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The Indian government has launched Vikaspedia, a multi-lingual online portal designed to push important information out to the masses. Despite its name suggesting this is an Indian version of Wikipedia, the project is at present more of an e-government/open data push intended to share knowledge in five key areas: agriculture, …

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Wonder where the Indians outsource to. China?

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You don't have permission to access /index on this server.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server at vikaspedia.in Port 80

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Re: Wonder where the Indians outsource to. China?

I've had no problems accessing the site; everything looked fine to me. Took a relatively long time for the first load, though. Using current Firefox with Adblock Plus and Ghostery on Linux.

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Re: Wonder where the Indians outsource to. China?

I still get the same error. I also tried a UK based proxy and got the same error:

http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://vikaspedia.in/

I'm pretty much on the same config as you: Mint 12, FF 26 with Adblock.

I'm guessing they have some sort of country based filtering going on. Maybe they figured out I have India blocked for incoming on my firewall and decided to get even?

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Re: Wonder where the Indians outsource to. China?

Maybe your problem has something to do with the URL you are targeting:

"http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://vikaspedia.in/" -- quoted from your previous post. Try the same thing without the anonymouse bit, maybe? Because that gives me an error page, too, and that isn't much of a surprise for me...

Mind, they may be filtering for anonymouse and/or TOR; they are certainly not filtering for country...

Plain "http://vikaspedia.in" works fine for me, anyway.

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Re: Wonder where the Indians outsource to. China?

The link was to show that their site wasn't accessible from other web locations as well. I simply type plain "http://vikaspedia.in" into my browser and still get the same error. And I don't run a TOR or proxy site on my network either. Sure its a static IP, but that's about it.

I'm in North America by the way. Not sure if others around here have a similar problem.

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Re: Wonder where the Indians outsource to. China?

Well, the URL I quoted shows conclusively that you were re-routed using anonymouse. All I suggest is that you turn that off to acces this one site. *shrug* What more can I say?

Mind, I'm not blaming anonymouse in any way; good service there. But obviously, this Indian site does not like it... and as already said, the anonymouse-re-routed URL gave me the same error message you quoted in your original post. The non-re-routed URL got me there first time.

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It will

It will of course be heavily censored.

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Work fine for me. Mind you I'm a British Indian so perhaps that's why :)

Americans are banned unless you give India permission to strip search you for no good reason.

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Well, she was pretty cute.

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