Made of great values

There is always a time in life where we have doubts on our very existence. Entering college was one such moment I had faced the situation. My scores were not that attractive to place me into some IIT or NIT. I had to rely on the single window counselling where the state has to choose your fate and your predecessor will choose your success. Somehow I landed in a college with no hope, paid the fees and came to the conclusion on the first visit to the institution that I am in the perfectly wrong place. It was the first day when all the students were asked to give a self-introduction and I met the guy who spoke perfect English. More than his English it was his content that was totally impressive to me.

Gokul had missed some great colleges by few marks’ cutoff. He didn’t seem to be worried. In his introduction all he said was he was so and so, he liked physics and wanted to do Mechanical engineering so that he can get a chance in the applications of physics. It might look simple but it was refreshing when monotonously everybody was reciting their marks and the same goal of getting a good job. That made me to start interacting with him. As usual my topic diverted to movies without which I can’t even survive. As a self-boasting prick I boasted about my knowledge on movies and he replied with his choices of movies which turned out to be my favorites. During our further conversations I learnt that he knew awful lot of things in everything. His knowledge bank included movies, science, music, books and anything and everything on earth. I was flabbergasted on getting exposed to his knowledge. I started admiring his knowledge and respected the same. He became a good friend of mine to say the least.

He became an inspiration to me. His presence made me to think differently. It was only after that I came across the term perception. His approach to everything was different from others. I always had the question in my mind that how can a person be so much interested in so many things. Then on one fine day I asked him, what is the thing which drives him to learn so many things. His bandwidth was so large that it was impossible for a mere mortal to understand his driving force. The inspiration for him turned out to be a physicist named Richard P Feynman. Just like the scientist he admired, he was basically a scientist, a person who looked at things in a language called mathematics. But his language was not restricted to Math where the world could be explained in numbers. He knew the other language of art appreciation as well. His aesthetic sense was so contagious that any person, who hangs along with him, will get the aesthetic sense and the importance of intellectual stimuli.

Being with a prodigy was a great thing to admire but if it doesn’t change your life you have nothing to boast really. In that aspect I feel proud that his thoughts and reasons were not only restricted to him and he was more than happy to share his thoughts to a novice. He was a person who felt that knowledge has to be transferred so that there will always be a way to acquire new knowledge. It is the only thing that keeps a person striving in life. Few things I understood and that got imbibed in my heart are that science and mathematics are languages to understand the existence of the world. We are not learning to get a job and earn. Our life has a greater purpose. The purpose of life cannot be sorted out in a day or two. It takes a lot of time and till then one should never stay idle and explore whatever one wishes to. Nature has a way of explaining things and when the time is correct, when Mother Nature feels that you can understand her existence she will explain it to you by any means.

After our under-graduation he is continuing his passion by doing M.S in Aerospace Engineering. In the same way I am into my passion of pursuing management studies. The whole credit of finding my passion about marketing and bringing in all the factors which I am good at goes solely to him. Just because of him I pushed my limit to explore things and had found my passion in marketing. This in no way made me to discriminate other fields of study. I still learn science, am artsy about various things and have in a fairly good amount, increased my database of quality movies. Even today when I have an issue, he is the first person whom I call and he is a continuous support and inspiration for me. I have never come across such a person even in fictional texts.

To me his acquaintance made me understand the purpose of engineering, life and hobbies in life. More than that, it was the importance, meaning and purpose of people in life. Really feel that he is a made for great person. On this occasion I thank the Indiblogger and Tata motors to give me an opportunity to write for the contest by which I got a chance to review my past and savour the good times. 


  1. 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

  2. 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 :)

  3. 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
    Please consider me as a winner

  4. 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.
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  5. 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

  6. The story of a Legend in himself – that’s how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with words which enhance the simplicity yet greatness of the person. 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.

  7. Good luck for the contest in the first place.. :) Hardly a person considers his/her school or college friend to be a source of admiration.. Days will come when both of u will be proud of what each other as done.. :) Good post!


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