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Tinu Cherian
Wikimedia India.

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Subject: [WMIN-Members] New Wikimedia India Portals
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:18:34 +0530
From: Naveen Francis <>
To: Wikimedia India Community list <>, wmin-members <>

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.

Naveen Francis
Wikimedia India Chapter