Seemed appropriate to post this:
Would be good to see articles on some of the women who were part of the
Tejaswini Niranjana, PhD
Lead Researcher - Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications
Senior Fellow - Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS)
Visiting Professor - Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Humanities, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Advisor, Access to Knowledge Programme, Centre for Internet and Society
Visiting Faculty - Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute
of Science (CCS-IISc)
We are pleased to announce that the third edition of Wikipedia Takes
Kolkata would be held on 23 February 2014.
We are going to cover the following places.
1. Dargah of Manik Pir
2. Maniktala Kabarsthan
3. Pareshnath Mandir
4. Mohun Bagan Row
5. House of Nandalal Bose
6. House of Girish Ghosh
7. Naba Vrindaban Mandir
8. Gaudiya Math
9. Ghat of Sarada Ma
10. Galiff Street Bird Market
11. Sahu Ballabh House
12. Belgachhia Pareshnath Mandir
13. Veterinary College
14. Belgachia Rajbari
The relevant details are available at
Thanks and regards,
Congratulations to the Telugu Wikipedia Community on the 10th year
anniversary of Telugu Wikipedia.
By your selfless actions you have helped spread knowledge, and make this
world a better place. The satisfaction you derive from this has been your
We salute you for your spirit and wish you many more happy anniversaries.
With best wishes,
Dear Indian Wikimedians,
I pleased to announce a group from the Wikimedia Foundation will be
visiting India next week, staying in Bangalore from Feb 10th through Feb
The group includes:
1. Garfield Byrd (WMF's Chief of Finance and Administration)
2. Anasuya Sengupta (WMF's Senior Director of Grantmaking)
3. Sydney Poore (volunteer member of the Funds Dissemination Committee
and will be joined in India by WMF Trustee Bishakha Datta.
(I had also been intending to come, but am prevented this time around due
to unexpected issues securing a travelling visa to India.)
WMF staff have been visiting partner organizations and communities over the
past few months, to learn more about their context, achievements and
challenges. More recently, FDC members have been joining them in this
effort. Currently, WMF staff and FDC members are visiting Germany.
One purpose of this visit is to conduct working meetings with the
Foundation's two major partners and grantees in India: the Wikimedia India
(WMIN) chapter and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), operating the
Access To Knowledge (A2K) programme.
Additionally, we would like to meet as many Wikimedians as we can, via a
community meetup in Bangalore, and to make ourselves available over digital
channels (at least taking advantage of being in the same timezone) to
community members across India, via open group discussions over IRC. We
are also open to discussion with any interested smaller groups or
individuals, over Skype, Hangout, or telephone, time permitting.
We have put up a rough agenda page up on Meta:
Please feel free to sign up for the meetup or the conversations, and to
raise topics you would like to see addressed, on the talk page.
We greatly regret that logistical issues are preventing us from visiting
other communities in person this time around, and from attending the Telugu
community's 10th anniversary celebrations in Vijayawada.
Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org>
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
Gnunify, a major Free/Open Source conference in India is being held
this week on 14-15 Feb.
This time, we will be having sessions about Wikipedia related
activities on both the days.
On 14th, there will be a talk on Wikipedia and sister projects.
On 15th, There will be a hands on editing session for the newbies.
Also, there will be 2 more sessions on Wikipedia localisation and
Mediawiki related development.
Please check out the website www.gnunify.in for the conference details.
There is no entry fee and all are welcome to join the event.
web: www.sudhanwa.com blog: www.sudhanwa.in
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Greetings from Karachi to my follow Wikimedians in India.
I was actually thinking of writing a blog post for the WMIN chapter official blog on the subjected issue. Wondering if such post even could be allowed to posted on the blog. But I'll make sure you guys that its going to be a positive post and cover the recent events happened on-wiki (English WP) between the editors of both the countries.
The post will also cover if how the editors from both countries can co-operate with each other and even have some kind of collaboration…
Also, if anyone would be interested to join me in writing the post, very much appreciated because I'm not good in writing skills.
Wikimedia Pakistan User Group and a Wikivoyagerhttps://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/User:Saqib