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IIPM vs Blogosphere

The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) is after bloggers Gaurav Sabnis and Rashmi Bansal for exposing their lies. IIPM made some bizzare threats against IBM, the employer of Gaurav Sabnis, leading to the voluntary resignation of Gaurav from his job. The threats included burning of IBM laptops in protest in front of IBM office in Delhi. This is truly horrible and I really applaud Gaurav's courage here in deciding to continue to speak truth. You can read more about the issue on this post: DesiPundit � IIPM Blog Wars Redux.

IIPM is showing their true colors by behaving in this terrible manner. Imagine the pressure journalists must be facing when writing something that might offend their advertisers! Indian media hasn't really done a good job in exposing the exaggerated claims made by institutes like IIPM.

I wholeheartedly support Indian blogosphere's effort to speak out against IIPM. I am not sure, however, if this is about preserving our freedom of speech. It is more about our choice to speak the truth at a cost of our reputation because of some bizzare tactics used by IIPM. Nobody is physically threatening us from speaking out. And as far as I know IIPM hasn't broken any laws in threatening to burn IBM laptops in protest.



Dear Ashish

first, please allow me to apologize for my delay in replying. I appreciate any feedback that I can get on my blog, so I thank you for taking the time to write to me. I received your email just as I started a summer break. The start of the new semester was rough and I am just now getting back into blogging. You may have noticed that I have a new URL

It is still in development. As soon as I figure out how to add a blogroll, I'll add your site to it.


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