Government of India, Pakistan, China and Ethiopia are countries appearantly blocking blogspot.com site. So, nobody can access blogs.
If you have ISP from any of the above countries, you wont be able to access the blogs. Even ping would fail. :-(
This sucks. Not sure what we can do. But this is not at all what a government should do. I cant still understand the possible reason why they might have blocked typepad and blogger blog sites.