Revenge is a dish best served
cold sweet and we Indians excel at it. We bring you ten instances from India when revenges were taken in a sweet and beautiful manner.
1. Andrew Flintoff Vs Sourav Ganguly
February 2002: Flintoff runs around the Wankhede Stadium with his shirt off after England defeated India in a close encounter to level the series.
June 2002: It took just 4 Months for Sourav Ganguly to return the favours in the Natwest Finals in another close encounter where the Men in Blue clinched the trophy.
2. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam & the IAF
Not a revenge exactly, but our beloved ‘Missile Man’ did turn the tables with the IAF.
1958: Kalam had always dreamt of becoming an IAF pilot but he was rejected.
2005: Kalam, elected as the President Of India was the Supreme Commander of Defence Forces (including IAF) and he later fulfilled his childhood dream flying a Sukhoi-30 MKI.
3. Tata Motors Vs Ford
1999: Ford Officials humiliated Ratan Tata saying, ‘”you do not know anything, why did you start the passenger car division at all” when Tata tried to sell their fledging car division to Ford.
2008: Ford chairman Bill Ford thanked Tata, saying “you are doing us a big favour by buying JLR'” when Tata took over Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford.
4. Maharaja Jay Singh Vs Rolls Royce
Maharaja Jay Singh of Alwar, entered a Rolls Royce showroom in London wearing a casual dress to enquire about the cars. Mocked and disrespected by the salesmen who thought him to be another poor Indian, he visited the showroom again with royal bliss, purchased 10 cars and got them shipped to India.
On his return to India, he ordered the cars to be used for transporting the city’s waste. The news was reported widely and Rolls Royce was forced to apologize for the incident.
5. Narendra Modi Vs USA
2005: USA denies a visa to Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat
2014: Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India was invited to United States and USA witnessed a never before seen spectacle at Madisson Square
6. The East India Company Vs India
19th Century: The British East India Company enslaves India
21st Century: Indian Businessman, Sanjiv Mehta acquires the East India Company
7. New York Times Vs Hindustan Times
Sep 2014: New York Times mocks India’s Mars Mission
Oct 2014: Hindustan Times gives the perfect reply after the US unmanned rocket Antaris exploded during launch.
8. Arvind Kejriwal vs Sheila Dixit
December 2012: Kejriwal Dragged By Police Outside Sheila Dixit’s residence in Delhi
December 2013: Kejriwal sworn in the Chief Minister of Delhi, defeating Sheila Dixit from her constituency
Next time you’re looking for a revenge… just wait.And when the time’s right get your sweet little revenge where no one gets hurt.