Atanu Dey On India's Development

This Blog is Banned in Iran

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You know that you have arrived when you find that your writing has been banned in some place. Nihar, when he was traveling in Iran, found that some blog posts of mine are banned there. He sent me a screen capture which you will find below the fold. Now at least I hope you are impressed. Or will you be impressed only after the Indian government bans this blog?

PS: I don’t think it will be long before the government of India bans this blog. There are too many things here which are embarrassing for the Indian government. Recall that the government of India banned Salman Rushdie even before the mullahs in Iran got their act together. The Indian government is holier than the mullahs of fundamentalist Islam. After all, how else can India be a “secular” state if it cannot pander to Islamic fundamentalism, eh?

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  • wanderlust

    is the entire blog banned or only that particular post?
    coz in the screenshot, there is another minimized window which seems to be pointing to your blog.

  • Gyan Pandey

    Great Nation, with even greater leader!

  • garib_ram

    Congratulations! You are now world famous.

  • http://www.deeshaa.org Atanu Dey

    wanderlust:

    Not the entire blog but only specific posts. The blog post title is inaccurate because it states the entire blog is banned. But I did not want a long title “Some of the blog posts on this blog are banned in Iran”, I chose the shorter title. But I did state in this post that “some blog posts of mine are banned in Iran.”

  • jjreddick

    I believe YouTube is blocked in Iran:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2006/dec/04/news.iran

    I noticed you had a YouTube link in the blocked post (“dancing at the edge of the world” post). Do the other blocked posts also have YouTube links?

    • http://www.deeshaa.org Atanu Dey

      jjreddick, it could be that it’s a generic ban on YouTube that is causing the “access denied” problem.

      I don’t have information on other posts that may be blocked in Iran.

  • http://arunjhaceoofbpfp.rediffiland.com Arun Kumar Jha

    Whatever might be happening in other countries; I, Major Arun Kumar Jha, presently a 37 yr old serving officer of the Indian Army, am convinced that I am DESTINED TO orchestrate the plans coming through me for enhancing the food security of India by the grace of HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (‘Art of Living’).

    You can see my thoughts in this direction on this very Blog/site from two years earlier… One page descrition of the finalised plans is given below (for interested people…)

    There is an ongoing famine in the world, and prices of food grains are rising exponentially in all countries of the world. India’s situation in terms of its Food Security (availability of food grains or Food products as a ratio of its population) is among the lowest in the world, primarily due to its large population.
    I am a 37 yr old serving officer of the Indian Army, originally from a village in Madhubani district in North Bihar though born and brought up in Lonavla in Pune district of Maharashtra state in India; and these plans envisage leveraging the fertile plains of North Bihar for enhancing the Food security of India.
    This effort is envisaged through a Private enterprise submitted to Gurudev (HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – ‘Art of Living’), and assumes that the required funds would be contributed from various High Net Worth individuals (Indian, NRIs, and Foreign); Corporations; and Foundations in India and across the world inclined to contribute towards this urgently needed enterprise.
    Broadly, the plans envisage raising a number of ‘Food Parks’ (on the lines of Brigade nodes of the Indian Army); in identified, flood free, areas in the plains of North Bihar. They would coordinate the Packaging and Storage of processed Food Products prepared by the residents of North Bihar in their own Food Processing Units (FPUs). The Marketing of these products (stored in the Food Parks) is planned to be coordinated over Internet from a city in another state in India for decided profit percentages from the FPUs. The Processed Food products of the FPUs would be ‘Sattu’, ‘Daliya’, Cornflakes, Chips and Sauces of all types, Pickles, Soft Drinks including Fruit Juices, and other products (like of ‘Makhana’, ‘Singhada’ etc) and other local specialties.
    These ‘Food Parks’ are planned to be raised in a series of three well coordinated steps. In the first step; the ‘Core Team’ of this envisaged enterprise would operate a Food Processing Unit (FPU) in Madhubani district of North Bihar. After three years of profit-making operations of this FPU – and gaining the required experience – the first ‘Food Park’ of the enterprise would be raised in Madhubani district of North Bihar. Further activity related to the enterprise could proceed as per Divine designs.
    Finances. The planned FPU in Madhubani district is planned to be operated on the funds of minimum $ 1 Million (INR 5 Crore – at the rate of 1 US $ to INR 50). Each Food Park of the envisioned enterprise is visualised to be raised on funds of minimum $ 50 Million (INR 250 Crore). These funds, as already stated; are planned to be procured from Indian, Non Resident Indian (NRI) and other (Foreign) High Net Worth Individuals, Corporations and Foundations across the world interested in supporting these plans. Later, International Development agencies (UN, World Bank etc) could also start contributing.
    The Process. The process would be to get this project registered as a Project of the SSRDP (Sri Sri Rural Development Program) of the ‘Art of Living’ (AOL) – which is responsible for development activities of the AOL in India – and route all contributions towards this project in the initial years. Over a period of time; the enterprise would separate from the SSRDP. This Project has been promised by Gurudev to be Registered as a Project of the AOL, when all the members of the ‘Core Team’ of this enterprise meet Him in Bangalore; in August 2009.
    My email is bpfp@rediffmail.com; and I request all parties interested in this project/ enterprise to engage in discussions with me regarding this project.

  • http://admin hoopyfrood

    No, the other blocked posts didn’t necessary have youtube videos embedded.

    Other blocked sites included Scienceblogs.com and blogspot.com

    There wasn’t a blanket ban on youtube while I was there, I was actually able to watch a Pat Condell video.

    Perhaps their software looks for certain keywords?

    Nihar.

  • https://66.232.102.158/servlet/redirect.srv/s/p1/ Loknath

    test.. why am I always unable to post.. testing again

  • Arun Kumar Jha

    I am Major Arun Kumar Jha, now a 40 yr old serving Officer of the Indian Army originally from a village in Madhubani district in Bihar state in India.

    The motivation of my thoughts (in the direction of enhancing the Food Security of India thru the fertile plains of Bihar) has been maintained since my last comment on one of Atanu Dey’s Blogs (in Jul 2002).

    I would now be leaving my service (with Pension) by 14 June 2012; and putting my 100% in the direction of these plans. Mr Atanu Dey might recollect a ‘CRAZY, SENTIMENTAL,and EMOTIONAL’ reply on his comment on HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Founder of the ‘Art of Living’ (AOL).

    Presently, Destiny has enabled me to get Posted near Patna, the Capital of Bihar state in India. I have Registered a Trust (the ‘AAA Jambu Dweep Trust) in the name of my wife in Patna city in Bihar since I cannot operate a Trust myself (on my name).

    Anyone related with the AOL wishing to know more about the plans and/or give his assistance in this Project of the AAA Jambu Dweep Trust is requested to kindly contact me at jdfparunjhaatgmaildotcom.