There is a user called Shruti14 on en.wiki whos quite active (atleast used to b
very active when I was regular!) - if m nt mistaken shes American PIO - will
invite her. Second, I would think it wrong to say only people from Delhi/North
India speak good Hindi, though Im not sure whether
A wonderful Idea.
Just to add to Point No. 2 - why do we limit ourselves to Municipal schools.
Why not also send volunteers to Private Schools and Colleges in Mumbai to
encourage becoming a Wikipedia editor. These kids have all the facilities and
are probably well versed with Wikipedia,
Hi Tinu Cherian,
You might want to remind the journo that we (Wikipedia) are non profit and our
info comes under CC-BY-SA license, however Google is a Business set up for
profit with all their info being subject to copyright.
I have mentioned to
Bishaka, Vivek and Pradeep in person and on the Mumbai list. After our first
Mumbai Photowalk, I ran a quick
check on Flickr for Mumbai related content and found a lot of relevant
and professional photographs. I contacted relevant uploaders requesting
Report on Meeting between Wikimedia and Artists in Mumbai on 14 February 2011
Bishaka had arranged the meeting through Ashok of Padma. It was held
at Volte, an Art Gallery located at Colaba owned by Tushar Jivrajka.
Liam and myself attended the same with Bishaka. The agenda was to
Iv got no idea how successful photowalks have been in other cities, for
Wikipedia Takes Mumbai 1 we had 4 of us (1 of the 4 being a visiting American
Wikipedian). For the second, we dint seem to get a good response and it was
delayed indefinitely. This is why I got thinking
Thank you all for the positive responses. Will get back with something more
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:46:34 +0530
From: Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference
To: Wikimedia India
I dont understand where PD is concerned why proof is asked for, have we
forgotten Assuming good faith?
Subject: Wikimediaindia-l Digest, Vol 35, Issue 16
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 11:07:14 +
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 co-host the event - they have been positive and will
discuss the issue
I had a look at the form that was kindly provided to us at the Pune meeting
(for discussion of WikiConference India, Mumbai 2011) by Arjuna this afternoon.
NEFT is an option on the form and I feel the best option. Costs Rs.5 to process
(any bank, anywhere in India) and
Ashwin - Thanks for the update, we very much appreciate having Pune on-board.
In an event of this sort it is important nearby communities collaborate, this
improves their relations (unity) and the event outlook. Just to confirm -
proposed dates are 5,6,7 November (Saturday, Sunday, Bank
Just to remind everyone that Mumbai Meet-up X will take place DAY AFTER
TOMORROW, 21 May 2011 (Saturday) at 3.45PM - venue is Pinstorm office,
Santacruz (W) - nearest railway station is Santacruz on the Western Line. The
two major items on the agenda are the proposed WikiConference
Congratulations to both Sudhanwa and Mayur!
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 16:54:02 +0530
CC: email@example.com; mr-w...@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Pune community member in Grants Advisory
Having a new Delhi chapter could just be dropping a match in a haystack - for a
spate of new regional chapters all over India. All I see this creating is
politics and mayhem. It would be like the BCCI - 30+ state level associations
making up the national society. Something that we can avoid
RE:Mayur - As I suggested, you could request the Chapter to appoint a regional
committee (with certain autonomy, reporting directly to the EC). This should
solve all your issues. Can you please explain exactly how a new chapter will
help Delhi? Further I am sure your aware it took about 2
I second that - let us remember that we are all citizens of the Union of India
and not 562 princely states looking for their own benefits. Lets give this a
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 20:11:06 +0530
562 Princely states post independence transformed into the Republic of India
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 20:15:35 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Delhi chapter A humble appeal .some
You mean 626
Just to confirm - this will take place at National College, Bandra on 18 June
2011 from 5pm to 8pm.
Follow the Mumbai Community on Facebook:
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 17:05:19 +0530
Just to sum things up - the mood at the Mumbai/Pune community was
extremely gloomy when we received the first Chapter email with the
framework. After all this was a Community initiative which we requested
the chapter to back. We never expected so much bureaucracy. However, the
Thanks for your response. The issue here is time - and we dont have any of it.
We are running against time for the logistics. For the scale of the conference
we have planned, we should have had an Event Organising Committee in place by
now and have started locking the logistics. If
As Pradeep announced late last night, Jimmy Wales (aka Jimbo, Founder,
Wikipedia and Member of Global Board of Trustees) was approached by the
Mumbai/Pune Community along with other supporters from various parts of the
country requesting him to attend the First National WikiConference
This is great!
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:23:37 +0530
CC: wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org; firstname.lastname@example.org;
*Cross posted on India/Mumbai/Pune Mailing lists to reach everyone. Recipients
from other cities are requested to forward this email to their respective city
list as well.*
Welcome to Mumbai for
the First Annual WikiConference India scheduled to take place 18-19-20 November
Maybe Nikhil Sheth (Schools project) can help - he was one of those who was
behind the offline release I think.
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:36:10 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-mum] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN]
Just to remind everyone that this Saturday the Mumbai Community will be hosting
the FIRST EVER GLAM EVENT IN ASIA (GLAM Creative Commons Workshop Mumbai 1). It
is a matter of immense pride that Mumbai is the venue for this and all
WikiMumbaikars are urged to come forward and attend
Pradeep and Tinu are working on invlovling the media in tomorrows GLAM event in
Mumbai. They are on the lookout for Press Contacts in Mumbai - if you can help
please email tinucher...@gmail.com or pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com or call
Pradeep on +91897253586.
*Minutes of the Planning Meet which took place on 18-6-2011 (Saturday) in
**Cross posted on India/Mumbai/Pune lists - please forward to other City or
Language lists that you may be a part of**
1. Name of conference - there were 3 suggestions. There was an idea that these
could be put
**Cross posted on India/Mumbai/Pune lists - kindly forward to other
Language/City lists you may be a part of**
Bishakha, Moksh, Pradeep and myself visited the Unviersity of Mumbai (Fort
Campus) last week to consider it as a venue for the upcoming WikiConference in
Kindly make your suggestions to the Programming Team of WikiConference India,
Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
**Cross posted on various Indian Mailing Lists**
As per Community consensus, the annual national conference of Wikipedians in
India will be titled WikiConference India.
We now need a special Logo for the event.
This logo will be used not only this year, but annually for the national
The severs seem to be down, both en.wiki and meta are showing errors.
Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
I think this post from the GLAM list is relevant to the India list as well
[again not personally volunteering :-)].
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 16:12:48 +0100
Subject: [cultural-partners] Monthly? Summaries
Now that this list is
With the deadline for submitting LOGO designs for WikiConference lapsing today,
we now request everyone to vote for the design they would like to see as the
logo of WikiConference India from the eight designs submitted. Deadline for
voting is 2.30PM on 29 June 2011 (48 hours from now).
Thank you to everyone who voted for the WikiConference India Logo from the
eight designs submitted. Design Six (Arvind Lodaya and Shekhar Krishnan) been
chosen by the community and will be the new event logo. You can view the design
The Scholarship Application Form for WikiConference India 2011 is ready to go
live - we need help with translating the form as well as the site notices (for
Wikipedia) into the 20+ indic language languages that have operating wikis.
Kindly contact either Theo directly or respond
Kindly note that Mumbai Meetup XI will take place TOMORROW, Wednesday 20th July
2011 at 6pm. Venue: Conference Room, Inorbit Malad. Nearest Railway Station:
Goregaon (Western Line). For more information refer:
**Kindly forward this to other language/city lists that you are a part of**
Just to follow up, we have received offer for help with translation to Hindi,
Telegu, Sanskrit and Kannada thus far. We still need help with all the other
indic languages and request volunteers to come forward. Kindly
The Indian Contingent for Wikimania 2011 at Haifa, Israel leaves this week.
Wishing all those attending have a great trip (when you come back we expect
feedback that will be useful for WCI :) ).
The registration for the conference is yet to begin, there will be an
announcement on the same shortly. We appreciate your patience in this matter.
If you wish to help in any way please email details on how you can help to
pradeep.mohandas (at) live.com.
Sure - offline or non-english refs are accepted AGF!
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 07:31:47 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press] : New York Times : When Knowledge
Isn’t Written, Does It Still Count?
Nice article ... :)
Please note that the Scholarship Applications for WikiConference India are
currently open and are schedule to close on 15 August 2011 (End of day, IST).
The form is available here:
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:28:56 +0530
To: misra...@gmail.com; email@example.com; sohelbo...@gmail.com;
sonara.ar...@gmail.com; i.abhishek.suryawan...@gmail.com; pjta...@gmail.com;
Looking for a Social Media Partner for the WCI 2011, we have received one
proposal and we would love to know if there are any others interested. For any
details contact me by private email. Do get back to us by Friday 8PM (19August
2011) which is the deadline for sending in letters of
This is to announce Mumbai Meetup XII will take place on Saturday 20th August
2011 at 4pm (Day After Tomorrow). Venue:
ABC Paradigms - 311, 3rd Floor, Parvati Complex, Sun Mill Compound,
Lower Parel (Opposite Phoenix Mills). Nearest Railway Station is Lower
Parel (Western Line).
My apologies, Nitika!
Updated on the page:
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:09:01 +0530
Yes - you can park at Phoenix Mills opposite.
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 07:48:46 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-in-mum] [WikiConference-India 2011] [Wikimediaindia-l]
Mumbai Meetup XII on 20th August 2011
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:05:30 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India chapter - Executive Committee
I agree with Tinu/Theo/Hari that there is a need for an extension.
Like Tinu, I am also worried of the response so far and it will definitely
affect the Chapter in the sort to medium term (maybe even hurt its image) if
the right people are not elected.
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:49:51 +0530
There is a bot on commons that scans flickr for copyright free images and
uploads them to commons - so those are already there in probability.
What I suggest is making a list of missing images (eg. there is a category of
requested images in Mumbai, Im sure there must be other such categories
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:10:06 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] 3rd Bangalore Odia Wiki Meetup- Odia Wikipedia
reaches 1500 articles
thank you, subhashish bhai for the report
On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 2:41 PM,
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:50:26 +0530
To: wikih...@lists.wikimedia.org; wikimedia-in-...@lists.wikimedia.org;
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Hindi Wiki crossed 1 lakh Article milestone
Further information about each of the following will be given at a later date,
this is just to give advance notice to all concerned so that you can block your
17 September - Mumbai Monthly Meetup, Venue: CED Colaba
Sign up for this event:
+1. Iv found the press getting many facts wrong as well.
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:52:22 +0530
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Err ... Stuff that exists, citations, and
problems that seem a few but are slowly cropping up in
Just a reminder that Mumbai Meetup XIII is scheduled for 17 September 2011
Venue: Centre for Education and Documentation (CED), Colaba. This is behind
Regal Cinema, opposite Hotel Suba Palace.
Time: 4pm to 6pm
cant we just block all emails sent from Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin - the lot.
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:01:31 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation to connect on LinkedIn
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 13:51, Arun Ganesh
The 1st WikiAcademy in Mumbai will take place on 1st October 2011 from 11am to
6pm at CED, Colaba (Behind Regal Cinema). Entry Free.
This particular WikiAcademy is aimed at familiarising people with the
grassroots of Wikipedia.
For more information, see the sign up page on Wikipedia:
Kindly use the link at the bottom of the page to unsubscribe yourself.
Requesting all those who want to unsubscribe to do so themselves via the link
at the bottom of each email from the list and STOP sending such requests to the
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:09:46 +0530
***Cross Posting on Various Lists - Kindly Forward to your city list if not
included in this email***
Hiya Indian Wikipedians!!
This is to announce that Registrations for WikiConference India 2011 are now
open! WCI 2011 will take place on 18, 19, 20 November 2011 in Mumbai. We have
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 19:09:45 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India - AGM and Election Results
Congratulations to the new board members, and on a personal note, I'd
like to express a big thank you to
**Cross Posting on Multiple Lists - Apologies if you receive this multiple
Heres reminding everyone that WikiAcademy Mumbai 1 will take place at Centre
for Education and Documentation (CED in Colaba - Behind Regal Cinema) on THIS
Saturday, 1 October 2011 from 11am to 6pm.
The vote has taken place and this matter is now closed.
No more replies on this thread, please!
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:39:39 +0530
WOW! We all know how much work goes not only into writing the GA but going
through the GA review process itself is backbreaking. Hats-off to you,
Special mention Hisham/Nitika/Shiju - this proves you are on top of your task!
There was a lot of flack at the time of the
Photos taken on the day:
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:01:48 +0530
With less than a month to go for WikiConference India 2011, Im sure you are all
excited about the event. I thought it might be a good idea to give an update of
whats going on behind the scenes:
Venue: University of Mumbai's Fort Campus Confirmed. Hackathon Venue: MACCIA
Page for WCI 2011 attendees:
Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
To unsubscribe from the list / change
For those interested in attending WikiConference India 2011 in Mumbai (18-20
November 2011) - the delegate passes are almost sold out, so please do register
for one asap if you have not already done so (Register @ bit.ly/wci11). If you
have, we look forward to seeing you!
Follow WCI 2011 on
Srikanth, Ansuman all others unable to make it for the conference,
We have partnered with Youtube who will be lve streaming the event from the
Convocation Hall, University of Mumbai - so you can catch the action as it
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:59:43 +0530
Iv used turnitin during my MBA and can say that Iv seen people upload their
projects there, note where the software catches them, change the language in
that part and re-submit. People will go to any lengths ..
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 19:33:12 +0530
You are aware that there is more than one person in the OC. Please refrain from
calling out to a particular person on a public email, if you wish to do so
please send a private email to the person concerned.
There is provision for 10 registration desks 7am onwards. We recommend
After all this was just a pilot. Lets learn and move on - the whole country
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:02:46 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education
Dear Community Members across India,
On behalf of the organising committee of WCI 2011, I extend our gratitude to
the Indian Community for supporting the event in such droves! In terms of
registrations, this was BIGGER than any Wikimania (which as you know is the
annual global Wiki Meet).
Requesting everyone who took photos during WCI 2011 in Mumbai over the weekend,
please upload them to the below category on Wikipedia Commons,
Category:WikiConference India 2011
1. To Wikimedia Commons
2. I was requesting people to upload their own photos (ones they took
themselves during WCI 2011) - no permission required for that.
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:22:38 +0530
Thought it would be a good idea to share this news here as well.
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:23:51 +
To: cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch; common...@lists.wikimedia.org
CC: bilal.rande...@aljazeera.net; bwesolow...@ict.gov.qa
Subject: [cultural-partners] Al Jazeera in
Once again, it was a great opportunity for us to host WCI 2011 in Mumbai. We
would really appreciate your feedback on the event. You can leave your feedback
Was surprised to see a separate article on the protests and not as part of the
event article - a good merge candidate IMHO
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:09:40 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On the issue of the maps...
Achal - can we accept an oral citation from Aditya? ;-)
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:09:40 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On the issue of the maps...
The number (and the total inconsistency with how many people
Me and a couple of others have been contacted by a couple of people of stature
having Wikipedia articles about themselves recently about the articles having
derogatory and inaccurate information about them. Is there any procedure set
which such people can follow to have an admin look
Whatever the tone of the email, the questions Bala has raised are very
pertinent IMHO and should be made part of the research.
We have a common goal of seeing the IEP fly high and benefit the movement. It
is a pitiful sight to see bright talented campus ambassadors and seasoned
I know Bala could have used a better tone, however he has raised some very good
points. Lets stay focused on this and not convert it into another flame war
like the previous IEP thread.
I know you guys have been working hard and that this hurts. However, on the
other side of
Bigno, Ashwin - you hit the nail on the head.
One other point I dont see mention is availability of reliable sources. For
Indian articles, that is something that can be difficult to find at times.
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:01:57 +0530
I interacted with several people at WCI who have never been part of a GA or FA
There is a certain thrill in being part of such a process. From waiting for a
reviewer to agree to the PR/GA/FA review given the backlog can be months long
at times to the actual peer reviews,
There seems to be a little bit of misunderstanding. I was talking of English
Wikipedia and livability of English references.
I have helped a couple of articles attain GA status. We conducted a PR for FA
status and realised some of the refs need to be changed. At GA level they were
I agree with Pradeep - there are already too many lists, the last thing we need
is to follow another for WP:India. Why cant we just continue on
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:18:30 +0530
Use ENVIS Kerala, per YES:POV. I suggest such discussions should take place on
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:47:49 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Mullaperiyar Dam article on English Wikipedia -
Forwarding email to the Wikipedia India list. Im hoping Shiju/Kundan can help
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 11:08:57 +0530
Subject: [Wikipedia-l] Creation of new language - Ahirani
Changing the topic since I felt Arnavs idea might be applicable on a national
level. Wikipedia completes 11 years in January 2012 (January 15th if my memory
serves me right). Last year there were 97 meetups nationwide to celebrate
Wikipedia 10. How about having a National Wikimedia Photo
If I remember correct, Karthik was one of the Campus Ambassador applicants from
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:52:33 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Karthik Nadar is in the banners!
I thought this is similar to a photowalk, where people instead of meeting in a
room go around and take pics. I stand corrected.
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:12:42 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia XI 2012
On Sun, Dec
FYI - Pradeep has already left the list before this email your response was
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 12:41:06 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] IEP Pilot - Preliminary Analysis
My dear Pradeep,
Please accept my
Fact: Chapter membership was open for all on last day of WCI 2011. Anyone who
wished to become a member could by filling up a form and paying the fees.
If this was done in Mumbai, why not allow it in Kolkata? I think there needs to
be a uniform policy behind this - either its open to all at
I believe Srikanth R mentioned this a few days ago on the India list.
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:14:26 +
Subject: [Foundation-l] WP being edited by lobbying firm
Hardly surprising or new, but something we need to
+1, Thanks for the link, you guys covered amazing ground!
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:00:54 +0530
To: wikimedia-in...@lists.wikimedia.org; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-WB] Kolkata Photo Walk
Thanks for bringing this up Ashwin (and for the detailed feedback). If the
images are not named properly, people will not be able to recognise them, which
makes the whole exercise useless.
Can I suggest, now that the images have been uploaded such, the uploaders
update the image summary with
Great to see so much enthusiasm. Pradeep mentioned a Mumbai Photowalk earlier
this year (CST to Cooperage) - suggest a different part of Mumbai is picked for
the next one (with so much enthusiasm, I hope to see another soon!).
For details on the previous one, see:
Suggestions for Wikimania 2012 Keynote now open:
Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
To unsubscribe from the
As Pradeep mentioned, Iv been doing this for some time - some people are happy
to oblige, some feel elated that their pic will be on wiki, some arnt willing,
some dont bother to reply. I normally paste the following message in the
comments section of the image Im interested in (Since this user
Iv just got a response from Vinu, who has agreed to change the licensing on the
said images :)
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:45:44 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Bangaloreans, help convince this fellow for
Oops, I missed this message earlier. Srikanth - please use to Flickrbot to
transfer all the images to Commons, then they can be used as required.
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 02:18:00 +0530
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l]
One word: WOW!
Salute to Pradeeps commitment, I understand he was in Ahmedabad just for a day!
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:52:35 +0530
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Praiseworthy actions by our own Pradeep
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