New 7 wonders of the world? What is this all about? I see television channels, newspapers, websites and all other media companies requesting to ‘Vote for Taj‘. Film stars and Sports stars are campaigning so that Taj Mahal makes it to the top 7.
Here is the website where you need to vote: http://www.new7wonders.com/ . I wanted to check what this fuss is all about and I visited the site. I seriously don’t understand what these people are trying to prove by pitching great historical monuments against each other. They are wasting every body’s and every nation’s time, money and energy. Every monument is a great wonder and we cannot vote for one over another. And I bet there are a 100 other monuments out there that have not been mentioned. Every country will vote for a monument from their own country, so it finally boils down to how many people from a country vote for their monument. Now, is this a way to decide the 7 wonders?
Moreover, why include Taj Mahal in this list? I think Taj Mahal is the most beautiful monument I have ever seen. I am not saying that I have seen all the other contestant monuments listed out there. That is not the point that I am trying to drive home at all. The point is that we can’t compare them.
Taj Mahal is Taj Mahal. There is no competition. Taj has its own league and it is the only one in that league. It’s a symbol of love, not for India alone, but for the entire universe.
Please don’t vote for any of these monuments on http://www.new7wonders.com/ and disgrace them. It’s a money making gimmick. The more people visit the site, the more money they make through ads, sponsorships, selling statistics & books and so on. They are playing a joke on the monuments. Let us cut the crap!