I had mentioned before on this space about a popular Indian website that patronised me and tried to convince me to start a “parallel” blog on their website. I was decent enough not to mention their name, but they leave me no choice, and here’s why.
This website is Sulekha. Despite my NOT having given them permission, they went ahead and created a parallel blog for me anyway. Why even ask?
The blog was called “JuiceDropz”. Now this is retarded. This blog isn’t about drops of JUICE!
Drops of Jupiter is a song- my favorite song. EVER. I am not DROPZ OF JUICE!
The title symbolises gossip, what’s hot… i.e. what is hot in the life of MOI… do you get it, you retards?
Calling me juicedropz just shows how irritatingly idiotic you can be and why I DO NOT WANT TO BE LINKED ON YOUR SORRY-ASS WEBSITE!
After having my sensibilities offended as I saw the “confirmation email” upon the successful creation of my blog- juicedropz.sulekha.com, I shot off emails to all the email IDs I could find @sulekha.com asking for the prompt removal of the offensive website.
They responded in the affirmative. And I thought that was the end of it.
But this morning, I received an email from a commentator who had posted a comment on my parallel blog. Shocked and utterly scandalised, I went on to check sulekha.com and whaddayaknow?
There is ANOTHER url with all my posts! And a profile of me too. Reader, you might be interested in this… it is very new information. Hell even I didnt know this.
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Marital Status: Single
The contributor is “Dropz” with the disgusting “Z” no less. The dipshits have taken the liberty of truncating my monicker without even bothering to understand what it means. Fine, don’t understand, but have the common decency to check with me? Ah, therein lies the flaw. Given that this whole exercise is being AGAINST my wishes, who cares what the monicker is.
Did you know I was from Chennai? I didn’t! Have you ever read anything on Juice remotely connected with Chennai? No?
MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE I HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN THERE!
And I don’t remember choosing my marital status from a drop-down box- I could be divorced, engaged, on a break…whatever translates to “not married”.. how dare they advertise me like that!
The thing that bothers me the most is that I have already refused twice and somehow my refusal is calmly ignored. Can they read English? Yes? Can they understand this simple statement?
I DO NOT WISH TO BE A PART OF SULEKHA.COM
Here’s the thing people, I don’t shamelessly promote myself on my blog. You will NEVER see me hyperlinking a previous post, never see a post that has less to do with me and more to do with readership and you will never see me lie, exaggerate, yes but..
But this is an exception. This is plagiarism and theft of my intellectual property. Whatever these posts are about and however crappy they are, Juice is about me, my life, my shoes, my career, my family, my loves, my crappy poetry, my victories, my scandals and my failures. Juice is by a true-blue Bombay girl, with a superiority complex, making it big or at least trying to.
Juice may or may not be read by 1000 people, Juice may or may not get 80 comments a post, Juice may or may not be socially relevant- but nothing, and I mean NOTHING warrants that Juice be blatantly plagiarised and used on a rubbish, disrespectful website to generate readership and ad revenue.
So dear reader, if you can help me stop them from ripping off my blog content, I’d much appreciate it. Thanks dears.
P.S. Now the Jups is fuming mad, and is off to skip lunch and buy herself a pair of shoes.
P.P.S. Muchas gracias in advance if you do decide to help me. Muax Muax.