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Old November 13th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #201
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You find it so hard to believe because you have pre-conceived stereotypes. You ought to visit Mumbai and find out the ground reality for yourself. Mumbai is certainly much safer than most American cities in terms of violent crime. There are other cities in India which are not that safe, such as Delhi, but for its size and population, Mumbai is among the safest cities in that category as far as violent crime is concerned.
+1000. Mumbai is safer than ALL American cities.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #202
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it`s even safer than german cities
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Old November 13th, 2010, 08:46 AM   #203
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I'm from Detroit.

Trust me, Mumbai is one of the safest big cities I've ever been to. And I've been to a many
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Old November 13th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #204
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I'm from Detroit.
Really? So am I.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #205
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I'm from Detroit.

Trust me, Mumbai is one of the safest big cities I've ever been to. And I've been to a many
I'm well aware of Detriot. We actually make fun of it in my criminology classes for being such a bad city crime wise.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 12:22 AM   #206
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wow! who knew a criminology class would make fun of its subject matter?

I wonder if in your university they make fun of blacks in African American History class?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 07:31 AM   #207
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wow! who knew a criminology class would make fun of its subject matter?

I wonder if in your university they make fun of blacks in African American History class?
Not at all. During one class when we were talking about crime demographics and crime variations by region. The mid-west just happens to have the highest crime rate in the country (with the north-east having the lowest). Our professor asked why that might be and one of the students screamed out "Detroit!". It was pretty humorous, and we have used Detroit as the model slum city since.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #208
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I've lived in India for 20 years. I was never attacked or had to face any kind of criminals. But in less than 7 years of my stay in Germany I've been attacked many times. Once even with a knife. All of these attacks were unprovoked and in unexpected places, like at a bus station in the centre of the city where there are a lot of people and during the day.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #209
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maybe because you are an indian in a mostly white country, maybe the same happens to white people in mumbai?
this building prove exactly that mr mabani fears so much for his life in mumbai that he had to build this fortress to protects himself and his family.
in milan you can see wives and daughters of billionaires (in euro) strolling around in bicycles all by themselves with no bodyguard.
guess you can not tell the same about mumbai, statistics or not.
anyway this single family skyscraper it's not my cup of tea.
this is not a "home", it's a subsidiary seat of the reliance business conglomerate. just to say "hey can you see how much I am rich?"
the last floor only probably is the home.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #210
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maybe because you are an indian in a mostly white country, maybe the same happens to white people in mumbai?
this building prove exactly that mr mabani fears so much for his life in mumbai that he had to build this fortress to protects himself and his family.
in milan you can see wives and daughters of billionaires (in euro) strolling around in bicycles all by themselves with no bodyguard.
guess you can not tell the same about mumbai, statistics or not.
anyway this single family skyscraper it's not my cup of tea.
this is not a "home", it's a subsidiary seat of the reliance business conglomerate. just to say "hey can you see how much I am rich?"
the last floor only probably is the home.
and if I tell you they do you can verify this how? Infact how can i verify your claim that billionaires wives and daughters roaming around in cycles with no bodyguard? Maybe the bodyguards are in plain clothes and just hidden.?


If you bother to go through this thread, you will realise that he needed a big car park and an office for himself and his staff.

Reliance Industries is india's largest company. This is not only his home but a huge office space where he meets with his executives and rest of his staff.He only occupies a few floors.

So its dual use in reality. Not fully residential.


PS his brother is building one which is said to be even better....
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #211
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maybe because you are an indian in a mostly white country, maybe the same happens to white people in mumbai?
this building prove exactly that mr mabani fears so much for his life in mumbai that he had to build this fortress to protects himself and his family.
in milan you can see wives and daughters of billionaires (in euro) strolling around in bicycles all by themselves with no bodyguard.
guess you can not tell the same about mumbai, statistics or not.
anyway this single family skyscraper it's not my cup of tea.
this is not a "home", it's a subsidiary seat of the reliance business conglomerate. just to say "hey can you see how much I am rich?"
the last floor only probably is the home.
Hmmm. First of all his name is not Mabani. Its Ambani. Anyways, let me tell you one thing that Mr. Ambani doesn't have to show to the world that how reach he is. Whole world knows how reach he is so just relax. I think what ever you said is out of seer jealousy. You can't digest that an Indian can built most expensive house (building) in the world. Just accept the reality pal.

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Old January 6th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #212
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thanks guys, you both confirmed exactly what I said (although correcting me for ambani seems a bit childish its a typo, can't u see?).

plus, dear ssusa, why do you read any bitterness in my post. I am relaxed way more than you ever might be!
bitterness is in the eye of the beholder and, let me say, its typical of (former) third world contry members to have the need to say "hey look what we have reached".
in any case wait until the welfare in india will reach the european standards and then, my friend, see where all your accumulated wealth will go.
I am just so happy that a big democracy like india is growing. really and also hope that it will outrun china, for what is worth. I still think that this is a fortress for a man that feel secluded in it and put a big distance from the people.
yet as a skyscraper i like its form.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 01:15 PM   #213
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thanks guys, you both confirmed exactly what I said (although correcting me for ambani seems a bit childish its a typo, can't u see?).

plus, dear ssusa, why do you read any bitterness in my post. I am relaxed way more than you ever might be!
bitterness is in the eye of the beholder and, let me say, its typical of (former) third world contry members to have the need to say "hey look what we have reached".
in any case wait until the welfare in india will reach the european standards and then, my friend, see where all your accumulated wealth will go.
I am just so happy that a big democracy like india is growing. really and also hope that it will outrun china, for what is worth. I still think that this is a fortress for a man that feel secluded in it and put a big distance from the people.
yet as a skyscraper i like its form.


Well said.

I absolutely agree that often developing country ppl. go on the defensive w/o reason often. Comes across quite rude, however, India is quite young, bombastic and rip-&-roar kinda place.

I've let this monster bldg. grow on me, yet technically speaking, it showcases merit. Mumbani's wealth is a factor of the stock exchange, the Indian eco. boom, his personal hard work and inheritance. I personally admire Mukesh bhai for his project execution acumen. I believe his real genius is in his lazer focus on how to concentrate mega politics, economics, finance, pr ... everything, to operationalise his chemical engg. projects be it the refineries, pipeline or retail biz.

In Mumbai, achievers are allowed their just rewards, so be it with Antilla. Ambition is universal in India; slums & poverty in India do not equate to despair and hopelessness, mostly seen as a passing phase, just a matter of time, the place was under the Iron Curtain for most of it's modern post-colonial era.

Things changing, often top-down.

Peace out y'all!

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 04:24 PM   #214
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its typical of (former) third world contry members to have the need to say "hey look what we have reached".
More like countries, which have been under poverty and ignorance for millenia got rich for like one and a half centuries now feeling threatened by the reemergence of the former rich countries.
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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has ruined the city's image...Mumbai is safest even in the slums ...there is not such thing like bonded beggary or eye popping of children....neither the city is crime ridden...last time when some1 was raped here or killed on street is unknown by me!
While Delhi is like the crime capital...
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oh my god, why did you bump this thread. Now new wave of people say the building is ugly, Indians shouldn't spend money on themselves but instead give it to the poor, the tower was built in a slum
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