A lavishly decked-out 27-story residence in the heart of South Mumbai—built for India's richest man and the ninth wealthiest person in the world—is swathed in secrecy. All are mum about the details of how the $1-billion building, named Antilia after the mythical island in the Atlantic, was constructed with a flaw that is keeping the family of Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, from taking up full-time residence.
Antilia is a house but not yet a home to Ambani, his mother, his wife and their three children. According to reports in national and international media, the building is used only during the day. It is empty of its occupants at night because it fails to conform to Vastu Shastra, an ancient version of feng shui that guides temple architecture in India. Many Indians refer to these principles when constructing their homes.