Oh where is my blog?

This is the first question in the minds of people who were / are not able to access their blogspot blogs. I just got to know about it from my friend Shivam Vij

It seems that DOT sent a 22 page list of ‘to be blocked’ sites to ISPs and some of the lazy ass ISPs blocked the whole domains instead of spending time and blocking each and every sub domain mentioned in the list. And that resulted into a big mess, with many people not able to access blogs and rude answers from MTNL people.

Specially this part was bad:

Finally I managed to get through to Dr Gulshan Rai. He was downright rude. He said he
couldn’t understand what my problem was, and in any case he could not solve it on phone.

Me: “So should I send you an email?”
(which, btw, I already did last night, to CERT-IN)

Gulshan Rai: “Do whatever.”So that’s that for now.

I guess this laziness is going to be costly affair for ISPs as bloggers are planning to file RTI petition.

This incident reminds me of old Yahoo Group ban case… haha

More on this issue can be found here, here (On RTI Application) or here


  1. Actually for some good reason, MTNL Mumbai has not blocked I can access it from here (I am on MTNL Triband)

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  3. I’m on Airtel and they have blocked Blogspot, Geocities and TypePad. Outrageous! What is our country coming to? Democracy has been thrown to the dogs then eaten and excreted and then swallowed once more. I mean it. We are the first democratic country to do something like this. I blogged about this a few minutes ago. This has really touched a nerve.

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  5. c’on guys..
    now dont start blamming too much.. i understand its a drawback in our indian isp(s) that they cant blog few selected sites which are subdomains. This would be temperory, surely they would find a solution.

    Freedom of democracy huh.. so much freedom that it allowed terror groups to express themselves..

    Though i would like to tell Indian Govt that even if they blocked there are proxy where those terrorist groups can access, and people can read..

    It would be better If Indian Govt could have sent those 22 pages of Banned Subdomains to Google India which would inturn suggest Google Office in USA undertaking to block those subdomains..

    Our govt lacks few updated techies who do not understand the value of Blogs. Well now we also dont try to understand and start with our so-called hi-funda words studied..

    Well RTI is surely a good option 🙂
    everyone knows its not permenant.. So dont worry
    anyways seems some paki guys have setup which is a proxy to access
    its strange to know that even Pak and China have banned blogger..

    Do not worry guys.. U will be able to acess soon.

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