Sunday, November 15, 2015

About a #madeofgreat Lady!

It is truly said that every woman has some things that she is passionate about and things those collectively make her who she is. No woman is limited by a single label but there are multiple layers to her abilities and personality. Here I shall narrate about my cousin sister Sonal Di who is not only a very good human being but also a courageous woman, calculative entrepreneur and a loving mother of a eleven years boy! I'm so glad to get all positive influences from her and she is someone I undeniably consider #madeofgreat

The thing which connects Sonal di with the rest of the world is her compassion and empathy. Even though she is a busy businesswoman every week she makes it a point to visit particular temple of our city and give food and clothes to beggars. Usually you will find many rich people doing such as a part of their social responsibility but Sonal di spends time with those beggars and listens to their problems for hours like we do with our friends! Have you seen such an empathetic woman? At least I have not.

Sonal di has a postal stamp library. She is into philately for last two decades! She has more than thirteen thousand international postal stamps, some of which are more than hundred years old! She used to be a district level champion swimmer in her college days and got many awards. Unfortunately after her elbow operation five years back she had to leave swimming. But now she plays badminton!

As Sonal di is somewhat elder to me I have been observing her since my early childhood. She always visits relatives and friends, taking out time from her busy schedules. Once you visit her house you would know the meaning of real hospitality. She won't tell you no for anything but once she disapproves something nothing in the world can help you out! Thus she is a powerhouse of humanity, talents, bravery, determination and sportsmanship.

When Sonal di got married she used to have fascination for sarees, especially local silk sarees. She was also attached to a micro finance agency that dealt with local silk saree makers. Sonal di had planned to set up a Saree store and talked with bank on previous few occasions. But, after her marriage when she expressed her pending interest before her in-laws, they completely disapproved her idea and said “Daughter in law is supposed to take care of home, her husband and raise kids with high morals”. She didn't give up but at that moment she ensured not to plunge into argument with her mother and father in-law. She looked for support from her husband but he too seemed to be of the same mentality as his parents! Still she did not give up and waited patiently for the right moment.

After her son was born, she confronted her in-laws, “Look, now I have given you the flag bearer for your family. I have whole heartedly served you like my own mother and father. This time I am asking for a small permission of setting up a saree store. Either you give it to me or don't. If you permit I shall be a happy member of this family and strengthen the family economy contributing like your son. If you do not permit, I shall leave and that too with my kid.” What a tough conversation it must had been! Thus she got approval that day and since then there was no looking back for her.

Here is a chance for you to win 750 rupees GV!!! Just reply to this simple question and I will choose a winner on 23rd November 2015.

What do you think of Tata Motors' association with Lionel Messi?

Answer me fast before someone else grabs the Amazon voucher :-)


  1. I think this will be great because both have high brand values and at the same time both are known to be reliable in their respective performances. Their collaboration would rock for sure. All the best Tata motors and Messi!

  2. Two will form very lucrative combo as they are best in their business. Whole world agrees to their excellence and consistency. So, there is no doubt that Messi and Tata shall do better together in coming days. Definitely they will.

  3. The story of a Legend in herself – that’s how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with words which enhance the simplicity yet greatness of the Lady. Salutations and very happy for you to have got inspired and bringing out your best in life.

    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 Voucher winning comment if you feel I described it all well.. :) Please remember to post it on the Indiblogger contest page today as soon as you have 3 comments here..

  4. Your post is awesome and I pray you win.
    Messi and Tata were destined to collaborate, as simple as that! Do we even bother to reflect on why the ocean is kissing the horizon, or why the waves are jumping on to the lap of sand bed? Things which were destined to unite for the maintenance of equilibrium of universe are bound to tie up and so let it be. Wishing them all the very best.

  5. 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

  6. 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.
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    fingers crossed

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. A very engaging post which truly defines #madeofgreat. My answer to the question you asked is as follows:

    ‘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.