Saturday, December 10, 2011

Travelogues, moderated by Govt of India

What would happen if Govt starts monitoring and sensoring the content on the web? Below is a visualization.

Origin Content Submitted for approval:

"Me and my friends went on a trip to Munar from Chennai last weekend. The trip was fun, though some sections of the roads were very bad. We left on Friday night in a diesel SUV, used a part of Golden Quadrilateral, paying heavy toll and reached Coimbatore by Saturday morning. We had refreshment there and headed towards Munar. On the way we spotted green fields and lot of people we working in the fields. We stopped for a while and took some photos. Seeing our camera some kids and people came close and wanted us to show the pictures taken.

Munar was a nice place, though greenery was little less this time compared to our previous visit. We had an expense of about INR 2000 per person and it was a memorable trip..."

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After submitting blog post in hard copy, getting NOC from 25 odd govt agencies and avoiding all agents who promised quicker approvals for the blog post if only I paid them a small amount, 9 months of waiting, I post was still waiting for Govt approval. 25 trips to Municipality office and requests and reminders to get my post approved, I always had to return empty handed because the Babus there were always busy monitoring comments on Anna Hazare’s fan page and didn’t have time for petty bloggers like me. My refusal to pay bribe made it even tougher. Finally with some luck my post was approved, but was duly modified as below…
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Revised Content as approved by Govt of India

Me and my friends, 20% of them were STs, 10% SCs (Note-1) went on a trip to Munar Ooty (Note-2) from Chennai last weekend. The trip was fun, though some sections of the roads that were built by opposition party when in power (Note-3) were very bad. We left on Friday night in a diesel SUV (Note-4), used a part of Golden Quadrilateral NH46 (Note-5), paying heavy small toll and feeling great contributing to Nation’s prosperity (inserted) and reached Coimbatore by Saturday morning. We had refreshment in a hotel there and headed towards Munar Ooty. On the way we spotted green fields and lot of people we working in the fields, who were being paid under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Employment Scheme. (inserted) We stopped for a while and took some photos. Seeing our camera some kids and people came close and wanted us to show the pictures taken. They also told how great the govt is and the facilities provided for them by the government under the leadership of Sonia and Rahul. (inserted)

Munar Ooty was a nice place, though greenery was little less this time compared to our previous visit. (Note: Jairam Maresh has objections to this sentence) We had an expense of about INR 2000 Rs 32 (Note-6) only per person per day and it was a memorable trip, thanks to central government’s key initiatives towards tourism and environment protection.(inserted)

Notes:
1: Social justice should be maintained while writing about travelogues
2: Munar is in Kerala and this post may spark communal violence due to ongoing Mullaperiyar dam issue. Hence say you went to Ooty, which is inside TN)
3: Hides factual information, hence corrected
4: Change this to CNG SUV or Pay 20000 Rs as environment tax for writing about diesel vehicles
5: Don't mention previous govt schemes
6: Are you not aware planning commission has decided that one doesn't need more than Rs 32 per day?

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Disclaimer: Imaginary content only, not intended to hurt/offend any individual or entity or Govt. Any resemblance to people/entity living or dead is purely coincidence 

24 comments:

joshi daniel said...

Lol. Nicely said!

Deguide said...

Nice satire Srinidhi on pre censorship, i am sure sanity will prevail to restrain bloggers and on line posts.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Joshi and Umesh Sir

BRS said...

LOL!
Reference to Rs 32 is the icing on the cake.

magiceye said...

lol! bright possibility!

Arun said...

hahaha this is a good one..

Ugich Konitari said...

Wonderful satire. I am surprised someone didnt object to "Ooty" and insist on Udhagamandalam. On second thoughts, maybe it is advisable to ignore Paratchi Thalaivi Jayalailtha's requirements now.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

BRS: Thanks

Deepak: :)

Arun: Thanks

Ugich: Didn't think from that angle

Aravind GJ said...

Nice one!!

nkr4068 said...

Haha...awesome sarcasm! Loved the post!!

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Team G Square said...

Nice disclaimer

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Aravind, nkr and TGS

sriramnivas said...

This government version of travelogue is a real fun to read. Nice creativity!!!

From: www.sriramnivas.com

Arti said...

Amusing and hilarious!

Abu said...

Amazing satire... wish Mr. Sibal reads this ;)

Gowtham said...

Fantastic! It is time start mentioning year also along with week or date. Only good thing would be people coming to know about various schemes of present govt, though they actually reached grass root level or not!

Kusum said...

Ha ha! That is funny!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Kusum, Gowtham, Abu, Arti and Sriram

Arnab Maity said...

Funny! I must say very well thought and put up! We are not far from these days,though!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Arnab:

Thanks

Aakanksha Singh said...

hahahah. Nice one!

Dinkar Patar Munda said...

today politicians r so corrupted... Even they r playing with our sentiments....

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks DPM and Aakanksha

electric heat pump said...

lol! bright possibility!

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