The Zahir!

What goes around comes around!

Once upon a time there was a businessman from a small village who used to sell butter in a nearby town.

A big shop owner in the town was his regular customer. The villager used to deliver every month to the shop owner the required butter in 1 kg blocks and in turn he used to get grocery items like sugar,pulses etc. from the big shop owner.

Once the shop owner decided to weigh the butter and to his surprise every block of butter weighed 900 gms instead of 1 kg.

Next month when the villager came to deliver butter,the angry shop owner told him how he was cheated and told to leave the shop.

To this the villager courteously replied him, “ Sir, I am a very poor villager. I don’t have enough money to even buy the required weights for weighing the butter.

I usually put the 1 kg sugar you give me on one side of the weighing scale and weigh butter on another side.

This simple story illustrates that what we give to others comes back to us.

Rich Guy Vs Beautiful Girl

Most of the girls want to marry rich guys. It is very unfortunate how men are reduced to price tags. Similarly, a girl called Pooja Chohan asked Mukesh Ambani on a forum for tips to marry rich guys like him. She was asking direct questions like where do rich guys hangout and how can she impress them. Mukesh Ambani’s reply to this rich husband seeking girl on a forum is totally to the point.
Salute to Mukesh Ambani for being so brutally honest to the girl and trying to make her see reality.

Here is what the girl wrote:

I’m going to be honest to what I’m going to say here.

I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with 100 crore annual salary or above.

You might say that I’m greedy, but an annual salary 2 crore is considered only as middle class now days..

My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of 100 crore annual salary? Are you all married?

I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?

Among those I’ve dated, the richest is 50 crore annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit.

If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden(?), 50 crore annual income is not enough.

I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:

1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)

2) Which age group should I target?

3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.

4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pooja I Chohan.

This is the amazing reply Mukesh Ambani gave to the girl:

Dear Ms. Pooja,

I ( Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Group ) have read your post with great interest.

Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.

My annual income is more than 100 crore, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money”: Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square.

However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I ( Mukesh Ambani ) am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”.

If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term – same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.

Anyone with over 100 crore annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with 100 crore annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this reply helps.


Mukesh Ambani

Lost Things !

Do you know when you have lost something – like your favorite t-shirt or a set of keys—-and while looking for it, you come across something else you once missed but have long since forgotten? Well whatever it was, there was a point where you decided to stop searching, maybe because it was no longer required or a new replacement was found. It is almost as if it never existed in the first place- until that moment of rediscovery, a flash of recognition.
Everyone has once –an inventory of lost things waiting to be found. Yearning to be acknowledged for the worth they once held in your life.

I think this is where I belong—among all your other lost things. A crumpled note as the bottom of drawer or an old photograph pressed between the pages of a book. I hope someday you will find me and remember what I once meant to you.