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She is #madeofgreat calibre!

While the whole world praises who are great in all walks of life, I see my #madeofgreat person in a simple lady who is not known to this world. Neither she’s being praised, nor applauded for her achievements, as her survival of life lies in her struggle for existence.

While the whole world is appreciating achievers, I want to salute that silent soul in my life who has neither achieved anything for herself nor she expects and accepts any returns for what she does for others— I’m  talking about the greatest pillar of my life, and my genuine support system, my mother.

  • At the age of 63, she runs the whole household of her children by her own just because she wants them to be free from all burdens of life and get what they wish. Working hard the whole day, she’s #madeofgreat sweat.
  • She is the one woman who supports her daughter-in-law by bringing up her little baby of 2 years ever since he was born, just to give her the wings to fly, as she wants to support her parents with her earnings (without expecting any returns). She is #madeofgreat sacrifice.
  • My mother is a woman who had given all the opportunities to her children for them to get higher education despite being uneducated. She even punished us hard if we ignored our studies for a bit, as she wanted us not to be like her, but grown up as capable people. She’s #madeofgreat wisdom.
  • A grandmother of 5 kids from 2-24 years, she can understand the language of a 2 years old toddler, recognize  13-16 years old teen’s trauma and can even be the confidante of her 24 years old granddaughter better than their parents. She takes best care of them as she is #madeofgreat acumen.

#madeofgreat Kalindi Mishra

  • When we all middle-aged siblings get frustrated out of workload, she performs her tasks (even double than ours) with a smile, despite being old and ailed. She is #madeofgreat performance.
  • She is the person to whom everyone in the family and even in the society can bank upon for their economic, monetary matters without any doubt. With her, all the valuables are safer than kept in safes. She is #madeofgreat trust and belief.
  • Even in our 30’s and 40’s, all of us ( her children) feel helpless without her presence in our lives. The one is considered the luckiest among us (and the others get envious too) with whom she chooses to live. Not because we’re good offspring but for being privileged enough having her in our lives (for our selfish motives). She is #madeofgreat support!
  • She is the person who can distinguish and adjudge between the right and the wrong, no matter who does it. She takes side of her daughter-in-law over her son when some argument happens between them. She is truly #madeofgreat justice.
  • She is the person who always donates more than what she gets, as she feels those needy shouldn’t be left deprived of little things of life. Donation is the whole religion she possesses as she is #madeofgreat excellence.
  • She is the strongest woman I’ve ever seen. As being married at the age of 13, becoming a mother at the age of 16 and losing a kid at the age of 20 and even being widowed at the age of 47, she did take all the responsibilities with her stride and walked with pride. She is #madeofgreat mettle.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton has rightly said “The best protection any woman can have… is courage.” So through this blog post I can proudly state that no matter what difficulties she had to face in her life, she came out more strong, more resilient and more worthy. She is my mother, my mother Ms. Kalindi Mishra, indeed, #madeofgreat courage.

While I talked about my mother’s expertise with all those adjectives, the one adjective I fetched for myself is pride. So does the whole India (feeling proud), when we think of our very own Tata Motors. This is the one automobile manufacturing company which makes us feel proud of our roots and when they get associated with the maestro Lionel Messi, nothing could be more worthy and par excellence than this ‘the one association’. Lionel Messi is now the new global brand ambassador of Tata Motors and this is really #madeofgreat coalition.

So Symphonites, I simply wanna ask you a #madeofgreat question—

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

The one with the most interesting and substantial answer would win an Amazon voucher worth Rs. 750 from Tata Motors. Keep your opinions raining in the comment section below! Winner will be chosen on 26th Nov, 2015.  🙂

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  • Thank you so much Snehlata & all the very best for the contest. Results are going to be announced soon. Stay tuned. 🙂

  • Thank you so much Mr. Grover & all the very best for the contest. Results are going to be announced soon. Stay tuned. 🙂

  • shashikala kataria

    Messi’s not just an ordinary star,
    he’s a super being and an iconic figure.
    I call him a modern day art,
    gracing each and every soccer fixtures.

    tata motors also is not just a ordinary brand
    its one of the leading brands
    which has captured everyones heart
    by thier service and productquality
    so both will do wonders
    both are blessings to our modernworld

    • All the very best for the contest Shashikala Results are going to be announced soon. Stay tuned. 🙂

  • Koyeli S. Chakraborty

    Very touching post dear! Wish you all the very best!
    My Answer:
    Tata Motors’ association with Lionel Messi is undoubtedly #madeofgreat! Tata Motors known as a maestro in Auto industry, and it’s not any surprise that they would like to make bound with another maestro, iconic figure Messi! No one can say, it is just for publicity or a trick to attract a particular generation, by teamed with Celeb branding; it is very natural and rightly to make a bond in two great – Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. And, if you ask me; I’m a fan of both, so it’s perfectly #madeofgreat for me!


    • Thank you so much Koyeli & all the very best for the contest. Results are going to be announced soon. Stay tuned. 🙂

  • Adwiti Pandey

    Your mom is indeed a woman of substance. It’s so wonderful to know about her.
    Well, the association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi is indeed an asset to the automobile industry! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Adwiti. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot to me. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Geetika Kapoor

    A great salute to this lady!
    Well, I feel the association of Messi & Tata Motors is a one-of-its-kind one with both par excellence in their genres.

    • Thank you so much Geetika. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot to me. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Manaswi Shanker

    A heartwarming tribute to your mother. 🙂 Coming to the contest part, the association of Tata Motors with Messi is like coming together of two giants belonging to different genres but work the same way, i.e. with perfection.

    • Thank you so much Manaswi. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot to me. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Hemaa Princess

    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 🙂

    • Thank you so much Hemaa. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot to me. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Alok Seth

    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

    • Thank you so much Mr. seth. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot to me. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Your mother would be so proud of you after reading this…you both deserve to be applauded for your individual achievements.

    Messi would be to Tata Motors as you are to your Mother – a great fruitful relationship. I feel the values of Messi would add to the bottom line of Tata Motors and we would see them in their results very soon.
    A great association is built on Trust and when it comes to Messi and Tata’s, there is plenty of it. So, this seems to be a win-win relationship for them!

    • Thank you so much Mr.Singhal. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot to me. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Bow to the great lady i got to know with the blog. Even in the photograph I can see that she is enjoying those responsibilities a lot.

    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!

    • Thank you so much Yogesh. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    It was so good to know about your mother, Ma’am. Lots of respect to this amazing lady 🙂
    I loved the way you have drenched the post with your heartfelt emotions. Such a beautiful read. I’m touched to the core 🙂 <3

    Here's my answer: The association of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi is indeed an amazing one.When two heroes combine together, the result will surely be extravagant. Moreover, the name of Lionel Messi will instill a lot of trust and reliability in the mind of customers for Tata Motors because Messi is a great, dedicated and hardworking sportsperson. People love and admire Messi for his single minded focus. Therefore, the collaboration will surely be very beneficial for Tata Motors.

    • Thank you so much Purba. I’m glad that you liked my post & your appreciation means a lot to me. All the very best for the contest 🙂

  • Shilpa Bindlish

    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 🙂

    • Thank you so much Shilpa. All the very best for the contest and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Tata Motors has gained the goodwill from giving the best and
    innovative Automobiles and it is also known as one the best Automobile Manufactures.
    And if you see the Lionel Messi , his throughout dedication, zeal , targeted
    goal of life and technically soundness make him big, achiever and remarkable position
    in the world.

    As per me, the association of Tata Motors and Messi is a
    grand amalgamation of two legendary entities of the world, and their amalgamation
    will definitely break down the clutters and affect the cut throat competition
    of Tata Motors. Tata motors will sure get a huge preference by the fans of
    Messi. This will sure make a record on
    the of Tata motors in the world of production or may be the highest selling

    Tata motor’s main target is to give an impression on the
    large amount of crowd and this can be achieved only through the Messi, because
    the youth generation is crazy for MESSI and this can be smart move and a great
    achievement for Tata Motors they positioned MESSI as their BRAND AMBASSADOR .

    In the nutshell, Tata Motors , Messi joining hands will
    definitely give more soundness in technicality of promotional strategies and Messi’s influence will influence the
    audience for choosing Tata Motors and expand the business drastically.

    • Thank you so much Bhavna. All the very best for the contest and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Tata Motors association with Lionel Messi defines determination, zeal and dedication to reach zenith of excellence.

    • Thank you so much Swati. All the very best for the contest and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Sai Rajeswari R

    The Collaboration Of Tata Motors & Lionel Messi Is A Great One
    Both Have Their Uniqueness In Their Field
    This Would Be Great Bonding Between 2 People ! #madeofgreat

    • Thank you so much Sai Rajeshwari. All the very best for the contest and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • kuldeep doshi

    come and people go, but their values, commitment to work -ethics and principle always remain and
    leave an indelible impression on society and common people. There are a
    number of great people born on planet earth who gave lot of the things
    to us and received recognition by their dedicated efforts and work. One such #madeofgreat legend born in this era is Lionel Messi, with whom every youth connects or relates to.
    Tata Motor’s Association with Lionel Messi is one such #madeofgreat news which have brought smiles to million faces. The reason is evident enough –
    – Both are known for sheer performance, always committed to achieve excellence.
    – Youth connects to both the brands instantly, dnt need any formal introduction.
    – Its gonna be double dhamaka where people would actually expect the guaranteed performance with thrill, passion & zeal to move ahead.
    – Would definitely set an example for others – how to serve and strike right balance.

    Matter of great pride to watch two legends come together to serve the humanity for a smooth ride and comfort !!

    • Thank you so much Mr. Doshi for you participetion. All the very best for the contest and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Nandhini Chandrasekaran

    I remember reading your winning entry for the Godrej Expert contest and here, yet another touching memoir of your mom! Both your mom and your writing are inspiring 🙂

    I was moved when I heard about Messi’s other side of having been selected as the goodwill ambassador by UNICEF for supporting lives of children across the globe. Not only a soccer legend but also a wonderful human by virtue, Messi, deserves to be adorned as a ‘made of great’ person.

    Tata Motors has brought several dreams of middle class citizens alive with their cheapest car in the world, Nano. Behind Nano’s making, there was certainly a touch of humanity. Now imagine the association of these two brands! I believe, with what drives them from within, as individuals, they are sure to create something great for the future of the world. Not to exaggerate, but Messi’s words during the event, “Namaste India” has certainly rang a new moment in the history of India!

    Nandhini Chandrasekaran


    • Thank you so much Nandini. All the very best for the contest and thanks for stopping by 🙂 Well congrats to you for already winning #MadeOfGreat contest for top 10 early-birds 🙂

  • Manish Lalwani

    Keeping the contest part aside for some time let me first congratulate the Lady Of This Moment – Sangeeta Ma’am 🙂 Mother is the strongest pillar of everyone’s life but very few are as blessed as you ,who can weave the emotions & feelings so beautifully with the perfect choice of words.Many time I have also tried to write something for my lovely mom but failed miserably 😀

    I began to think what actually #madeofgreat is ,especially when Tata Motors & Messi both coming from altogether different fields decided to join the hands.Later on I found many similarities between them,both started as a rookie & were almost written off by the people at first but like the gold takes its shape & becomes valuable after bearing many beatings and high temperatures,Tata Motors & Messi proved their mettle with hard work ,dedication & the rest is a history.

    so this #madeofgreat association will always inspire me to say ‘Try Me’ instead of ‘Why Me’ when Life will decide to put my temperament to test 🙂

    Once again many congratulations for this brilliant piece of writing 🙂

    • Thank you so much Manish. Your presence on TSS means a lot to me, and your appreciation is the most cherished possession for me. It’s indeed gratifying being read by you.
      All the very best for the contest and thanks once again for stopping by 🙂

  • Heer Jalundhwala

    Hey Maitreni,
    First of all I would like to thank you & Indi blogger for coming up with such an awesome giveaway.
    I saw the #madeofgreat video & found it very inspiring. I am not just satisfied but delighted by Tata Motor’s Association with Lionel Messi. What drives us from within is what makes us great. Driven by excellence, talent, roots of humbleness, excellence & determination, Lionel Messi is definitely #madeofgreat who has proved that the zest to win, a humble approach towards life & endless perseverance cannot stop us from reaching the zenith of success. There no be no better association as just like Messi, Tata Motors is driven by technology, excellence, ethics in performance & the road ahead. Lionel Messi & Tata brand both go hand in hand with one another.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

    • Thank you so much Heer. All the very best for the contest and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Meera

    Every mother is made of great. wonderful post 🙂
    A Rat’s Nibble

  • StirYourSouls

    This piece brims of emotion, memoirs, and a heartfelt tribute. It felt great to know of your mother and admire her being through your writing.

    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. 🙂

    • Wow, what an amazing way to express your feelings. All the very best for the contest & thanks a lot for your appreciation. It’s my pleasure that you liked my post. 🙂

  • Ghazala Naseem

    Nice post , Good that You love and respect your Mom so much !!
    Tata Motor is a brand which is one of its kind , Reliable , Innovative , A leader in its Field .
    Lionel Messi is Extraordinary talented , Energetic , Confident , an Icon for todays youth who inspires others to be a topper in their field .So collaboration of these two : Tata Motors + Messi is Perfect Recipe for Success , To work hard , to Win hearts by excellent quality , Trust , Self Belief & Commitment .And Both of them leave an everlasting impression on others —Which is a Trait of Winners.

  • U K

    The story of a Legend in herself – that’s how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with snaps which enhance the simplicity yet greatness of the Lady.. 🙂 Salutations brave lady..

    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.. 🙂

    • Thank you so much Mr. Uppal. Glad that you liked my post. It’s indeed my pleasure being appreciated by you. All the very best for the contest. 🙂

      • U K

        Thank you so much for the wishes. May the best win.

  • It ringed the bells in my heart after reading this very carefully how your mother handled all the situations. This more than an emotional post Sangeetha ji. It is very impressive too because you wrote it with all the love & respect and praise. I salute your mother for all her greatest achievements. And 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. And finally, i wish TSS all the best in this contest. 🙂

    • Thank you so very much Prasanna. It’s overwhelming reading your comments on TSS. The way you read every post with a heed and come up with your valuable take with subtle details, is indeed incredible. Glad that you liked my post, & all the best for the IB contest. 🙂

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