‘The Economist’ apologises to Indian Subscribers for the delay in the distribution of their May 21st edition as Indian Customs have held it up for incorrect India Map….check out my reply to them

‘The Economist’ apologises to Indian Subscribers for the delay in the distribution of their May 21st edition as Indian Customs have held it up for incorrect India Map

This is the email I received this Sunday afternoon from ‘The Economist’….check out my prompt  reply to them below it

The Economist

 

May 22nd, 2011
 


This week’s
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Dear Mr Parikh,

We deeply regret to inform you that there will be a delay in delivery of your subscription copy of the May 21st issue of The Economist.

This issue’s cover story is on the India-Pakistan border dispute and features a map showing the disputed territories. India does not allow us to show the current effective border, requiring us instead to show only its territorial claims. As a result the map has been obscured. This delayed the customs clearance and we were unable to get our copies into India as per our regular schedule.

We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you wish to catch up with this week’s issue of The Economist, all articles appear on our website at www.economist.com. If you have not yet registered for full access to our website, you can do so here: www.economist.com/register.

If you have any comments regarding this or any other aspect of your subscription, please feel free to contact us on +91-22-40779216 or e-mail [email protected]. Once again, we are sorry for the delay.

Yours sincerely,

The Economist

 

I promptly replied to them as below

For decades the West has it’s own agenda and has continued to hold this bias,arrogant too, and shows scant respect for India’s sovereignty and correct territorial borders…your magazine continues to play this out and the incorrect map is merely an extension of this bias…nothing new really…..your apology for the delay in delivering the May 21st edition is worded such as to blame India for the delay…..In fact India would even be right in banning you,but continues to graciously allow circulation with a stamp put on the map that it incorrectly depicts India’s borders

 Methinks you need to review your mindset and actions in this regard and reverse this bias….Oh ! I will continue reading your otherwise excellent magazine….we are fast maturing as a nation and your stoking a fire to affect our sensibilities by printing ,now and then, an incorrect map of India will no longer really bother us as it did earlier…it will probably bother you more…in the end a troubled conscience always does   

Cheers ,

Gaurav A Parikh,
For Inspiring Investment Insight into Indian Equities, visit www.gauravblog.com

Subsequently BBC has carried a story of how The Economist accuses India of hostile censorship on this issue…check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13529512