Here is the link to the blog post by Sajjad Anwar and
Sumandro Chattopadhyay on the visualization of the growth of Indic
The data obtained is for the period from January 2001 to December
2012 and has been visualized into motion charts and calendar charts. The
parameters used have also been listed chart wise.
I am not sure if
Sajjad and Sumandro are on the mailing lists but I would be happy to
connect you with them or take the community responses to them if any.
বন্ধুসকল, অসমীয়া ৱিকিপিডিয়াৰ অধিক প্ৰচাৰৰ বাবে এখন ফে'চবুক পৃষ্ঠা আৰম্ভ কৰা
হৈছে। পৃষ্ঠাখনত ৱিকিপিডিয়াত সম্পাদনা কৰা সম্পৰ্কে সহায়, ভাল ৱিকিপিডিয়া
প্ৰবন্ধ বা ছবি, অসমীয়া ৱিকিপিডিয়াৰ আনুষ্ঠানিক ঘোষণা আদি প'ষ্ট কৰা
হ'ব।অনুগ্ৰহ কৰি বন্ধুবৰ্গৰ মাজত পৃষ্ঠাখন শ্বেয়াৰ কৰি ৱিকিপিডিয়াৰ
Friends, a new facebook page on Assamese wikipedia has been started for
better promotion of the project among the facebook users. Help topics to
edit in wikipedia, good articles or pictures, formal announcements of
Assamese wikipedia etc will be posted on the page.
Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/aswikipedia
*~~ গীতাৰ্থ বৰদলৈ (Gitartha Bordoloi)
I take immense pleasure in (re)introducing Dr. U.B
Pavanaja to the entire Wikimedia community! Dr. Pavanaja has joined the
Access to Knowledge team at CIS as a consultant from March 4 onward.
Those associated with Indian language computing and especially that in
Kannada may know him already for having started the first Kannada
website: Vishvakannada.com, the first Kannada online magazine, the first
Indian language (Kannada) website to receive Golden Web Award, the first
Indian language (Kannada) editor for Palm OS and many more firsts.
Pavanaja holds a Master's degree from Mysore University and Ph.D. from
Mumbai University. He was a scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research
Centre, Mumbai, for about 15 years and has done advanced research in
Taiwan. He resigned from BARC in 1997 and dedicated himself fully for
the cause of Computer and Indian languages. You could read more about
his contributions here . Prior to this he has also worked at
Microsoft Research Labs and has been a long time contributor to Kannada
We are very fortunate to have him on board. You can reach
him at pavanaja [at] cis-india [dot] org. Please join me in welcoming
him to our community :)
*Friends, A2K program (formerly Wikimedia India chapter) member Subhashish
Panigrahi will be visiting Dibrugarh town on 11th and 12th March. So a
meeting has been organized by Society for Language Technology Development,
Assam (SLTD,Assam) <http://www.sltdassam.com/> at Dibrugarh University on
11th March at 6:30 pm to discuss about creating resource for the Assamese
community like digitized books etc. All wikipedians and interested persons
present in and around Dibrugarh are hereby requested to attend the meeting
and help making Assamese wikipedia and Assamese wikisource projects bigger
and better. Thank you.
বন্ধুসকল, অহা ১১ আৰু ১২ মাৰ্চ তাৰিখে A2K প্ৰ'গ্ৰেম (পূৰ্বে ৱিকিমিডিয়া ভাৰত
শাখা)ৰ সদস্য শুভাশিস পাণিগ্ৰহী ডিব্ৰুগড় নগৰত উপস্থিত থাকিব। সেই উপলক্ষে ১১
মাৰ্চৰ সন্ধিয়া ৬:৩০ বজাত ভাষা প্ৰযুক্তি বিকাশ পৰিষদ,
উদ্যোগত এখনি সভাৰ আয়োজন কৰা হৈছে। এই সভাত অসমীয়া সমাজৰ বাবে ডিজিটেল কিতাপৰ
ভঁৰাল তৈয়াৰ কৰা আৰু অন্যান্য কথা আলোচনা কৰা হ'ব। ডিব্ৰুগড় আৰু ইয়াৰ
ওচৰে-পাজৰে থকা সকলো ৱিকিপিডিয়ান বা আগ্ৰহী ব্যক্তিক এই সভাত যোগদান কৰিবলৈ
অনুৰোধ জনোৱা হ'ল। ধন্যবাদ।*
*~~ গীতাৰ্থ বৰদলৈ (Gitartha Bordoloi)
I'm writing you all to discuss few important things about Assamese
Wikipedia and the Wiki community. You all might have read about Vishnu
Vardhan, A2K's new programme director has joined the team and he's been
meeting wikipedians in various language communities to know more about them
and to explore how A2K could support them.
Vishnu and I are planning to come down to Assam for few days to meet you
all and meet few educational research institutes which could benefit the
community. North Eastern Regional Language Centre (NERLC), Guwahati, one of
the important research institutes of North Eastern Indian languages has
shown interest and are willing to meet. Mrs. Kheuji Sharma from Assamese
department has agreed for a meeting on 13th March (Time to be confirmed,
mostly afternoon around 12/12.30).
We would like to discuss about the interest of the Assamese Community
before we meet the faculty of NERLC on an IRC. Will that be possible for
you all to join on IRC ( *IRC Channel #wikipedia-as* ) tomorrow around *8/8.30
pm*. This would be for 30 mins and we would discuss about these meetings.
Please let us know your availability and any suggestions for change in
timing. We also would like to meet the wikipedians in person and invite
them to join us for the meeting with Mrs. Sharma. Do let us know about your
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society, New Delhi