ESPN remembers the past through the course of India's 500th Test.
The best way to celebrate a milestone would be by showing we care.
India's first win came in their 20th year as a Test side in 1952 and over the next two decades they ticked a few more boxes to give a glimpse of what more was to come from them.
Recalling some memorable Indian firsts: the 1932 Test, Lala Amarnath's 1933 century, Virender Sehwag's first triple-ton, beating England in 1952 and the Kiwis in 1968, and being No.1 in 1971.
Nari Contractor remembers a knock played on a tricky Kanpur wicket because it helped India beat Australia - and also for the baffling manner in which Neil Harvey caught him.
Featuring India's first Test win at Lord's and a Melbourne heist that no one saw coming.
Gundappa Viswanath talks about running between the wickets with Bhagwath Chandrasekhar and his unbeaten 97 on a spicy Madras pitch.
A blow by blow account of India's 500 Tests in numbers.
In the early years of the new century, India achieved two famous wins over Australia, got the better of England in Headingley and finally managed to win a Test in Pakistan.
Former Mumbai Ranji Trophy player Vasu Paranjape may have not had the opportunity of playing for his country but he has followed cricket more intimately than most - from 1948-49.
Chetan Chauhan remembers what happened after Sunil Gavaskar was given out off Dennis Lillee in the 1981 Melbourne Test.
A look at four of India's best wins abroad in the first decade of the 21st century.
Javagal Srinath remembers the performance that helped India win abroad for the first time in seven years.
The cricketing world is divided between those that love Tests, and those that could if they were given the chance.
Between 2008 and 2010, VVS Laxman played the starring role in three of India's four significant Test wins.
Kanpur doesn't come to mind when people think of cricket, and rightly so. The city's charms lie elsewhere - in cuss words, one-liners and providing occasional inspiration for Bollywood.
Zaheer Khan on day four of the 2007 Trent Bridge Test, where he got into a 'good rhythm' and put India on the path to a notable victory.