Here is the link to the blog post by Sajjad Anwar and
Sumandro Chattopadhyay on the visualization of the growth of Indic
The data obtained is for the period from January 2001 to December
2012 and has been visualized into motion charts and calendar charts. The
parameters used have also been listed chart wise.
I am not sure if
Sajjad and Sumandro are on the mailing lists but I would be happy to
connect you with them or take the community responses to them if any.
Sorry for this slight delay in replying to your mail. I am Vishnu and I
head the programme Access to Knowledge (funded by WMF) at CIS.
Your proposal is very interesting and we would like to consider supporting
this. Would like few more details before that.
1) Which will be these 5000 articles? (assuming that these will be from the
2) Will you or friends from the Hindi Wiki community be able to curate this?
3) Do you have a clear understanding of where you would like to distribute
4) Is it possible to capture (at least in couple of locations) the
'multiplying effect' you mentioned?
5) How shall we take this idea forward?
Would be happy to hear your other friends thoughts on this. Should you
prefer to speak to me, please feel free to directly call me on
Look forward to hearing from you.
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:11:58 +0530
> From: Anunad Singh <anunad(a)gmail.com>
> To: Hindi Wikipedia <wikihi-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Subject: Re: [Wikihi-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin -
> February '13
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> It is a happy news that Wikimedia has granted some fund for development of
> Indian language wikis.
> You might be thinking how best to spend this money. I would like to mention
> one such venue. It is this: Let us make 1000 o 5000 DVDs of Indian language
> wikis which have more than 5000 articles in Kiwix format. let us distribute
> it for Rs 20/- in different cities/towns/villages.
> This will have a multiplying effect on development of wikis. people will
> see wikis in action and understand their importance. Thus many new people
> will join creation and development of these wikis.
> We can also include some other language softwares with it such as
> Dictionaries, IMEs, language editors, open source word processors, font
> converters, font files etc.
> -- ANUNAD
> Wikihi-l mailing list
> End of Wikihi-l Digest, Vol 28, Issue 2
I take immense pleasure in (re)introducing Dr. U.B
Pavanaja to the entire Wikimedia community! Dr. Pavanaja has joined the
Access to Knowledge team at CIS as a consultant from March 4 onward.
Those associated with Indian language computing and especially that in
Kannada may know him already for having started the first Kannada
website: Vishvakannada.com, the first Kannada online magazine, the first
Indian language (Kannada) website to receive Golden Web Award, the first
Indian language (Kannada) editor for Palm OS and many more firsts.
Pavanaja holds a Master's degree from Mysore University and Ph.D. from
Mumbai University. He was a scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research
Centre, Mumbai, for about 15 years and has done advanced research in
Taiwan. He resigned from BARC in 1997 and dedicated himself fully for
the cause of Computer and Indian languages. You could read more about
his contributions here . Prior to this he has also worked at
Microsoft Research Labs and has been a long time contributor to Kannada
We are very fortunate to have him on board. You can reach
him at pavanaja [at] cis-india [dot] org. Please join me in welcoming
him to our community :)