Almost hundred years after Albert Einstein introduced the first formal theory of gravitational waves in 1916, the two LIGO detectors made their first detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two massive black holes; an event that took place about 1.3 billion years ago, emitting signals that reached earth on September 14, 2015. Late last year the discovery was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Since the first detection, gravitational wave observatories have detected signals from a handful of binary black hole system in addition to the first signals from the merger of two colliding neutron stars, which, like black holes binaries, are strong emitters of gravitational waves. This event was followed up and subsequently confirmed by a large number of telescopes around the world that studied various forms of electromagnetic radiation emitted during the merger, marking the true beginning of multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves. In this talk we aim to take a peek through the exciting developments that took place around the discovery events and get a glimpse of excitements the gravitational wave community and the greater physics and astronomy community has experienced in the post-first-detection era.