I have hundreds of examples, experiences to tell the story of a dead
Wikipedia like Hindi. But as it turns out-like a mighty river , time takes
its own course and rare people like me or Anunad, who survive the tides,
keep looking helplessly from atop a tree, seeing everything being washed
However story may be different if u consider NRI people. for them the first
issue may be the lack of awareness that Hindi / other desi Typewriting has
Do include few words/ tutorial on Google Hindi Input- The new Android
revolution for Hindi.
Another help may be to provide some info on sources where one can find
material already typed in Hindi. pib.nic.in is such a site for current
indian events. newspaper n channel websites like aajtak etc. can also be
on my userpage you'll find a link for converting Krutidev to Unicode.
On Jan 6, 2015 1:11 AM, "Abhishek Suryawanshi" <
> Happy New Year everyone! :)
> We are planning Indic Language Wikipedia workshops in U.S.
> Please go through Project Link :
> Project idea What is the problem you're trying to solve?
> Indic languages represent a large portion of languages used worldwide. The
> number of contributors for Indic languages has been lagging other language
> families for a variety of reasons. Internet connectivity in India being
> limited/expensive is a major reason among them. Indic wikiprojects have
> beens working to encourage more contributors for Indic Languages.
> There are a number of areas on Indic wikipedias where content is either
> lacking or is of poor quality. Health-related content is a prime example of
> Potential for solution
> There is a strong and diverse Indian diaspora in the United States.
> Eastern Seaboard has a large number of Indian expats that have either
> settled there or live there for work/business. This was evidenced by the
> 20,000+ people attending a speech in Hindi by the Prime Minister of India
> at Madison Square Garden, New York.
> In general, the Indian origin community in the United States has very high
> literacy rates. They are also well-versed in English as well as at least
> one of Indic languages. Access to Internet is not an issue for this
> demographic. Enthusiasm for advancement of Indic languages is also evident
> by the many initiatives being pursued by this group.
> What is your solution?
> 1. Dedicated workshops for Indian Languages in United States of
> 2. Informal User Group to conduct periodic meetings/offline events.
> 3. Collaboration with local chapters and editors to improve Offline
> Wikipedia in Indian Languages.
> 4. Special content (health related articles/essential medicines info
> etc) on Indic Wikipedia can be improved by specialized dedicated group of
> Indian medical students in U.S.
> 5. Collaboration with (U.S based) like minded individuals and
> organizations dedicated to improve Open Knowledge movement in India.
> Pilot Project
> Outreach events in
> - New York,
> - Washington D.C,
> - Boston
> - Colorado Springs
> - A session here will serve as an aide to developing and/or
> fine-tuning presentations and sequence of activities.
> - San Diego.
> - Reach out to more Indians to increase their understanding of how
> Indic Language Wikimedia projects work, and enable them to pass this
> knowledge on to others.
> - Improving and building upon contributions to Wikimedia projects in
> English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Commons etc.
> - Increasing visibility, reach and access to Wikimedia projects
> amongst Indian Americans, especially in students.
> - Sign up students interested in our various activities & any other
> training workshops planned.
> - Conduct outreach sessions in universities, student fests, fairs etc.
> Other benefits
> - A strong, diverse and engaged students community.
> - Growth in editorship and readership from U.S.
> We look forward to hear from you. Kindly share your views here -
> Keep Supporting, Keep Inspiring :-)
> Warm Regards,
> Abhishek Suryawanshi
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