As I reminded my readers once before, I have a comment policy. Please read it again. I am blacklisting Kiran, who commented incessantly on the previous post, and created, or attempted to create religious animosity. I repeat, if I find your comment insulting, or spreading racial, religious, ethnic or caste hatred, I will NOT hesitate to delete it. At the risk of being labelled as Barkha Dutt II, (as she did) I will still go ahead and do what I threatened. I am leaving the comments by Kiran on the previous post intact, because I want my readers to know why I took such a decision.

Please read my comment policy

9 thoughts on “Please read my comment policy

  • February 2, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Well done Amrutha. These exact comments were posted on my blog too, (copy-pasted) and I am going to link my reply to these comments to your post.

    This I think is some kind of propaganda going on, or else why would they go on posting the same comment everywhere.

    And of course I will also delete (I do even now) any such comments in future – but we should also add a message to such people the way you have done.

  • February 2, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    🙂 Don’t get carried away by these people.At times i get comments calling me bitch and feel upset for 5 mintues,then forget it…They are not worth our time..

    I wouldn’t care if people called me a bitch. It’s their personal opinion. But, branding entire communities foreign and criminals is beyond tolerance. We can’t shut up all the time and let such people hog our comment space can we?

  • February 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I agree…No ,we can’t keep quiet ..

    If we keep quiet,our silence will be interpreted as acceptance..This happened to muslim community-in religious aspect..They didn’t care for intial fundamentalist moves,now they are suffering themselves.taking others along..It would have made lot of difference if they has spoke and act earler,now it will take 1327571 times more effort to reverse the damage..Don’t let it happen again..

    Precisely. I won’t shut up. I will talk, even at the risk of being called anti-hindu.

  • February 2, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    My first time commenting here but I read your blog. That Kiran really seemed like a fanatic who was brainwashed by the hindu fundamentalists. There is no difference between them and the young muslim men who are lured into terrorist cells. Good job.

  • February 3, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Do you need to think/explain much about before blocking someone?
    Your blog,you pay for the hosting space,you rule this “world”.

    Even an explanation is unwanted, I feel. 🙂

    I know an explanation is not needed, but I wanted to send a signal. A signal that communalism will not be tolerated, neither on this blog, not in real life. Also because she called me no better than Barkha Dutt who seeks to silence critics. 😛

  • February 3, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Hello Amrutha

    First about the post ‘Intimidation by NDTV’. You ask: “Would they tender an unconditional apology to the Talwars for slandering them after the murder of their 14-year old daughter? Would they retract all the speculations they made on national television of the sordid details of Dr. Rajesh Talwar’s adulterous relationship with his colleague? Would they offer to bring back the time the family lost in mourning their daughter?” The answer, as everyone knows, is “NO”. Media personnel have just become a pack of hounds vying and dying for a piece of meat a.k.a ‘news’. We saw some of the high profile media personalities walking the “terror ramp” during Mumbai terrorist attack and thus providing vital information to the terrorists. The profession, which was once considered noble, has become so degenerated. The legends like Pothan Joseph, Chalapathi Rao, C.P. Ramachandran, Frank Moraes and the likes who elevated journalism to glorious heights must be turning in their graves. I think it’s high time some one told the media that they don’t have any special rights other than the common man. Article 19 (1) A of the constitution gives us the right to ‘freedom of speech’ and it’s not a monopoly of the media. If only the media men are sensitive enough to understand how it would be like when a mike shoved on their face during the time of a personal tragedy.

    About the Mangalore incident: I’ve been working in Mangalore since March 2008. It’s not a claim to assert that I know Mangalore better. I find the city comfortable. It’s not that crowded as of now and people are quite friendly. But underneath this tranquil layer there’s yet another Mangalore. There’s kinda gehettoisation, the communal divide often come to the fore, pretty easily.

    Ever since the BJP government came to power, the city reported sporadic incidents of communal violence. It started with the attack on churches and the ‘pub attack’ is just the latest in this regard. Now, an English Professor in University College, Shri. Somayaji, is being harassed by the student organization of BJP for speaking against the attack and Ram Sena. It all arises out of a reluctance to admit that religious belief is personal. I don’t think that these self custodians of ‘Bharatiya Sanskriti’ or the so called ‘Hindutwa way of living’ know anything about ‘Hinduism’ or the vastness of it. We had tolerated ‘Charvakas’ (Materialists), atheists and encouraged discourses under the vast fold of ‘Hinduism’, now what the ‘Saviours of Hindu Culture’ is up to is bringing a bad repute to a civilization that has showed the light of knowledge to the world. ‘Straitjacketing’ is not a solution. The attack on women is condemnable whoever did it or whatever their justifications are.

    Let me recount an incident happened a couple of weeks back at work:

    My Colleague: Do you eat chicken?
    Me: Yeah
    MC: Mutton?
    Me: Yeah
    MC: Beef?
    Me: Yeah…

    MC: What!!! You eat beef?
    Me: Yes I do
    MC: How can you man, such an innocent animal like cow…
    Me: If cow is innocent even a goat is or a cock is…
    At this juncture another colleague who was so engrossed in work turned and told colleague number 1 “ask him whether he’s a Hindu or not…” though initially I was really angry, later it made me laugh thinking about the futility of it all. I don’t understand this very concept of going ga ga over one’s religion or belittling someone else’s. It’s so stupid.

    “Some day, I would like to live in an India where I will not be judged by my gender, my religion, the colour of my skin or the caste into which I was born. Will I ever see an India like that? At least before I die?”

    I think you have the answer. But let me make it clear “No”. Call me a doomsayer

    🙁 Why? I know you are being practical. But, it’s still depressing.

  • February 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Your blog is very nice. and you have a vast experience in French. Very Nice! Thanks for putting me in the blogroll. Will visit your blog too once a while, when I find time 🙂

    As for the comments, you have all the right to delete or keep it. This is your world. We are guests.

    Welcome to my blog. Pleased to have you here.

  • February 4, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Good job, getting rid of that Kiran P. Your blog is your space- you can ban whoever you like. And she cannot call you names on your space. Be super-draconian- it is is your blog. Have had problems like his on mine. Now I censor mercilessly.

    I just censored another comment. Anyway, such people DO exist. There is nothing we can do about it.

  • February 4, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Amrutha, I certainly dont think an explanation is required on your part. The blog is your mouthpiece.


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