Governments do truckloads of nonsense day in and day out. So much, every well informed citizen of the world knows. But, sometimes they outperform themselves.
After the Mumbai blasts, the Indian government feels an urge to stop blogging sites. Including blogspot.com. Why? Because terrorists use blogs. What? Really? I mean, are you serious? I guess they also use e-mail, so will Mr. Singh's government stop all e-mails? How about Orkut? Afterall, they can create terrorist communities online. Right? What about online chat? That is something the terrorists could use heavily to plot more bomb blasts, so lets stop that. What the heck...lets get rid of computers altogether. Alternatively, get rid of this sick Government.
I understand that it is natural to panic after something as devastating as the 7/11 blasts in Mumbai. The Bush led government in the US panicked similarly after 9/11, and attacked Afghanistan and Iraq apart from making lives of so many others utterly miserable. But, US is a BAD example to follow when it comes to governance and policy making. I can only hope that our Government sees the absurdity in this step and lifts such non-sense sanctions.
Anyway, there are ways and means of circumventing this ban. Please go through the India Uncut blog for more.