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Bite In The Blog Bark

A B-school vs bloggers. The war has raised a flurry of questions — are blogs personal diaries in the public domain or can they be legislated?

Bite In The Blog Bark
Bite In The Blog Bark
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It was just another blog. In June this year, a Mumbai-based youth magazine, JAM, carried a piece demolishing the tall claims made by a Delhi-based B-School, IIPM (Indian Institute of Planning and Management). The magazine's editor, Rashmi Bansal, wrote a one-liner on her personal blog asking people to read the story. And then, all hell broke loose. There was mayhem in cyberspace. For those numerous surfers, it turned out to be a typical David vs Goliath story. An unknown Bansal fighting a B-School owned by powerful promoters who have dabbled in Bollywood and media.

Bansal was slapped a 'legal' notice over e-mail by IIPM (summons are issued by courts or authorities created by statute, which IIPM certainly isn't) demanding Rs 25 crore for the presumed loss of goodwill. Nasty messages were posted on Bansal's personal blog, threatening her with dire consequences in case she pursued with her campaign....

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