Four different journalists have called to ask me - can you access blogspot. Several ISPs have apparently blocked access to the domain.
The answer is yes, and no. From my home connection (iqara.net), I can't access any blogspot domains. From office, it still works on one connection and not from the other.
My guess is that some official issued a directive to ban X, Y and Z blogs for being 'anti national' (a reporter told me that specific blogs are named on the list). In doing so they did not realise that millions of blogs which are sub domains of blogspot would also get blocked. Perhaps ISPs do not have the technology to block subdomains -or they're taking the easy way out.
My thinking is - would it not be easier to simply contact Google, which owns blogspot, and request them to do the needful. I know they believe in extreme freedom of speech but there is a 'flag' system to mark out objectionable content. So in some cases I guess they do censor blogs.
Now let me try and post this and see what happens!