For anyone who has read the book, "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights", India is a land of mystery, magic, stunning architecture, opulent tapestries and amazing food. The folk tales introduced us to a culture, social structure and lifestyle that was very different from what we were familiar with.
One aspect of this culture that has impacted the construction industry, believe it or not, is the way the family unit takes care of each other. This is not to say that we don't take care of our families, but we are familiar with growing up and moving out of our parents' house to establish our lives in a home of our own to raise a family or pursue a career. In many Indian families, instead of moving out of the family residence once they have grown up, they move into separate apartments within the family home.
For this reason, contractors have been building "monster" homes that can accommodate families within families.