Sixty-two percent of the 12 million people of Mumbai, India, live in slums, but the city is also home to Mukesh Ambani’s 27-story private residence (37,000 square feet, 600 employees serving a family of five), reported to cost about $1 billion.
According to a New York Times dispatch, there are “terraces upon terraces,” “four-story hanging gardens,” “airborne swimming pools,” and a room where “artificial weather” can be created.
Ambani and his brother inherited their father’s textile-exporting juggernaut but notoriously spend much of their time in intra-family feuding.
A local domestic worker told the Times — after noting that both she and Ambani are “human beings” — that she has difficulty understanding why the Ambanis have so much while she struggles on the equivalent of $90 a month.
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Police arrested a man arriving at the Madras, India, airport from Sri Lanka, bringing precious stones into the country in his stomach.
After employing laxatives, police recovered 2,080 diamonds.
Performers in New York’s traveling Bindlestiff Family Cirkus protested in October against political campaign language referring to Washington, D.C., as a “circus.
Said Kinko the Clown, “Before you call anyone in Washington a clown, consider how hard a clown works.”
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