In the case of Freddie Mercury who belonged to an Indian ethnic community -
the Parsis, had family ties in Mumbai, lived there for a few years, a case
could perhaps be made. But not Horrocks. I cannot say about Cliff Richards.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Vickram Crishna <vvcris...@radiophony.com>wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 8:16 PM, Ashwin Baindur 
> <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Thanks Srikanth, but I'm surprised you come across it at all. Brian
>> Horrocks was a British general, from the British Army (not from British
>> Indian Arny), did not serve in India, not involved in any campaign where
>> Indian troops served (except North Africa). Generally famous in the Indian
>> context for his exploits with the White Russians (Kolchak's Gold) and for
>> Operation Market Garden (Aacted by Edward Fox in "A bridge too far") but
>> nothing to do with India except for the accidental fact of his birth.
>
>
> While acknowledging all the points made wrt Gen Horrocks' life, I can't
> help but feel that it parallels another couple of Britishers of more recent
> times who are treated (in some circles in India at least) as locals: Cliff
> Richards (born Harry Webb in Lucknow) and the late Freddy Mercury (born
> Fardoon Bulsara, early years in Bombay), both well-known entertainers. It
> may be OT to the discussion on Horrocks, but it does raise some thought
> about what we do and perhaps should take as subjects of Indian interest.
> Having said which, I have not participated at all in the India project, so
> please  feel free to ignore my suggestion.
>
>
>
>>
>>
>> Warm regards,
>>
>> Ashwin Baindur
>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Aswin,
>>> true, I don't have it on my talk page, but most India editors do stumble
>>> across the page every few weeks. We all used to, back in 2009.
>>> --~~~~
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:07 AM, Ashwin Baindur <
>>> ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Agreed in principle with Pradeep, but let some talk of content take
>>>> place here. I'm sure the majority of wikimedia-l readers do not have WT:IN
>>>> on their watchlist.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Warm regards,
>>>>
>>>> Ashwin Baindur
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:56 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>>>> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:18 AM, Pradeep Mohandas <
>>>>> pradeep.mohan...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>  I think the list should be used more as a helpful pointer and as
>>>>>> much discussion as possible should be done on Wikipedia itself. I think
>>>>>> there are more lists than Wikipedians can handle and more time is spent 
>>>>>> on
>>>>>> the lists than on editing Wikipedia, which is what we're primarily here 
>>>>>> for.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> +1.
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> warm regards,
>>>>>> Pradeep
>>>>>>
>>>>>> User:Prad2609
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:14:00 +0530
>>>>>> From: parakara.gh...@gmail.com
>>>>>> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [[Brian Horrocks]] not an Indian FA
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I agree more with Swaroop, but since the English wikipedia is picking
>>>>>> itself up and dusting itself again, we may want one.
>>>>>> --Re,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Swaroop Rao 
>>>>>> <raul.swar...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Good idea, but then, shouldn't we be using 
>>>>>> WT:IN<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk%3aIN>for these? :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Swaroop Rao
>>>>>> (MikeLynch <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User%3aMikeLynch>)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 21:47, Shiju Alex 
>>>>>> <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think what Srikanth meant is, creating a separate mailing list for
>>>>>> English wikipedians from India to discuss their topics of interest. I too
>>>>>> think that is a good idea.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Shiju
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:42 PM, Ashwin Baindur <
>>>>>> ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is that what you mean, Srikanth?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_India/Recognized_content
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I was also not aware till Pranav dhowed me the link today.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Warm regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ashwin Baindur
>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:40 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>>>>>> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ashwin,
>>>>>> I think the Indian English community needs a list of it's own.
>>>>>> Re,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Ashwin Baindur <
>>>>>> ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I found TinuCherianBot had mistakenly made Brian Horrocks, a British
>>>>>> Army general unconnected with India except for his birth, as part of
>>>>>> WikiProject India, a false positive. Sorry guys, he has nothing to do 
>>>>>> with
>>>>>> us. We are now down another FA.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Warm regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ashwin Baindur
>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
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