October 26, 2010

You Could Build A Mansion

...or a chalet or a villa.

But it takes Mukesh Ambani to build A Monstrosity.


The Ambani residence

While I will not deny the man his right to construct a 27-storey house that houses 5 family members and 600 staffers, does he have to make it look like that? By that, I mean Tetris Monster, who was born out of a game that ended chaotically in Level 1. Tetris Monster is horribly ugly, has sharp glass teeth and devours innocent little children who get too close to the monster. (He also looks like all your failures at Tetris, merged vertically into a never-ending pillar of gaps and wrong blocks - if you're an adult.)

I'm sure the monster, in reality, is a shiny building with so many lights burning at any point of time that even the average mindnumbed 5-year-old will look up from his game on Mommy's iPhone and go, "Au!" happily. But show him a picture of the same house (as shown above) and he will probably spend the rest of his life in terror of Tetris in particular, video games in general, and shapes in... er... even more general.

And to the parents of the one kid in a thousand who likes this picture, please please please don't let him be an architect when he grows up?

8 comments:

Nupur said...

So true!! I thought I was the only person who thought this building looked ugly! But I guess, I have company!!

Anuj Gosalia said...

It's the ugliest thing to happened to the Bombay skyline. I hate it. The fact that so much money has gone into it and the fact that it's visible so easily.

Abhishek said...

That is absolutely true. Now that's what we should use for Show and Tell when we want to depict 'ugly'

Over Rated said...

It would have been easier for everyone if he had simply stuck a sock down there and/or bought a hummer.


Doth protest too much, Mukesh!

arayans said...

the post's terminal question mark ought to be terminated.

Chandni said...

I'm happy to have randomly come across this blog :) And I share your opinion on Mukesh Ambani's monstrous excuse for a house. The Tatas have scholarships and environmentally conscious endeavours. And this rich guy? Goes and makes a personal skyscraper in a city facing growing slums, floods and disappearing mangroves. Its appalling.

IdeaSmith said...

LOL @Tetris monster! Our children are in for a real fright!

Inglourious Basterd said...

I hate it too, but i'm just jealous.