Very tired and completely down with a viral fever + an unexpected denial of
an almost definitive temporary visa + realization of loss of money.
To that miserable scenario, Ranjith's wrongly worded mail brought me some
good laughter as I get to open the mailbox.
Thank you Ranjith. :-)
Now few facts among the many:
1. I have a long travel history since 1992 running through Europe, Americas
and Middle East.
2. Well established reasons to show that I must / will get back to India
after this short visit.
3. I hold a US B1/B2 visa valid as on date.
4. There is a 'clickable' and identifiable hotel booking and travel booking
in my name.
5. The interface to the visa application web site / office is like a black
hole. There is no way you can even ask why your application is not being
responded even after 60 days. No telephone, no mail ID that can reply to.
The whole system seems to be
a rude automation of some 19th century port pass system.
Canada, for a whole lifetime, I always adored you! But now I feel sorry for
On 31 July 2017 at 10:39, Satdeep Gill <satdeep_gill(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Let me correct, Viswa only has an Indian passport. I think Ranjith wanted
to say that Viswa's visa got rejected even though he had a Valid US visa.
Strategy Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
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On a conversation with ViswaPrabha he confirmed that he got visa rejection
from Canadian embessy so can't participate in this wikimania.
He is holding a Canadian passport but got bad.
Very sad to hear this.
On 28-Jul-2017 3:50 AM, "Ellie Young" <eyoung(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
We have a waitlist from the original pool of people who made it into
Phase 2 consideration by the Scholarship committee. Those people were
notified that they might be offered a scholarship as late as mid-July. We
have filled the people who couldn't attend for whatever reason after they
accepted the scholarship offer with names from there.
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On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 3:48 AM, Rehman Abubakr <rehman.wikimedia(a)live.com
Excuse me for the blunt question. But are there any shortlisted
candidates this time?
A fellow Wikimedian asked me this, and I though I might as well ask the
same on this thread.
I'm sure there would be a lot of genuinely interested Wikimedians who
would like to attend the conference, in lieu of the sheer number of
rejected applicants. (with respect to the successful applicants who would
not be able to make it, of course)
Thanks and regards,
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