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I have followed Rashmi’s Youth Curry and Gaurav’s Vantage Point since a long time. When I had seen IIPM exposed in JAM magazine, I did not think it would create such ripples.
Few days back I read about the so called email legal notice post ,and as he ends the post with a laughter break, I switched off and forgot about it.
A few days later when I saw he r-e-s-i-g-n-e-d from his job for 2 reasons: Firstly, my intention to stand by my posts, since I believe in freedom of speech. The second thing dear to me is IBM’s well-being did it really hit me. Man, this has become serious. I was so shocked that let alone blog about, I could not utter a word.
Burning laptops and resigning ?
Just emailed few links and slept over.
After hours, a big fight has broken out, what with whole of blogosphere extending the support to the brave people.
Its been everywhere since then – from local blogs to international blogs, to main stream media. It is at these times, the power of blogging and networking is realised. As mentioned here, we know what the fight is all about, but I really wish something results from this fight.

I extend my support and best wishes to Rashmi, Gaurav and the big-fight.

And while on the subject, tried to mail this poem to Gaurav:

Carry On!!
By Robert W. Service.

It’s easy to fight when everything’s right,
And you’re mad with the thrill and the glory;
It’s easy to cheer when victory’s near,
And wallow in fields that are gory.
It’s a different song when everything’s wrong.
When you’re feeling infernally mortal;
When it’s ten against one, and hope there is none,
Buck up, little soldier, and chortle:

Carry on! Carry on!
There isn’t much punch in your blow.
You’re glaring and staring and hitting out blind;
You’re muddy and bloody, but never mind.
Carry on! Carry on!
You haven’t the ghost of a show.
It’s looking like death, but while you’ve a breath,
Carry on, my son! Carry on!

And so in the strife of the battle of life
It’s easy to fight when you’re winning;
It’s easy to slave, and starve and be brave,
When the dawn of success is beginning.
But the man who can meet despair and defeat
With a cheer, there’s a man of God’s choosing;
The man who can fight to Heaven’s own height
Is the man who can fight when he’s losing.

Carry on! Carry on!
Things never were looming so black.
But show that you haven’t a cowardly streak,
And though you’re unlucky you never are weak.
Carry on! Carry on!
Brace up for another attack.
It’s looking like hell, but – you never can tell;
Carry on, old man! Carry on!

There are some who drift out in the deserts of doubt,
And some who in brutishness wallow;
There are others, I know, who in piety go
Because of a Heaven to follow.
But to labor with zest, and to give of your best,
For the sweetness and joy of the giving;
To help folks along with a hand and a song;
Why, there’s the real sunshine of living.

Carry on! Carry on!
Fight the good fight and true;
Believe in you mission, greet life with a cheer;
There’s big work to do, and that’s why you are here.
Carry on! Carry on!
Let the world be the better for you;
And at last when you die, let this be your cry:
Carry on, my soul! Carry on!

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