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India: Bullying a Blogger!

A website – Kerals.com decides to bully and abuse a blogger, when she protests against unfair use of her content on their website. More at Ginger and Mango.

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  • From: SimplyMalayalees.Com [mailto:simplymalayalee@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 2:37 AM
    To: ‘support@kerals.com’; ‘ajbakshi@gmail.com’
    Cc: ‘suddenlyinji@gmail.com’; ‘shukria50@yahoo.com’; ‘avinashkottarakara@yahoo.com’
    Subject: Attn AJAY BAKSHI

    Dear Ajay Bakshi,

    Thank you for the call.

    I have been taught to be more polite with impolite people.

    Imagine if you had started the conversation in a more professional and polite manner, it could have salved our time and solved my purpose of writing to you.

    Instead you gave me the job of cooling you down and then tell you what is bothering me.

    One thing is for sure, you cannot be running behind every blogger and beat him/her up. In my email I have been as much polite as I can be. The way I was brought up by my parents did not allow me to reply in the same tone as you did…

    I was only trying to findout if this was a genuine case.

    Shiva or Selva are the people who are the first interface to your company to an outsider like me.

    Don’t you think its their responsibility to be polite and show the outsider that you are a professionally run company and not a group of goondas. They loose their selfrespect as well loose the respect of the public towards your company as a whole, with such irresponsible replies.

    I know you guys are busy with much better work to do. Then why waste time on Inji pennu and other bloggers.

    Give one solid polite reply to everyone and be done.

    Only after I spoke to you I understood your situation. It will be same for everyone else.

    Trust me… Its not worth giving such impolite replies. Look athe most recent reply from Kerals.com to me… Its so impolite and comes no-where near a genuine professional setup or for that matter the guy who wrote it seems like someone brought-up in a highly un-civilized and indecent family.

    Please do not reply in this regards anymore, it will only drag our conversation.

    Lets stay friends and do call me for any help you need from back in India. I will be reachable 24/7 for you.

    —————–

    Dear Inji Pennu,

    I would say do not delete the details you already published, but rather tell the blogger community that Anashwara group did feel the impact of the unity of the blogger community.

    I also feel, when a small organisation suddenly grows big, it is not necessary that the people involved at the lower level will grow-up too. I am strictly talking about people like Shiva, Selva others who wrote kiddish emails to you. They did not bother about the implications of reply to such general enquiries from the Media.

    My father is a very well-known senior Journalist and most of our family friends are journalist with leading newspapers and magazines around the world. It would not take much time for me to blow up the whole thing and spoil their reputation. But is it really worth punishing the people on top. They too must have had dreams to grow the company with their hard and smart work. And I think its really not worth to punish and spoil their dreams because of some IDIOT who recently got employed or partnered behaved like a wild monkey gone mad.

    Thank you all

    -Sharman (agni)
    Sharman’s Cab Company
    http://www.agnisharman.com

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Kerals.com Support [mailto:support@kerals.com]
    Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 1:37 AM
    To: SimplyMalayalees.Com
    Subject: RE: Reply

    Ok, You just wait for a call from me.. Are you trying to scare..? Just get the hell out you stupid..

    simplymalayalee@gmail.com wrote:

    From: “SimplyMalayalees.Com”
    To:
    Cc: “‘sreenivasan pk'” , , , ,
    Subject: RE: Reply
    Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 23:01:25 +0530

    Yes! I do have a problem.

    May I know if you have a office in Chennai.

    Would like to meet your operations in charge at Chennai personally.

    Thank you
    -Sharman (agni)
    http://www.agnisharman.com

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Kerals.com Support [mailto:support@kerals.com]
    Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2008 10:15 PM
    To: simplymalayalee@gmail.com
    Subject: Reply

    Do you have any problems for that..? If yes, stay away.. We do what ever we want and it’s none of your business…

    Stay away from the site…

    Best Regards
    Selva Kumar

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