Chairman of Mahindra Group ,Anand Mahindra , is an agile personality , when it comes to his contribution in the world of social media . He keeps on posting regularly on the microblogging site Twitter now and then , regarding the scenario going on .
Today, we are making aware , all our readers about some of the most adorable tweets of the business magnet and how he won the hearts of people.
Let’s have a look:
When Anand Mahindra appreciated the 80YO vendor (who is an old woman) and wanted to invest in her business.
In the past , we made our readers aware of this tweet posted by Anand Mahindra . He shared the video of 80-year-old K Kamalathal and captioned it : “One of those humbling stories that make you wonder if everything you do is even a fraction as impactful as the work of people like Kamalathal. I notice she still uses a wood-burning stove. If anyone knows her I’d be happy to ‘invest’ in her business & buy her an LPG fueled stove. “
Kamalathal sells idli @ Rs.1 to the people who are hungry and doesn’t have enough money to spend on this basic need. She sells over 1000 idlis per day and while speaking exclusively to India Today about her food she said, “Profits are not my priority but feeding the people is what drives me to work.”
At an age where people take bed rest and wake up late, K Kamalathal wakes up even before the sun rises. She takes a bath, performs her daily prayers and then goes to the farm with her son to collect fresh veggies.She brings out the traditional hand grinder all by herself and puts in fresh coconut, salt and other ingredients to prepare chutney. She cuts the vegetables required to make sambar and then puts them in a pot and then sets it on the firewood stove to cook.
At 6 am each day, this resident of Vadivelampalayam near Perur in Tamil Nadu gives space for customers in her house. Her loyal patrons line up to savour the fluffy and puffy idlis with hot sambar and spicy chutney for just 1 rupee per idli. She runs her shop from her house only.
Kamlathal shares : “I started selling idlis 30 years ago in Vadivelampalayam. I belong to a farming family. Every day, my family members would work in the farm leaving me behind. I was alone, bored and wished to start making idlis for the locals. Now I have loyal patrons in daily wage labourers who stop by to have a healthy breakfast at a nominal price,”
Having grown up in a household where they used the conventional stone grinder to make batter and masalas, Kamalathal planned to continue the same when she started the business. She did not find the need to afford a wet grinder. She quoted : “As I was raised in a joint family, cooking for a large number of people was not difficult for me. I wash and soak the ingredients the previous day in a vessel and grind them in the evening.
It takes around four hours to grind six kilos of rice and urad dal for the idli batter. I let it ferment overnight and use it the next morning. I prepare fresh batter every day,” She further added.
Even at an elderly age, Kamalathal sells idlis till noon. She possesses a multi-tasking ability where she pours the batter in a three-tier idli maker to prepare a fresh batch of hot and delicious idlis, serves chutney and sambar to those who need. She says: “The vessel can make 37 idlis in one round. I sell around 1,000 idlis every day. Ten years ago, one idli was priced 50 paise and I increased it to 1 rupee a few years back.”
While the chutney changes regularly, Kamalathal makes it a point to only serve mixed vegetable sambar. She serves the food on teak leaves or banyan leaves, which are also taken from their farm. “Most of the people residing near Vadivelampalayam come from a lower-middle-class background or are economically backward. They are all daily wage workers. In such a case, it is hard for them to pay Rs 15 or Rs 20 for a plate of idli every day for breakfast.She explains.
In other hotels, they serve three or four idlis per plate and that’s not enough for their physical labour. So, I focus only on satisfying their hunger. Hence, I priced my idlis at 1 rupee. This will also help them save some money for their family. I get profits, but the margin is less,” she explains.
We salute to the elderly woman , who is a great inspiration to those who have a will to work for the needy people and to those also , who keeps on thinking about higher profits.
Anand Mahindra to gift a brand new SUV to a man who takes his mother on a pilgrimage
It was when, the business tycoon Anand mahindra identified the man named Dakshinmurthy Krishna Kumar who hails from Mysore, left his banking job in order to take his mom on a pilgrimage. According to The New Indian Express. When Kumar’s mother in 70s wanted to visit Hampi, he didn’t even hesitate to quit his job to take her on a lengthy yatra of holy places.
He actually pack-saddle his mother on his old scooter , covering a wide range of distance of almost 25,000 kms . They travelled through states namely- Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra respectively.
Kumar’s story and a video, capturing a part of his wonderful journey ,went viral on Twitter and it managed to capture the attention of Anand Mahindra who then wanted to gift a car to him.
Mahindra wrote “I’d like to personally gift him a Mahindra KUV 100 NXT so he can drive his mother in a car on their next journey,”
A twitter user wrote : “This is a Gap Year I wish I had! Dakshinmurthy Krishna Kumar from Mysore left his banking job and travelled with his mom on a scooter. A total of 48100 KMs. The reason? His mother had not stepped out of her town & he wished to show her India! #TuesdayMotivation,”
Anand Mahindra offers an internship to a Millionaire’s Son who was found washing dishes in Shimla
Last year, Anand Mahindra took to his Twitter handle and admired the efforts of the boy named Dwarkesh Thakkar , who is the son of a Millionaire oil trader Rakesh Thakker. At an early age of 19 , he ran away to Shimla and live on his own to do something big in life. Mahindra offered him an internship in his company .
Mahindra’s tweet read, “Doing a Sunday catch-up on my reading. I admire this young man. He wanted to strike out on his own. He may seem just like an eccentric runaway, but he could also be tomorrow’s successful, independent entrepreneur. I’d be happy to offer him an internship at @MahindraRise!”
When enquired about the tweet and the job offer, Dwarkesh in an interview with Times Of India told that it is a great opportunity for him. He said : “It is a great opportunity for me and I will definitely take it up if I can get in touch with anyone from the company.”
His father told TOI that his son wanted to achieve something big in his career but not with the help of his rich father.
Dwarkesh, an engineering student, was attending college in Padra on October 14 , 2019 but he did not return home.He had only Rs.1,250 in his pocket and he ended up taking a train to the National Capital . After a month , he was found by the Vadodara officers during Diwali holidays.
According to the reports , during that time, he was washing dishes in a hotel in Shimla and was sleeping on the roads. He was working there for a month and had no interest in continuing his engineering as he wanted to show that he can do something big without the help of his parents.