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Category: About me

List of Facebook pages and groups that I operate

Given Facebook’s shameful behaviour, I now need to start making arrangements to ensure that my pages and groups don’t blank out the moment Facebook dictators decide whimsically to, once again, disable my account on any random pretext.

This is a starting point of this journey to recover and restore my intellectual property on Facebook. I do not trust this unethical organisation any more.



A proven cure for RSI by a patient who suffered acutely

Absolute Freedom of Speech

Absolute Freedom of Speech

Ambedkar the great Indian – not Dalit


Better Regulation

Boycott NDTV – the paid stooges of Rahul Gandhi

Capital Punishment

Chanakya, India’s greatest economist20+

Economics for children

End religion, bring peace

Eye strain – the sure cure

Eye strain

Fix Australia’s broken justice system

Freedom First

Freedom Team of India

FTI Outreach – North East India

Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics

Go, India

Gopal Krishna Gokhale, a great Indian liberal

Heel pain – sure cure

Honouring Hemant and Kavita Karkare

India Against Crony Capitalism

India Against Socialism

India is sorry, Michaela Cross, and WILL change

India Policy Institute

India Policy Update (a magazine of the India Policy Institute)

Indians For Liberty

Indians of Melbourne

Infinite Fusion Energy

Innovation and entrepreneurship

International Indian Economists Association1

John Lilburne and the Levelllers

Julian Simon, the great liberal

Junk science

Live forever

Minoo Masani a great Indian liberal

Notes on economics

Origin of life, and Evolution

Rajaji – the great Indian liberal

Right to Pee – no joking, this is serious stuff

Sanjeev Sabhlok’s health notes

Save the Indian vulture

Scientific Hinduism

Society for Empowerment Service Training and Awareness – Australia

Sone Ki Chidiya

Stop racism against North East Indians

Swarna Bharat Party

Tennis lessons

The robotic age is upon us

The truth about climate change

Thomas B Macaulay, the great promoter of science and liberty


Breaking Free of Nehru – a book by Sanjeev Sabhlok

Citizens Government

Classical liberals and libertarians on Facebook

Collaborative Economy

F.A. Hayek – the great liberal

Hindu Capitalism – a book by Sanjeev Sabhlok

Honoring Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

The Discovery of Freedom – a book by Sanjeev Sabhlok

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Defensive steps against the risk of Facebook unilaterally, without reason, removing one’s content

I must say, that the FB disabling experience [here and here] (along with their blocking my ads without any justification – here, here, here and here ) has made me consider broadening my social media presence outside FB. These guys run a dictatorship. They can potentially, one fine day, unilaterally destroy intellectual property that’s taken years to build.

I often put down some initial thoughts on various topics on FB, then refine these on my blog; and finally include some of the material in my manuscripts.

Defensive steps:
Step 1: Take backups of FB data regularly
Step 2: Get a trusted person to be an administrator of one’s FB pages/ groups
Step 3: Copy FB notes to a blog/ elsewhere; for later use. Never the URL alone: FB can make the content disappear
Step 4: Use Google+ and other alternatives more actively (I now gather that Reddit could be a good, functional alternative)


Facebook has been pretty nasty – all my pages disabled; now have to re-publish each of them one by one. For sure, Facebook has some significant ethical problems.


I had spent well over $2000 on advertising on Facebook. Since they disabled (and then re-enabled) my account, all records of my earlier advertising have disappeared.

I’m sorry, this is not the kind of organisation one should spend money on.

I’m going to take my advertising dollars elsewhere.

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A second report on advertising revenues on this blog: around 100 AUD per month

On 13 February 2012 (see this) I provided my first public report on adsense advertising revenues from this blog. On 22 November 2013 I reported receiving my first payment from google.

Since early 2014 I decided to learn a bit more and installed adsense on the various sub-domains. As a result, there were a few months last year when revenues exceeded $100 (AUD) a month. This year, however, most months have received revenues of around $100.

The ad revenue chart below (June 2014 to June 2015) shows an average of around $100 per month (click for larger image).

Note that this particular blog doesn't get much revenues, with most of its readership being located in India. Indian adsense revenues (per click) are a tiny fraction of US/Western country adsense revenues. Most readers on my 'technical' and 'eyestrain' subdomains are from the West, and I receive more per click from them – even though total visits on those subdomains are a fraction of the visits to this blog.

I've now broken even with all (undiscounted) costs of running this blog and numerous other domains (for over around 15 years, in all – including very heavy costs in the initial years, when domains cost nearly $100 per year). However, it will take 15 more years to offset my significant health costs (RSI, eyestrain) arising from intensive typing/ computer work.

Tax treatment? I've concluded based on preliminary research that this "income" should be treated as hobby income. So, I believe that this income is not taxable till I cross around $3-5K per year – at which stage I'll consult a tax adviser.


Google adsense may well be a racket (as it doesn't pay till a minimum amount is accumulated) but if you put in some work you could offset your costs of running a blog.

I would recommend that all Indian classical liberals set up their own blogs.

Of course, I could have earned far more by writing for established newspapers, but I don't intend to do so for some more time. I want to continue researching various policy and political positions. Plus, independence is a key value to me. I don't write to please others. I write as I please.

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