The setting up of supporttharoor.org is the democratic right of either Sebastian Fuhrmann or his employers, especially if they are sitting in far-off Germany.
It also seems to be fulfilling a need of those who actually think that “an educated, world-renowned, sophisticated and pro-active minister was shown the door for not much fault.” This fact is even recognised by ET, which has been indulging surprisingly in some old-time-journalistic muckraking on the IPL issue and the Shashi Tharoor fiasco.
Two things worth noting from this is the increasing use of the Web as a political campaign tool even in India. The other is the continued dominance of elite voice in this apparent egalitarian new media.
If minister of state for communications and IT, Sachin Pilot, is to be believed, India will be a fully wired country pretty soon. The minister says that the Rs.17,000 crore ($3.5 billion) in the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) will be utilised to connect...