Friday, June 29, 2007

Vote for TAJ ?

Offlate, am getting many emails and sms for voting for Taj Mahal so that it gets listed in the 7 Wonders of the world, which will be declared on 07/07/07 in Lisbon.
Well the thought is good and being patriotic everyone feels that we all ie Indians should vote for the Taj...

No doubts its one of the most beautiful monuments in the world, supposedly an embodiment of love towards his wife Mumtaz.
But I am still not able to convince myself to vote for a monument, which took 20 years to built and at the end of it, it very LOVINGLY chopped off the hands of all the artisans who built it, so that no such monument be built again.

On the other hand , we can see the Great Wall of China. This again took 20 years to be built to safeguard a nation against its enemies. This Wall was built by the all the people in the region on a time sharing basis, irrespective of whether they were paid or not. All that they had was love for their King and their neighbours. Now wouldnt this be a better symbol or Love and Peace ?

Whats ur take on this ???


Aparna S Mallya said...

hmm, now thatz food fr thought. i guess our patriotism (or shall i say feeling of ownership) for India makes us automatically vote fr the Taj, without undestanding the glories of other monuments.