Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I didn't expect the aftermath to be like this. Though, on the macro level, it looks like a ridiculous move, I personally feel we should give our Govt some more time to settle down themselves.

The reason why I still empathise with the rest of my blogger friends is the ludicrous logic behind the ban. I have certain doubts.

1> What makes you think that the masterminds behinds serial bomb blasts and hijacks are lamentably dumb, if we laymen can access the blogs despite the ban?

2> If blogs can be potential threats, don't you think internet in any of its myriad forms is a threat in intself?

3> Isn't it a serious vioaltion of the most important fundamental right "freedom of speech and expression" for the non-terrorist lot?

Though I still prefer to beleive this is a short time ban and keep mum about it, there is a potential threat with that. I don't see the religious fundamentalism or terrorrism in its bigger form ending in any near future. Despite the best of precautions, there will still be sporadic outbreaks of violence. So, if the Govt is to respond each time the same way, Republic of India will be in no way different from a Taliban ruled state. Ironically, the Govt will be forcing democracy over us.

Now, if it is a long time ban, all I have to say is "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". May be it is "the brain drain". All our good brains are in US. Phew...


Blogger Srijith Unni said...

Yes, I too am expecting this to be a short term ban.!

The government, in it`s haste has made a mistake. I hope it will revert it.

With Regards,
Srijith Unni.

4:29 AM  
Blogger mathew said... doesnt make sense!!..
Our RAW should take a few lessons from the Mossad!!!!!!!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Dew Drops said...

geeeee. dont take risk by uttering blasphemious words like mossad/hezbollah at this time. u'll be banned ;)

5:21 AM  
Blogger AJITH said...

this has got more to do with ISPs rather than govt...Ofcourse, banning a site is not gonna work in this world of proxies..but can't understand why ISPs blocked and sites like that entirely.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Sreekumar said...

I agree that this ban is illogical but as long as the government heeds the protests and corrects its action, there is no harm done.
Unfortunately there are other serious cases where government stupidity can claim lives.

BTW you didnt give a good example to the rest of us by not taking tickets on the Indian rail. I wonder if your post too had a small role in this ban! You never know!

8:50 AM  
Blogger surajsharma said...

Thanks a lot for supporting the blue ribbon. The enthusiasm is really appreciated, more and more people are joining us as we march onwards into this revolution. (Which shall continue to grow until the ban is lifted)

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pity our spineless minority appeasing government. Instead of taking any concrete steps to book the perpetrators of this heinous crime or taking stern action against people who aid and abet terrorists, they are busy blocking blog sites. And, even here they are targetting blogs that are pro-hindu. I think this policy of the government has been the single reason responsible for marginalising even the large majority of law abiding Indian muslims. Before you or your friends label me as a VHP, Bajrang Dal agent and start attacking me, lemme clarify that I have absolutely nothing but contempt for them too. But, these policies of the govt are helping them to substantiate their hate campaign.


8:38 PM  
Anonymous Sanju said...

I like this chaos all around! (Purely in correlation to blogging mayhem only !)

8:56 PM  
Blogger Aditi said...

Even if it is a short time ban, the nonchalance displayed by senior officials at the DOT and related departments is infuriating. The articles in the TOI, Rediff and Hindustan Times show the same. If they specifically asked us to be patient for a brief period of time for the sake of national security, it would be ok. Yes and if those radicals cannot circumvent the ban they can easily shift to another blogging platform right? Therefore making this ban even more nonsensical

9:25 PM  
Blogger Gurdeepak said...

Ask for it; Democracy
Let it be no fantasy!

Democracy; is sure not an award
but Dictatorship is surely a fraud!

Of, For and By the people
Let this spirit prevail
Keep it simmering all the time
Let it not become frail.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Dew Drops said...


i think its been decred by DoT on the ISPs

geeeeeeeeee .. will i b bannd now frm stepping into the local trians???

I am no VHP. neither am I SIMI. but i feel, in india only monirity fundamentalism is identified as terrorism, but the majority fundamentalism passes for religion. anyway, let us leave it at that for the time being. ;)

where is GoI & DoT and anti-terrorist cell? here v hav a budding terrorist ;)

agreed. let us still wait for a couple of days. i think once they r out of the panic, things will fall in place

wah ustad wah

10:40 PM  
Blogger Dr O2 said...

A blogging ban!!??

What does that have to do with the situation!??

11:24 PM  
Blogger neermathalam said...

wat else can I say...

12:22 AM  
Blogger Sudarshan said...

Well blocking blogs is the most foolish thing the government can do.There's no logic and no sense in it..its a foolish decision.

But they've realised their folly and corrected it..I'm glad about that..imagine our blogs going kaput for six months:-(

The government should work on real problems and react to them rather than doing such irrelevant and foolish crap!!

2:43 AM  
Blogger Inder said...

brain drain? may be... heard that government wanted to just one blog in blogspot domain to be blocked. the isps found it impossible to block a particular blog and they blocked the whole domain. i hope this is corrected soon.

2:43 AM  
Blogger aqua said...

Noooooooo... Govt. is playing with Professionals Creative mind!

3:33 AM  
Blogger Arz000n said...

Blogspot is working now...
no need of proxy whatsoeva


Now lemme read the post in peace :)

4:32 AM  
Blogger Arz000n said...

Intelligent indians are making a good move by leaving India and working for some other US...and making them more powerful...banning blogs just coz terrorists are using it to share information is lousy reason given by the govt...

thinks they shud've come out with something like....blogs are being used for selling groceries and p0rn...thts why we banned dont u think this is much valid reason ??


Take care gal!!

4:35 AM  
Blogger Gurdeepak said...

Arey huzoor, wah Blog boliye!

6:01 AM  
Blogger AJITH said...

this has got more to do with ISPs.. Wonder why they pulled down the entire blogspot when just a few sites hosted on them were to be blocked

8:21 AM  
Blogger Dotm said...

Banning all the blogs sure wouldn`t make much sense. If only all the governments could get along as well as we do in the blogs. Blogs bring people from all religions and all countries together in friendship and understanding of each other. I think the leaders could learn a lot about friendship and caring if they were reading the blogs.
I am sure there are some blogs that are condeming of others, but the majority of the blogs are well written and filled with caring for others. I don`t know anything that can join so many countries with friendship as our blogs do.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Khakra said...

the gov't is technically dumb, that's all. everybody has their growing pains right? what other governments do is monitor blogs, not block it (except for china, and at some levels, russia). the gov't will learn from this and perhaps never do it again. they can perhaps learn to use it to their advantage. calm down, go have cutting chai

7:36 PM  
Blogger Tanvi said...

Thankfully,the aFTerMaTh didn't last for long.Thanks to you,thanks to us,and thanks to senses returned.(Celebrating democracy again!!!)

10:00 PM  
Blogger Dew Drops said...

aftre the recent mumbai bomb blast, blogs are blocked as certain terrorist groups are using them as a media of communication

njanum vere enthu parayan

since they corrected themselves asap, lets let go of it this time

didn't they know which blog?

"creative" for sure LoL

wat kinda ppl r goin to UK? the dumb types, eh?


not sure, dear. i don't think ISPs themselves will do sucj a blunder. I kinda feel they just did wat the govt forced on them

how simlply you put it !!!!!!!!!!

but this was sher stupidity. i didn't feel outraged was just feeling pity. they hav no idea how to tackle the pblm

yup. let us celebrate

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Mathew said...

Look's like the ban has been lifted... Yeppee!!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Axiomate said...

tha ban is lifted...just that there is a different way to access thru

3:49 AM  
Blogger jac said...

Count me in.

5:57 PM  
Blogger CyberRowdy(Q8TechDrive) said...

lets vote them out next time..

9:18 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

Well expressed!

12:30 PM  

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