cryant writes: "Fearing for her husband's life, an IAS officer's wife in India does the un-obvious — she "Blogs" in an attempt to create a human shield through awareness over the Internet. (IAS: Indian Administrative Service — a highly coveted genre of candidates serving the highest Civil Service position's in India, something akin to the Secretary positions in the USA) From the NY Times story: "As her husband made powerful enemies, Ms. Jayashree began to fear for his life. And so she devised an unusual ploy to protect him: she blogged. In the YouTube era, she reasoned, it is harder to kill a man who has a bit of Internet renown." "In a 2005 study, it concluded that Indians pay more than $5 billion a year in bribes.""