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CONTENT

The information on the blog may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up to date.

I and/or my publisher do not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any content contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website. By using this site, the services and content contained herein, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any of the content shall be at your sole risk. I disclaim any warranty, express or implied, including warranties on merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. I reserve the right, at my sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the services or the content.

Anyone who believes that any of the information or content or any portion of this site is libelous, constitutes copyright infringement or is otherwise objectionable, MUST immediately notify jai.dharma AT gmail.com via email. I and/or the publisher reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, upon determination that removal is necessary. This is likely to be a manual process, however, so please realize that I and/or my publisher may not be able to remove or edit a particular content immediately.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall I and/or my publisher be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, materials from this site.

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IMPORTANT

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By submitting information to this site, you grant the publisher a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that information at his sole discretion, including storing it on servers and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed without limitation. If you do not wish to grant the publisher these rights, it is suggested that you do not submit information to this website.

The publisher and site owner reserves the right to select, edit and arrange submissions, and to remove information from the website at any time at their sole discretion.

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COMMENTS

“Comments”, views and opinions submitted by readers or subscribers reflect their individual views and neither I nor the publisher shall be held accountable or liable for them in any way, now or in future.

Comments on the site are lightly moderated (since Aug ’07). Comments that are offensive, libelous, slanderous, abusive or otherwise irrelevant may be removed without prior notification.

Comments, views, opinions and links submitted by readers or subscribers reflect their individual views and neither I nor the publisher shall be held accountable or liable for them in any way, now or in future.

Publishing of the comment (or links) on this site does not necessarily mean that I approve, support, endorse or encourage the opinions, thoughts or feelings (or any other content) expressed therein.

I reserve the right to delete, edit or modify any comment submitted to this site without prior notification and/or explanation.

It should not be assumed that I agree with or otherwise endorse any particular comment or comments just because I let them remain on the site.

Furthermore, the site owner and/or publisher cannot be held liable for comments.

Neither I nor the publisher assume any responsibility of any kind for hyperlinks or URLs to external information or websites or blogs. Readers must exercise their own judgement regarding accuracy of information presented via such links.

This website holds all beliefs and faiths in high regard and is in no way anti-anyone or meant to offend any faith/ belief system.

Important note re. email address (pl also read this post):

Please note that the email address you enter while submitting your comment may be used by me or my publishers for sending you information and content that we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive such information, please use this email address while submitting your comment: satyacomment AT gmail.com

UPDATE: Pl. see my comment moderation policy below

Finally, here are some tips for formatting your comments.

UPDATE: Off-topic comments are likely to be deleted without notice. Pl. make the effort to find the relevant thread to post your comments. Random and/or unrelated comments (or those with tenuous links to the posts) are distracting and do not help the discussion at all.

Use the “Search” box on the right-hand side or use the “Categories” drop down menu.

Repeated violation of these guidelines may lead to a temporary ban.

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LINKS

Links to external sites or blogs (either on blogroll or otherwise) do not constitute endorsement or agreement with their content/views. The links are merely indicators of content that readers of this blog may find interesting and/or relevant.

Similarly incoming links from external sites or blogs do not necessarily mean that I or the publisher endorse or agree with their content, views or opinions.

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FAIR USE

Many of the reports and articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. I am making this material available to readers in an effort to advance the understanding of different issues related to this site. I believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of the copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’ you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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ATTRIBUTION

I am usually scrupulous about correctly attributing quotes, reports and articles to the original author and publication. Accurate attribution and referencing enhances credibility and respects other writers’ thoughts. I would never want to violate that.

My style of using direct quotes or verbatim excerpts is to include them in “Italics” (usually with quotation marks to indicate that they are not my words).

Occasionally, I may slip on this and either attribute incorrectly or forget it completely.

However, this would never be intentional. If you ever come across something on my blog which has been improperly attributed (or worse, not attributed at all), I shall be grateful for alerting me so that the mistake can be rectified.

Finally, the domains satyameva-jayate.org, satyameva-jayate.com, satyameva-jayate.in and reclaim-india.in are owned by me and any inappropriate or unauthorised use of either of them may be liable to legal action and/or prosecution.

Thank You.

B Shantanu

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*** COMMENT MODERATION POLICY ***

Comments are loosely moderated on this blog. In most cases, if you have commented before, your comment will be approved automatically.

Although every attempt is made to keep all objectionable comments and remarks off the website and forums, it is impossible to review all comments and remarks. If you feel a certain comment(s) on any post is/are objectionable, please bring them to my notice by leaving a comment on the relevant post or by sending an email to jai.dharma AT gmail.com

Comments with multiple URL Links may be held in moderation queue.

As loyal readers of my blog will know, I strive hard to maintain a high standard of discussion and debate on this blog (in content as well as style) and I hope I am able to sustain that.

I respect my readers time and effort in visiting this blog and would not wish to waste their effort by letting half-baked comments come in the way of an intelligent discussion.

If your comment does not appear immediately – as it used to – please bear with me and pl. visit the site after a few hours; Hopefully your comment should be “visible” by then.

Please remember, sometimes silence is golden. Pl avoid giving out personal information. Avoid rants, diatribes and “boiler-plate” responses.

By submitting a comment on this site, you are implicitly warranting that you will not post remarks/comments that may violate the laws of land.

Needless to say, I reserve the right to delete, edit or modify any comment submitted to this site without prior notification and/or explanation.

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Final important points:

Please stick to civil language; please refrain from personal insults; please avoid dismissive arguments; and of course, no abuse or vulgarity allowed.

Thanks for your patience and support.

Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.

UPDATES:

Pl. Read: Important Change re. Comments & Email Addresses

Comment moderation policy relaxed

Pl. also read: On Blogs, Comments, Liability and Being Sued

A Reminder on Comments Policy

UPDATE – II: Comment moderation policy relaxed further effective 0030hrs IST on May 20 ’09. Comments are now only held in queue if they contain 4 or more URL/links.

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IMAGES (Updated 12th December ’09)

Images and thumbnail versions of pictures added to blog posts are always attributed unless the pictures/images are created and/or owned by the author or the blog publisher.

Please be aware that explicit copyright permission of the owner(s)/author(s) may not have been obtained in case of each and every image. If you feel any picture or image is a violation of copyright, kindly bring this to the attention of the blog publisher by sending an email to jai DOT dharma AT gmail DOT com.

UPDATE – III (October ’12):

As I devote increasing amounts of time to political activism and efforts and initiatives on the ground, I am finding it almost impossible to keep up and respond to the comments on various posts on the blog.  Over the last few years, I did spend considerable time & energy to respond to almost each and every comment on the blog. Unfortunately, I cannot do it any more.

Henceforth, I will only respond to comments occasionally – and probably very rarely. That should not stop you from sharing your thoughts. I have learnt a lot from your comments over the pastfew years.. The blog has become richer because of that. So please do add your suggestions, ideas and comments whenever you can. Do be mindful of my moderation policy though. Thank you for your encouragement and support, as always.

FINAL UPDATE:  A brief note on “Comments” (Apr ’14)

4 Comments »

  • 1. B Shantanu said:

    *** COMMENT MODERATION POLICY ***
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    Dear Readers,

    After more than three years of running this blog without comment moderation, I have come around to finally putting a moderation policy in place.

    Part of the reason is the increasing “troll-like” activity I have seen here.

    Another major reason is the increasing number of comments that are off-topic or with no susbstance.

    As loyal readers of my blog will know, I strive hard to maintain a high standard of discussion and debate on this blog (in content as well as style) and I hope I am able to sustain that.

    I respect my readers time and effort in visiting this blog and would not wish to waste their effort by letting half-baked comments come in the way of an intelligent discussion.

    Henceforth ALL comments on this blog will be moderated by me.

    This will entail some delay but I expect most comments to appear within few hours – or at most within 24 hours.

    If your comment does not appear immediately – as it used to – please bear with me and pl. visit the site after a few hours; Hopefully your comment should be “visible” by then.

    Moderation also entails editorial responsibility which I do not take lightly.

    But to spell a few things out:

    I reserve the right to delete, edit or modify any comment submitted to this site without prior notification and/or explanation.

    Important note re. email address:

    Please note that the email address you enter while submitting your comment may be used by me or my publishers for sending you information and content that we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive such information, please use this email address while submitting your comment: satyacomment AT gmail.com

    If you do not agree with this, please do not submit your comment. Conversely, by submitting a comment, you agree to bound by the comment policy stated herein and implicitly grant me editorial control.

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    Please also note:

    Comments, views, opinions and links submitted by readers or subscribers reflect their individual views and neither I nor the publisher shall be held accountable or liable for them in any way, now or in future.

    Publishing of the comment (or links) on this site does not necessarily mean that I approve, support, endorse or encourage the opinions, thoughts or feelings (or any other content) expressed therein. It should not be assumed that I agree with or otherwise endorse any particular comment or comments just because I let them remain on the site.

    Please remember, sometimes “silence is golden”. Pl avoid giving out personal information. Avoid rants, diatribes and “boiler-plate” responses.

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    Final important points:

    Please stick to civil language; please refrain from personal insults; please avoid dismissive arguments; and of course, no abuse or vulgarity allowed�

    Thanks for your patience and support.

    Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.

  • 2. B Shantanu said:

    Pl. read the new section titled “CONTENT” at the top and also the “UPDATES” at the bottom of the main post.

    Thanks.

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    Please do not use this page for comments related to other content/posts on this blog. Thanks

  • 3. Moderator said:

    IMPORTANT UPDATE

    Off-topic comments are likely to be deleted without notice.

    Comments that do not contribute new information or facts or perspective(s) to the discussions are likely to be deleted as well (as also comments in ALL CAPS and using abusive %4~@#! words/ language)

    Pl. make the effort to find the relevant thread to post your comments. Random and/or unrelated comments (or those with tenuous links to the posts) are distracting and do not help the discussion at all.

    Use the “Search” box on the right-hand side or use the “Categories” drop down menu.

    Repeated violation of these guidelines may lead to a temporary ban.

  • 4. B Shantanu said:

    Pl see my latest update re. comments on the blog
    Unfortunately, as I devote increasing amounts of time to political activism and efforts and initiatives on the ground, I am finding it almost impossible to keep up and respond to the points you make. I have spent considerable time & energy to respond to almost each and every comment on the blog over the last few years. Sadly, I cannot do it any more.

    Henceforth, I will only respond to comments occasionally – and probably very rarely.

    That should not stop you from sharing your thoughts. The blog has become richer because of that. I have learnt a lot from your comments. I am sure I will continue to do so. So please do add your suggestions, ideas and comments whenever you can. Do be mindful of my moderation policy though. Thank you for your encouragement and support, as always.

    Please note that comments without email addresses are likely to be deleted and by posting a comment you consent to your email address being included in my various mailing lists. You can unsubscribe from these at any time. If you do not wish to share your email address, please use this instead: satyacomment@gmail.com Thank you for your encouragement and support, as always. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!