India is about to spend a ridiculous $500 million on a statue in the middle of the Arabian sea — Quartz

India’s love for its heroes is an expensive affair. On Saturday (Dec. 24), India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, will fly down to Mumbai to lay the foundation stone for Rs3,600 crore ($530 million) memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji, the much-celebrated 16th century ruler of the Maratha empire. The 192-metre-tall structure— twice as tall as the Statue…

via India is about to spend a ridiculous $500 million on a statue in the middle of the Arabian sea — Quartz

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