I ask you to go and search for ‘Agra’ on Google. Follow the first link, Welcome at Officiald Website of Agra, the site is maintained by the Government of India agency, National Informatics Center, or what we all know as the nic.in site.
You get a bare looking page. Follow the tourism link. Of course, the first description is about the Taj Mahal. I reproduce it below. The highlighting is mine. And I mean this really from the nic.in site.
Completed in 1653 A.D., The Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his favourite Queen, Mumtaz. Finished in by Marvel, it is perhaps India most fascinating and beautiful monument. This perfectly symmetrical monuments took 22 years (1630-1652) of hard labour and 20,000 workers, Masons and Jewellers to built and is set amidst landscaped gardens. Built by the Persian architect, Ustad Isa, The Taj Mahal the bank of the Yamuna river. It can be observed like a Mirage from the Agra Fort from where Emperor Shah Jahan stared at it, for the last eight years his life as a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb. It is a masterpiece of symmetry, Seeming to be floating in the air from a distance, and each revealed as an illusion experienced as one enters through the main gate. The verses of Holy Koran as inscribed on it and at the top of gate 22 small domes, signifying the number of years the monument took to built. The Taj Mahal has been built on a Marvel Plateform that stands above a standstone one. The most elegant dome of the Taj, with diameter of 60 feets, rises 80 feets, over the building and directly under the dome is the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan’s tomb has been irected next to her’s by his son Aurangzeb. Fantastic Inley works using semi-precious stones decorate and interiors.
Open Time : 6 A.M. to 7.30 P.M. (Friday is closed)
And I invite you to sample the whole page. It is full of such errors. I wonder who is responsible for managing the site? I mean who let this page go? As the page comes on the top for the keyword Agra my hunch is that it must be getting some traffic. I mean I never knew the Taj is made of marvel!
But then, I guess the Taj Mahal needs no introduction …
And NIC does carry a disclaimer. I wonder which ‘respective department’ maintains this masterpiece. And I
wonde, wonder (thanks Atual for pointing out the error, see being open to feedback can do wonders for you) why don’t they invite a feedback from their readers.
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