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.
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
Some members have written to me asking if the mail on the CIS-A2K Work Plan
(draft) has been posted on WMI community list. It got held for mod approval
initially and has hit the list later. I could see it in the list archives.
However, I am taking the initiative of re-posting the e-mail below.
The first feedback on Work Plans was given by Arjuna. Thank you Arjuna! You
can find his feedback at these links .
CIS-A2K Team would like to share with you it's draft Work Plan (2013-2014)
for Indian language Wikimedia projects. The detailed work plan can be found
here.  The main objective of this document is to present a detailed
plan with projection of outcomes and expected impact of the A2K programme
activities, during the next 15 months.
The A2K team has, over the last two months, extensively engaged with
various stakeholders in developing these plans. These include a) some
Wikimedia India Community members across various Indian language Wikimedia
projects; b) some English Language Wikimedia community members from India;
c) Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee; d) some potential
institutional partners; e) a few like minded advocates of free knowledge;
f) A2K Programme Adviser Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana; and last but not least g)
a few of the Wikimedia Foundation staff. We are extremely thankful to all
of them who have taken time out in sharing their ideas and opinions and in
actively giving feedback, which has helped us immensely in drawing up these
plans. This document has been made keeping in mind the objectives,
opportunities and challenges faced by each of the Indian language Wikimedia
We welcome your feedback and suggestions to further refine these
plans. However, for the sake of structured engagement, we would request you
to *please read the following guidelines  on how to share your
feedback.*We would deeply appreciate if you could share your valuable
feedback in the
next three weeks based on which we will revise the plans.
Looking forward to receiving your inputs.
T. Vishnu Vardhan
Access to Knowledge<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge>
The Centre for Internet and Society
Media coverage in Sakal newspaper- Mumbai, Pune edition.
10th Anniversary Special - Marathi Wikipedia will be available in
(free) DVD Format, Aimed to reach 10,000 schools.
विकिपीडिया आता डीव्हीडीच्या रूपात
- मनीषा फाळके - सकाळ वृत्तसेवा
मंगळवार, 30 एप्रिल 2013
Greetings on behalf of the Free Software Movement of India.
Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) is a national coalition of
various regional and sectoral free software movements operating in
different parts of India. The formation of FSMI was announced in the
valedictory function of the National Free Software Conference - 2010
held in Bangalore during 20–21 March 2010. To know more about FSMI
please see 
FSMI has been a coordinating platform in promoting the culture of free
knowledge, free culture, free speech and free society through the use
and development of free software, free hardware and free bandwidth in
India. In order to build a strong free software movement in
Maharashtra we are trying to create a 'Free Software Movement
Maharashtra ' to promote the ideas of a free society via freedom in
the digital realm and in this regard a preparatory meeting is being
We request you to kindly participate in this meeting and help build
the movement in Maharashtra .
Preparatory meeting to organise a Free Software Movement Maharashtra
Venue: IIT Bombay campus, Powai, Mumbai.
Date: May 4th Saturday 2013
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Contact: Vikram Vincent: 09969249984
With warm wishes,
Member, General Council,
Free Software Movement India(FSMI)
 For more details on the concept of 'free as in freedom' software
Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female
by Amanda Filipacchi
New York Times, Published: April 24, 2013
I JUST noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appears that gradually,
over time, editors have begun the process of moving women, one by one,
alphabetically, from the “American Novelists” category to the “American
Women Novelists” subcategory...
by Amanda Filipacchi
New York Times, Published: April 27, 2013
Early last week I noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appeared that,
gradually, over time, the volunteer editors who create the site had begun
moving women, one by one, from the “American Novelists” category to the
“American Women Novelists” subcategory. ... s soon as the Op-Ed article
appeared, unhappy Wikipedia editors pounced on my Wikipedia page and
started making alterations to it, erasing as much as they possibly could
without (I assume) technically breaking the rules. They removed the links
to outside sources, like interviews of me and reviews of my novels....
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications for the post of Programme Officer, Pilot Projects for its Access to Knowledge (A2K) Programme. The position will be based in its Bangalore office. Programme Officer will collaboratively work with the A2K Team and would report to the Programme Director, Access to Knowledge at CIS.
As Programme Officer, Pilot Projects, your job will be to drive and support the growth of Indian language Wikipedias and its sister projects. Your primary responsibility will be to design and implement different pilot projects with an aim to create high quality content and cultivate new editors on different language Wikipedias in a time bound manner. One of the main pilots you will be spearheading immediately will be on ‘Indian Performing Arts’. The pilots will be premised on themes and seek to create a multi-lingual repository of knowledge using Wikimedia projects as knowledge platforms. In addition to this you will be anchoring the development and growth of at least one Indian language Wikipedia. You are encouraged to deeply engage with the A2K Work Plan before making the application.
You will work cohesively with the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia India Chapter to meet specific goals of each language community in India. You will be a part of a small team of 5 to 6 doing high visibility and high impact work.
Support India-focused initiatives to improve quality of India-relevant content and number of editors on Indian language Wikimedia projects.
Support the growth of Indian language Wikimedia communities and projects by designing and implementing community collaborations and partnerships pilot projects – detailing rationale, aim and objective, execution, evaluation, timeline, resource investment, etc.
Spearhead A2K’s pilot projects.
Identify institutions/groups that have ready-made content/archived material and aggregate available material in respective languages.
Create a network of state institutions, university departments, non-government organisations, academics, artists, researchers and wikipedia community members that will work towards creating a repository of knowledge on specific themes by using Wikimedia projects as a platform.
Conduct initial meetings with the principal investigators from each of the shortlisted institutions and share project idea.
Facilitate Wikimedia community involvement with the core network of institutions and principal investigators to collaboratively participate on specific content/area modules.
Create social media platforms for visibility of these projects and facilitate need-based technical and online support.
Conduct a series of wiki-training workshops for various nodes within the network.
Conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation of the pilot projects in progress.
Generate and document lessons from programme activities that can inform the work of Indian communities and similar programmes in other countries.
Providing ad hoc support to the Wikipedia community on all aspects of Indian languages as may be deemed necessary.
Candidate's Background & Experience
At least two to three years of professional experience with a strong track record of success in high performance organizations.
Prior experience of working with schools of performing arts and/or cultural departments.
A deep understanding of the varied cultural context of India.
Good understanding of the basics of program design and management.
Experience of working in a collaborative community (preferably online).
Strong academic results from highly-regarded university.
Strong understanding of the Internet and the forces that underpin the success of Wikipedia.
Active participation as a Wikimedia volunteer would be an asset, though not a prerequisite (must be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of how Wikipedia works in interviews).
Demonstrated experience working in a global, multi-cultural team environment.
Good writing skills in English and Indic languages and must be fluent in English and at least one Indic language.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Characteristics of the Programme Officer
High level of commitment: The Programme Officer should believe in the values of CIS and Wikimedia projects, exude enthusiasm for the mission and can powerfully embody and communicate the mission.
Intellectual curiosity and flexibility: Must enjoy tackling difficult, ambiguous problems and able to incorporate new knowledge into how one approaches situations and generates solutions, loves learning from others while expanding intellectual horizons.
Open and transparent: Have a high level of integrity and be comfortable working in a highly transparent fashion, open to input and feedback, a proactive and candid communicator who wants people to know what s/he is doing and isn't afraid to bring others in when things are off-track or when you need help and should able to handle criticism in a mature fashion.
Community builder: It is essential that the Programme Officer sees herself/himself as a partner to and supporter of the Wikimedians who have and will continue to be the leaders in building the Wikimedia projects. The Programme Officer must be willing and able to work with a diverse array of people, many of whom come from non-traditional backgrounds and have a fervent commitment to Wikimedia’s community-led nature.
Strong cultural competency: Able to navigate in a global movement and on a global team in addition to navigating the complexity of India.
Partnership developer: Able to initiate, negotiate and operate partnerships that advance the Wikimedia mission in Indic languages and English (as relevant to India) with a wide range of institutions across the public, NGO, universities, philanthropic and private sector.
Willing to travel: The Programme Officer must regularly travel within India to engage with Wikimedia communities and partner with institutions.
Location: The position is based out of the CIS Bangalore office.
Remuneration: Compensation structure will be determined by the level of expertise, experience and current remuneration.
To apply, please send your resume to T. Vishnu Vardhan (vishnu(a)cis-india.org).
You can also find the job posting on our website (http://cis-india.org/jobs/programme-officer-pilot-projects-access-to-knowle…). Please feel free to share this mail with your networks.
Access to Knowledge
The Centre for Internet & Society
Reminder - 30th April is the last day to get a Wikimania 2013 proposal
in. And please do mark your interest in specific proposals by others --
it helps the committee make the schedule.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Wikimania-l] Call for participation ends soon & relevant input
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:57:16 +0200
From: Jeromy-Yu Maximilian Chan <yuyu(a)wikimedia.hk>
Reply-To: Wikimania general list (open subscription)
To: Wikimania general list (open subscription)
Dear Wikimaniacs and non-Wikimaniacs
As most of you may aware that
the CFP for this year will end soon, just almost exactly one week later
So if you're planing to have your submission,
and not yet finish yours
please take your time to get it done.
We would also like you to express if you are interested in attend any of
the submission. 
Such input will be really helpful for our Program committee members to
decide accepting which proposals and
also where should we facilitate these sessions, if it is accepted.
Thx v much!
Jeromy-Yu "Jerry" Chan, ARAD
User:Yuyu | zh.wikipedia
Coordinator-in-Chief, Wikimania 2013
also Jeromyu on twitter, plurk and most of places
Tel (Mobile): +852 9279 1601
*Lend us a simple edit, you're a Wikipedian!*
Food is an important part of our lives.
So after the huge success of Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), i thought of
organizing an event on food called Wiki loves Food (WLF).
WLF will basically be an online event in which participants will
upload photographs of different foods , ranging from Indian to
international dishes, deserts, snacks & beverages.
All these photographs will be uploaded to Wikimedia commons under CC.
As it is a pilot project,i request every one of you to give
suggestions & your support to make it a grand success.
here is the RfC page
Wikipedia Club Pune