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New 7 Wonders of the World – All Fools Rush In

The New 7 Wonders of the World campaign is at its zenith and the result will be announced on 07/07/07. Wonders of the World is something that is to be decided by the representatives from all the nations in the world. The only organization that represents all the nations in the world is United Nations. So what is UNESCO, the cultural arm of the United Nations, saying about the New 7 Wonders of the World?In order to avoid any damaging confusion, UNESCO wishes to reaffirm that there is no link whatsoever between UNESCO's World Heritage programme, which aims to protect world heritage, and the current campaign concerning "The New 7 Wonders of the World".If UNESCO is not involved on what criteria was the present 20 list of wonders selected.The entire New 7 Wonders of the World program is accessible only to people with internet and mobile or telephone connections. What about the opinion of billions of people who do not have access to internet, mobile or telephone?The New Seven …

When Indian Politicians become Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Indian politicians are always surrounded by a bunch of sycophants. These sycophants are ready to go to any extend to please their political masters and mistresses. Among the numerous methods of sycophancy, one popular method is to depict political masters and mistresses as Hindu Gods and Goddess. Equating politicians with Hindu mythological characters is a common occurrence in Indian politics today. Some examples – Durga, Ram-Lakshman team, the ever loyal Hanuman, Kali. The villains in Hindu mythology like Duryodhana, Kamsa, Shakuni and Ravana are used lavishly to refer politicians in the opposite camp. After Indian army’s victory over Pakistan, the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi was compared to Goddess Durga. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Advani were always Ram and Lakshman. In the initial stage, politicians were only referred as Hindu Gods and Goddesses or as Hindu mythological characters. Posters and statues of politicians depicting gods and goddesses were very rare. One of th…