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MY VIEW: I Never Imagined These Things Could Happen In India. But In 2014, They DID!

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Note that this story is not created by TBI’s Editorial team. In the MY VIEW section, we highlight some of the most pertinent and interesting letters and opinions sent to us by our readers. Have something to say? Write to us: with “MY VIEW” in the subject line.

Abhinav Jha saw a whole lot happen in 2014 that he never thought he would! Here’s the post he shared on Quora on 13 things that Indians made possible in the year gone by, which leaves the field open for a lot more to be achieved in 2015. Here’s what actually happened in India in 2014 that makes us all super proud:

1. A Chai Wallah (Tea Seller) CAN Become A Prime Minister

narendra modi

Source: Facebook

(“I am a small man who wants to do big things for small people”)

2. A Chief Minister CAN resign within 49 days for not fulfilling a Poll Promise

1_arvind kejriwal

Source: Twitter

(“I am ok to give my CM post 1000 times for the Jan Lokpal Bill. I am also ready to sacrifice my life to make India corruption free”)

3. Mars’ Orbit CAN be reached in the first attempt

Mars orbit

Source: Nesnad/Wikimedia

(“It takes Rs.10 per kms in Ahmedabad by auto-rickshaw, but it took us only Rs.7 per kms to reach Mars”)

4. An incumbent Chief Minister CAN be disqualified from his/her post


Source: Indopug/Wikimedia

5. An unnoticed Indian CAN get a Nobel Prize.

Kailash Satyarthi
Source: Twitter

Recognized Globally. Ignored Locally.​

(“Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime”)

6. Tatkal Tickets CAN be booked easily

Source:  Indianhilbilly/Wikimedia

 Source: Indianhilbilly/Wikimedia

7. Petrol, Diesel, LPG, etc. CAN become cheaper


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8. Polio CAN be eradicated from India

Photo : Shobhit Gosain/Wikipedia

Photo : Shobhit Gosain/Wikipedia

9. A sportsperson CAN get a Bharat Ratna


Source: Facebook

10. A Prime Minister CAN speak



(“Our ancestors played with snakes, we play with mouse”)

11. A hostile neighbour CAN be retaliated over ceasefire violations



(“Respond to violations with double force”- Manohar Parrikar)

12. A single party CAN get a full majority (awaited since 1989)


Source: Facebook

(“BJP will form strongest, stable government after Rajiv Gandhi” – Modi)

13. We CAN show solidarity with our neighbour in their grief

india with pakistan



– Abhinav Jha

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About the Author: Abhinav Jha is a B.Tech.(Information Technology) from Rajasthan Technical University and works for the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) as an Auditor.
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