Indian Congress leader Kanwar Singh Tanwar recently celebrated the marriage of his son (not the same son who was arrested for fleeing the scene of a deadly accident last summer) by inviting some 18,000 guests to a £14 million (roughly $22.7 million) celebration in Delhi. He's come under fire from members in his political party who have urged officials to live a little less ostentatiously while so many of their countrymen (and, y'know, constituents) struggle to survive. For his troubles, the groom's parents-in-law gave him a new helicopter.

[Daily Mail, Telegraph]