Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Bangalore Meet-up April 11, 2010

2010-04-12 Thread Bishakha Datta
: Thanq Nadig for uploading the images with CC By SA license, I will copy them to our commons too.. Btw there was a news column today onTimes of India newspaper regarding this meetup and Bishakha Datta. E-editions can found below. http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Bangalore Meet-up April 11, 2010

2010-04-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
the images with CC By SA license, I will copy them to our commons too.. Btw there was a news column today onTimes of India newspaper regarding this meetup and Bishakha Datta. E-editions can found below. http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=ArchiveSource=PageSkin

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Re: [Board-l] Fwd: Fwd: Philosophical view on Google translated articles

2010-04-23 Thread Bishakha Datta
://twitter.com/jimmy_wales ___ Board-l mailing listboar...@lists.wikimedia.orghttps://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/board-l Original Message On 4/20/10 8:02 PM, Bishakha Datta wrote: Hi all, This just popped up on the Wikimedia

[Wikimediaindia-l] Urgently need to reach Salmaan Haroon

2010-07-04 Thread Bishakha Datta
If anyone on this list can contact Salmaan Haroon and let him know he has a visa appointment with the Poland consulate at 1 pm today, I would be most grateful. This is for his visa to attend Wikimania. See below. If you do manage this, please let us know. Thanks Bishakha -- Forwarded

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Urgently need to reach Salmaan Haroon

2010-07-04 Thread Bishakha Datta
, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted. - George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture -- *From:* Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com *To:* wikimediaindia...@googlegroups.com; wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia's community department is hiring

2010-07-18 Thread Bishakha Datta
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:CommunityHiring http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:CommunityHiring *Deadline for first round of submissions: 9:00 PDT (17:00 GMT), August 2.* (Another round will begin immediately with a new deadline.) Go to the Job openings

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Wikipedia Malayalam Academy , Palakkad , Kerala

2010-07-24 Thread Bishakha Datta
Congrats - the pic looked most promising. Happy to see some women in the audience too. :) Bishakha On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 3:09 PM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.comwrote: http://twitpic.com/285kmd Photo of Wikipedia Malayalam Academy , currently happening in Palakkad , Kerala.

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Kicking off the 2010-2011 fundraiser

2010-07-24 Thread Bishakha Datta
-- Forwarded message -- From: Philippe Beaudette pbeaude...@wikimedia.org Date: Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 1:57 AM Subject: [Foundation-l] Kicking off the 2010-2011 fundraiser To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org, English Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A request for an Angika Wikipedia

2010-08-29 Thread Bishakha Datta
Wow! Despite living in India, I'd never heard of this language till I saw your email, then checked it out on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angika_language. Cheers Bishakha On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, I blogged about the process of

[Wikimediaindia-l] Media coverage

2010-09-01 Thread Bishakha Datta
http://www.livemint.com/2010/09/01212801/Wikimedia-to-open-office-in-In.html?atype=tp ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Newsletter?

2010-09-03 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: Just my 2 paise/cents/pence on the issue: Though it would be nice if someone from the Foundation could chime in and let us know if Wikimedia is fine to use. Mike Godwin has clarified that as a noncommercial

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-blr] Malayalam Wikipedia CD- mentioned in NewYork State University Blog

2010-09-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
A superb effort - curious about the media controversy in Kerala and how that undermined this? Bishakha On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.com wrote: The efforts behind the Malayalam offline Wikipedia CD is really appreciable. It required a hardwork of 20+

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki meetup at Mumbai - 2010 September 20

2010-09-21 Thread Bishakha Datta
There's a bunch of photos here too http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?aid=217876id=614521156 Bishakha On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 12:17 PM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.com wrote: Uploaded some of the Mumbai Wikimeetup photos to

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Delhi Meetup

2010-09-24 Thread Bishakha Datta
Sounds great - it's really a big step, holding the first meet-up in a city. Congratulations! Bishakha On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:28 PM, theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all The first Wikipedia Delhi Meet was organized yesterday, despite a constant downpour and some Venue issues 14

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] who is the director of wikimedia india

2010-10-06 Thread Bishakha Datta
Just clarifying that the search for the National Program Director, India is still on - the last date for receiving applications is Friday 8 October at http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Job_openings/National_Program_Director,_India Best Bishakha On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:28 PM, Kiruba @

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wikipedia crosses the 25, 000 article mark

2010-10-06 Thread Bishakha Datta
Really great news, Bishakha 2010/10/6 സുനിൽ (Sunil) vss...@gmail.com Hearty congrats to all tamil wikipedia members. On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Barry Newstead bnewst...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Congratulations! On 10/06/2010 02:16 AM, Rajesh Pandey wrote: On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] who is the director of wikimedia india

2010-10-06 Thread Bishakha Datta
Oops! Just noticed the deadline for applications is October 15 - in case anybody would like to spread the word. Bishakha On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.comwrote: Just clarifying that the search for the National Program Director, India is still on - the last

[Wikimediaindia-l] Media coverage

2010-10-12 Thread Bishakha Datta
from yesterday's Times of India at http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/mobile.aspx?article=yespageid=6edlabel=TOIMmydateHid=10-10-2010pubname=edname=articleid=Ar00602format=publabel=TOI Which reminds me: can we create a space on http://wikimedia.in to collect all these media links on the same

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Staff Addition: Mani Pande as Senior Research Analyst, Global Development

2010-10-15 Thread Bishakha Datta
Welcome, Mani - always thrilled to see more women in the fold. :) Look forward to meeting up, Bishakha On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 8:08 AM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.comwrote: Hi Mani Pande, Welcome to the Wikimedia family. Don't forget to attend one of our

[Wikimediaindia-l] Aapka Apna Wikipedia

2010-10-16 Thread Bishakha Datta
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 05:47:43 -0600 (MDT) From: Fred Bauder fredb...@fairpoint.net Subject: [Foundation-l] Aapka Apna Wikipedia To: foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org Delightful piece about the Tamil Wikipedia: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Aapka-Apna-Wikipedia/698406 Fred

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Mumbai Meet up in the attendance of Jimmy Wales, Co-founder of Wikipedia

2010-10-27 Thread Bishakha Datta
Theo/Salmaan suggested this and helped make the banner happen - visible only to those from India. Thanks very much. Bishakha On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 8:43 AM, Arun Ram arunra...@gmail.com wrote: Good suggestion Srikanth. We should implement that. regards Arun On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 7:35

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: FYI, Please pass on...

2010-10-28 Thread Bishakha Datta
Apologies if spamming - in case anyone would like to circulate this to non-English speaking journalists they know. Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Veena Gokhale veen...@gmail.com Date: Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 8:09 PM Subject: FYI, Please pass on... To: Bishakha Datta

[Wikimediaindia-l] Media coverage

2010-10-29 Thread Bishakha Datta
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11653349 ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

[Wikimediaindia-l] Hindustan Times on yesterday's Mumbai event

2010-10-31 Thread Bishakha Datta
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Wikipedia-woos-Indians-wants-them-to-be-more-active/Article1-620556.aspx Cheers Bishakha ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] SHODH MARATHICHA

2010-11-09 Thread Bishakha Datta
Please do be in touch directly with Prof Vijay Chitnis ( simplystrate...@gmail.com) if anyone would like to follow up on this. He is not a member of this list. Prof Chitnis: as discussed, I am forwarding this to the India list. Will also send separately to the Marathi wikipedia list and connect

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam Wikipedia crossed the 15, 000 article mark

2010-11-10 Thread Bishakha Datta
Lovely! Bishakha On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Belayet Hossain bella...@gmail.comwrote: Congrats! Belayet On 10 November 2010 23:28, Naveen Francis navee...@gmail.com wrote: Malayalam Wikipedia has crossed the 15,000 article milestone today. Congrats Malayalam wiki community !!! --

[Wikimediaindia-l] Speaking at CSI annual convention

2010-11-21 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, I am speaking at the Computer Society of India's annual convention on Friday in Mumbai in the ienterprise track. The programme is at: http://www.csi-2010.org/cnvntnprog.html My presentation is tentatively titled: Edit by Edit: Wikipedia, Indic Languages and Free Knowledge Creation I

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Your session at Filmi Chashma Workshop

2010-11-24 Thread Bishakha Datta
if they could do the Dec workshop in Pune referred to below. Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Comet Media Foundation cometmedia...@gmail.com Date: Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM Subject: Your session at Filmi Chashma Workshop To: Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com Dear Bishakha

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [mr-wiki] Press coverage Marathi wikipedia

2010-12-01 Thread Bishakha Datta
...@yahoogroups.com Cc: Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com I think you are talking about this: http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/7018954.cms On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:38 AM, suyog vyawahare suyogaerosp...@yahoo.co.in wrote: Hello Guys! Please check todays Maharashtra Times page no2

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Presentation Slides : How to type Indic Languages by means of Inscript Keyboard

2010-12-03 Thread Bishakha Datta
User angpradesh's presentation from the 4th Mumbai meet-up of 28 Nov. Cheers Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Kundan Amitabh kundanamit...@gmail.com Date: Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:38 AM Subject: Presentation Slides : How to type Indic Languages by means of Inscript Keyboard

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Speaking at CSI annual convention

2010-12-08 Thread Bishakha Datta
visualization of Wikipedia's growth created by Erik Zachte. Many of you shared suggestions and presentations with me offlist. I used these as talking points, although this is not evident from the presentation. Thanks Bishakha On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Bishakha Datta bishakhada

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Your business card

2010-12-09 Thread Bishakha Datta
Kiruba, I'd like to suggest that you systematically and sincerely go through all such online and offline references and undo/amend them so that this is inaccuracy is not repeated time and again. The same issue has already come up many times this year - dealing with, monitoring or policing this

[Wikimediaindia-l] Contributing stories for the 10th anniversary

2010-12-11 Thread Bishakha Datta
A Community Communications Kithttp://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Communications_Kitis being created for the 10th anniversary celebrations. Quoting from this: The first—and most important—thing we can do right now is tell our own stories http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Stories in our own

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-mum] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Commemorative Postmark

2010-12-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
Lovely. Bishakha On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM, BalaSundaraRaman sundarbe...@yahoo.comwrote: ++ - Sundar Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android -- * From: * CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.com; * To: * Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.com; * Cc: *

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Wikimeetup1 @ Kolkata, Dec 2010 Photos

2010-12-16 Thread Bishakha Datta
around 18+ attendees for the first Wikimeetup @Kolkata . I would like to express my sincere thanks to Jayanata Nath, Indranil Das Gupta Shiju Alex for all the efforts in putting things together for a successful meetup, at one of the ancient cities of India. Special thanks to Bishakha

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-blr] Bangalore Wiki-meetup 23

2010-12-20 Thread Bishakha Datta
Aha! Spotted some women (apart from Danese, Alolita, and Suma). Marvellous, Bishakha On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Anoop anoop@gmail.com wrote: Thanks Srikanth. Haven't aware about it before. :) On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:05 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.comwrote:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiX celebrations in New Delhi

2010-12-26 Thread Bishakha Datta
That's fantastic, Anirudh - I've been privately hoping someone would step up to the plate and support this in Delhi. Will intro you offlist just now to the (few) volunteers I know in Delhi. Cheers Bishakha On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 3:28 PM, Anirudh Bhati anirudh...@gmail.com wrote: Greetings,

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia-asia-chapters] Movement Roles

2010-12-27 Thread Bishakha Datta
Would like to invite wikimedians on this list to participate in the 'movement roles' project below (like Morgan, Anirudh and I are also on the workgroup) - do share further with other indic lang lists you are on so that more people atleast know about it, even if they don't participate. Thanks

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Happy New Year, 2010 in retrospective and more cities celebrating Tenth anniversary

2011-01-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
Wow! Didn't realize so much had happened till I saw it all in one place. Thanks, Arun. Also extending my wishes for a happy new year to all - and thank you for the generosity, collegiality and support you have offered me. [?]Toasting all wikimedians, Bishakha On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM,

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia-asia-chapters] Fwd: Video Chats arrangements

2011-01-08 Thread Bishakha Datta
*Date:* 8 January, 2011 23:37:41 GMT+08:00 *To:* Planning for WP 10th anniversary wiki...@lists.wikimedia.org *Subject:* *Video Chats arrangements* Dear all as I mentioned previously some of us expressed our wishes to video chats with other parties around the world (even Jimbo express such wish

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia Comes of Age

2011-01-08 Thread Bishakha Datta
Very interesting, so posting. Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Fred Bauder fredb...@fairpoint.net Date: Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 2:26 AM Subject: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia Comes of Age To: wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org, foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-mum] Fwd: [WikiX-l] W10: Embargoed Press Release

2011-01-09 Thread Bishakha Datta
If localizing, do note that as per wiki10http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, 43 of the 302 events to celebrate the 10th anniversary are in India - this is a good media peg for Indian journalists - making it a bigger national event/story - so will help attract coverage. (This number may also

[Wikimediaindia-l] Birthday bash for wikipedians

2011-01-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
-- Forwarded message -- From: Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com Date: Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 9:41 AM Dear Sudeshna, It was wonderful waking up to this: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110114/jsp/calcutta/story_13435445.jsp The only casualty of the bad phone connection

[Wikimediaindia-l] TOI: Knowledge lovers showcase Pune through wikipedia

2011-01-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Knowledge-lovers-showcase-Pune-through-Wikipedia/articleshow/7281153.cms ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [press] : IBNLive : In pics: Indians behind Wikipedia

2011-01-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 12:30 AM, Hari Prasad Nadig hpna...@gmail.comwrote: It is rather unfair towards all the fine community members, editors from India who spend hours of their daily time editing Wikipedia when they are not included in what is titled Indians behind Wikipedia. :P The same

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: First release of Report Card for India (Beta)

2011-01-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
A wonderful birthday gift from Erik Zachte to all of us. Happy 10th! Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Zachte erikzac...@infodisiac.com Date: Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 8:27 AM Subject: First release of Report Card for India (Beta) Dear all, Here is the first release of a

[Wikimediaindia-l] Photos from Kolkata meetup

2011-01-15 Thread Bishakha Datta
at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Kolkata_Meetup_W10 Many thanks to Biswarup Gangulyhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gangulybiswarup for the step-by-step documentation till the cake-cutting. And to Jayanta Nath and Arnab Dutta, for making this happen so beautifully. Bishakha

[Wikimediaindia-l] A Wikimedia Foundation Fellow from India

2011-01-16 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, As part of the continuing spate of good news, I'd like to congratulate Achal Prabhala for becoming the latest Wikimedia Foundation Fellow. For those of you who don't know him, Achal is a writer and researcher in Bangalore who has participated as a volunteer in the Wikimedia movement in

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2011 scholarships

2011-01-20 Thread Bishakha Datta
The last date for scholarship applications to Wikimania 2011 (Aug 4-7, Haifa, Israel) is 31 January. http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships Best Bishakha ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimediaindia-l] JESS3 visualization of Wikipedia

2011-01-20 Thread Bishakha Datta
I found it very useful, so sharing - in case people want to use in presentations. Bishakha Message: 1 Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:13:44 -0800 From: Andrew Lih Subject: [Internal-l] JESS3 visualization of Wikipedia To: interna...@lists.wikimedia.org FYI, today the JESS3 agency released a very cool

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Volunteer Meetup with Liam Wyatt

2011-01-31 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Pradeep Mohandas pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com wrote: hi Ashwin, We've not finalized a meetup time yet. We've also not frozen a location for the venue. If Pune wikimedians are joining in the Mumbai meetup during Liam's visit (which would be great), then maybe

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Wikipedia Ponders Its Gender-Skewed Contributions - NYTimes.com

2011-02-01 Thread Bishakha Datta
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/business/media/31link.html?ref=todayspaper http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/business/media/31link.html?ref=todayspaper Any thoughts on this in the context of indic language wikipedias - specially how to lessen the gap? Bishakha

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] New General Counsel!: Geoffrey Brigham

2011-02-04 Thread Bishakha Datta
Counsel role and surface and interview candidates, including (roughly in order of their involvement) Erik Moeller, Cyn Skyberg, Kat Walsh, Arne Klempert, Stu West, SJ Klein, Barry Newstead, Veronique Kessler, Danese Cooper, Zack Exley, Jimmy Wales, Bishakha Datta, Matt Halprin, Gautam John, Pavel

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] SMS WIkipedia app in India

2011-02-05 Thread Bishakha Datta
Aditya Sengupta and I asked a group of engineering students at VJTI to test this today during a talk we were doing. Good feedback from all of them - they found it useful to get the first para of the relevant wikipedia article. Some said it would be a good way to get quick info in situations where

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Hindi has three genders that I know of

2011-02-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: To top it off, Hindi has a form for inanimate objects. Some Indian languages have genders for nouns, others don't. Hindi is one of those that has two genders: feminine and masculine nouns [1], including for

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Time to assume good faith and carry on.

2011-02-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Ashwin Baindur ashwin.bain...@gmail.comwrote: Hello everyone, I think the time has come to assume good faith and let the office bearers get their act together. We have had enough emails expressing the community's concerns at lack of transparency, lack of

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-mum] Fwd: Liam Wyatt's visit to Mumbai and GLAM meetup - a summary

2011-02-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
Continuing this thread with a reportback of Monday 14 Feb's GLAM meetings with Liam in Mumbai. 1)Our first meeting was with the Heras Institutehttp://www.xaviers.edu/heras.htmat St Xavier's College. Founded in 1926 as the Indian Historical Research Institute by Fr. Henry Heras S. J., the Heras

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] IRC office hours this Thursday with Barry and Hisham

2011-02-16 Thread Bishakha Datta
-- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:57 AM Subject: [Internal-l] IRC office hours this Thursday with Barry and Hisham To: board and officers coordination (closed subscription) Local Chapters interna...@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Happening now! Re: [Internal-l] IRC office hours this Thursday with Barry and Hisham

2011-02-17 Thread Bishakha Datta
Logged at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours/Office_hours_2011-02-17 On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:12 PM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Just reminder this is happening now. -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Tue,

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] The first legal threaten against Wikipedia India !

2011-02-25 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: Ask any OTRS volunteer about threats like these, this is nothing compared to the threats we get on a daily basis. What are the kinds of threats OTRS volunteers get? Just curious. Bishakha

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Webinar on editing for Wikipedia Women

2011-03-21 Thread Bishakha Datta
I really liked both the idea and the way it was worded. Any takers for an Indian webinar along similar lines? Cheers Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Frances Kissling fkissl...@gmail.com Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 9:35 PM Subject: [Gendergap] Webinar on editing for

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Discussion about deletion of a photo

2011-03-22 Thread Bishakha Datta
The follow-up mail to the previous one. Again please cc him on replies. Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Sankar Viswanathan sankarru...@gmail.com Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM Subject: Re: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mahasaraswati.jpg To: Bishakha Datta bishakhada

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Report: 2nd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Bhubaneswar, 2011April03 (୨କ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକି କର୍ମଶାଳା, ଭୁବନେଶ୍ଵର)

2011-04-04 Thread Bishakha Datta
2011/4/4 Subhashish Panigrahi psubhash...@gmail.com Odia Wikipedia was started way back in 2002 and was one of the four Indian languages, Asamese, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi. But because of the lack of proper awareness and activism there was a snail movement for almost 8 years. Fantastic, how

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Plea for candidates: WMF Movement Communications Manager

2011-04-05 Thread Bishakha Datta
-- Forwarded message -- From: Barry Newstead bnewst...@wikimedia.org Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 6:38 AM Subject: [Foundation-l] Plea for candidates: WMF Movement Communications Manager To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org Hi! Another quick note

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs IRC : Thursday April 7th 2011 @ 8pm IST (GMT + 5:30) : #wikimedia-office

2011-04-07 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: Hi For those that missed the IRC hour, the log is available on Meta- http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/IRC_meeting_2011-07-04 Thanks, Theo. Found it very interesting - really gave me an

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference

2011-04-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
Love the idea and hope it happens, Bishakha On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 3:10 PM, wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi, I think it might be a good time to start an annual WikiConference in India on the lines of what Wikimedia UK has ( http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_UK_2011). We

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [mr-wiki] WikiPuneri Meetup - 09 April 2011

2011-04-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 1:05 AM, Ashwin Baindur ashwin.bain...@gmail.comwrote: * Efforts for Commons (sadly not taking off) * Forthcoming GLAM initiative. Great report, Ashwin. Would love to know a bit more about these two items when you can. Cheers Bishakha

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press] : The Telegraph , Calcutta : Regional Wiki

2011-04-19 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:53 PM, Hisham Mundol hmun...@wikimedia.orgwrote: It's a nice article: simple, informative and with a call-to-action. Thanks, Tinu. And with my name misspelt, as usual. :) Bishakha ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] Fwd: 2011 Board Elections: candidate submissions are open

2011-05-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
-- Videresendt melding -- Fra: Jon Harald Søby jhs...@gmail.com Dato: 2. mai 2011 03:01 Emne: 2011 Board Elections: candidate submissions are open Til: wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org Kopi: wikipedi...@lists.wikimedia.org, common...@lists.wikimedia.org,

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] IMPORTANT: Mumbai X to discuss WikiConference India 2011

2011-05-10 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:01 PM, wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wrote: Hiya, As you may be aware, at Mumbai IX, the community discussed an idea that was floated some time ago on this mailing list - to hold an Indian National WikiConference in Mumbai around November 2011. We invited Pune to

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Grant Advisory Committee: Deadline here

2011-05-21 Thread Bishakha Datta
-- Forwarded message -- From: Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org Date: Sat, May 21, 2011 at 12:49 AM Subject: [Foundation-l] Grant Advisory Committee: Deadline here To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org Hello, everyone. Today is the deadline to

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Looking for Indian applicants for a job

2011-05-23 Thread Bishakha Datta
We're looking to fill 4 or 5 production roles for the fundraiser this year. Please help spread the word. This job is perfect for Wikipedians with a little bit of HTML and Javascript experience. Production Coordinators are the people who make the banners and landing pages that drive the

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Odia Wikipedia reached 1000 Articles

2011-05-30 Thread Bishakha Datta
Congratulations to all of you for this marathon effort, Bishakha On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Surya Prakash suryasalem2...@gmail.comwrote: Congratulations Odia Wikipedia... *$**U**∩* http://goo.gl/RoMyo.com http://FirefoxSurya.blogspot.com On 30 May 2011 17:25, Subhashish Panigrahi

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [mr-wiki] Visits to Pune Campus Ambassadors - regrets

2011-06-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
Bishakha Datta, Trustee over for the Campus Ambassador program/ Pune meetup on 04 June 2011. Previous commitments have forced her to regret our invitation. She has wished the community well. We have also been informed by Arjuna Rao Chawala that due to previous commitments, it would not be possible

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Introducing the Grant Advisory Committee

2011-06-04 Thread Bishakha Datta
Interesting in itself - and perhaps of greater relevance to this list, Mayur and Sudhanwa are on the Grant Advisory Committee. Best, Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org Date: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 7:17 AM Subject: [Foundation-l] Introducing the

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press} : The Outlook : Help: This Is A Stub

2011-06-05 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: So here's something that got me thinking, assuming there is a bot that could create perfect translations, both linguistically and idiomatically, from English to every other language and we ran that on Wikipedia - would

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press} : The Outlook : Help: This Is A Stub

2011-06-05 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 1:37 PM, sankarshan foss.mailingli...@gmail.comwrote: On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 8:54 AM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.com wrote: The Outlook : Help: This Is A Stub http://outlookindia.com/article.aspx?272101 ( web version) [snip] It was inevitable, really.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Delhi Chapter (User:AroundTheGlobe)

2011-06-06 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 11:52 AM, mayur mayur...@gmail.com wrote: Its not a politics Game, its all about to give opportunities to all Indian Communities, North Indian Community has not grown so far and reason behind this is lack of Awareness of Wikimedia Foundation.Not Only Chapter But also

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Delhi Chapter (User:AroundTheGlobe)

2011-06-06 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan rsrikant...@gmail.com wrote: Bishakha, Just to point out, our community was going super strong in the first half of 2009, before our first meetup at Tinu Cherian's house in July 2009. We were colaborating, discussing and working

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [cultural-partners] Hurtigruta - another strange video project from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-06-17 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan rsrikant...@gmail.com wrote: Shiju, Does that make any of these two of my photographs on the commons illegal? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BETL-BMIC-Hosur-_Road-Junction.jpg

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Welcome to the India Team! : Shiju Nitika

2011-07-29 Thread Bishakha Datta
Lovely news! Welcome aboard, and look forward to meeting you soon, Nitika, and you Shiju, now in this new avatar. :) Cheers Bishakha ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WMF blog post : Dispatch from a far flung corner of India

2011-08-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
Very perceptive post on the politics and practices of language use in India - with direct and indirect implications for increasing readership and contributions to indic language wikipedias. Thanks for sending on, Bishakha On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM, CherianTinu Abraham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WMF, India Office and Chapter - Update

2011-08-25 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.orgwrote: Dear All: We have instituted a monthly call between the India Chapter and the Wikimedia Foundation. Members of the Chapter EC, Hisham and Asaf Bartov (who heads up Global South Relationships at the Foundation) will

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Want to Help Newbie Editor Students of the India Education Program?: Inviting Online Ambassadors!

2011-09-06 Thread Bishakha Datta
Hey Nitika, Would it be worth sending this out to other lists (eg foundation etc) - or are you'll looking for Indian online ambassadors only? Cheers (and the leaderboard was great too.) Bishakha On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 8:59 PM, Nitika Tandon ntan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Greetings, As many of

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India - AGM and Election Results

2011-09-24 Thread Bishakha Datta
Congratulations to all the new chapter board members - Tinu, Naveen and Sudhanwa...nice to see the EC expanding to other parts of the country in an organic way. And read your report with great interest, Gautam. It is really heartening to see the chapter progressing from a registered entity at the

[Wikimediaindia-l] Pune intro to wikipedia workshop: a short report

2011-09-26 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, Four campus ambassadors conducted a 2-hour intro to wikipedia session as part of an all-day workshop I was facilitating on Gender and Technology at the Dept of Women's Studies, University of Pune. We had about 20 participants - more women than men, and an even mix of Marathi and English

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Pune intro to wikipedia workshop: a short report

2011-09-26 Thread Bishakha Datta
btw, nikita, the campus ambassador in pune, is not nitika, who has joined the foundation office in new delhi. On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 7:53 PM, Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.comwrote: Dear all, Four campus ambassadors conducted a 2-hour intro to wikipedia session as part of an all-day

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Pune intro to wikipedia workshop: a short report

2011-09-26 Thread Bishakha Datta
should have. And thank you, Ram. Cheers Bishakha On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 2:20 AM, Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar...@gmail.comwrote: Bishakha, On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 7:53 PM, Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.comwrote: Dear all, Four campus ambassadors conducted a 2-hour intro to wikipedia

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Chapter Foundation : Sep 2011 : Meeting Update

2011-10-01 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Hisham his...@wikimedia.org wrote: Arjun explained that FCRA application will be initiated now that the AGM is done and EC elections are completed. Do the May 2011 amendments to FCRA allow new non-profits to apply for registration under the Act? (Earlier, a

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Gautam John steps down from Wikimedia India board and Secretary's position

2011-10-01 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: On 1 October 2011 15:35, Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar...@gmail.com wrote: We wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Thank you very much Arjuna. It has been a pleasure being associated with the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Presenting The India Chronicles

2011-10-09 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM, BalaSundaraRaman sundarbe...@yahoo.comwrote: I agree Sundar. What I meant was that this particular narrative is now the only one committed to paper (as it were) and will be crawled and indexed and searched and read and referenced and since it is the only

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Presenting The India Chronicles

2011-10-09 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 11:23 PM, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.orgwrote: It isn't so much about official and unofficial narratives - it's about dominance and if this is the only one then it is the dominant one. And dominance is about more than just the existence of a single narrative. I

[Wikimediaindia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Bangladesh

2011-10-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
Cross-posting since it may be of interest to this list. Cheers Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:16 PM Subject: [Internal-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Bangladesh To: Local Chapters, board and officers

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India chapter IRC meetup

2011-10-22 Thread Bishakha Datta
That's great, Naveen and chapter board. Am so happy to see this happen. This is the first Wikimedia India chapter public IRC, right? Will be travelling, but will join in on a future one. Good luck and hope it goes well, Bishakha On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Naveen Francis navee...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Noteworthy Wikimedian Recognition

2011-11-11 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: 2. Having a jury to pick this seems so Un-Wikipediac. Only in extreme cases, we have a jury in Wikimedia projects. Usually, the nomination and approval is done by the community itself. Not sure a jury is so

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Noteworthy Wikimedian Recognition

2011-11-11 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: I would recommend requesting each language community and project to suggest noteworthy contributions with a mini profile and make a audio / visual out of it. These people can be interviewed and the content can be used

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] INR in 2011 Fundraising!! -- Finally

2011-11-12 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 12:56 AM, Béria Lima berial...@gmail.com wrote: Already possible to see Indian people in the banners (they at least were doing test with) Achal: http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:NoticeTemplate/viewtemplate=B_FRDRILL6_1012_ACHAL Srikeit Tadepalli:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot

2011-11-12 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 5:58 AM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.comwrote: Another strategy that we can adopt while doing this program in India is, about the selection of articles for editing. We can ask students to contribute to articles that they are interested in, rather than of all of

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 11:18 PM, Arnav Sonara sonara.ar...@gmail.comwrote: hi, It was a pilot and hence I guess was meant to die at some point. First up, to the Campus Ambassadors, you guys showed a lot of courage in taking up and then following through on your commitment of being

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Update on India Education Program

2011-11-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Hisham hmun...@wikimedia.org wrote: I thought I'd share with you a couple of links that are of relevance to the India Education Program. As you are aware, we are running a pilot of the education program in Pune. We are collating hard numbers to evaluate the

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