Sunday Levity: Why Pragati was blocked

Games firewalls play

A well-wishing reader—from a South Indian city known for its IT industry and a swanky new international airport—alerted our staff to this travesty. (via Gautam Bastian)

Pragati Blocked

Now, we fully respect that company’s right to prevent its employers from taking their eyes off the job (do they padlock their watercoolers too?).

But we wish to inform the public that Pragati – The Indian National Interest Review does not fall into the ‘forbidden category’ of ‘Games’. Content filtering services have some way to go.

7 thoughts on “Sunday Levity: Why Pragati was blocked”

  1. Perhaps INI should start publishing a list of employers that don’t block the site. We could then issue “Friendly to the Indian National Interest” logos that they can put on their recruitment ads and websites :-).

  2. pragati has some thing to do with political games. so i feel the category is correct…

  3. Nitin,

    The problem has also been experienced by me. And quirkily, everyone else on NI has been blocked but you. For whatever joy/reason.

    So its been Jai RSS, so far!

    BG
    PS: Long time since last comment at your blog 🙂

  4. “But we wish to inform the public that Pragati – The Indian National Interest Review does not fall into the ‘forbidden category’ of ‘Games’.”

    Are you sure? Plenty of people consider national interest a dangerous game. Life is much more peaceful if one submits to other side – ie no game… 🙂

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