How To Access Blocked Websites in India


Just 2 days ago, social media sites were abuzz with angry netizens complaining about mysterious blocking of file sharing, torrent and video sites in India. As more news starting flowing in, the reasons and causes of the case became clearer.

A certain number of popular websites still remain blocked “as per Court Orders”. But this does not mean you cannot access them. Below, I’ll show you a few quick and easy tricks to access those sites.

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Use Web Proxies

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This is the easiest and the most straight-forward way to access blocked websites. Simply visit a web proxy like HideMyAss.com, put in the URL of the website you want to visit and browse it as you like. The only downside is that some websites may not look attractive as proxy websites tend to clean up images and scripts from websites, which does not render it properly. But heck, it makes it “surfable”.

Use Google Translator

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You can use Google Translator the same was as using a web proxy. Amazingly, this also works when using the Indian version of Google Translator.

Use Tor

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Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Using Tor to access blocked websites is as easy as downloading the software, installing it, and running it. Tor is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Conclusion

While I do stand against piracy, I do not support such censorship and control that is being implemented in a democracy. What do you think about it? Share with us in the comments below.

I would also like to know some other methods of accessing blocked websites that you know of.


  • Guest Guest

    thanx a lot man!!!…:):):)

  • Mark

    You can easily access these blocked torrent as well as other
    blocked websites by using AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN.

    It works on wireless and wired connections alike. Provides
    Unlimited Bandwidth and available in free version as well.

    Check it out here: http://www.hotspotshield.com

    • http://www.mashgeek.com/ Karan Goel

      Thanks for the input Mark.

    • Marcus S

      i used to use Hotspot before but I ended up switching to HighSpeedVPN
      it’s much faster check it out. Hotspotshield is a good VPN but it’s really slow
      especially I download a lot of files and I need something more consistent in
      terms of speed. Check that out as well at http://www.highspeedvpn.com/

    • Marcus S

      Thanks for the tips! I tried most of the above … the best was tor but I can suggest a better alternative if you don’t wanna spend weeks trying to seed a torrent: go with a VPN. I use highspeedVPN and it’s pretty good. You can get it from http://www.highspeedvpn.com/ cheers :)

  • john

    i used this site http://www.betterproxy.org to access blocked torrent

  • malik asad

    To bypass censorship, I would VPN or SSL encrypted ones such as http://unblockproxy.com.pk Without encrypted data channel, your ISP would still be able to inspect and block your traffic.