Tuesday, 12 December 2017

There is No Substitute for Love and No Substitute for Taj Mahal

No Substitute for Taj Mahal and Love To quote Emperor Shah Jahan who made the Taj Mahal "The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs and makes sun and moon shed tears from their eyes. In this world this edifice has been made to display, thereby, the Creator's glory."
 
"Let the splendor of the diamond, pearl and ruby vanish like the magic shimmer of the rainbow. Only let this one teardrop, the Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time" is what Nobel Prize winner Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore said about the Taj Mahal.
 
"Did you ever build a castle in the Air? Here is one, brought down to earth and fixed for the wonder of ages" is what American Novelist Bayard Taylor said about Taj Mahal.
 
"It appears like a perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such I have never experienced from any work of art." is what the British painter Hodges said about Taj Mahal.
 
What is Taj Mahal going to be for you?
 
Would you like it to be the one for which you did not vote as one of the Seven Wonders? Would you like our own beauty Bipasha Basu to go all the way to Lisbon to host the New 7 Wonders of the World show with Ben Kingsley and Hillary Swank to disappoint millions of people that the Tribute to Beauty Taj Mahal did not make it to the final 7?
 
Taj Mahal is just not a building; it is Architecture of a Love Story.
 
Shah Jahan made Taj Mahal but if Taj Mahal is to make it to the New 7 wonders of the World, all that every Indian has to do is to pick up his/her what ever it be Airtel, Hutch, Spice, Tata Tele, Reliance Info, Reliance GSM, BPL, MTNL, BSNL mobile, type Taj and SMS to 4567.
 
If Love means a lot to you, you may send as many SMS as you want and each will be registered as a vote for Taj Mahal the Eternal Love Story.
 
If you have time and patience and an email id and internet access, you can go to the link http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=351&L=0 and do the three step voting process.
 
According to former US charismatic President Bill Clinton, "There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who have seen the Taj Mahal and love it and those who have not seen the Taj and love it. "
 
The third kind of people will be those who read this and still did not vote for the Taj which is a jewel in the crown among UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Dean, BITS, Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India