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.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sue Gardner <sgardner(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: 28 March 2013 04:00
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*
To: Wikimedia Announce Mailing List <WikimediaAnnounce-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Hello Wikimedia community members,
This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it’s been a very hard
decision to make. But I’m writing to tell you that I’m planning to
leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia
My departure isn’t imminent -- the Board and I anticipate it’ll take
at least six months to recruit my successor, and I’ll be fully engaged
as Executive Director all through the recruitment process and until we
have a new person in place. We’re expecting that’ll take about six
months or so, and so this note is not goodbye -- not yet.
Making the decision to leave hasn’t been easy, but it comes down to two
First, the movement and the Wikimedia Foundation are in a strong place
now. When I joined, the Foundation was tiny and not yet able to
reliably support the projects. Today it's healthy, thriving, and a
competent partner to the global network of Wikimedia volunteers. If
that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t feel okay to leave. In that sense, my
leaving is a vote of confidence in our Board and executive team and
staff --- I know they will ably steer the Foundation through the years
ahead, and I’m confident the Board will appoint a strong successor to
And I feel that although we’re in good shape, with a promising future,
the same isn’t true for the internet itself. (This is thing number
two.) Increasingly, I’m finding myself uncomfortable about how the
internet’s developing, who’s influencing its development, and who is
not. Last year we at Wikimedia raised an alarm about SOPA/PIPA, and
now CISPA is back. Wikipedia has experienced censorship at the hands
of industry groups and governments, and we’re --increasingly, I
think-- seeing important decisions made by unaccountable
non-transparent corporate players, a shift from the open web to mobile
walled gardens, and a shift from the production-based internet to one
that’s consumption-based. There are many organizations and individuals
advocating for the public interest online -- what’s good for ordinary
people -- but other interests are more numerous and powerful than they
are. I want that to change. And that’s what I want to do next.
I’ve always aimed to make the biggest contribution I can to the
general public good. Today, this is pulling me towards a new and
different role, one very much aligned with Wikimedia values and
informed by my experiences here, and with the purpose of amplifying
the voices of people advocating for the free and open internet. I
don’t know exactly what this will look like -- I might write a book,
or start a non-profit, or work in partnership with something that
already exists. Either way, I feel strongly that this is what I need
I feel an increasing sense of urgency around this. That said, I also
feel a strong sense of responsibility (and love!) for the Wikimedia
movement, and so I’ve agreed with the Board that I’ll stay on as
Executive Director until we have my successor in place. That’ll take
some time -- likely, at least six months.
Until then, nothing changes. The Wikimedia Foundation has lots of work
to do, and you can expect me to focus fully on it until we have a new
Executive Director in place.
I have many people to thank, but I’m not going to do it now --
there’ll be time for that later. For now, I’ll just say I love working
with you all, I’m proud of everything the Wikimedia movement is
accomplishing, and I’m looking forward to our next six months
Jan-Bart’s going to write a note in a couple of minutes with
information about the transition process. We’ll be hosting office
hours this weekend as well, so anybody with questions can ask them
here or turn up to talk with us on IRC.
415 839 6885 office
415 816 9967 cell
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately
directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia
community. For more information about Wikimedia-l:
WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list
Knowledge is universal
...so share it.
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 :)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Subhashish Panigrahi <subhashish(a)cis-india.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: Media Wiki and Wikipedia Event in Kolkata CIS-A2K support (Was
Re: Wikipedia Event in Kolkata)
To: Sucheta Ghoshal <sucheta.ghoshal(a)gmail.com>
Cc: Harsh Kothari <harshkothari410(a)gmail.com>, Yuvi Panda <me(a)yuvi.in>,
Jayanta Nath <jayantanth(a)gmail.com>, Rangan Datta <rangan_datta(a)yahoo.com>,
Nitika Tandon <nitika(a)cis-india.org>, "Vishnu T." <vishnu(a)cis-india.org>,
noopur Raval <noopur(a)cis-india.org>, Sunil Abraham <sunil(a)cis-india.org>,
Usha Nandini <usha(a)cis-india.org>, Prasad <prasad(a)cis-india.org>, Wikimedia
India EC <wikimedia-in-exec(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Congrats Sucheta, Harsh and Yuvi for this initiative!
Do let us know how we could help.
On 05-Mar-2013, at 5:37 AM, Vishnu wrote:
We will be supporting this event(s). Please help Sucheta, Rangan and
Jayanta mobilize more Kolkata based Wikipedians (and potential Wikipedians)
to attend this.
@Sucheta, Yuvi, Harsh, Rangan and Jayanta:
1) We will be reimbursing Harsh's travel to and fro to Kolkata for this
event as part of CIS-A2K support. Please get in touch with our Accounts
Officer Ms. Usha who is copied here.
2) Please kindly acknowledge CIS for supporting this event. You can find
our logo at www.cis-india.org. :-)
3) It would be nice if you could send us couple of blogs about the event
which can be put up on CIS website. Please touch base with Prasad, who is
copied on this. We would encourage Harsh and Yuvi to also write separate
blogs based on their experience or learnings from the event and how you all
see sustaining the momentum you have created through the Media Wiki
workshop. Please feel free to use these write-ups in any other location on
or off the web. Visit www.cis-india.org to see a sample of our blogs.
4) It will be useful if you actively involve as many Bengali wikipedians
(even remotely if possible) as possible in this, so that you will help
build an interface with the interested tech guys and content contributors.
Bengali Wikipedia needs a major boost. Also Bengal related content on
en.wikipedia needs lot more additions. Do also focus on on-wiki activities
5) Do not hesitate to touch base with me or anyone else on CIS-A2K team if
you need any clarifications or support.
Make it a big success and lots of fun :-)
All the best.
On 3/4/2013 2:45 AM, Harsh Kothari wrote:
My Travel Expense
Dep: 15:00 Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Ahmedabad
Arr: 17:30 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata
Price - 7882 INR
Dep: 11:05 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata
Arr: 13:40 Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Ahmedabad (AMD)
Price - 7705 INR
On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 2:29 AM, Sucheta Ghoshal
> Hi Vishnu,
> This is our basic plan for the Wikipedia event in our college:
> I have been talking to Jayanta da and Rangan da (on Cc), my fellow
> Wikipedians from Kolkata chapter, and they are willing to conduct the
> edit-a-thon part. We shall be able to confirm their presence soon enough, I
> hope. And I shall put up the schedule accordingly.
> Also, Harsh- Could you tell us about your travel expenses, as that would
> be helpful.
> I am looking forward to get all of your suggestions,- feel free to edit
> the page, if you wish to!
Physical Research Laboratory.
Follow Me : harshkothari410 <https://twitter.com/harshkothari410/>