Wednesday, July 19

My Special Spot

There's a special spot in my life that's not easy to be described in simple words. I wander off to this spot everyday for great many reasons: To engrave my thoughts in the solid walls of that spot so that my deepest emotions have a voice and remain etched there to remind me of how I change over time. To talk to many others who are sitting at my spot waiting for me, and to know that I'm being heard and appreciated for who I am. To share knowledge among some very voracious and smart acquaintances that feed me with their deepest intellect that I can't even buy in real life. To reach out to someone who may be waiting at my spot at a time of need and for some comfort from me. To bring out the best of creativity and pent-up emotions for which this spot becomes an open door. To believe in humanity when all hope is lost. To realise that I don't have to pack my bags and board a plane to experience true friendship. To vent out my anger, frustrations and dilemmas of daily life in a healthy manner. To be able to communicate in a way that makes me a better-informed citizen of the world who learns to appreciate great many cultures and personalities. To realise that information is the key to knowledge and that knowledge is the power in all of us. To build a network of special spots connecting from my spot that has now become the lobby of sheer knowledge and growth in my life. This spot may mean nothing to you but it's the whole world to me because it contains my most precious thoughts and it is the only pathway to many other special spots around the globe. And that spot is BlogSpot and it's my virtual home. You can't put me out of my home...you can't take away my keys and lock it for good...you can't steal my right to live in my own home...you can't destroy my right to freedom, knowledge and growth. Let me in, I want my home and my rights back. And this time it's you who's breaking the law.

My dear fellow-Indian bloggers, you are free to continue this Spot-post in your blogs with adding more great 'reasons' for wanting back that special spot in your life. Let's do it until we are heard and our own right to knowledge is granted back to us. Ishi you may use this post for anything that requires it to get back your right. Good luck folks!


Current Music: Breaking The Law by Judas Priest

70 Cranium Signets:

Ebun said...

HELLO! Its been a while. welcome back from your trip, hope yu ahd a swell time. I'm back and its good to visit your blog again.

SamY said...

am I 1st atleast 2day?

southpaw said...

And this time it's you who's breaking the law.***
They look it in a different perspective, they hv done it in the past they r doing it again what they r best at, MORAL POLICING.

SamY said...

I dun c a point in brooding before the goverment gives an explanation ... if the government had gud reason to do so then fine ;)

India is one of the prime e.g's of democracy ... things will come to normalcy soon :) ... this is just like a curfue

I hope the govt has good advisors coz we'r still able to access through other means

Keshi said...

~~Ebun

WB sweety n tnxx!






~~Samy

**if the government had gud reason to do so then fine

D u belive they have good reasons to do that? I mean block all bloggers of few losers? Samy as a democracy the ppl should have a say too and govt is not the soul decision-maker. I find this truly ineffective a method to fight terrorism or whatever they intend to do by it. And that's what we should look into more...whether it's an effective means.






~~Southpaw

G'day South!

**they hv done it in the past they r doing it again what they r best at, MORAL POLICING.

hehe but it wont be effective. ppl r already in blogs using pkblogs :):)



Keshi.

southpaw said...

Absolutely...they always stray away from the real causes and do these sort of flop shows...

SamY said...

grrr didn't make it 1st 2day either :(

starry nights said...

Keshi..You could not have said it any better and this is exactly how I feel about blogging.It is my special spot and I would be very unhappy if someone just came and took it away.like you said knowledge is power. I hope all the Indian Bloggers fight to keep their spot.I am with them.

Ghost Particle said...

we will stand united against anything that stops our freedom, goes againts the morality of the free world.

Nice post Keshi, hope we lend support to our friends in India.

Keshi said...

~~Southpaw

and I cant believe that a democratic technology giant like India did such a stupid thing.





~~Samy

chill Samy dear, some day u will be first :)






~~Starry_Nights

yep Starry and this post was for some DUMB-ASS question one of those officials asked...they had asked:

Officials defended the decision saying, "We would like those people to come forward who access these (the 12) radical websites and please explain to us what are they missing from their lives in the absence of these sites."

This is my answer to them. They don't even know what blogging is and they go and ban it?? It's apalling!






~~Ghost_Particle

**we will stand united against anything that stops our freedom, goes againts the morality of the free world.

Spot on! No one can steal our freedom just like that.


Keshi.

Aditi said...

Yea you are right. The ban was implemented by people who dont even fully understand what blogs are. We dont protest against the govt's right to govern and curb terrorism but the entire blogspot is hardly a breeding ground for terrorist. Besides those radicals probably already shifted to another platform.
Besides how can the govt decide what we can and cannot see?

வேதா said...

very nice post keshi. when i found that i could not read any blogs not even mine i first thought there was some problem with the blogger. later i found that the govt, the telecommunications dept banned the blogspots in india, i felt like i am deprived of my freedom of expression. but we found out some ways to get into the blogs, thats thro www.pkblogs.com and many other such sites and so we r back to blogs. no one can stop our spirit.

Ekta said...

Well written keshi!
Guess the govt is jsut trying to show that they'v done something to the public!!
However the people are not foolish to not see that its not abt doing something but abt doing the right thing!

SamY said...

if the consititution empowers the govt to enforce curfue and such, this is just another chapter in the same

they have made enuf mistakes to make another such blunder ... sure they shud be having gud advisors (unless they r in position by virtue of reservation)

I dun see a point in being negatively speculative so soon without the govt makeing its statement as to why?

as to whether it is an effective means or not is a choice of the govt ... they can come back to the people for every thing ... they gt make a call based on facts they have

I'd like to wait n watch in this case ... tho if the govt were to indefinitely enfore the ban ... then they'd havto substantiate :)

desperado said...

well well govt needs soemthin to do..when d buggers r parctically doin nothin....but d poor bureaucrats forgot tht india worldwide is famous for IT Enggs...n well a way is found to access inspite of d blocking..hehe...things would definitely change

Het Waghela said...

I have fired a mail even for the same at couple of places.

Also bashed up my ISP and thanks to Ishi for giving me NDTV's email id, i have dropped them a mail for the same.

So I am definitely here Kesh.

karmic_jay said...

Great post. You said it better than I could.

:: The Protector :: said...

people can still post using blogger and can be viewd using pkblogs....

y in the hell the blocked blogspot..

attirakarankku puthi matu. :P

Cheers!
:)

Ashley said...

I absolutely agree. (Also, great choice of music!) :)

chaitü said...

Hope the Govt will revert back it's decision soon.

saby said...

To talk to many others who are sitting at my spot waiting for me, and to know that I'm being heard and appreciated for who I am.


HAHAHAHA
u dont say u seriously belive dis shit !

its all because of dat ass Orikinla
he put u on a pedestal

saby said...

frankly if u ask me
blogging is a waste of time


its more easier to get laid in the real world

Keshi and Michele and Elaine are fantasy women

only good for a wet dream
u hear me Ori ?

christabelle said...

I have come to regard my blog as my baby that needs special tending, my real special spot, cant imagine any govt taking it away frm me.

Aw, Hope the Indian bloggers dnt give up on their fight for their special spots.

"You can't put me out of my home...you can't take away my keys and lock it for good...you can't steal my right to live in my own home...you can't destroy my right to freedom, knowledge and growth"

Keshi I totally agree with u. its not just fair.
this is so thoughtful of you to put up but then I'm not surprised ure such a kind soul, bless ur heart sweetie!

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

I like the narration of this post. It really makes you feel how close one is to their home of writing, their space of venting and discussing and its just very personal and treasured by the them and their friends who read it.

Now alas, not all are like you sweety. There may be mad chaps writing mad things and spreading crap around. The maniacs. I have seen so many hate groups in Orkut that my mind just whistles to see young people with so much hatred against a country lashing it out.

We are caught in between. We are talking reason and why what is rong and pointing the reason.

Now either the Gvmt is threathned by the kind of activity thats going on on Blogosphere that will weaken their strength if they have any or they are trying a lame shot of curbing fundamnetal ideas floating at an hour of crisis when all hands are pointing to one country, maybe even religion/s. They donnot want the speculation to lead to communal clashes as not everyone knows what they are writing.

i am however not very convinced that the Gvmt really thinks they are doing a good job of blocking blogs and preventing communcal violence springing up, but I can be surprised and maybe thats what is their aim even if it not legal in a democracy.

In Pak, the blogs were blocked during the Danish cartoons episode too.

On another note I cant help but have a smile as we are so effective and are a threat to the Gvmt that they need to illegally shut or terminate us. Many people asked us what we are doing to help, our voice is way too loud and the Gvmt is now shutting it so that speaks of the stregth we all have cultivated via blogging. Nothing ot be underestimated by anyone as we see how it has scared the shit out of some people.

niki yokota said...

well said!! keshi-chan (^o^)/

Sujit said...

indian govt doesn't have the right to stop ones private space on the blog!.. its individual feelings and their saying that they cannot tell, put into words and moulded together!..

Meg said...

Keshi, your passion just emits through this post....it is quite beautiful. If ever there was a "blogger" that can and does speak for so many it is you...and you are always dead on with what you say.

Great post Keshi. You've enlightened and educated us all. And, I thank you for that.

:P fuzzbox said...

You have a great spot.

ANKIT said...

well,,dont know what they are upto..!

instead of keeping an eye on the terrorists ,,the mumbai gov...was busy shutting dance bars..and we see the results>!

they say,,indians are the ones bringing revolutions in technology in different parts of the world..>!

god kknows,when will the indian gov. learn to use the technology in its favour and more imptly use it smartly rather than shutting down unneccessarily innumerable blogs...!

anyways,,,nice post.!

keep smiling,,!
ANKIT,.

sittingnut said...

heyy mate !
good morning !

...you can't destroy my right to freedom, knowledge and growth
that is why this is shameful and stupid.
knowing all that, they still went ahead.

and as a democracy it gives a bad example. india should not sink to the level of china.
if india want to be a respected word power stupidity should not mark its policy.

hopefully sl will not follow india.

if that happens I'd personally arrive at Mahinda's residence and give him a slap so that he'll wake up to reality.
lol
poor mahinda :-)

have great day!
huggggz!

Lindsey said...

"My special spot?"

Oh Keshi! lol. You must be careful when thinking of these titles!!!!!

AnonymousBlogger said...

Keshi, like I said on Sudeep's blog, I don't understand how the gov't can get away with such blantant censorship.

It amazes me.

Like I also said, I'm sure it won't last very long, and things will be back to normal soon enough.

Hopefully there are enough bloggers in India to sway the govt's opinion.

Vivhyd said...

Keshi.. I read the fetish post and then saw the title of this post.. some other ideas sprung up.. LOL.. bans such as these dnt work.. ppl will find ways to get arnd it.. they need to concentrate on finding the trouble be4 trouble finds them..

Keshi said...

~~Aditi

ur right Aditi...terrorists can get thru anything they want...and this is not an effective step at all - thats my point.

**Besides how can the govt decide what we can and cannot see?

yeah and India is a democracy?






~~Veda

**no one can stop our spirit.

spot on! Never allow anyone to take away ur freedom.






~~Ekta

**However the people are not foolish to not see that its not abt doing something but abt doing the right thing!

lol u r sooooo right! It couldnt have been said any better Ekta!






~~Samy

**as to whether it is an effective means or not is a choice of the govt

true but this step isnt a very democratoc one :)

yeah lets wait n watch what happens. Im sure it wont be much long b4 they decide it was a foolish step.






~~Desperado

**..when d buggers r parctically doin nothin....

lol true...so this is their way of showing that they r indeed WORKING duhhhhhhh!






~~Het_Waghela

**Also bashed up my ISP and thanks to Ishi for giving me NDTV's email id, i have dropped them a mail for the same.

lol good on ya Het, I hope all ur genuine efforts will win ur rights back.






~~Karmic_Jay

thanks Jay!






~~The_Protector

heyya Vishnu, ur right it's crazy!


**attirakarankku puthi matu

hehe I didnt get that :(







~~Ashley

hey thanks :) u listen to Judas Priest too? love em!







~~Chaitanya

yes I hope so too. Thanks and WC :)







~~Saby

**only good for a wet dream
u hear me Ori ?

Saby if ur on the net just to j#ck off, Im sorry u havent realised blogs' potential yet which is quite sad mate.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Christabelle

yea Chrissy it's our baby na...so very special and the one we grow with. How can any govt take that right away?







~~Scribblez_To_WakeUp

heyy Scribblez!

**We are caught in between. We are talking reason and why what is rong and pointing the reason.

thats true...we r in the middle and we r the ones who have to pay the heaviest price from this ban.

While it may be one way of temporarily cuttin off unnecesarry clashes,m it certainly isnt gonna stop terrorism.


**On another note I cant help but have a smile as we are so effective and are a threat to the Gvmt that they need to illegally shut or terminate us.

Scribblez that so darn true! hehe our voices have scared the sh#t outta some ppl and so they try to mute us. That shows that truth can be very scary! :):)







~~Niki_Yokota

thanks Niki!







~~Sujit

**its individual feelings and their saying that they cannot tell, put into words and moulded together!..

true! And how can they shut em up just like that? how unfair and how uncivil is that??







~~Meg

** If ever there was a "blogger" that can and does speak for so many it is you...and you are always dead on with what you say.

aww thanks Megggzy but my passion is born cos of all of u...







~~Fuzzbox

hehe Fuzzy @spot..lol Linny reminded me that spot is a very risky term to use!!!!







~~Ankit

shutting down dance clubs? do they intend to stop the terrorists from boogying now? lol very funny!






~~Sittingnut

yes ur right...it's shameless behavior from a democratic govt!

lol @mahinda! Im sure he wont follow in India's footsteps in this matter...cos he's got more on his plate already to look into. :):)







~~Linny

**My special spot?"
Oh Keshi! lol. You must be careful when thinking of these titles!!!!!

ROTFL! hahahaha Linny and it had to be YOU to remind of those spots lollllllllllllz! Thanks! Funny how no guy really noticed that...oh well ur a smarty :):)







~~AnonymousBlogger

yes AB it's shocking! Lets hope that the Indian govt will come to it's senses soon.







~~Vivhyd

Viv hows u?

**some other ideas sprung up.. LOL..

ROTFL! :):)

yes they need to concentrate on real ways of stopping trouble..not this!



Keshi.

Anand said...

I can believe theyv done this...and we call ourselves a democratic state??

Jeevan said...

THanks for your support keshi. sure, no one will seprate us form this (blog)world. hope that govt will remove the ban in 24 hours.

saby said...

what am i blogging for ?

i wish to pass on my tots to the younger gen. I also want to keep my self up-dated on wat is cool and wat is not ... as perceived by dis gen. If i were to be born again, i wud want to be a mother or a teacher in junior school. The fate of dis world depends on the values imbibed by the little ones today.as a public blogg we are exposed to annony mouse attacks. We do not exercise censorship or accept liability for these comments.





, , 'BULL SHIT - All i wanna do is to have some funn before i die', ,

saby said...

, , Oh Keshi! lol. You must be careful when thinking of these titles!!!!! , ,




tell me who is jacking off keshi?
hehehehehe

saby said...

Anonymous said...
why pass this to everyone?

u wouldnt die if u dont blog for a single day

Keshi might

It is clearly mentioned in today's times of India that the decision to blog blogspot was done because

-Emails can be tracked and not messages via blogs.So they had temporarily blocked blogspot to stop any kind of communication between terrorists.It was found that the terrorists used blogs to convey each other their messages!

however wrong and not so intelligent government's decision may be..they had done some survey before implementing it.Cant you guys sacrifice little for yr country?

9:57 PM

Keshi said...

~~Anand

Democracy is just an illusion it seems..






~~Jeevan

thanks mate!






~~Saby

u have some neat thoughts abt blogging...


**tell me who is jacking off keshi?

ofcourse u for centuries to come lol!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Saby ask that anonymous to go get a face first...these r the kind of terrorists the govt wants banned.


Keshi.

saby said...

Blocking the net and blogs is infringing on our right to information


besides every person even a terrorist is fighting for a cause

i have the right to know
what is the cause he is fighting for


only then we can eliminate the root cause and prevent recurrence of terrorist acts

killing the information flow is akin to killing the terrorist when cot


we will never know the arch enemy
we need to know what is the propaganda fed to the terrorist suicide bombers

(who will lay down their lives for the cause)

and counter the propaganda

Kumar Chetan said...

keshi cheri,
merci,
I will "fwd" the hyperlinks to Addu so that he can see what he calls a "fashion concious" girl.
Carpenters who were constructing cubicles in my office have damaged wiring and I thot only Govt of India was tryin to stop me from accessing blogspot.

Homo Escapeons said...

I see that a lot of people were very interested in seeing your Special Spot.
I am not quite sure what the Indian gov't is up to but it will not work. Nobody can stop this juggernaut. You cannot put this Genie back in the bottle!
How do you stop 1.2 Billion people from doing anything????
I really admire your passion. Go get 'em.

southpaw said...

Ya it was a not an intelligent decision.

Keshi said...

~~Saby

ur spot on!

u cant kill a terrorist and know what he had in mind. u gotta track the roots and for that he needs to be left alive.






~~Kumar_Chetan

:) no probs mate!






~~Homo_Escapeons

**I see that a lot of people were very interested in seeing your Special Spot.

ROTFL! Linny reminded me that using the term SPOT is quiet dangerous :):)

yep govts cant shut alot of smarties up...






~~Southpaw

any news on what te govt is saying now?


Keshi.

southpaw said...

Block shud be called off in another 48 hrs i guess. But yes a few pages r gonna be banned they did listed some 11 pages yesterday on rediff.

saby said...

**I see that a lot of people were very interested in seeing your Special Spot.






hehehe
every body is jacking off
not just me

Keshi said...

Thats awesome news Southy! Terrific!!




Saby u can jill off if u wanna lol I dun care.


Keshi.

saby said...

Southpaw is an asshole

he shud not be here
he is part of the system






Now, i better run

saby said...

i sure hope Jagbir dont include my blog in the banned list


DAVE VEST is terrorizing me too

Keshi said...

Saby, Southy will now show u what he really is...be prepared.

That Vestie is a loser...why d u even go there??

Keshi.

southpaw said...

@Saby
Yes i m an asshole and a part of the system....what r u oldman? u r one of those thousands who nourish that system with regular dose of corruption. Dont run anywhere u might hurt ur knees, i told u i dont smack old guys with spectacles...:)

southpaw said...

@Saby
I told u oldman i m ur fan, how cud i recommend ur blog to be banned...:)

saby said...

Keshi

DAVE VEST dat older geezer is out to get u too

he hates me and all my cronies
he will get SOUTHPAW too


He is flashing his wrinkled penis all over all my blogs

Keshi said...

~~Southpaw

** i told u i dont smack old guys with spectacles...:)

lolz Saby needs more than specs...perhaps a whole bunch of e-condoms too?







~~Saby

Who the hell does Vest worm thinks he is? He is prolly downright junk - the kind we avoid dealing with here in Aus.


Keshi.

ishita said...

Brilliant post keshi...u spoke my mind and heart....and i'm really left with nuthin more to add...!!! u actually have me just nodding my head in agreement here...

i put up another post about this whole issue...i can't believe now the Govts. resorted to a blaming game...anyway read the post, u'll get what m talking about...

and i just read ur latest post...which just left me speechless again but in a totally different context...!!

thank God for moderate voices keshi who still get some sanity back in this world...

thanks keshi :)...

lil _kath said...

... ** To build a network of special spots connecting from my spot that has now become the lobby of sheer knowledge and growth in my life. This spot may mean nothing to you but it's the whole world to me because it contains my most precious thoughts and it is the only pathway to many other special spots around the globe. And that spot is BlogSpot **

... thats very true Kesh, and let us keep praying that everything will be back to normal soon.

...and just few hours ago i read a news from one link on Orkut that Indian Gov. will be lifting the banned within 48 hours so will probably wait for that if it is true.

...thanx Kesh, ur doin' ur best help for this ...hats off!! muaahh!

hugss,
-kathy-

Keshi said...

~~Ishita

Thanks babez twas my pleasure!

**thank God for moderate voices keshi who still get some sanity back in this world...

same goes to ya! Ur post left me in high spirits and it made me believe that there r still few determined and genuine souls out there.







~~Lil_Kath

yup I heard that too..mwahhhhhhhh Kath n thanks!


Keshi.

Contented said...

~~ To realise that information is the key to knowledge and that knowledge is the power in all of us.

Very well said. Its very much true...

No one can stop anyone specially in this blog world from expressing views and sharing knowledge. Its pity that Indian govt acted differently on this issue. I hope things in india gets better soon and our fellow indian bloggers continue enjoying this spot without a fuss..

The Light-House. said...

*India-Pak a touchy issue*
The governments are fitting over the 53 card in one pack of cards.
I think it is a burden I carry as as citizen for some stuid acts done by peole who took power when India was born.
o hell with peole don't wish to use pkbogs.com
I am a Blogging Junkie and I will use any media that is necessary even if it means using pkblogs or some other site.

Sudeep said...

AWESOME!!

This spot may mean nothing to you but it's the whole world to me because it contains my most precious thoughts and it is the only pathway to many other special spots around the globe
luved this the most..

Dalicia said...

hi keshi,

well, i'm glad the indian blogger are back :) surely miss them. i think most of the bloggers that read my blog are indians and you being sri-lankan of course.

when u ban something, it sure makes u misses it more! who knows what the government are thinking.

they should really target those ppl that are causing problems.

Keshi said...

~~Contented

yeah I think they wanted to block the bad ones...well it's all bakk now - good on India! :)






~~Tarun

way to go mate! :)





~~Sudeep

aww thanks Sudeep!





~~Elaine

yeah girl it's all bakk to normal..mwahhh n thanks!



Keshi.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Sweet Keshi,
I see your blog as the heart and soul of your spirit.

Preserve your beauty spot.

God bless.

cheesemeister said...

I've always wanted a way to let out those foolish fantasy scenarios that my strange mind comes up with and this has been it. I hope that something is done so that other people can continue expressing themselves in their own way.

Keshi said...

~~Orikinla_Osinachi

thanks :) n u too!






~~Cheesemeister

tnxx babez!

The ban is lifted yeyyyyyyyy!


Keshi.

Sunita said...

This was the sickest joke by the govt. here.

Keshi said...

true Sunita...

Keshi.