Reality Check India

Pkblogs – height of irony

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on July 19, 2006

Well it seems everyone in India wanting to circumvent the ban is now dependent on PKBLOGS. (Recommended by Desipundit here ) .It seems to be a very clever piece of software that allows you to browse banned blogspot sites. You just have to type in http://pkblogs.com/<blogname&gt; instead of http://<blogname> blogspot.com. and bingo! no ban.

The interesting thing is that Pkblogs software is run primarily by and for Pakistanis. This allows them to circumvent various bans imposed by the military government there.

Isnt this the height of irony ? Millions of Indians are now counting on a Pakistani service to read blogs. If this continues for long, we will have lost all rights to proclaim freedom of speech, open society, or democracy especially in front of our Pakistani brothers. How can we mooch off their free service and turn around and lecture them on free speech ? Great !!

Well, I dont know what else to say.

Thanks Pakistanis for this piece of software !! We just joined your club – welcome us. 

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  1. Barbarindian said, on July 19, 2006 at 11:38 am

    When people post through pkblogs, in theory they can capture the form content, especially since it is http and clear text.

    While I am thankful to them for providing the free service, I would exercise caution.

  2. Hiren said, on July 19, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    Well there is this saying – the enemy(Indian citizens)of an enemy(pakistanis citizen in the context of blogs) is a friend. That’s how it has worked out operationally.

    Nice name you have got. Want to know another reality check- Make your passion your profession

  3. barbarindian said, on July 20, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    Hallelujah! RTI amended!

  4. Per said, on September 18, 2006 at 11:06 pm

    Seems that this is a good opportunity to see the friend in Pakistan, isn’t it?


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