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
ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಕ್ಕೆ ೧೦ನೇ ವರ್ಷದ ವಾರ್ಷಿಕೋತ್ಸವದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು.
Kannada Wikipedia completes 10 years today. Thanks and congratulations to
all who have supported and contributed to Kannada Wikipedia all these
years. We have a long way to go and more responsibility to give access to
knowledge to each Kannadiga across the globe!
With Best Regards,
Omshivaprakash.H.L | ಓಂ ಶಿವಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಎಚ್. ಎಲ್ | ॐ शिवप्रकाश् एच्. एल्
Phone: 91- 9902026518
linuxaayana.net | kindarajogi.com | sanchaya.net
After last year, I was thrilled to see the huge participation of Indian
people in Wiki Loves Monuments! The huge amount of pictures and new users
(from the top of my head, more than 2000 participants from India alone,
ranking it with distance above all other countries) was unique, but also
was the huge enthusiasm of those people. It clearly showed how proud
Indians are of their cultural heritage. Of course this was perhaps best
illustrated by having 2 (!) Indian pictures in the top-10 of the world best
For 2013, I hope that there will be another Indian contest, but that
doesn't happen all by itself, for that your help is needed. Arnav and
Karthik have requested your help (I'm not sure if you've seen it though),
and I think that without some help, it would be very hard to organize the
contest. I'm not 100% sure if the board of Wikimedia India has already
committed itself to organizing the contest (and making available the
necessary budget for prizes etc), but I'm confident that if there is enough
enthusiasm, that will not be a big issue.
So what do you say? Are you willing to help out organizing the Wiki Loves
Monuments photo competition in 2013? Worl that needs to be done includes
on-wiki work (tidying up the monument lists, adding information such as
coordinates, categorizing and checking images as they come in etc - quite
boring but you can do it whenever and where ever you like) but also a bit
more organizational: setting procedures for judging, helping find suitable
jury members, sponsors, translating the website and interfaces, doing some
PR for the contest, finding government and NGO-partners for the contest in
You have a wonderful base to work from, I sincerely hope some volunteers
will pick up the challenge and beat last year's contribution!
Looking forward to many more Taj Mahal pictures,
Lodewijk Gelauff (member of the international coordinating team)
2013/6/6 Arnav Sonara <sonara.arnav(a)gmail.com>
> After (virtually) helping Karthik in WLM 2012 and seeing other countries
> expressing their interest to participate in WLM '13, I request Indian
> Community interested in helping organize WLM '13 to start planning and
> discussions for the same.
> If anyone is interested to help, please get in touch with Karthik or me so
> that we can start planning for India's successful participation in WLM '13.
> Arnav (ricku).
> wlm-in mailing list
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [WMIN-Members] Re: IRC with WMIN Executive Committee Election
On behalf of the Election Committee, we thank everyone who had attended the
"IRC with the candidates" yesterday.
For the full log, please see
Please reach out to Election Committee for any clarifications and we
strongly encourage to actively participate in the Elections
For Election Committee
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunaraoc(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi All,
> The IRC has just started. Tinu is moderating. Please join soon
> 2013/7/27 Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunaraoc(a)gmail.com>
>> Hi All,
>> An IRC with Executive Committee Election Candidates is scheduled for *30th
>> July 2013, Tuesday from 09:00PM to 10:00PM IST* on #wikimedia-in<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in>channel.
>> All the candidates have confirmed their availability. Election Committee
>> thanks them for their prompt confirmations and support. Kindly mark the
>> session on your calendars.
>> Responses to Questions have been initiated by some of the candidates. I
>> request all the candidates to update their responses by the time of IRC, so
>> that participants can have a more focused discussion on topics of interest.
>> Looking forward to your participation.
>> For Election Committee
>> Arjuna Rao Chavala.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunaraoc(a)gmail.com>
Subject: IRC with WMIN Executive Committee Election Candidates
To: wmin-members <wmin-members(a)googlegroups.com>
An IRC with Executive Committee Election Candidates is scheduled for *30th
July 2013, Tuesday from 09:00PM to 10:00PM IST* on
All the candidates have confirmed their availability. Election Committee
thanks them for their prompt confirmations and support. Kindly mark the
session on your calendars.
Responses to Questions have been initiated by some of the candidates. I
request all the candidates to update their responses by the time of IRC, so
that participants can have a more focused discussion on topics of interest.
Looking forward to your participation.
For Election Committee
Arjuna Rao Chavala.