This is an awesome development. Real infrastructure building. All these
make for ease of use of Indian wikis especially for a polyglot people like
we are.

It is obvious that a whole lot of people came together and developed this.
it has happened very smoothly too. None of the fireworks we have seen in
some of our larger collaborations.

Awarding barnstars seems too trivial an award here. On behalf of all of us,
I would like to offer our heartfelt thanks :

   - Wikimedia CH / Switzerland Chapter and Manuel Schneider
   - Rajesh  K Odayanchal
   - Jyothis E
   - Anirudh, Noopur Raval, Surya, Radhakrishna, Omshivaprakash, Debanjan,
   Saroj,  Swaroop, Abhishek Suryawanshi and any others who have helped in
   translations .
   - Tanvir Rahman , Tinu Cherian and Arun Ram.
   - Arjuna Rao C, and everyone at Wikimedia India Chapter.
   - Anyone else inadvertantly left out but who contributed
   - Last but not least, our hardworking secretary, Naveen.

May I request Naveen to forward this post to those not on this list so that
they realise that the community really appreciates the hard work put in.

This imho should be one of the positive trends celebrated in next
WikiConference like we mentioned Narayam in the last one.

Finally, those like Arun, who may desire a spot of liquid cheer ;), in
addition to the thanks,are free to seek me out and drop in any evening.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 8:18 AM, Naveen Francis <>wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are pleased to formally announce the launch of the following new
> Wikimedia India Portals:
> - The new landing page will be the gateway to the
> various Project pages and Wikis.
> The public wiki is now revamped with an all-new
> look and lots of information. Feel free to add more information to the
> wikis.
> Wiki for India Chapter Members
> Wikimedia India Blog - to post a blog, contact
> Arjuna Rao Chavala or Tinu Cherian
> We are pleased to introduce the following new Wikimedia Project gateways
> for the various Indic languages:
> The planned landing page for is available 
> here<>
> .
> Efforts are currently underway to obtain control of a few more important
> domains and announcements will be made as and when we get them. We
> sincerely believe this initiative will help drive more traffic to Indic
> language Wikimedia Projects.
> We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Wikimedia CH /
> Switzerland Chapter and Manuel Schneider (Wikimedia CH / Switzerland)  for
> hosting our websites and portals at no cost.
> A number of people need to be thanked, who helped in the this initiative.
> Rajesh K Oayanchal  who designed the portals and Jyothis E who gave his
> webspace for the testing purposes. Anirudh, Noopur Raval, ,Surya,
> Radhakrishna, Omshivaprakash, Debanjan, Saroj,  Swaroop, Abhishek
> Suryawanshi and others have helped in translations .
> Tanvir Rahman , Tinu Cherian and Arun Ram helped in revamping the public
> wiki.
> We hope that you will find these portals useful and informative.
> Please do get back to us with your feedback and suggestions.
> Regards,
> Naveen Francis
> Wikimedia India Chapter
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