People say sky is the limit but if you have the passion, determination and courage to achieve something then for you ‘Sky is only the beginning’. We Indians are known for our hardwork and achieving something that usually people do not think of. Moments come and go but some moments are there that stay with us forever and make us feel proud.

Stating 10 moments that will make you proud and will bring a huge smile on your face :

  1. An Indian takes over East India Company

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    Indian-born British businessman Sanjiv Mehta, who bought the East India Company in 2005, is re-launching the world’s first multinational firm after 135 years of its dissolution, by opening a luxury food store in London, which he says would eventually take the company once again to India.

     

2. TATA Motors take over Jaguar Land Rover !

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In 2008, Tata Motors landed a landmark deal as they bought over the struggling Jaguar Land Rover division of Ford Motors, a company that was suffering because of the worst economic recession in history.

Not only did Tata buy one the most well-known British brands in the world, they turned it around and sold a record number of cars in the following years.

3.Tricolor on MARS (MoM) !

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    24th September 2014. The world will remember this day as the day ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft successfully reached the Mars orbit, making it the most economical space mission yet, and the only Mars mission to have successfully made it to the Red Planet in the first attempt.

    The country has done something special; something every Indian should rightfully be proud of. We at Polka Cafe wanted to keep the positive vibe going.

4. First Indian in Space !

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Looking back at the first Indian in outer space makes us realise how far we’ve come. On 2nd April, 1984, Rakesh Sharma, who was part of the crew on the Russian spacecraft Soyuz T-11, created history as he blasted off into space, making hin the first-ever Indian to do so. We salute you, sir.

5. The Chandrayaan !

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Before there was MOM, there was Chandrayaan. On 8th November 2008, Chandrayaan was successfully launched into outer space to explore the moon for signs of life and water. While the mission was cut short by nearly 14 months, it managed to achieve nearly all of its primary objectives and helped in paving the way for the Mars mission.

6.  The Aryabhatta Launch !

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This is where it all began. Launched from the Soviet Union in 1975, Aryabhatta became the first Indian-made satellite to be launched into space, and ISRO has never looked back since.

 

7. Noble Prize in Economics !

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In 1998, Amartya Sen, one of the greatest and most well-known economists in the world, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics for his work in welfare economics. Winning such a prestigious award is one the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon an individual, and Sen was more than deserving of it.

8. A Polio free India !

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In March 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India to be a polio-free country, which was an incredible achievement for a nation of our size, and considering all the limitations of medical care in the far-flung regions. The polio eradication drive started in 1995, and it took less than 20 years for India to reach this stage. Impressive!

9. A.R. Rahman’s Double Oscars Victory !

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A.R. Rahman is easily one of the greatest composers India (heck, the world) has ever produced. After having created magical tunes and having won many accolades for well over a decade and a half, Rahman’s big moment came in 2009, whe he won 2 Oscars for his music in the super-hit movie ‘Slumdog Millionare’. This brought him the global recognition that he should have received many years ago. Now, having firmly established himself as one the greatest musical geniuses of our time, Rahman continues to mesmerise the world with his music.

 

10. World Cup Triumphs !

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How could we dare forget the country’s national craze? Nothing brings India together like winning a World Cup, and our team has not disappointed. Be it the shock victory against West Indies in 1983, the nail-biting final of the 2007 T20 World Cup, or Dhoni’s last-ball six at Wankhede in 2011, cricket has given us moments that will last a lifetime.

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