Friday, April 8, 2011

"Please don't taint their images unjustly”

India Tower Mumbai

I recently moderated the following comment for public view relating to a blog post titled “Green Building, the Darker Side”.

“The comments placed by Hameed against DB realty are bogus, obviously they were illegal tenants living in a plot that didn't belong to them. 5 generations or not, they lived on land they didn't own. This is very common in Mumbai and only way to evict is forceful eviction. Mumbai has clear land laws, he should pursue the courts and if he is truthful he should win the case. Obviously since he's an illegal, he can't win the case.

DB realty has done a lot for Mumbai in terms in innovation and development. Please don't taint their images unjustly.”


As it turns out the article it refers to was uploaded on 7 December 2009 and admittedly, other than being embarrassed by the lame title which vaguely rang a bell, I had no recollection of what the offending commentary was about.

Needless to say this piqued my curiosity and prompted me to resurrect the old post and once you are able to put it into perspective, it tells a very interesting tale of strong arm tactics, allegedly enforced by the developers of India’s most iconic green building. To access the original piece, click on one of the links provided.

In parting...

Something that never sits well with me are people who post comments or write to publications under the guise of anonymous. What it says is that the author doesn't have the courage of their convictions. Nonetheless whoever you are, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you, for giving my blog an international flavour. :)

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