Malayala Manorama, a malayalam newspaper & the largest regional language
newspaper by circulation in India, has a half page wide article on Wikipedia
today.

Unfortunately I couldn't get find a weblink or get a scanned scopy of this
newspaper.

You can see the epaper here >>

http://epaper.manoramaonline.com/edaily/flashclient/client_panel.aspx
( Free login creation required).

Date : 19/05/2011
Kochi Edition
Page 17 -Education.

The article has 2 sets , one on Santhosh Thootingal in WIkimedia Language
commmitte and other on Wikipedia.

For those non-Malayalam speaking crowd , this is what the article talks
about.

* How Malayalam Wikipedia is very active.
* 2500 Uploads to Wikimedia Commons in 23 days.
* History of Wiki software.
* Free Editing culture of Wikipedia
* Wikimedia Foundation.
* Availability of Wikipedia in 279 languages
* Birth of WIkipedia in 15 Jan 2001
* 2002 June  - Punjabi , Assamese & Odiya Wikipedias
* 2002 Dec 21 - Birth of Malayalam Wikipedia.
* Anyone who wants to share knowledge and loves Malayalam can be part of the
Malayalam Wikipedia.
* No control over Wikipedia by nations and governments
* Artciles created and edited by multiple people. People add truths and
facts to WIkipedia  [ ;) ]
* Nobody "owns" Wikipedia articles.
* Usage of Unicode on Wikipedia.
* Creation of maps on Wikipedia on ward ( lowest geographical division in
india) level
* Shiju Alex's contributions.
* Also introduces Wikisource, Wikibooks , Wikiquote and Wikitionary in
Malayalam.
* The article compares Santhosh Thootingal in Mal computing with the legend
of Malayalam language
* Brief description of Wikimedia Language committee.


Regards
Tinu Cherian
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