I have been covering the flawed voting process for New seven wonders of the world quite frequently on this blog. I still feel it is a big money making activity. Earlier Taj Mahal was not in top seven, but according to the latest standings, Taj Mahal has climbed quite a few places to reach the top 7 spots.
The organization behind the “New seven wonders of the world ” campaign in their latest report mentioned that Aisans voted most in the last round of voting- thereby ensuring that Taj Mahal came into the top 7. In my earlier post I had doubts of Taj Mahal coming in top 7, but I guess Indians took this voting seriously in the last round. I am happy ! (even though I completely disagree with the way “N7W voting” was carried out.)
Indian bloggers across the globe have covered this event in past few months and I guess that helped a bit.
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Americans and Europeans have not been too enthusiastic about voting earlier, but they too are joining the badwagon. With last day of voting being 6th of July (only 15 days left), any thing can happen to the standings. There is still a high chance that Taj could be voted out.
I do not want to take any guesses, now that I have already been proved wrong once.
Currently in the top 10 are Great wall of China, Greece’s Acropolis, Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid, the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Taj Mahal and Jordan’s Petra.
Update: you may see this post multiple times in your feed reader. Please ignore them- I had some problems while posting. Things happen..