This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
Dear English-Wikipedians in India Community
I'm writing to inform you that I plan to leave my current role supporting Wikimedia in India. I am going to be exploring opportunities and evaluating options that are closer to my career aspirations and my personal circumstances. I will be working through to ensure that there is a smooth transition - and this is likely to take 2-3 months. I am writing now because I felt it appropriate and opportune to inform you as early as possible.
I want to start off by thanking the Wikimedia community and movement for giving me this extraordinary opportunity. Working on something like India Program has been something that has been professionally enriching and personally fulfilling. Over the past 1 1/2 years, I have been supported by so many of you - and I want to thank you for everything you have done! The passion and intellectual firepower of our community has been my constant source of drive and guidance. There are so many examples of powerful stories from all over the country: the incredible efforts put in by the IEP Campus Ambassadors in Pune; the army of volunteers that drove the outreach push across the country in the first few months of this year; the beautiful stories of fantastic community initiatives from far and wide across the country and sub-continent, and indeed the world; the remarkable stories from so many communities - large, small and tiny ones!
I want to thank the team that I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with - Nitika, Noopur, Shiju & Subha. You guys have been wonderful. The work that we are doing is experimental and we have been innovating every day, and I know the circumstances have not always been easy. Take strength and inspiration from the large number of community members who have been touched by you and appreciate your efforts and value your work.
I will send an actual "over and out" message later. In the meantime, I will continue to work on everything that needs working on.
We decided to go for an additional GA of the month and I'm happy to inform
you all that we have achieved our goal. Yes, Independence Day (India) is a
The article was selected to be worked upon on the 20th of July and it's
already a GA! We shall be working on it to further improve its quality to
the best of our abilities in the coming days.
Thanks to all those who participated. Special thanks to User:Titodutta for
carry out a fantastic review. This was awesome!
I shall be publishing a detailed report on 14th of August, when the
collaboration officially ends.
I am delighted to give you a small summary of the Tag and assess drive that
was conducted by members of WP:India by means of a blog post.
is. As you can read in it, organizers and participants alike,
unequivocally agree it is an unprecedented achievement for members of our
Thanks to all of you for sparing precious time to give your inputs.
Personally, it was also inspiring getting to know editors outside the
mailing list. May I take this opportunity to propose a bigger project or a
new collaboration like this one? Just starting a conversation :)
Hope you all are doing good.
Time again to nominate/vote for the next month's COTM's. As it is August
coming up, there have been nominations related to freedom fighters and the
Independence movement. Rightly so, I believe we should definitely go for
this. However, I don't want this to affect normal COTM's. Hence I've
proposed 2 GA articles (one of them being the independence related) and one
COTM, like we normally have every month.
Alternatively, we can have two normal COTM's and one independence related
article for GA (starting from today, in advance) and make it a GA by 15th.
The discussion on this has already started on the nominations
Please comment over this.
You are free to reply over here as well but keeping the conversation at one
place will be always better. You can also nominate a new article as well,
if you wish :-)
Please respond as soon as possible.
As you might be aware, we were thinking of going for an additional GA of
the month on account of August 15, The Independence Day.
Accordingly, voting took place on the nominations
the WikiProject and the article chosen for collaboration is
*Indian Independence Day<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Independence_Day>
*. The *goal* is to make it a good article on/before 15th August.
Voting had to be closed early as we cannot wait long. We are already 5 days
short in this case. I hope all of you would join this collaboration and
contribute your bit to something which will be definitely viewed a lot in
See ya all over there. Vande Mataram!
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I wanted to share an update of a fantastic weekend in Delhi.
Saturday morning, 8 community members (3 existing and 5 new editors) on
Hindi Wikipedia met up at Crafts Museum to meet each other and collaborate
on Crafts GLAM project. The meeting started with a round of introductions,
including short talks from the existing editors of how they got introduced
to Wikipedia and what keeps them motivated to edit and what kind of
articles they edit. There's a separate blog post about the Crafts Museum
GLAM project that's coming out shortly - but a quick summary of the meet
up. 4 of the 5 new editors edited. They improved the articles on a type
of sari, a kind of metal handicraft, a class of textile and added content
to the Crafts museum page on Hindi Wikipedia! Pictures are uploaded
User: अनिरुद्ध, User:Siddhartha_Ghai and User:Roboture inspired and guided
the new editors. User:Anilbhardwajnoida, a Museum staff member, was
specially congratulated for his really good contributions (after starting
to edit only a couple of months ago.)
Saturday afternoon, 17 community members (2 existing and 15 new editors) on
English Wikipedia met up at the British Council. This was the meeting of
the British Council Wikipedia Club members and this was a follow-up session
to the initial Wikipedia introduction sessions conducted a little while
earlier. 10 of the new editors edited - including creating a new article
of a locality in Delhi and Indian chewing gum brand, improving the articles
of a famous Delhi landmark and a Delhi school as well as building on the
articles of an Indian architectural element and a kind of darshan dating
back to Akbar's time! They also added content on a couple of local food
items and a couple of pictures on Commons! User:Theo10011 & User:Hisham
helped new editors on a whole host of queries they had.
Sunday morning, 5 community members (2 existing and 3 new editors) on Odia
Wikipedia met up at Hauz Khas. A WikiWorkship was conducted. A journalist
who attended covered it in the The Political and Business Daily.
Additional WikiWorkshops and press coverage were planned in Delhi.
Pictures are uploaded
A new editor created an article about a traditional Odia food.
User:Rashmirparida and User:Psubhashish conducted the session.
Sunday afternoon, 14 community members (2 existing and 12 new editors) on
Malayalam Wikipedia met up at Hauz Khas. A WikiWorkshop was conducted for
the participants who included 3 women, 1 school student and 1 retired
person. They also discussed a potential partnership with the Malayalam
Mission in New Delhi, as well as follow-up outreach session. This meet-up
was covered in the leading Malayalam newspapers, Malayalam Manorama and
Mathrubhumi. Pictures are uploaded
User:Subeesh Balan and User:Shijualex conducted the workshop.
I hope there are more meet-ups in more languages in Delhi and other cities.
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