(Cross-posted on all my major blogs.)
Freedom, democracy and freedom of speech have been thrown to the winds by the irrational action of the Government of India when they told Indian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to various blogs. This can only be done by blocking access to the entire blog service provider and my blogs are, therefore, not accessible by my readers in India.
I also learnt that most, if not all, Indian ISPs have followed the directive.
Economic Times, India Tuesday July 19th 2006:
DoT casts a cloud on bloggers' paradise
Cathedralite 56er HS Uberoi, one of my faithful readers of my "Seventh Heaven" blog alerted me to this when he emailed me with this:'
I don't know whether you are aware that effective today the Government of India has blocked access to ALL blogsites.
I cannot believe that even your nostalgic Cathedral School and St.Stephen's College sites cannot be accessed by us in India!!
I am at a total loss for words!!
Yours in shock.
If you have friends in India who want to continue to access my blogs, even occasionally, please email them and ask them to contact me by email and I will give then the surefire way to continue access.
No Government can stop the internet - as there are many many ways round any censorship, many not known to the stupid politicians who think they are being clever by imposing such foolish bans!!
I will not publish all the methods here for reasons which are obvious.