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.
Just heard back from the folks at the CC head office regarding
crowdsourcing of our new logo. We would like to Thank all designers who
took out their time to submit designs. In total 9 of the 17 designs
submitted are now open for voting, in addition to an option of retaining an
old logo forwarded to us by Prof. Jha (design 18).
We hereby request all community members to vote for the design of their
choice by 1pm IST on 20th October, 2013.
The Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K)
Program invites applications from experienced Wikimedia community members
for a short-term assignment as a 'Community Communications Consultant'. The
duration of this assignment is for 3 months. The consultant will work with
the CIS-A2K team and report to the Program Director CIS-A2K.
An ideal candidate should:
a) have been a Wikimedian for more than a year.
b) have good understanding of and contribution on Wikipedia, Wikisource,
Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons projects.
c) have links with at least 5 Indian language Wikimedia community members
d) have good writing skills in English and at least in 2 Indian languages
e) be able to speak/read multiple (at least 3) Indian languages
f) be open to receiving community review of his/her work
Preference will be given to those who:
a) can use python
b) can use various tools for community metrics
c) can actively use social media
The consultant will:
Do about 60 profile stories on key Wikimedians (especially those who
have not received visibility beyond their language community) from all the
Indian language Wikimedia communities.
Revive Indian community Wikimedia Newsletter.
Undertake research and produce analytical reports based on community
Any other tasks that may be assigned by the Programme Director, Access
*Fee and Payment*
The consultant will be paid a consolidated sum of about Rs. 40,000/- per
month for three months. The consultancy fee will be paid after an
assessment of the work done by the Consultant. The consultancy fee could be
slightly negotiated based on the experience and expertise of a suitable
The position is based in Bangalore and the consultant will need to work
from CIS' Bangalore office.
Applicants are requested to send their detailed CV with a covering letter
(not exceeding 350 words indicating their motivation to take up this
assignment) to *vishnu(a)cis-india.org* . The last date to receive the
applications is November 1, 2013. Applicants are requested to use the
subject “CCC at A2K” while submitting the application
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed either remotely or in-person.
Only short-listed candidates will be informed by e-mail about the interview
by November 5, 2013.
On a casual request, I was prompted to support some of the tasks the
India Chapter and the India community would benefit together, and I decided
to take up the responsibility of creating profiles for the 'Featured
Wikimedian' section in the Wikimedia India Chapter
This section aims to showcase the achievements of active Wikimedians who
have contributed significantly to the Wikimedia projects in English and/or
Indian languages. The featured profile for January is that of Mr. Balachandran
G <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Featured_Wikimedian/Archive/2013//January> from
If you know an inspiring Wikimedian whose profile hasn't been featured
yet, do let me know! Please also go through the profile of the featured
Wikimedian of this month and send your suggestions and comments for
improving this section.
Happy new year!
User: Netha Hussain
Student of Medicine and Surgery
Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Blogs : *nethahussain.blogspot.com
Wikimedia India in association with Acharya Narendra Dev College New Delhi
and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore will be hosting the launch
of Creative Commons India in New Delhi on 12 November, 2013 with Minister
of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor as Chief Guest.
It would be really nice if you could join us.
Details of the event can be found here:
Regards from Mumbai,
Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter.
There will be a Kannada Wikipedia kiosk at BMRCL Metro Boulevard, M. G.
Road, Bangalore, during the special Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations
(celebrated every year on Nov 1 on account of anniversary of formation of
Mysore/Karnataka State). It will be from morning 10:30am till 7:30 pm on
Nov.1. Please do drop in.
Thanks and regards,
U.B. Pavanaja, MSc, PhD
Programme Officer <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pavanaja> - Indian
Access to Knowledge program
The Centre for Internet & Society
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-------- Original message --------
From: Vishnu T <visdaviva(a)gmail.com>
Date: 30/10/2013 10:49 (GMT+05:30)
To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Konkani Vishwakosh Under CC-BY-SA
AFAIK Harriet is more thinking of the modalities of off line delivery of Konkani Wikipedia (once live) through XO Tablets which has Sugar learning environment. Would the current Kiwix easily interact with Sugar?
Any idea if the Kiwix UI is already available in Konkani?
On 30 October 2013 10:28, sankarshan <foss.mailinglists(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Harriet <outofindia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> My next goal is working in an offline wiki for school kids in Goa.
Making the content of wiki(pedia?) offline is something that I see a
lot of efforts focusing upon. http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Main_Page /
Kiwix is one simple tool that makes it possible. The Kiwix UI is
translated into around 80 odd languages (and, more are on their way).
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Konkani Vishwakosh is now freely available to download on Goa University's website under Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0. 
As many of you know CIS-A2K has been following up with the University for the past couple of months to re-relase the encyclopedia under CC. Upon CIS-A2K' explicit request, Goa University has approved the re-release to make it freely available to public and thus preserve Konkani language and culture in the digital era.
This is a great achievement for the CIS-A2K Programme and we are extremely thankful to Dr. Satish Shetye (Vice-Chancellor, Goa University) for seeing the significance of growing open knowledge movement in Goa and Konkani. Thanks are due to the GU faculty, specifically Prof. Alito Sequeira; Prof. Madhavi Sardesai; Prof. Priyadarshini Tadkodkar; and Dr. Gopakumar. A special thanks goes to Wikipedians Harriet Vidyasagar, Frederick Nooronha and Seby Fernandes for their constant support.
If anyone would like to receive a copy of the Vishwakosh please send us a mail off list and we'll courier a CD your way.