This is to help spread awareness about certain reprehensible developments that have followed the publication of a story on Arindam Chaudhuri’s IIPM by JAM magazine a couple of months ago. Rashmi Bansal, the magazine’s editor, and Gaurav Sabnis, one of the most widely read Indian bloggers, have recently been victimised, on and off the blogosphere, by a bunch of hoodlums; the latest is that Gaurav has quit his job at IBM following apparent threats by IIPM students that they would burn Thinkpads in protest (?!).
Amit Varma has summarised the story so I’ll just link to this post by him. Please read it and look at the links he’s provided as well. In particular, check this clarifying post by Rashmi and the abusive comments on it. DesiPundit is also tracking the story.
If you’re concerned about this development (and its ramifications for bloggers), please link to it on your blogs, or do what you can to publicise the story.