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India Uncut has details about Gaurav Sabnis, a popular Indian blogger, who linked to an article by a local magazine that did not go down too well with IIPM, a local business school. IIPM started putting undue pressure on IBM and hinting that they will burn […]

India Uncut has details about Gaurav Sabnis, a popular Indian blogger, who linked to an article by a local magazine that did not go down too well with IIPM, a local business school. IIPM started putting undue pressure on IBM and hinting that they will burn all IBM laptops and more. In his post Gaurav makes it clear that he left of his own accord because of “some really bizarre threats that were apparently made by IIPM to IBM.” This is just bizzare. Read the whole thread of stories here, here and here.

By Om Malik

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  1. Thats ridiculous !!!! I smell something in the voluntary resignation though.
    Why was IBM dragged in by IIPM !!! India (and its schools) have its own ways :), except the top notch ones.

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  2. Even the advent of technology will not stop these uncivil people from resorting to GOODAISM (thuggish behaviour) . So the point of this IIPM is nobody should speak against them even though they are shitty. How could india be the world’s largest democracy.

    -a disgraced Indian.

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  3. thats GUNDAISM :) (thuggish behavior)

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  4. [...] A quick round-up of all posts about the stupid move of IIPM, their fake blogs and lewd comments and Gaurav’s stunning but right move. Just to keep the topic alive and ensure that prospective students aren’t hoodwinked by IIPM’s false advertising and arm-twisting. – Firstly, IIPM reacts badly to an expose of IIPM’s false claims and misleading advertisements – Gaurav is threatened with a lawsuit for the sole reason that he linked to the Jam article. – Fake blogs crop up overnight and attack/libel Rashmi Bansal – Bad move #1 by IIPM/its misguided supporters – The Blogosphere wakes up, takes up the issue. Bewarned folks. You don’t get away easily when you resort to cheap and foolhardy tricks – IIPM decided to arm-twist IBM/Lenovo, Gaurav’s Employer – Stupid Move #1 IIPM – IBM doesn’t give in to the Arm twisting, lets Gaurav decide to do what he wants. – Gaurav resigns voluntarily from his job. Bravo! Here’s a guy who can stand his point. – The issue explodes across the web. Michael Higgins, Instapundit, Global Voices and Om Malik take it up. Needless to say, Desipundit, the Acorn, Amit Varma, Ravikiran and other Indian bloggers are behind Gaurav all the way. [...]

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  5. Thanks for picking this up. You blogging about it will make the issue known to many more people.

    Have a nice day.

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  6. Breaking the Girl

    Twisting and turning Your feelings are burning You’re breaking the girl She meant you no harm Think you’re so clever But now you must sever You’re breaking the girl…{rhcp} :+: After I finished my last degree, my next step—…

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  7. Good to see the power of blogging and hope this will encourage more blogging in India !!!

    Ajay Sanghani @ http://www.itvidya.com

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  8. IIPM, the crap institute

    The IIPM’s according to this man are going to pose a serious challenge to the IIM’s in a few years time. If you really believe him and are thinking of getting admitted to his institute, well think again. According to Rashmi of Youth Curry,…

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  9. Is iipm website spamming google , msn and yahoo search engines ? i would say Yes

    So what’s the issue ? anyone who is little familiar with internet and websites would be aware that 1.adding repeated words in title or text 2. Adding hidden text (trying to hide them with using same color as background or…

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  10. Indian Blogosphere heating up!

    Blogging is heating up in India a lot these days! It hasnt been more apparant than the recent furore over a blog posted by Gaurav Sabnis . Here’s a brief chronology of events :

    Some online magazine in India – Jam Magazine published an onl…

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