Since yesterday I am not able to access my blog. Initially i thought it could be because of some problem with their server!
I was able to login to blogger.com and create or edit posts but not able to visit my own blogspace :)
As this error wasn't resolved for more than few hours I thought there is something fishy. So I started to look for more information on this with the help of "Google". In that process, I understood that the Indian ISPs have blocked .blogspot.com, .typepad and .geocities domain's completely. It's really strange to know that Govt has issued orders to block it.
Government seems to claim that "Terrorists are using this channel to communicate freely amongst themself". No second thoughts on saying "Terrorists links needs to be broken". But the solution they have implemented is totally ruthless. This is something like burning the whole house just because we have too much of mosquitoes in the house!!!!
If a site / blog contains illegal content then that PARTICULAR site alone needs to be blocked not the entire domain :( Isn't India a democratic country?
More interesting reads here:
From these links I came to know about http://pkblogs.com/ which helped me to access the so called Banned blogs. Please be adviced that we need not necessarily use pkblogs.com alone! any anonymous browser would do. For ex: http://www.anonymizer.com/ can also be used (this has some limitation i guess).