Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Vote for Taj Mahal

The new7wonders website is running a contest to select the new 7 archaeological wonders of the world. In fact, the contest has been running for quite some time now and the list has been filtered down to 21 entries now. The lone Indian entry in the final 21 is Taj Mahal. Other names include Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Acropolis, etc.

The website Indiainfo.com is running a 'India Unites for Taj' campaign exhorting all Indians to vote for Taj Mahal. If you like to see Taj Mahal in the top 7, then you should probably cast your vote here. I just did. The results will be announced in Lisbon, Portugal on July 7, 2007.

Meanwhile, IMCL has roped in music maestro AR Rahman to create more awareness among Indians about this campaign, and to get them to vote for Taj. ARR has composed a special song for Taj Mahal. You can listen to a preview here. The interesting thing about this song is ARR has co-written the lyrics, which is a first for him.

I read somewhere that Taj Mahal is currently lagging way behind in terms of number of votes. So it will be great if ARR's name being associated with the campaign helps increase the number of votes and takes Taj into the top 7. Lets wait and see.

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