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> Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2018 10:59:29 +0530
> From: Vikram Vincent <vincentvikram(a)gmail.com>
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> Welcome to the community. Quite interesting work you are doing
> Vikram Vincent
> On 03/10/2018, Japleen Pasricha <japleenpasricha(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I have been a member of this mailing list for some time now and I think
> > it's time I properly introduce myself :)
> > Hi, my name is Japleen and I'm a feminist activist and entrepreneur based
> > in New Delhi, India. I run an online feminist media platform called
> > *Feminism
> > In India*
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I have been a member of this mailing list for some time now and I think
it's time I properly introduce myself :)
Hi, my name is Japleen and I'm a feminist activist and entrepreneur based
in New Delhi, India. I run an online feminist media platform called *Feminism
In India* <https://feminisminindia.com/>. Apart from publishing an online
feminist magazine, running campaigns etc, we also organise monthly
One of our vision and mission is to increase the representation of Indian
women on the internet and we achieve that by writing on our website but
also editing Wikipedia.
I started editing Wikipedia in 2014, but was not regular. In 2016, I
attended some editathons and initiated the *FII Wiki Project*. Now, since
October 2016 we organise one Wikipedia editathon every month to write about
women, trans and non-binary people.
FII Wiki Project has partnered with *CIS A2K* and *Punjabi Wikimedians* in
the past. We choose a topic every month and try to partner with a group/org
who has subject expertise in it. For example, in September we partnered with*
Asia Safe Abortion Partnership* and organised an editathon to edit abortion
related pages of India and Asia Pacific.
I'm still new to the whole Wikimedia ecosystem and learning each day.
Currently, I personally contribute to the English Wikipedia, Commons and
Although each of our editathon is documented on the FII website, I have
recently also started documenting on Meta and the P&E dashboard. This is
the meta page of FII Wiki Project
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FII_Wiki_Project>. It is still incomplete
so all suggestions are welcome!
I'm specifically writing to connect with women Wikimedians in India and
Wikimedians who are based in Delhi-NCR. At FII, we are still trying to form
a community and even after organising editathons for 2 years, we don't see
a lot of repeat attendees. So, it will be nice to meet some Wikimedians in
I'd also love to co-organise editathons with other language groups as long
as we can focus on gender. Please feel free to get in touch with me
personally at japleen(a)feminisminindia.com.
I'd happy to answer questions anyone may have about what we do.
Founder & Editor-in-chief of Feminism in India <http://feminisminindia.com/>
Personal Blog <http://japleenpasricha.wordpress.com/>| Facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/japleen.pasricha> | Twitter
A workshop on Wikimedia copyright-related topics will take place on 20-21
October in Bangalore or slightly around. Pre-event session is on 19 October
Any Wikimedian from South Indian states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala,
Tamil Nadu, Telangana, who are actively working, may apply to participate
in the workshop.
The primary resource person of the workshop will be User:Yann
Some of the topics to be discussed during the workshop are (more topics may
- Different Creative Commons licenses (CC licences) and terminologies
such as CC, SA, BY, ND, NC, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
- Public domain in general and Public domain in India
- Copyright of photos of different things such as painting, sculpture,
monument, coins, banknotes, book covers, etc.
- Freedom of Panorama
- Personality rights
- Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA, specially impact on Indian works)
- Government Open Data License India (GODL)
- *topic may be added based on needs-assessment of the participants*
Please see the event page here, and consider joining:
Partial participation is not allowed. In order to bridge gendergap, female
Wikimedians are encouraged to apply.
Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to remind
me over email or phone call.
The hyperlinks have been clubbed for the same video. Please share them
Not sure which video I was referring.
On Monday, October 1, 2018, Abhinav srivastava <abhinav619(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Bodhisattwa,
> I saw these videos last evening, they are actually very nicely done.
> I have a very minor concern which I have also posted under the comments
> section and reached out to you last evening.
> In ‘What just happened’ video, can we drop ’whatsapp’ placed just ahead of
> fake news. If possible dubb it to online fake news or simply mute it.
> I am not a lawyer and not sure on legal issues. Someone can better reflect
> on the matter of taking names of Internet organisation outside our
> When Hindi promotional video was made by WMF, The Hindi community members
> on the table made a common consensus on not taking names.
> Again, it could be a very minor issue and may not hold much relevance.
> On Monday, October 1, 2018, Bodhisattwa Mandal <
> bodhisattwa.rgkmc(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We are happy to announce that, three Bengali Wikisource Awareness
>> Campaign videos have been released in Youtube channel
>> <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK_fhMDPgSjGGaGGvY4A38Q> of West
>> Bengal Wikimedians user Group
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/West_Bengal_Wikimedians>. This campaign
>> was first such initiative to promote Wikisource among new readers.
>> The project was first placed in IdeaLab
>> as part of Inspire Campaign and was later funded by Wikimedia Foundation rapid
>> The details can be found here
>> The youtube links of the short videos can be found here -
>> * লে হালুয়া <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3O9AC5Z3g> (What just
>> * মায়ের নজর <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3O9AC5Z3g> (Watchful
>> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3O9AC5Z3g> * দুনিয়া যখন দোরগোড়ায়
>> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3O9AC5Z3g> (World at your doorstep)
>> The videos were also uploaded to Commons. The links are as follows-
>> * লে হালুয়া
>> (What just happened)
>> * মায়ের নজর <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:মায়ের_নজর.webm>
>> (Watchful eyes)
>> * দুনিয়া যখন দোরগোড়ায়
>> (World at your doorstep)
>> The video production could have not been possible without -
>> * Director - Ishan Sharma (Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute,
>> * Cinematographer - Sukhansaar Singh (do)
>> * Executive Producer - Aryaman Nath (do)
>> * Sound Director - Sukrit Sen (do)
>> * Focus Puller - Theodros Tadesse (Ethiopia)
>> * Assistant Director - Sneha Das (do)
>> * Editor - Himangshu Kamble (Mumbai)
>> * Colorist - Pankaj Nelson (Mumbai)
>> * Plot proposer - Deepanjan Ghosh (Radio Mirchi Kolkata)
>> * Cast - Sujan Ghosh, Suavo Mukherjee, Ritam Sarkar, Raja Chakravorty,
>> Shrabanti Bhattacharya and Avinash
>> - * Bengali Wikisource team - Bodhisattwa Mandal, Hrishikes Sen, Mahir
>> Morshed, Jayanta Nath
>> - * WMF liaison - Satdeep Gill (Thanks a lot, buddy!)
>> It was a completely new experience for us, and we have learnt a lot from
>> the entire project. We will try to promote the videos for next 1 month and
>> submit our grant report within the deadline of 30 October, 2018.
>> Please do watch the videos and feel free to create subtitles in your
>> languages. The English and Bengali subtitles are already there in Youtube
>> and Commons.
>> Bengali Wikisource community
>> West Bengal Wikimedians User Group
This is to inform you all that I've resigned as an EC member of Wikimedia
India on 23 September 2018.
Thanks to you all, I hope I was of help to community members. Since this is
not related to personal volunteer work, you can always reach out to me on
my personal email, kcvelaga(a)gmail.com.