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taj mehal can soon collapse

Discussion in 'The Big Adda' started by Hammad Khan, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. Hammad Khan

    Hammad Khan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    taj mehal can collapse in 5 yrs if proper attention is not given:fie:

    river jumna has weakened foundations:yes4::no:

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  2. Foxtrot

    Foxtrot Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^ have u got any reliable source of u'r post......or is it just the product of u'r fertile brain.....????
     
  3. TereBinLaden

    TereBinLaden Captain STAR MEMBER

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    First of all I dont understand Urdu,
    Second would you like a monument of Historical importance to collapse?
    Third, it wont happend.
     
  4. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    its not going to collapse ..........just danger of its colour which is fading because of pollution
     
  5. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Here is some news source about it,I don't know how reliable it is...

    Taj Mahal in danger of collapse

    Monument too massive to survive major earthquake

    Uttar Pradesh (pte/Apr 23, 2003/15:59) - The greatest monument to love could soon be history. Experts fear that the majestic Taj Mahal is buckling under the stress and strain of enormous seismic forces.

    According to archaeologists a major earthquake in the vicinity could liquefy the clay soil underneath the structure and bring it crashing down like a house of cards.

    By a strange oversight of the original builders, the mausoleum with a basement depth of 90 meters below ground level, is too massive to withstand tectonic movements. At its spring the dome alone tips the scales at a whopping 12,150 tonnes. The drum on which the dome rests weighs an additional 6,000 tonnes and the cenotaph has walls five metres thick.

    The doomsday warnings have already sent alarm bells ringing. Quoting Chander Bhatia, Deputy Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of India Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) who worked as conservator at the Taj for over a decade, officers of the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Directorate ::Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Official Website of Government of Uttar Pradesh, India :: have issued an alert.

    Laboratory investigations are being carried out to determine the tensile strength of materials used in the construction of the seventeenth century Mughal edifice.

    Measured in terms of force per unit area, tensile strength is an indicator of the stress beyond which a building could develop cracks.

    Experts acknowledge that along with much of its pearl-white beauty, the Taj has also lost some of its stress bearing capacity in the last few decades. Already battered by environmental pollution, the new threat could well be the last nail in its coffin.

    Taj Mahal in danger of collapse - Newsfox
     
  6. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Well what ever,
    i dont care much about it,
    its the Foreign Exchange loss that worries me if it ever falls.
     
  7. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    huh,this is from Economic Times,I think we ought to give this news more attention...

    358-yr-old Taj Mahal 'in the danger of collapsing within 5 years

    LONDON: The Taj Mahal will collapse within five years unless urgent action is taken to fix its rotting foundations, campaigners warn.

    The 358-year-old marble mausoleum is India's most famous tourist attraction, bringing four million visitors a year to the northern city of Agra.

    But the river crucial to its survival is being blighted by pollution, industry and deforestation.

    Campaigners believe the foundations have become brittle and are disintegrating.

    Cracks appeared last year in parts of the tomb, and the four minarets, which surround the monument, are showing signs of tilting.

    The Taj Mahal was built by Mogul emperor Shah Jahan, who was grief-stricken by the death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in childbirth.

    A campaign group of historians, environmentalists and politicians say time is running out to prevent a 'looming crisis'.

    "If the crisis is not tackled on a war-footing, the Taj Mahal will cave in between two and five years," the Daily Mail quoted Ramshankar Katheria, the MP for Agra who is leading the campaign, as saying.

    "The architectural wonder of the world is losing its shine, and if this persists the minarets may also collapse since the wooden foundation - beneath the wells - is rotting due to lack of water.

    "No one has been allowed to go into the foundations for the last three decades. If everything is fine, what have they got to hide?"

    Professor Ram Nath, a historian who is one of the world's leading authorities on the Taj, said: "The Taj stands just on the edge of the river Yamuna which has now dried up.

    "This was never anticipated by its builders. The river is a constituent of its architectural design and if the river dies, the Taj cannot survive," he added.

    358-yr-old Taj Mahal 'in the danger of collapsing within 5 years' - Economic Times
     
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  8. Hammad Khan

    Hammad Khan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    what an extremist hindu u are, sad, taj mehal has fallen under hindustan, these people want to demolish these muslim assets

    secular indians need to immediately react

    or forget indians, UNESCO needs to act now
     
  9. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    crocodile tears....???????
    :cry:
     
  10. Hammad Khan

    Hammad Khan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    rofl!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Sanjeeb Bose

    Sanjeeb Bose Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I am very worried about Taj Mahal... seriously!
     
  12. kaku

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    :cry::cry: I not want to loose taj..................I am thinking if taj mahal collapse, then who will drink taj tea.
     
  13. ManuSankar

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    UNESCO can't do anything,Its the GoI who has to act.But if there is actually a problem with the foundation I don't know how they are going to solve it.If the timber piles in the foundation the whole structure will become unstable.Timber piles will only last if it is kept below ground water level.It has been reported that some timber piles used during 16th century in Venice still survive since they were below groundwater level.

    And muslim asset claim is BS.This is an asset of whole man kind.If Taj ever falls there won't be a greater tragedy for India.It an iconic symbol of our country.
     
  14. Hammad Khan

    Hammad Khan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    i think the solution is to extract as much water from the base as possible, also i dont know if they can support it with iron from its foundations, some thing can really be done abt it

    abt muslim asset, yes its a global asset but also a muslim asset because it has quranic inscription written on it, an example of muslim architecture
     
  15. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    don't care for taj mahal we know how to save it and what manmohan has said is true too.. but you don't have the logic and education to understand the importance of earned Foreign Exchange... oops you never earned it you always begged it... and first start living secular in your country and then call extremist to anybody... and proper action are taken to save it from pollution and collapse... this type of threat remains will all the old buildings and restrengthening their bases will do the work
     
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