Saturday 14 November 2015

Holiness of Character is the key to be #MadeofGreat

Personality analysis is a complex subject to understand. Nopes! I'm not encompassing the professional psychologists who are trained to evaluate our behavioural patterns at varied instances. I am just talking about those unheard names n unknown faces who can challenge us to perform the way to make life become a lush productive experience and can exaggerate one's capabilities to potential growth.

Usually parents and teachers have such great influence on us and they help us have a better grasp on reality of life. Yes, I also do acknowledge whatever I gained under their guidance. But today I am taking time to make a reference to one of my neighbour, Sushila Aunty, who nurtured my immature inferences into wise decisions to act smartly in many ways. Since my early childhood days, my sweet but spineless behaviour always put me down as I had a false sense of imperfection for myself. 

This lady, who had come to stay in adjoining building to my house with her family, became a caring companion in my wholesome actions in very few interactions. Can't decide clearly whether I had something in me to attract her or it was some unapparent aura in her that held us together.
With an intelligent brain, I could go great lengths to live up to someone's expectations. But I never knew that I had that encapsulated courage in me. Sushila aunty led me by example and channelized my potential in the direction to make me understand how I could participate in life's unplanned events. She gave me the courage not to fear from mistakes or feel inferior, rather bounce back quickly with a lesson learnt. Her constant boost helped me believe in myself without feeling sorry on my little mistakes. My confidence definitely rose up, but of course, not to the other side of the scale that leads to destructive over-confidence. Even my family could not ignore noticing a positive change in their timid child. God had been kind to bless me with her company for many years to come...

I still recall the days I was preparing for my MCA entrance and used to have scary nightmares of not getting selected in a college of good repute. It was again aunty's motivational words "Nothing in life to be feared, but conquered" that I still imbibe. She made me realize that I needed not to be an expert in a subject necessarily, but just need to be passionately involved in fulfilling my dreams. I know this has been one of the most cliché advice since eternity, but resulted really miraculous for me. Because I always believed that we all are connected to each other in one or the other ways and one of the most influential way is 'our thoughts'. To me, Sushila Aunty's words seem spoken in harmony with God's wish, so had that hypnosis kind of effect on my conscious thoughts which mysteriously heightening my personality with a positive difference. She actually built a better world for me making me master of my thoughts, without which I could have shattered due to my "I am of no value" thoughts. 

Now, as I've narrated my Aunty's saga with so much of passion, I better acclaim that she is #madeofGreat admirable traits of captivating brilliance.. You would be surprised to know that the lady who changed my perspective for life with her considerate behaviour never had any formal education; but is the most learned and clear-headed person. Just few days back during my visit to my hometown on Diwali, I met her for some time and my lowering spirits soared high once again seeing her in same zeal for life at the age of 75+. She has ultimate art to help people heal and in turn repair their future. Her thoughts articulate so intense deep inside my soul that from a weaker & unrealistic personality, I graduated into a personal with firm will and holiness of thoughts.
She may be an un-noticed face to the world, but is an ideal for me. She deserves my regard no less than any famous personality.
Hey! a famous personality who is the talk of the town these days is Lionel Messi, who has fascinated the nation by accepting his first association with an Indian brand Tata Motors. *Lionel Messi the is talent galore with conviction and is an icon for today’s youth. He is a winner who is trustworthy, reliable, pioneering, simple and driven by self-belief, which is what is at the core of as well. Thus, proving to be an ideal fit for the role of Global Brand Ambassador. 
I am super happy to know this thrilling news and would love to know your thoughts on this association. So tell me by commenting below this post --
"What do you think of Tata Motor's association with Lionel Messi?" 
The most interesting answer stands a chance to win an Amazon Voucher worth Rs. 750 from Tata Motors. The contest closes on 24 Nov, midnight and the winning entry will be announced on or before 26th Nov.

Update (25 Nov):
The winner of Amazon Voucher is Ms. Poonam Khanduja.

The winner is requested to DM me the email id to claim the voucher. The voucher will directly be sent by team Tata Motors in due time.


  1. Tata motors is the first Indian brand to be endorsed by an international sports icon Lionel Messi which in itself is a great thing ..
    Lionel Messi is a youth icon and inspires them a lot , watching him play football is just so inspiring specially the deal of inspirations he gives us is commendable.. Tata motors again on the other Hand is a well renowned brand ..
    I think choosing Messi as the brand ambassador of tata motors is really great thing ..
    Its like putting together determination and excellence together..
    This will definitely help in making the brand much more popular which it actually deserve
    This association is definitely going to be great and really helpful for Tata motors as well :)

  2. Nice post , Good to read about your wonderful neighbour .
    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.

    I have also participated in this activity , you can read my post and leave a comment in the comment section!!

  3. A very nice write up Shilpa..
    And about the association of tata motors n Lionel Messi, both are the big names though associated with different fields but are the things to rely upon. Their association defines the quality, faith and trust which is hard to break.

  4. Very well penned, Shilpa. :)
    It was good to know something about your 'Aunty'.

    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. :)

  5. When two big brands merge, it will come out a GRAND AMALGAMATION.

    These two brands act like wheels of a same car, whose motive to get success jointly, to accelerate the popularity of the product jointly, to make a special place in customer’s heart jointly, and to pump up the zeal and craziness among people.
    Here I am talking about TATA Motors and Lionel Messi. Tata Motors , its name is enough to calculate the esteem of this company in the market and on the other hand if you talk about Lionel Messi, the youth is crazy for this super fantastic person, as he is the fantastic and the most energetic player in the world of football sports.

    Let me start the association of Messia and Tata Motors with an example : they both on the board are like the Lord Krishna and Arjuna. The excellence of Arjuna was commendable and when his chariot leaded by Lord Krishna , Arjuna’s success was for sure or you can say its already declared. Same as the Chariot of Tata Motors when droven by Messi , the success is definite and blasting. And this is the main motto of this association to show the world that when the amalgamation of two excellence happen, the world have to head down and the accept that Messi and Tata Motors are omnipotent.

  6. #MadeofGreat, Lionel Messi, Tata Motors “Tata motors is Typhoon in Technology N Messi is Missle Man”
    Tata itself is another name of Trust, N handsome, energetic messis is deserve rising star of football. If these two pair come together will defintately gives fruitful result. It is very good equation when to good materials combine gives rise to strong Proudct .
    Macho Man Messi is no doubt is hard worker n deserve association with Tata motors which is symbol of honesty, strength, affordable price, environmental friendly machines. Messi is Baloon N Tata Motors is strong supporter engine which know where to move n where to not. Tata motors have caliber to change the conventional path of technology to super, durable technology. Tata motors is Typhoon in Technology N Messi is Missle Man who know how to play to gain a game n win the hearts of world. This association will be really stronger n give positive result in field of game n technology, power..

  7. Lucky are those who get awesome neighbours :)

    Now on the question, we know that both TATA Motors and Lionel Messi are destined for more and more greatness. Everyone knows what Messi is capable of, and this combination is going to score big, achieving more and more goals not just on the ground, but also outside it.

  8. Nice post..Your special bonding with your aunt is so lovely !

  9. Wonderful post dear...:)

    To answer the question, Tata motors and Lionel Messi complement each other as both are successful in their respective fields and their association will be the Ultimate and Ideal Combo!!!

  10. Really wonderful ...Certainly association of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi is simply great as Both are Pioneers in their respective fields and are driven by common principles of self-belief and their passion for excellence.

  11. The story of a Legend in herself - that's how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with the pics which enhances the simplicity yet greatness of the lady..Salutations to her 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 best if you feel I described it all well.. :)

  12. Tata motors, the name speaks power, patronage and patriotism to we, the Indians, as this is our very own arena of trust and belief loaded with performance and excellence. When Tata motors got associated with the living legend Lionel Messi, this association has become the merger of Tiitans, the coalition of two power-packed performers.

    • Leo Messi, the football maestro, is the performer par excellence on the football courts while Tata motors is the makers of masterpieces to conquer the roads. This is the one union that is #madeofgreat power and perseverance.
    • While Messi is being counted for his winning stride, Tata Motors is the reason for Indians to feel pride. This is the one alliance that is #madeofgreat quantum and quality.
    • While Leo Messi is the personification of panache, Tata Motors is the portrayal of perfection. This is the one amalgamation that is made of great presentation and practicality.

    So, for The Style Symphony, Tata motor’s association with Lionel Messi is #madeofgreat value that is indeed going to benefit the automotive industry with a new zeal to touch the zenith.

  13. Great to know about your neighbor. Neighbors come before family and your blog depicts that all.
    Great Post!

    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!

  14. 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!

  15. Tata motors being the first Indian brand to associate itself with an international sports icon is truly being envied!. Yes! When two people with identical qualities merge, the brand power increases enormously. Just as expected Tata Motors is tasting it by the reach and vibrations it has created with its association with Lionel Messie.

    With both's determination, dedication and power to conquer in their respective fields- their collaboration is surely a big hit and #madeofgreat indeed

  16. Some people are natural healers. They don't have to do magic to make things better. Just a little note of love and care would be enough. That's what Sushila aunty sounds like. Amidst neighbours in India who constantly wait to pull down each other, I am glad that you happen to meet someone like her. Good wishes for the contest!

    Of course, a football legend, that's what all of us know about Messi. The little known fact about him is that he is also the ambassador for UNICEF for he has worked for the betterment of children across the globe. I feel, the humanity that drives him from within makes him great, greater than the football player in him. His association with Tata Motors marks a touch of humanity in the Indian auto industry. Exactly as how Tata came up with the world's most affordable car, Nano, making several middle class dreams alive.


  17. "Nothing in life to be feared, but conquered" - what an inspiring quote. You are indeed lucky to have such an amazing soul aside you. She is awesome. Interesting read Shilpa.

    For the question,
    Passion is a driving force behind both Messi and Tata motors. It energises the former to be a passionate footballer, scoring goals and winning matches for his country and pushes the latter to come up with innovative yet technocratic machines enabling the racers to hit the roads with unexplainable happiness.

  18. #MadeofGreat, Lionel Messi, Tata Motors
    Tata Motors has roped in soccer superstar Lionel Messi as global brand ambassador. Greatest of Greats joined each other.
    Creative with an impressive technique which eliminates any opponent with ease.
    The composure and ability to take responsibility for tough times are other virtues makes them both to stand out of crowd.
    Sounds like something really good is gonna happen as two leads of their fields are now hand in hand...!

  19. 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

  20. Your Aunt's a real inspiration. All the best :)

  21. 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 :
    Fingers crossed :)

  22. 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
    fingers crossed

  23. Your post defines #madeofgreat to the hilt.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.

  24. Nice to read about Sushila Aunty.

    Tata Motors and Lionel Messi are inseparable like Chicken and Butter in Butter Chicken. They have many things in common. Firstly both of them have highly credible performance record. Secondly they are both made of great material. Indeed there couldn’t have been any other brand ambassador than Messi for Tata Motors.

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  25. 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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