Posts Tagged ‘Protest’

They didn’t allow cameras inside OAT (except their close one’s)
They sold the rights to media.
Jay couldn’t take his one too.
I took this one in my Nokia 6233.
Fcuk with copyrights!

I have the right, coz I study here.
It is my festival too,
before it became theirs (one with “photo-rights“)
Welcome to Saarang 2009!

Shobhana - Movie actress, ace dancer on stage

Shobhana, performing at Saarang 2009.

This photo is released in public domain.

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As mentioned in my previous post, I had changed the color of my blog to protest against the actions of cyber criminal Avinash ~Kottarakara~.

It should be noted that none of Injipennu‘s posts were copied by kerals.com, and she interfered in this problem for Malayalam Blogging Community and many of the affected bloggers didn’t even bother to support or pacify injipennu after those humiliating e-mails and threats. It was really shocking to see Mr. Berly Thomas’ post (It is a spoof, but directed at Injipennu). Mr. Berly Thomas, a journalist at Malayala Manorama* (UPDATE:- Mr. Berly Thomas, who is NOT a journalist at Malayalam Manorama, but a blogger), is quite famous in Malayalam blogosphere for his humor sense and his spoof posts (I am a daily visitor of his blog). But this post have exposed his immature thinking and action which is least expected from a responsible journalist* (UPDATE:- blogger). I have only heard of journalists* (UPDATE:- bloggers) who fought for peoples freedom and rights, who stood for justice and I still have a positive image about them. Just think, when you get time, if such threats came to someone close to you. I hope you won’t create a spoof post at that time too.

There are some posts like this too, I prefer not to answer such stupid posts from an ignorant kiddo. But Mr. Berly Thomas, this is too much. I won’t ask you to ‘paint black’ and join hands with us. But that post of yours was really insulting the efforts and unity of the whole Malayalam Bloggers.

I would like to answer some questions before going to the list.

FAQ1. Why the protest?

Quoting ‘Raj Neettiyath’, an ace Malayalam Blogger,

While protesting our voices may not be heard by kerals.com, or by any officials. But the victims here, or similar ones elsewhere are surely going to hear it, and they will feel our care for them, they will feel stronger to stand against the tides. അമേരിക്കയുടെ ഇറാഖ് അധിനിവേശത്തിനെതിരെ കേരളത്തില്‍ പ്രകടനം നടത്തുന്നത് അമേരിക്കയതുകണ്ടു പേടിക്കുമെന്ന് കരുതിയിട്ടൊന്നുമല്ല, അധിനിവേശത്തിന്റെ ഇരകളെ, അതുപോലെ മറ്റനവധി ഇരകളെ നമ്മുടെ ആ ചെയ്തി തൊടുന്നുണ്ട്, അവരവരുടേതായ പോരാട്ടങ്ങളില്‍ അവര്‍ക്ക് ആത്മവീര്യം പകരുന്ന ചെറുചൂടെങ്കിലും ആകുവാന്‍ ഇത്തരം ശ്രമങ്ങള്‍ക്കു കഴിയുന്നുണ്ട്.

Nothing more to add from my part. The idea is clear. The power of blogs is the buzz created by it and we ARE creating it.

FAQ2. Are’nt you increasing the pagerank and ad revenues of Kerals.com by linking to it?

Not at all. Maybe we are increasing the PR. But that increase in PR and the fame created by the blog actions wont get converted to money, for the following reasons. One is that, Kerals.com and the related sites are going to get shutdown soon for its illegal activities by the authorities. Next that, you can use adblock-plus extension to block ads from their, or any site, if you are using Firefox.

UPDATE:- It seems Google had banned kerals.com’s Google adsense account.

FAQ3. Are you a bunch of Injipennu fans or are you a member of any of the groups in Malayalam Blogosphere or are you against Berly Thomas?

I am a fan of myself, personally speaking. I don’t worship any Injipennu or pepperpennu. The attack against injipennu was as a result of her interference in the copyright infringement by kerals.com (She did it for the sake of whole blogging community and NOT for her). I protest for the attack against a blogger, I will protest even if it was Mr. Berly Thomas in place of Injipennu.

I am not any member of any virtual groups which is said to be existing in Malayalam blogosphere. Supporting injipennu in this issue doesn’t mean that I will support her forever. Similarly, criticizing Berly Thomas doesn’t mean that I will criticize him for his every actions.

FAQ4. Why don’t you resort for a legal petition?

The “black week protest” is a form of extremely peaceful and democratic way of expressing our distress against Kerals.com. Doing so, we are highly optimistic that, the buzz created by us will be heard by the concerned authorities and force them to take an action against the perpetrators. There are technical difficulties for ‘un-affected’ parties like me and most others taking part in the protest to move a legal petition. As per Code of Criminal Procedure, there are two classes of offenses, cognizable and non-cognizable, and hence unless and until the affected parties take it to the court, no legal action can be taken, as all of the offenses are classified under non-cognizable offenses. (Courtesy: Mercutio)

FAQ5. Isn’t it really cheap to bring such political campaigns into blogosphere?

First of all politics is *NOT* cheap and if you think such democratic methods of expressing protest is cheap, India (or any democratic country) is not the right place for you to live. You are not only defaming blogs but the whole philosophy of democracy.

FAQ6. Don’t you think Injipennu is trying to become “joan of boologam“?

NO. I don’t think so. She did the right thing. We all were supposed to do the same. What did Mr. Berly Thomas – ‘the respected journalist‘ (UPDATE:- ‘an ordinary blogger‘) did? As ‘a respected journalist‘ (UPDATE:- ‘an ordinary blogger‘) I expected him to take up the lead role when the copyright violations were first reported. He should have at least mailed kerals.com asking for copy-right violations from his blog. Mr. Berly Thomas have now shown a model to all of budding journalists – “How a journalist should NOT be” * (UPDATE:- Ordinary blogger Berly Thomas have now shown a model to all of budding bloggers – “How a blogger should NOT be”). Any person with a minimum civic sense will show interest in helping his neighbor and thats the only ‘mistake‘ injipennu did.


First they came…

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

– Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)


Here, I am making a second list of backstabbers, (do check my previous post to see the people supporting injipennu in this issue, and that list is much much bigger than this one)

  1. Berly Thomas (Here is his response to this post)
  2. Annyan
    (A very civilized reply – must read from Annyan, gives a clear idea how he was brought up)

(Hope I won’t have to update this list, and delete already listed entries)

* I hereby express my sincere regrets to blogger Berly Thomas whom I allegedly called a ‘journalist’ and to the journalist community for calling an ordinary blogger by the name ‘journalist’. Let me also express my regrets to the sub-editor Berly Thomas in Malayala Manorama for unnecessarily connecting him (MY own mistake) to blogger Berly Thomas.

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This blog was BLACK…. turned WHITE recently… turning BLACK again indefinitely to

(1) Register my protest against the Cyber criminal Avinash ~Kottarakara~

(2) Show my support for Injipennu in this issue

(3) Protest against those bloggers whose posts were copied AND who turned a blind eye against ‘Injipennu issue‘. It should be noted that none of Injipennu’s posts were copied by kerals.com, and she interfered in this problem for Malayalam Blogging Community and many of the affected bloggers didn’t even bother to support or pacify injipennu after those humiliating e-mails and threats.

Bloggers who joined the protest with me…..

  1. Raj Neetiyath
  2. One Swallow
  3. Vellezhuthth
  4. Visalamanaskan
  5. Guptham
  6. Ithentha
  7. Salini
  8. Kumar
  9. Anchalkkaran
  10. Najoos
  11. വക്കരിമഷ്ടാ
  12. ഡാലി
  13. Idival
  14. Bindu
  15. Pachalam
  16. Sree
  17. Siju
  18. Beerankutti
  19. Reshma
  20. Moorthy
  21. Saramgi
  22. Sebin Jacob
  23. Sreevallabhan
  24. Anamgari
  25. Sankuchithan
  26. Yarid
  27. Sundaran
  28. Devan
  29. Sapthavarnangal
  30. Venu
  31. Shiju
  32. Vavachi
  33. Mayoora
  34. Pulli
  35. Anilan
  36. Kannuran
  37. G. Manu
  38. Thamanu
  39. Shefi
  40. Tharavadi
  41. Valyammayi
  42. Sakshi
  43. Ziya
  44. Kunjans
  45. Nazeer
  46. Cheedappi
  47. Kuttenmenon
  48. Anony Antony
  49. Prasanth Kalathil
  50. Keralafarmer
  51. Dasthakir
  52. Kinav
  53. Nishkalankan
  54. Asha
  55. Latheesh Mohan
  56. P.R
  57. Sidarthan
  58. Bhumiputhri
  59. Kala
  60. Agrajan
  61. Sharu
  62. Chintha
  63. Umesh
  64. Cibu
  65. Indira
  66. DesiPundit
  67. Thahirabdhu
  68. MS
  69. Viswam
  70. Baji Odamveli
  71. Revathi
  72. Hariyanan
  73. Viswam Tumblr
  74. Karinkallu
  75. Patrix
  76. Kovalakrishnan
  77. Jayarajan
  78. Jihesh
  79. Bikku
  80. Basheer Vellarakkad
  81. Sreelal
  82. Melodious
  83. Nandan
  84. Anjathan
  85. Ithirivettam
  86. Thonnivasan
  87. Coolsun
  88. Vayadi Malayali
  89. Priyamvada
  90. Wonderstruck
  91. Neha Viswanathan
  92. Santhosh
  93. Nikhil
  94. Ranjith chemmad
  95. Anil
  96. Lapuda
  97. Sabi
  98. Achinthya
  99. Nalan
  100. Saljo
  101. Malayaali
  102. Santhosh Pillai
  103. Sini
  104. Kaithamullu
  105. Nandini Vishwanath
  106. Thathamma
  107. Bee and Jai
  108. Chithal
  109. Karim Mash
  110. Jyonavan
  111. Anuraj
  112. Shankupushpam
  113. Kavalan
  114. IdliDosa
  115. Ravunni
  116. Panchali
  117. Kochuthresia
  118. Sreedevi Nair
  119. Visakh Sankar
  120. Cartoonist
  121. Silverine
  122. P.Anoop
  123. Amrutha
  124. Santosh
  125. Lakshmy
  126. Uganda Randaman
  127. Sia
  128. Trevor Penn
  129. Drisyan
  130. Kochumuthalali
  131. Krish
  132. Abdul Aleef
  133. Naagurinch
  134. Aisibi
  135. Appu
  136. Ittimalu
  137. Baburaj Bagavathi
  138. Anomani
  139. Jyothirmayi
  140. Sajith M
  141. Vimmuuu
  142. FLu!D
  143. nE0999
  144. Papi
  145. Anish Thomas Panicker
  146. Sijonane
  147. Sahodharan
  148. Shubha Ravikoti
  149. Nandita
  150. Alootechie

(….updating from കല്ല് സ്ലേറ്റ്, check for a more recent list)

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