Here's a wonderful incident from the Sify stable. This happened to me yesterday and made me wonder whether I am in a non-democratic country.Yesterday night around 8.30 PM I was browsing the internet as usual. At one time I decided to look on Google for something which regarded a controversial topic which is in the news nowadays. And just a few minutes later my internet stopped working.I thought it was a routine disruption in Sify's services. I pinged my gateway. It responded. I pinged the SAM server. It showed the SAM server as down. So I @$$umed it was a SAM server downtime issue. When even after 3-4 hours my service hadn't resumed I started having suspicions. I started to monitor the data that moved through my local neighborhood LAN to see whether others were able to access Sify. And what did I see, people were chatting on Yahoo, visiting websites etc. I scanned my LAN and found 10 PCs up even at 12 in the night. All were enjoying the internet while I'd been selectively cut off!So what I did was change my IP address and voila! I was able to log into my account. However they hadn't unblocked my IP till 10 in the morning today when I left home. Now when I'm back in the evening I find it unblocked.I don't know what it was that prompted them to block my IP. I wasn't doing anything at the moment it happened except as I said, I was looking up some controversial stuff on Google. What do I take this to mean? Initially I did think I was being paranoid and it was probably a network trouble or something. But when I saw others accessing the internet happily while I had been selectively cut-off, it made me suspect Sify.Anyhow, now I've my IP and my internet service back so I'm very happy. The purpose of this write-up is to let Sify customers know what could potentially happen to them. As far as I'm concerned I now suspect to a great degree that Sify is capable of taking unwarranted steps against its customers and stamp on their freedoms through sneaky methods.