http://in.rediff.com/news/2006/jul/19blogs.htm -- According to rediff.com blog blockage would be lifted in next 48 hours! That article was written on 19th of July. Now its 21st July here and still vadivel.blogspot.com is inaccessible directly!
I am wondering "Why would one need 48 hours to lift this ban!!!!?".
To my knowledge this move by the Government of India has only backfired. Most of the people wouldn't have perturbed to read those 17 odd actual sites which Govt was intending to block. But now since it is blocked many people would be very snooping to know what is written their :) So in turn Government is driving traffic to those banned sites without their knowledge.
Now people across the world know what is India's answer to terrorism --- "Ban Blogs". Great!!
Guess what could be the next step towards anti-terrorism policy of Indian Government --- "BAN THE INTERNET" !!!! Let the God save Indian democracy.