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.
You may be aware that we (my family) have released a font family earlier.
Here is some background if you are not aware of it.
On the first death Anniversary of Yogini Joglekar(my aunt), our family
released AksharYogini (Normal) Font on 1st Nov. 2006. This font is
primarily for Marathi language but can also be used for Hindi (for any
language using Devanagari). It also has English support. Later on, on the
occasion of Gudhipadwa (Chaitra Shuddha 1, 1931; that is 27th March 2009) ,
we released the additional fonts to complete the "AksharYogini font
family". This font family was/is made available on the site
http://aksharyogini.sudhanwa.com for free usage/distribution/sharing.
Today, on the occasion of Eighth Death Anniversary of Yogini Joglekar, we
are now releasing an updated "AksharYogini font". This font is also
available on the same website http://aksharyogini.sudhanwa.com
This is an updated font and has support for the new (MS Windows) operating
systems where the internal mechanism for font rendering is changed. Also,
it has additional characters for the current Unicode standard and the Rupee
Sign is also included.
Most important is the licensing. The new release is under the Open Font
License. As such, all Linux distributions will be able to freely use it in
Please feel free to use, share, distribute the new font. You can download
it from http://aksharyogini.sudhanwa.com .
Give us feedback on my email id or the official id for the font "
aksharyogini at sudhanwa.com " You can also comment on the guestbook on the
Do share this news and also the font.
Wishing you a Very Happy Diwali !!
Thanks and regards
web: www.sudhanwa.com blog: www.sudhanwa.in
Twitter: sudhanwa Check on FB, Linkedin for more.
Please join me and Bishkha Datta (Board member, Wikimedia Foundation) today
(24th September 9 PM Indian Time) for a live interview through Twitter at
Program Director, Wikimedia India Chapter
Dear fellow Wikimedians,
(this is important and a rare opportunity -- please do take a few moments
I would like to draw your attention to a major piece of news:
The Wikimedia Foundation is convening a community consultation on the
future of Wikimedia work in India, to be held in October in Bangalore, with
significant representation from across India, the different projects, and
the different language communities.
Please see the following page on Meta for details, context, and to begin
discussion the delegates you would like to see participating. All costs
will be borne by the Foundation.
Let's try and keep discussion on the talk page of that page on Meta, so
everyone can follow, even people not on this list.
Also, your help in forward this widely, translating as necessary, etc.,
would be MUCH appreciated. Again, this is an important opportunity, and we
need to ensure we get every community's attention.
I look forward to this conversation very much!
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!
The Executive Committee of Wikimedia India Chapter is holding its Q2 Board
Meeting and a two-day Board Camp on 20th (Saturday) and 21st(Sunday) of
September at Bangalore.
As part of the board's induction and outreach, the EC is also arranging an
informal *Wikimedia Community Meet* of all Wikimedians around Bangalore.
The community meet is meant for general interaction and feedback among
themselves as well as with the EC members and the A2K team of CIS.
There will be no formal presentations or other formalities, perhaps for a
short self-introduction session by each participant.
Vishnu and his team from A2K has kindly agreed to join us for this meet.
They are also helping us in conducting the board Camp efficiently.
This is arranged along with a buffet lunch. You are encouraged to bring
your spouse and/or children along with you.
*Wikimedia Bangalore Community Lunch Meet *with *Chapter EC and A2K(CIS)*
*Venue: CIS Office Premises, Indira Nagar, Bangalore*
*Time: 1.00 PM *
*Date: Sunday, 21/09/2014*
Any Wikimedians in and around Bangalore, (any Wikimedia contributor, not
necessarily a chapter member) are welcome. You are also spread the word
around to such among your friends.
*[However, to have a rough count of attendees, we request you to RSVP
(inform us of your intention to participate in advance), preferably by
Friday Night (19/9/2014) or at least by Saturday afternoon by way of email,
SMS or phone or Chapter's wiki.]*
*Contact & RSVP:*
Email: Jayanta@ / Nikita @ wikimedia.in + Vishnu @ cis
Phone / SMS: Jayanta (+91 9836294438)
Thank you and regards,
Wikimedia India Chapter
Lucia (2013 film) is a crowd funded and crowd sourced movie made in
Karnataka that used social media for its promotions.
where the movie's director Pawan explains the insane amount of creative
thinking and genius that helped to produce this movie.
Please do watch this 90 minutes video completely. Every minute has
I couldn't resist sharing this stunning talk as it has lot of correlations
and implications for what we are doing:
Motivating people for a shared vision !
Dear Members of Wikimedia India Chapter,
It is my pleasure to announce Ravishankar Ayyakkannu as the Program
Director of Wikimedia India Chapter.
He was involved in various projects of the movement that dealt with the
State Government of Tamilnadu and multinational firms like Google. His
experiences working for the movement have been featured in media including
The New York Times and BBC. He has served as the General Council member of
the International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil. He is also
actively involved in promoting Free and Open Source projects and Free
Culture movements in Tamil.
Ravishankar completed his graduation from Nanyang Technical University,
Singapore and Technical University of Munich, Germany and later worked as a
researcher for the Leiden University in The Netherlands.He has been working
as an independent Web development consultant.
The Interview committee consisting of Sudhanwa Jogalekar (Past president) ,
Navin Francis ( Past Secretory), Moksh Juneja (President) and myself were
honored to be part of this efficient, effective, and enlightening process.
Ravishankar joined Wikimedia India on 20th September 2014 as Program
Director. He will be based in Bangalore. His primary roles are supporting
community members in organizing and executing the various chapter programs,
strategic planning for the chapter, mentoring interns and devise success
measurement metrics for community projects.
Please join me in officially welcoming Ravishankar Ayyakkannu to Wikimedia
Wikimedia India Chapter
It gives me immense pleasure to announce the re-release of 105 Kannada
classics by Dept of Kannada & Culture, Govt of Karnataka, under CC-BY-SA.
CIS-A2K put lot of efforts in convincing the department to achieve this
milestone. These books include classics like complete Dasa Sahitya which
include complete works of Purandaradasa, Kanakadasa, complete Vachana
Sahitya, Kumaravyasa Bharata, Jaimini Bharata, etc. We got 4 books in PDF
form and they have been uploaded to Commons and index pages created in
Kannada Wikisource. The complete project page for anyone to register and
start working on is at http://bit.ly/gokbooks. The same page has the link
to the declaration containing the list of books released under CC-BY-SA
now. People are welcome to scan and upload other books from the list. I am
simultaneously working on procuring other books from the list in PDF form.
Thanks and regards,