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I am Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas, Prashanth for short and NS for shorter and daktre for better. I have been on the english wikipedia since 7th February, 2005. I am from Bangalore, India where I did my schooling and learnt nothing. I went to Mysore where I did my medicine to become a doctor and learnt something. I went a bit south to the forests of BR Hills where I actually started living (and learning!). For my masters in public health, I went to ITM, Antwerp where I learnt some more. Now, I work out of Bangalore, Tumkur and Antwerp. I have a great interest in life, human or otherwise, particularly birds and wildlife. Apart from various public health issues, I also do some work on mental health.

On the English wikipedia, I contribute mainly to articles on birds, insects, frogs, snakes and other life forms. I also dabble a bit with medical articles especially public health, historical biographies of little known naturalists, especially British and on biographies of notable contemporary Indian people. My photographs generally go on commons and are on these same subjects. I have earlier done some mechanical yet important tasks such as fighting vandalism, vote on tools, ask for page protection and watch BLPs. I am also around on Strategy wiki, where I like to think that I am doing something. What I cannot write on wikipedia, I write for my website. I am a passionate advocate of FOSS, especially for health care and education and am a member of PANACeA, a network promoting research on ehealth and an Advisor on Mendeley . I conduct hands-on workshops and trainings on Wikipedia, mediawiki and Mendeley in schools and institutions, like this one in Mangalore. Leave me a note if you are interested in doing one.

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a few contributions

Extended phenotype

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  • My website and blog. Link
  • Gallery of photographs uploaded by me on Commons. Link
  • Other wikis - Meta, Strategywiki and marginal edits in some indic wikipedias.
  • Awards by fellow editors. Feel free to add!
  • Analysis of my edits on English Wikipedia on Soxred93's tools. Link
  • List of pages created by me. Link
  • My To Do list. Feel free to add relevant information/comments. Link
  • Some of my random musings. Feel free to muse randomly too. Link

I think..

Acknowledgements: Jen, User:Antandrus, User:ElAmericano, Shyamal & Kalyan

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