improving his skills and built a career to become one of the best player of professional football. There qualities make both TATA Motors and Lionel Messi giants who perfectly compliment each other and Lionel Messi the right and perfect Ambassador who stands for the same values that TATA Motors does.
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  • Yours is a very well written post your .Its is a very nice description of #madeofgreat
    TATA Motors is a brand associated with performance, endurance and excellence. These words are also synonymous with Lionel Messi who plays as a forward and weaves his magic on the football field.Just as Lionel Messi is considered the best footballer in the world ,TATA motors which is Indias premier automotive manufacturer gives wheels to the people of India with its wide range of vehicles. Both believe in excelling in whatever they do and set examples for others to follow. They compliment each other as both are reliable trustworthy and leaders thus Lionel Messi is the natural choice as the brand ambassador of TATA Motors
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  • We meet NO ORDINARY PEOPLE in our lives,
    if given a chance, EVERY PERSON has something special to OFFER.. πŸ™‚

    So, lets give a chance to every people we come across to learn something from them and hence, make sure we implement it too in out lives..

  • Well written post Radhika.

    Subhash truly ignites fire in me. We all are #madeofgreat. We just need to keep shining. πŸ™‚

    My answer to the question you asked is as follows:

    β€˜What drives us from within is what makes us great’, This is the founding principle behind the overall brand association between Argentinian Football Maestro Lionel Messi and Automobile Giant Tata Motors. The overall #madeofgreat campaign is made upon a clear cut vision of seeking excellence along with self-belief.

    Tata Motors and Lionel Messi, both are the ones people look up to get inspired. Lionel Messi is an amazingly renowned player with huge fan following across the world While Tata Motors is an Indian company which has achieved global distinction in past decades and appeals as a company with immense potential. Tata Motors stands at a path defining phase of its evolution story with some overwhelming produts planned in future. Lionel Messi with a global appeal compliments Tata Motors.

    Thus the association is truly #madeofgreat. Legend and Talent have come together to make a truly fantastic combination. The collaboration will be a win-win for both.

  • Your narration is so clean and perfect. I could imagine myself sitting besides you and hearing it all πŸ˜€ The experience was very motivating and he (subhash) is actually #madeofgreat .
    Talking of greatness reminds of the massive TATA group. So is the case with its member TATA Motors. Among the top 10 automobile company in the world, in itself is the very evidence of their greatness. Their vehicles are a class apart be it safari, aria or zest. With their association with Lionel Messi, the greatest footballer of the decade, it would be the best tie up the world will ever witnes. Just like Messi the #manofgreat , TATA motors too is dynamic, strong, perfect in short Great. The world is after Messi's magic so will they be for TATA motors' consistent and continuous growth and advancement, with this association. Messi fits to be the best symbol for TATA motors. It definitely is the treasure that TATA motors have found. Both are complementary and their qualties of excellence, precision, agility are also complementary too. I look forward for this combo of greatness and the wonders they will do. Hope for the success of this association. Messi+Tata motors= MASTT HAI ! πŸ˜€ .
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  • I think, just an opinion, he should not pay the loans taken by his father's friends. That way, the people who gave the loans will go after those 'friends' and will be careful with whom the give loans to, from the next time.

    Destination Infinity

  • Great inspirational story, what i see common between messi and subash is their enthusiasm towards the achievment of goal and hunger to strive for greatness. I've followed messi for 8 years, this guy is legend in his field and has inspired millions across the globe to achieve their objectives. The things I learnt from messi is massive hardwork, keep aside individual glory and always keep in mind to help the team and do team work and above all he has made learned to every follower to remain down to earth and always humble no matter how bigger u have become. This guy subash is also on footsteps of messi and i wish he achieves his goals just like messi. Love u leo, u r magical, u put more SMILE with ur beautiful magical football than a Comedian does. I learned to 'Nutmeg' all my problems because of messi οΏ½οΏ½

  • Wow. Such an inspirational story, Radhika! I recall having a similar encounter with an Ola driver in Pune. He had a story of his own and he didn't mind sharing it with me. What's more he was driving a newly bought Tata Indica, and sure enough I asked him why he preferred it over it's other counterparts, to which he replied that Tata cars are easy to maintain. And that's true! When it comes to the association of Tata with the Messi-ah of football, I'd say it's well formed. They both share so many similarities…they're both multinational, in the top of their trade, and when it comes to performance, haha words fail me..Good job Tata getting Messi to represent you! And Radhika, keep bringing us such beautiful stories of the beautiful people you meet! πŸ™‚

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