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An Indian Leonardo

Dashrath Patel, co-founder of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, passed away recently. Dashrath did not receive formal education, yet was recognised worldwide as a luminary in the fi eld of the arts.

Icons of Mumbai

Contemporary Mumbai has three new icons - the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, its shopping malls and now, Antilia, the 27-storey home of Mukesh Ambani, the wealthiest Indian. Considering that Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and Indian business owners are using their financial clout to expand their industrial empires worldwide, the Ambani home stands out as a symbol of new Indian riches. It reminds us of the Palace of Versailles in France, whose opulence even today represents the lifestyle of a monarchy that was oblivious to the hardships of the people.

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