Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Taj Mahal

Some one asked me to write a post that would promote the whole Taj voting thing. So here goes;
I think Taj is an ugly structure. The first (and only) time I saw it, I was completely unimpressed. It may be good for a cemetery but for a monument it is ugly, dirty and boring. It reminded me of the S.V.Sekhar Vaal Paiyan dialog "ponatha veetulaiye vechirukeengala" (is the dead body still in the house?). I promised to myself that I would never set my eyes on anything as ugly and disgusting as the Taj. Unfortunately I saw Arundati Roy's photo on paper. But never mind.
I wish it is not selected for any sort of wonder list. Everybody builds a cemetery. Why wonder? I hope the whole Internet voting things turns out to be a fake. I wish for some sort of a snub/nose-cut for all those software engineers who are using their precious bandwidth to send forward mails on this. The companies that employ such idiots and still make a profit must be on the list. It is certainly a wonder. I wish the 'mera bharat mahaan' pride that filled all these people on the Taj voting issue turns into phlegm. I will request someone to break 500 coconuts in front of Siddi Vinayak Temple if this happens. I'll also ask Vairamuthu to pen a song "Hype'unna Hyp'u Velaikennai Hype'u".

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could not have said more... It's not great... and all these jokers who forward emails should realise this is after all a samadhi and once Tejo Mahalaya(To add some spice and controversy).....

-G

Hawkeye said...

i want to beat up the person who first sent the tejomahalay email. mavane! bench'la ukkarnthu enna attakasam panraanga

Blogeswari said...

Hawkeye : nee sonna veLai, coconuts are banned in Siddhi Vinayagar, inaa pandradu?

Anonymous said...

could have been a bit polite

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing on this! All those who send these fwds and try to display their 'dormant fake patriotism' are morons.May Taj mahal get the last place. Will b very happy...

Anonymous said...

hey... i have been reading your blog for a long time and i like your posts. looks like you have some prejudice against "software engineers" !

WA said...

YaY at last another person who is not impressed by the Taj.

GasquetFan said...

What a joke! So you are not impressed by Taj. But why combine your hatred for Software Engineers with that? But we have one thing in common. I hate SWEs too, but only the dumb ones.

Babu said...

Machi, from your explanation even Pyramid shouldn't be a wonder then.....

IMO a wonder is more a visual experience and not to be seen beyond that.....a jobless king with more money does stupid things, but see the effort and creation from the architects, engg n skilled workers point of view....u'll also admire it...
may be build for wrong reasons on the wrong place but it is indeed a monument.....

Travel agent promote it soo much that ppl who visit "God's Own" country come to see a cemetery...irony aiyee ;-)

But I'm with u on the fwd part...crazee ppl....

Here in Oz they have released the DownUnder Monoply game (our won version) for which they had online voting to pick the "Mayfair" of Oz and one guy from Adelaide spamed the site and rigged the online voting system LOL, finally Adelaide and Barossa Valley became Park Lane and May Fair respectively...:-)

Hawkeye said...

blogeswari,

break the law :-)

I, Karthik

ada paavigala!


anon1,

i agree.


anon2,

:-)

anon3 & gasquet fan,

no prejudice against S/w engineers. My exposure to this category is more. Plus all the fwds i have got on this are from s/w engineers from their office accounts.


wa,

:-) never liked it. I never found it to be visually stunning or anything. As a college kid, I thought it was hyped up too much.

babs,

/* Machi, from your explanation even Pyramid shouldn't be a wonder then.....*/

machi - i am clean bowled. logic'laye adichitte.

Anonymous said...

Empa I, madurai meenatchi kovil-ai vuttuputt vadanattu sadhikaarananunga oru samdhi-a promote pannikittu irukkanga. As the 'ramdas-aspirant' of the to-be tamil nation, what is your action-plan?

Anonymous said...

As a regular reader of your blog, I request you to comment on this too. Looking forward to it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6545115.stm

Hari N Iyer said...

what do u think abt ARR song for the campaign ?

p.s: I did vote after the ARR concert where he requested the audience to do so !

Anonymous said...

haha...now reminds me f 'sivaji the boss' being hyped up..its ugly..dirty..etc..same software engrs forward mails abt dis crap wud hold gud too..

Vicky said...

Idhu ellamey reality show aayduchu illa? Every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he can decide the Indian Idols(for skimpy cloths and/or handsome looks), Voice of India(for revealing a lot of 'talent')....
Paisakku proyojanam illaadhavan ellam pozhappa nadatharaan! Talentkku "No Entry"!

Taj Mahal is not in a very good shape first of all. Adha modhala revamp panna indha SMSla lose panra 3 rupees-a use pannalaam... Adhellam panna maattaangaley! Ellam ukkandha edathulendhu nadakkanum ivungalukku...

TAJ must be wondering - "Enna vechu Comedy keemedy pannalaye?"

Ellam seri.... Naalaikku war situation vandhaa, will we be asked to SMS WAR to some number if we think India has to wage war or not? Solla mudiyaadhu!

Deepa said...

Actually Taj is not a samadhi at all. Please visit http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/tejo.html
or
just type "Taj mahal was a temple" on google for the truth...
Wonder where our Meenakshi Aman temple was lagging behind..