Wednesday, October 27, 2010

என்னவோ போங்க!

'Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, builds first billion-dollar home in Mumbai'BY Aliyah Shahid DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER '

"Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, builds world's first billion-dollar home ..Mumbai property, named Antilia after a mythical island, is worth £630m and comes complete with three helipads'

//“World’s first $1billion pad”, screams the Sun, while the Wall Street Journal subtly states that “India’s richest man has built what is said to be the world’s first billion-dollar home. Yes, that’s billion with a “B.”” Forbes matter-of-factly observes that “at $1 billion the Antila outprices any home on the market, anywhere in the world, by an order of magnitude.” As papers from across the world breathlessly report on Mukesh Ambani’s home, the reactions to the news, in many cases, have been less than flattering – including many in the humongous number of comments on the report on the TOI site itself. While there are many who think that a man has the right to do what he wishes to with his money, and a few feel that a structure like that is an inspiration to others, a majority of reactions – at least from what I culled after reading, in increasing amazement, at hundreds of responses not just from India but from the US, Australia, the UK, just about everywhere, could be summed up perhaps most concisely in these three posts from readers of Time and the Daily Mail:
• Dunno whether to be impressed or disgusted
• Grotesque, visually and morally
• You spent $1B for that visual eyesore// From TOI Blogs

After reading all these news items, I remembered the write up from வினவு!

'செத்தபின்னும் திருடுவார், திருட்டுபாய் அம்பானி!'

என் மனக்குழப்பம் எதற்கு என்று தெரியவில்லை? எனக்கு ஏன் ஒரு சோகம் பரவுகிறது? நமது சமூகம் , நாடு எங்கே போகிறது?

என்னவோ போங்க!