Tuesday, July 18, 2006

India Blocks Blogs

May be the Mumbai blasts triggered it.. But, India has now joined the select (!!!!) club of countries blocking blogs. I have not been able to access my blog for the past 24 hours.

Initially I was thought it was my machine problem.. My ISP problem and stuff, But when the problem persisted.. I started doubting and then I read this, which confirmed my nagging fears.

India has ordered ISPs to block several blog sites including blogspot, Typepad and Geocities. When I last checked wordpress and MSN Spaces were still working and it is probably just a matter of time before they get blocked too.

I am not sure what Indian Government is trying to achieve by this, but I sure do hope saner elements prevail and lift this ban.

It will be interesting to see the reaction of main stream media.. Will they rejoice or protest?

Meanwhile, this link might help you by passing the ban..

Update #1
Karthik S: I saw your comment because it came to my mail, otherwise, I have no way of viewing my blog or the comments.

Karthik, the fact of the matter is our blogs have been blocked with no responsible statement coming from anyone. If India wanted to block certain blogs then certainly this is not the way to do it.

Karthik, I don't know where you live but, you sure seem to have access to blogspot.. but I can't read your post and hence comment as I don't have access to your blog.