As for female contributors, I know two Tamil Wiki editors, but none of them is 
Indian. One lives in Sri Lanka and the other is settled in Germany (both 
originally from Sri Lanka).

There is who edits the English wiki 
and is an Indian national, but I have not interacted with her recently.

 "That language is an instrument of human reason, 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: Achal Prabhala <>
Cc: Eugene Eric Kim <>
Sent: Thu, November 19, 2009 4:11:35 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Fwd: India task force]

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     India task force
Date:     Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:02:27 +0530
From:     Achal Prabhala <>
CC:     Eugene Eric Kim <> name is Achal Prabhala and I am helping the Wikimedia 
Foundation with their strategy exercise 
(, specifically, by 
coordinating the India task force 

While several people have applied to be on the task force, and others 
have been invited, we are still looking for Wikipedians and Wiki 
enthusiasts with some very specific attributes, namely:

- Hindi Wikipedians (or Wikipedians who live in Delhi/ North India and 
come from there)
- Northeastern Wikipedians (who originate from and preferably live in 
some part of Northeast India, excluding Calcutta and W. Bengal)
- Urdu/ Punjabi Wikipedians (either from Pakistan and living there, or 
from India)

Lastly, there is a somewhat embarrassing lack of female participation in 
the Wikimedia world generally, and this reflects almost more sharply in 
our region. Should any of you be (or know of) good candidates to correct 
this apparent representational imbalance, we are very interested in 
hearing from you.

I'm writing to ask for your help in trying to identify some names/ leads 
around all four categories listed above. If you feel you fit these 
attributes yourself, please don't hesitate to nominate yourself - all we 
need to know is a little about what you do and why you think you could 
contribute to the India task force.

Could you please send your suggestions to me ( and 
Eugene Kim ( in the next one or two days?

Thank you in anticipation.


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