Great Work, Keep it On.

Regards
Mayur

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:25 PM, Prashanth NS <prashanth...@gmail.com>wrote:

> An apt choice and congrats on the choice. Indeed an early inspiration for a
> lot of my own involvement with open information and wikipedia. All the more
> motivation for me to attend the Wikiconference in spite of very pressing
> engagements. For those who have already not seen many of the bird
> illustrations by User:Shyamal, would be worth your while to check them out.
>
> Regards,
> Prashanth
>
> On 22-Jun-2011, at 2:07 PM, CherianTinu Abraham wrote:
>
> For those who don't know  Shyamal , an active Wikipedian from India, read
> on :
>
> ( Fwding this mail with the permission of AshLin)
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ashwin Baindur
> Date: Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 5:15 PM
> Subject: [WikiConference-India 2011] First speaker lined up!
> To: For organising national WikiConferences in India <
> wikiconference-in...@lists.wikimedia.org>
>
>
> Short on the heels of our first tentative sponsor is our tentative first
> speaker. On the talk page of the schedule on Meta:, I had suggested that we
> could schedule a talk on ''Indian Biodiversity in Wikipedia - Issues,
> challenges & the way ahead'' by Shyamal.
>
> He has agreed to my proposal.
>
> The Indian biodiversity scene has a number of people who work on Wikipedia
> but rarely venture out in Outreach and as such remain completely unknown to
> the general Wikipedia community. Shyamal is such a guy. So I will introduce
> you to him.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Shyamal
>
> An editor since 26 November 2002, Shyamal has an edit count of over 36,000
> edits on English Wikipedia, is an administrator on English Wikipedia and is
> quite simply India's most prolific contributor on Nature and Wild life.
>
> Respected amongst the ornithological community in India, where he wrote a
> seminal paper in 2007 on "Whither Indian Ornithology" in a peer-reviewed
> journal, Indian Birds,
>
>
> http://www.indianbirds.in/pdfs/Opinion%20Taking%20Indian%20ornithology%20into%20the%20Information%20Age.pdf
>
> ...he has contributed over 5200 images to Commons, many of them carefully
> retrieved from nineteenth century books and cleaned up and loaded as well as
> svg images painstakingly crafted
>
>
> http://toolserver.org/~daniel/WikiSense/Gallery.php?wikifam=commons.wikimedia.org&wikilang=en&order=-img_timestamp&img_user_text=Shyamal&ofs=0&max=250
>
> He has theorised about the role of Open Science in India, and commented on
> influential papers on Wikipedia in Science.
>
> http://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/2009/08/09/open-science/
>
> Shyamal has also loaded hundreds of documents into www.archive.org where
> they are now available to posterity.
>
> When he reads this, Shyamal will once again accuse me of being a
> hagiograph. Well, as a fauji, I like to call a spade a spade. Just thought,
> you'd like to know.
>
> The Indian community has many unsung WikiHeroes, one of whom is Shyamal.
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
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