This Man Who is Not News

Even as the corporate media celebrates Mukesh Ambani, India's wealthiest resident (and the world's fifth richest person) who is building Antila, the $2 billion home at about 400,000 square feet on Altamount Road, Mumbai which will be among the world's most expensive homes, at 42 degree Celsius, here is a man lying on the roads of a capital of a country which corporate media will have us believe is World's emerging super power.

There are 1,011 billionaires in the world today, according to Forbes magazine. U.S. still has almost as many billionaires as the rest of the world put together — 403 billionaires or about 40% of the worldwide total. Of the 97 first-time billionaires, 62 are from Asia. China has 64 billionaires. India has 52 billionaires. Of the 100 richest people in the world, 11 are women.

The obvious question is what has these billionaires of India or the world have got do with the man lying on the roads of New Delhi or any other capital city or any place in the world for that matter? Is there a relationship between the two? Keep pondering over it.


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