November 2, 2007

Mukesh Ambani Gifts Wife Nita- 242 CR Jet!! Srk Gifts Farah A Merc!!


Kaveetaa Kaul


Ads which have so far ruled the roost with messages of undying love proclaimed via diamonds for some and the modest Prestige cookers ( think ‘jo biwi se kare pyar woh prestige se kaise kare inkaar) are gonne look so ‘pheeka’ /outdated/archaic now that Mukesh- larger-than-life-Ambani has bought his wife Nita Ambani a Rs. 242 crore Airbus 319 corporate jet as a birthday gift.

Will-o-the-wisp- longings in vogue, much in demand aspirations with the moon seemingly within reach..Thanks to the almost unattainable eponym-ish characters gaining real life credibility.

I gulped on reading the news screaming across Mumbai Mirror, amazed, amused, somewhat envious but mostly scandalised. First Antilia( Read details of his mansion here) his humungous mansion and now this..though I must candidly admit I find the couple hugely endearing. Nita is simply gorgeous. We attended a social do some time back where they as well as hubby and me were invitees and I found them to be down to earth and highly affable.

Notwithstanding.. A Jet? Whatever for? Is she planning to drop the kids to school in it to avoid traffic bottlenecks? This was my first reaction..rather frivolous I confess.. slowly other doubts clouded the cryptic mind. (more…)

May 30, 2007

Of Mukesh Ambanis Trillions And Amartya Sens Theories

Kaveetaa Kaul

Food for thought on this one..Dichotomies that oftentimes confuse the hell out of mere mortals.

Two headlines that caught my attention.


Mukesh Ambani is the first trillionaire of India with brother Anil Ambani following closely at 90,000 crores. (more…)

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