Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:05:56 +0530
From: Sowmyan Tirumurti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WMIN meet at Lal Bagh Bangalore-
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Change in schedule of WMIN monthly meet at Lal Bagh as requested by
officials at Lal Bagh
Date: Dec 25, 2013 Christmas day.
Start Time : 11 AM
Expected duration of interaction - 2 hours
Interactions with : Shri Gunavantha - Dy Director
Location: Office of the Dy Director of Horticulture. As you approach Glass
House from the Bandstand, the office building will be about 50 meters to
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 20:05:55 +0530
> From: Sowmyan Tirumurti <email@example.com>
> To: "firstname.lastname@example.org"
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimediaindia-l Digest, Vol 621,
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> Hi Shyamal,
> You are welcome to invite others. Just wait till Tuesday. I plan to meet
> the Director on Tuesday and will confirm to you.
> The wealth of information you posted is very interesting. I guess we need
> to form category specific interest groups for greater shared interest.
> For long i have wondered how to revive Bangalore meets. Meets for talking
> and sharing do not seem to enthuse many. Meets to do some joint action is
> more appealing.
> I have invited some people from UAS, GKVK too. Let us see how things work
> out. If the invited team from UAS carries back nice memories more
> enthusiasts from UAS can join us in future ventures too.
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:26:14 +0530
> > From: "Shyamal L." <email@example.com>
> > To: Wikimedia India Community list
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Opportunity to embellish Lal Bagh
> > Botanical Garden related WP article before the flower show on Jan
> > 26.
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> > Sowmyan, this is great news indeed! I know a number of people who are
> > interested. It would be great if some of their archives can be accessed.
> > Most of the trees that are out there are somewhat more readily accessible
> > as indeed are the ornamentals.
> > There are some really historic material including some amazing artwork
> > (some of which I believe is by some unfortunately little-known botanical
> > artists like K. Cheluvayya Raju who died more than 70 years ago).
> > There is probably some interesting material related to G H Krumbiegel,
> > Cleghorn and the Agri Horticultural Society.
> > There are also some interesting publications made by the Horticulture
> > Department that are largely inaccessible - over the years I have had
> > enquiries from the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh for looking up a
> > called "Glass House – The Jewel of Lalbagh" published in 1991 that has
> > hardly been seen by people who are interested in it. I have likewise had
> > requests for archive data relating to John Cameron (Krumbiegel's
> > predecessor).
> > There is also a great deal of as yet un-written history on plant
> > introductions such as
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote ("Seemay Badnekayi" = foreign
> > brinjal
> > - one of the introductions to our diet thanks to the work at Lalbagh) as
> > well as the numerous avenue trees (like the pink poui currently in bloom
> > and chosen by Krumbiegel as part of his Ritu Samhara idea for Bangalore)
> > For a glimpse of the excellent artwork of an unfortunately little-known
> > botanical artist - K. Cheluvayya Raju - see
> > and we have several other botanical artists who as yet have no articles
> > even on the en.wiki (for example the somewhat famous pair of Govindoo and
> > Rungiah).
> > I have been postponing my own plans to research the archives there and
> > would be very happy to join you in your meetings if possible. There are
> > some active tree groups in India who will be interested too.
> > best wishes
> > Shyamal
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Shyamal