Three coordinated bombings tore through the heart of India‘s busy financial capital during rush hour Wednesday, killing 21 people and wounding 141 in the worst terrorist attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai siege.
Bloody bodies were strewn in the dirt of Mumbai’s crowded neighborhoods and markets. Doors were ripped off storefronts, motorcycles were charred and a bus stop was shredded. After the blasts in three separate neighborhoods, police set up checkpoints and were put on high alert.
I wonder if Mr. Ambani watched it all from his billion dollar home in Mumbai.
Mr. Ambani is India’s version of people like Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs. Like Mr. Blankfein, Mr. Ambani got rich in the same magical way–by manipulating the economy of his nation to his advantage and to the disadvantage of its majority–not by producing any real goods or services.
In case you wonder what some of the incredibly wealthy do with their money, some of them like Mr. Ambani build billion dollar homes with solid gold chandeliers while their next door neighbors literally starve to death.
Antilla, the newly-completed Mumbai home of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani is valued at a staggering $1 billion, the 27-story, 400,000-square-foot home — which employs a housekeeping staff of 600 — is being billed as the world’s most expensive home.
A ballroom lit with chandeliers of solid gold. A 50-seat theater and nine cocktail lounges. Three helicopter pads and six underground floors of parking.
But it is not likely that you will hear Mr. Ambani touting that Antilla, named after a mythical island, also provides a bird’s eye view of Mumbai’s slums, home to 60 percent of the city’s population. Ambani is India’s richest man and the fourth richest in the world. His home is a “soaring monument” to the divide between the country’s rich and poor.
Mr. Ambani obviously is not a believer in Karma.