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WIKIBREAK: I'd be inactive for the foreseeable future, my activity limited to occasional appearances on WP:PINQ --Gurubrahma 13:37, 4 April 2006 (UTC)Gurubrahma 05:59, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

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I saw that you have great edits. Just stopped to say hi.--Juthani1 (talk) 23:47, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Films coordinator elections[edit]

The WikiProject Films coordinator selection process is starting. We are aiming to elect five coordinators to serve for the next six months; if you are interested in running, please sign up here by March 28! Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 09:58, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


Hiii! Saw you editing after quite a long time! I am also not frequent now. How are you? Do drop in at WP:PINQ sometimes.--Dwaipayan (talk) 16:44, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of[edit]

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Hello, thanks for your message. I have no problem with being restored. JIP | Talk 06:09, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

The article was about a non-notable website, and as such should have been speedily deleted under WP:WEB. If you want to create a new article about the slang phrase, do so; but not under that name. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:11, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of[edit]

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Surface Condenser[edit]


one thing i could not understand in the surface condenser article:

Why does the steam need to be condensed to water? Does this not make it lose energy, therefore needing more energy to be put into it again later before it can be returned to the steam turbines? Does this not therefore make the process less efficient as it requires more raw material to re-heat water into steam - when it was steam in the first place?

Thank you in advance, and eagerly awaiting your reply :-) BigSteve (talk) 13:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Sri Anirvan[edit]

Hi Gurubrahma, I started the Sri Anirvan article for you, using all your links from the India/Quiz. I'm hoping you can help with some specific things, as well as any other improvements you care to make, of course!

  • I couldn't access the Banglapedia link you provided, so you might want to check if it had extra info that could be included?
  • Do you know how to use Bengali script? I don't, so have put his name in Roman alphabet only for now.
  • I don't really know how to do redirect pages - do you? It seems there is an alternate spelling: Sri Aniravan so it'd be great if we could make that page and direct it to this one.

Best, WikiJedits (talk) 16:47, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the star, that was very kind! And so is your help. Great to have that redirect page. When I tried a different computer I finally did get into to the Banglapedia page, so I added something too, as well as the info Amondal provided on my talk page. Best, WikiJedits (talk) 19:20, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Telugu script needed[edit]

Hi, can you add the Telugu script at Chaunk#Name in various languages? Thank you, Badagnani (talk) 18:05, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Films August 2008 Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Films roll call and coordinator elections[edit]

Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 03:25, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Films coordinator elections - voting now open![edit]

Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 22:46, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

hi can you help solving a dispute at op blue star[edit]

Hi, I and one of my fellow editors are facing a deadlock on a issue of bias on a controversial topic Operation Blue Star, the summary of dispute can be found at [1], please let us know your views so that we can solve the dispute amicably. Thanks LegalEagle (talk) 02:20, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

Hi there... You are also from Blore? Well I am also at blore since 5 years :) ... Good to see you at WT:INB -- Tinu Cherian - 12:08, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

The Indian Barnstar of National Merit[edit]

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Awarded to Gurubrahma, one of the most prolific editors and an admin from India. We are proud of you ! -- Tinu Cherian - 06:19, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
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Re:Navin Chawla[edit]

Hi, nice to see your message but unfortunately I neither took that photo nor I knew of Navin Chawla earlier. But yes, a search on Google images showed same face so I assume it is him only. Actually I had uploaded that photo for article Pather Panchali before Dwaipayanc was going to put it on FAC. I took it from library of PIB which donates thousands of photos every year to media and various organizations free of cost. Also PIB website mentions that photos can be used for academic purposes. I had uploaded it on commons under same pretext. --GPPande talk! 18:38, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Abhinav Bindra[edit]

Thanks. During Olympics, a huge number of editors got into this article, many being anonymous ones. That time I had worked on it.--GDibyendu (talk) 14:36, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Question on Neologisms[edit]

According to the appropriate Wiki page, neologisms can be used only if the sources are reliable and they are reliable only if the word is specifically described in the news sources and not just used as a term for the sake of using a term.

What I wanted to ask is that a majority of the news sources on the article use the word in reference to the terrorist network, which is almost always called a "saffron terror network". Does this still appropriate as a term or is it almost used as a name?

Note: This is for future reference and eventual resubmission.SilverserenC 20:50, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I can understand that. It seems to me that Saffron Terror would do much better as a sub-section under Hindu Extremism. I'm still a bit confused as to why that page was ever deleted when we have extremism pages for other religions. As long as it's presented in a non-biased light, the article should be okay. I certainly got more than enough hits on Google News for it. SilverserenC 14:29, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

RD parade[edit]

Hi, I have found three names from WP who participated in Republic Day parade. They are Kaul Singh Thakur, Danny Denzongpa, Ram Lal Thakur. You may know it already. --Amondal (talk) 09:40, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Do you mean to say article like 'List of notable people participated in RD parade'? I am interested to do that but I will go slow because of my busy schedule. One more thing, your help will be required as this is going to be my first article in WP. --Amondal (talk) 03:07, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Thats a better idea. --Amondal (talk) 07:17, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


Guru, Hope are you? Good to see you back. Are you still on a semi-wikibreak? Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 02:04, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Hohhoho! --KnowledgeHegemony talk 20:25, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Hope you have a great and merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! --KnowledgeHegemony talk 20:25, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

How to use this top Indian Wikipedian list for effective collaboration[edit]

Hi, I have added a section 'How to use this list for effective collaboration' on User:Tinucherian/Indians WP page to see if we can put this list to really good use, pl give your thoughts on the same and we can take it further from there. Thanks. Vjdchauhan (talk) 18:37, 6 January 2009 (UTC).

WP:FILMS Questionnaire[edit]

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Congrats on winning PINQ round 31 ![edit]

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Heya, it's been a long time since we spoke, [last time was December 2005]... I have a few questions though.... How do I generate that user hash like you did? And HOW do I type in Devnagiri? Regards.. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 15:28, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Actor-politicians[edit]

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Well, you know how the Americans think they're the only ones alive on this planet, so most of the things online, go according to their whims and fancies.
So, I thought, let's be a bit fair.
RBI, redirects to Run Batted In, which as we all know is a baseball term, and baseball is an American sport.
Sometime back, a vote was held to redirect it to the disambig page. Someone said, English is NOT a primary language of India, and hence there should be preference to non-Indian artices.
The Americans voted and made the article redirect to Run Batted In, so I feel, we should all have another vote.
So, please vote, on whether you support or oppose the redirect to RBI (disambiguation) rather than Run batted in.
The earlier debate can be found at Talk:RBI (disambiguation).
The new poll can be found at Talk:RBI
--Rsrikanth05 (talk) 07:19, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 13:08, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

WP Bangalore Meetup[edit]

Following the Mailing list discussion that we had, here's a call for an informal meetup of Bangalore Wikipedians soon. Please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Bangalore/Bangalore3 -- Tinu Cherian - 10:04, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

WikMeetup Bangalore is scheduled for Sunday, 5 July, 2009 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM and I have emailed you with more details. Please ping me if you require any more information. Hoping to meet you on the meetup day. Take care -- Tinu Cherian - 08:49, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter, Volume IV, Issue 2 – July 2009[edit]

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Interpretation of number in history[edit]

Dear Gurubrahma,

Wanted to know one thing from u. When I see edit history, then there is some number like (+45) or (-25), etc. What does it mean? They are different in colours also. What does it mean? thanks, Suresh or Su_hit —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sureshpurohit (talkcontribs) 11:44, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Guru. It is useful information.--Su_hit (talk) 04:01, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Number of Visits[edit]

Can we track number of visitors/views for particular wiki page/article for specified duration? How? I will appreciate your response. --Su_hit (talk) 12:22, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Babuji[edit]

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Babuji Error[edit]


My apologies for creating more work for you, I was tired and neglected to check the history...doesn't usually happen, but I'll try to make sure it doesn't happen again! Frmatt (talk) 02:46, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia WikMeetup Bangalore 6[edit]

Hi there, WikMeetup6 Bangalore is scheduled for Sunday, 11 Oct, 2009 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM at CIS Bangalore office. Please sign up if you are attending. Please ping me if you require any more information. Hoping to meet you on the meetup day. Take care -- Tinu Cherian - 10:29, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey the next meetup is happening in November. See WP:MBL7. Hoping to meet you again -- Tinu Cherian - 14:57, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Anon msg.[edit]

hai sir

my name is also gurubrahma .i , from ap —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:55, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Gurubrahma! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 2 of the articles that you created are tagged as Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to insure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. if you were to bring these articles up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,111 article backlog. Once the articles are adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the list:

  1. Sharath Kamal - Find sources: "Sharath Kamal" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  2. Shankar Acharya - Find sources: "Shankar Acharya" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 23:40, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Problem with India-specific Theologians[edit]


In recent times, I have been facing problems with a particular user who is not at all interested in India-specific Theologians. The user keeps adding proposed for deletion tags. Recently, he has compiled a voluminous list of India-specific Theologians whom he proposes to delete [2].

The user seems to be following three simple steps:

1. Add the tag for deletion and propose it for deletion within a specific period 2. Wait and watch 3. Delete completely

This user, rather I would add, is on a deletion-spree. Kindly check on the user. He succeeded in deleting Scott L. Harris [[3]].

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Grbpradeep (talkcontribs) 17:40, 15 February 2010

WikiProject India Newsletter Volume V, Issue no. 1 - (June 2010)[edit]

Project News

WP:IND Newsletter is back! It's been nearly a year since the last edition, but we hope to bring out issues on a more regular basis now. The India Wikiproject was set up to increasing coverage of India-related topics on Wikipedia, and over the past few months the focus has been on improving article quality. A number of the project's featured articles underwent featured article reviews over the past year. Of these, Darjeeling and Flag of India survived the review process, while the rest were demoted. During the same period, Gangtok, Harbhajan Singh, Darjeeling and Mysore were featured on the main page respectively on August 20, September 17, November 6 and December 29, 2009. Meanwhile, articles on topics as diverse as Political history of Mysore and Coorg (1565–1760), Marwari horse and Iravan were promoted as featured articles, and respectively appeared on the main page on March 25, May 17 and May 28, 2010. Consequently, the number of FA-class articles under the project's scope dropped from 67 in August 2009 to 63 in June 2010. The number of good articles, however, saw a more than 40% increase, from 91 to 130 during the same period, while the number of featured lists saw a 33% increase from 12 to 16.

Due to the recent policy changes regarding unreferenced Biographies of Living People (BLPs), an effort was started in January 2010 to source all unreferenced BLPs coming under Wikiproject India. 1200 such articles were identified initially and more were added to the list later. Due to the sourcing effort, the number of Indian unreferenced BLPs is down to 565 currently. During February-April 2010, There was a large scale disruption of Kerala related articles by a Thrissur based IP vandal. Editing from a dynamic IP BSNL connection, the vandal changed dates of birth, death and ages of a number of Malayalam and Tamil film actors. Later he added a few international biographies to his list. He also marked some living people like Arvind Swamy as dead. A month long range block was imposed on his IP range two times and each time he came back to vandalise dates once the block expired. Currently the range has been blocked for three months till September 11, 2010.

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Actor-politicians[edit]

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Lupin Ltd[edit]

Hi there, I just wanted to know why you moved Lupin Ltd to Lupin Ltd., I mean it is really necessary to add period(.) there?, people really dont care adding . while using short form. (pls leave a talk back my talkpage) thanks KuwarOnline Talk 15:08, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter Volume V, Issue no. 2 - November 2010[edit]

English WikiProject News

After a missed issue, the WP:IND newsletter is back on track to being a regular bimonthly feature. The Indian WikiProject has seen plenty of online and off-line action, both in English as well as other Indian languages, and we now have a bigger, better format that intends to feature content and news from the English as well as other Indian language Wikipedias.

Reaching out to Indians has been the theme of the Indian Wikiproject over the past couple of months, aiming to involve a greater number of Indians in editing both the English and Indian language Wikipedias. To this end, efforts to set up the Indian chapter of Wikimedia have moved into their final stages, and registration of the society is currently pending. An effort is underway to push for "WikiMarathons" at meetups, where attendees will be encouraged to edit the English and/or Indian language Wikipedias. This is intended to popularise Wikipedia editing among the general public. In addition, a bot to post DYK's from the Indian Wikiproject to Twitter was created and launched by User:Logicwiki.

What's New?

Regrettably, the number of Featured Articles has dropped from 63 in June to 58 at the end of October 2010. Several FAs came up for review and were delisted, while Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties of India was saved. Meanwhile, Chalukya Dynasty appeared on the main page on July 9, 2010. Hearteningly, the number of Good Articles increased from 130 to 136 during the same period, while the number of Featured Lists remained constant at 16.

The source code for the Article Alert Bot is now available and the bot itself is expected to be up and running very shortly. This means that article alerts for the Indian Wikiproject will again be available, enabling editors to easily keep track of developments in respect of reviews, nominations, deletions etc.

The date change vandal mentioned briefly in the previous issue made a reappearance when the range block on his IP range expired in September. Consequently the block was extended till September 2011.

In October there was a heated discussion in the India project noticeboard regarding the copyright status of the Indian party symbols. The discussion was triggered by the deletion of Wiki San Roze's party symbol images by Hammersoft as copyright violations. No resolution was reached, partly because of our inability to explain to Hammersoft how election symbols in India differ from party logos. Comments are requested from anyone with a background in Indian copyright law to clarify this issue.

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News from Indian-language Wikipedias
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The Tamil Wikipedia stall at the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 in Coimbatore in June 2010.
Jimmy Wales introduces the Malayalam Wikipedia CD of 500 selected articles during his key note address at Wikimania 2010 at Gdansk.
  • The Hindi Wikipedia and its sister wiki projects migrated to the new vector interface on September 1, 2010. In addition, Hindi is the first (and so far the only) Indian language to be incorporated into the WikiBhasha translation and contribution toolkit developed by Microsoft Research.

Community news
The first meetup in Delhi on 22 September 2010.

Mumbai and Delhi held their first meetups in September, where Wikimedia Board members Barry Newstead and Bishakha Datta met up with Wikipedians and other interested members of the public in these cities. A month later, Hyderabad also held its first meetup.

Arun Ram, Shiju Alex and Barry Newstead releasing the Wikimedia India community newsletter at the nineteenth Bangalore meetup on 24 September 2010.

Wikipedians in Bangalore continued their tradition of meeting up regularly at the Centre for Internet and Society, with the nineteenth meetup in September featuring Barry and Bishaka as attendees, and marking the release of the community newsletter. Along with Delhi and Mumbai, Bangalore is reported to be one of the three cities in contention for the Indian office of the Wikipedia Foundation.

Jimmy Wales speech at the Mumbai Wikipedia Meetup #3 on 31 October 2010. Intro by User:Bishdatta & User:Arunram. (Recorded by User:AshLin.)

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had an interaction with Wikipedians followed by a presentation to members of the public at the third Wikipedia meetup in Mumbai on October 31, 2010.

The first Wikimarathon, where Wikipedians and members of the public were encouraged to contribute to Wikimedia projects onsite, was held simultaneously at the meetups in Bangalore and Chennai on November 14, 2010. Wikipedians in Delhi also held a meetup the same day.

The Malayalam Wikipedia held several academies in different parts of Kerala over the past few months.

Wikimedia Foundation board member Bishakha Datta and Indian Wikipedian Srinivas Gunta co-authored a panel presentation at Wikimania 2010 on the Wikimedia Asia Project.

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Hi GB[edit]

I'm a very occasional wikipedian, but for what it's worth, here I am! Rimi talk contribs 12:09, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

I would like to join event Wikipedia's 10th anniversary Date 12 January 2011 at Indian Institute of Management Indore[edit]

My Self Surendra Singh Virhe I am a Spiritual leader,Social Activist,Life Coach, Writer From Indore India.

I would like to join event Wikipedia's 10th anniversary Date 12 January 2011 at Indian Institute of Management Indore.Please guide me how can i ensure my entry or registration? if possible send me invitation for my Organization representation. 

I am The Founder of a youth Organization UTKARSH...

We are working for Public and social welfare from last 12 years, our Organization is identified by the name:

Utkarsh Samajik Shaikshanik Anusandhan  Avam Gramin Vikas Sansthan.

As Utkarsh we are working on the grass root level for the welfare of society. As we look for a general introduction of Utkarsh

Utkarsh organization was established in the year 1998 with a motive to eradicate social evils that are deep routed in our society since long and also to fight against various cultural and environmental problems that are growing rapidly in our society.

Due to unfavorable conditions that are prevailing in our rural and urban cultural environment, today’s youth and affluent class is getting socially insensible and self centered, so with a view to change this narrow thinking, doing something constructive for society and to bring social reforms, a group of youth established Utkarsh.

I hope you will ensure my entry for Wikipedia's 10th anniversary Celebration at IIM Indore. With Regards Surendra Singh Virhe UTKARSH SANSTHAN 88,TEJAJI NAGAR, KASTURBA GRAM INDORE-452020 M.P. 09826042177 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:04, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


I've undone those edits...please make sure to verify before editing! regards, Karan Gupta ---

Need comments on this RFC - [| discussion][edit]

Need your views and comments. One should also go through ['no consensus' discussion]. ..असक्तः सततं कार्य कर्म समाचर | असक्तः हि आचरन् कर्म.. Humour Thisthat2011 08:25, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

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...and again. JamesBWatson (talk) 08:04, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]


New page patrol – Survey Invitation

Hello Gurubrahma! The WMF is currently developing new tools to make new page patrolling much easier. Whether you have patrolled many pages or only a few, we now need to know about your experience. The survey takes only 6 minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist us in analyzing the results of the survey; the WMF will not use the information to identify you.

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  • If this has been sent to you in error and you have never patrolled new pages, please ignore it.

Please click HERE to take part.
Many thanks in advance for providing this essential feedback.

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Telugu wikipedia[edit]

Sir, Can you participate in the web chatting of Telugu wikipedians at te:వికీపీడియా:సమావేశం/వెబ్ ఛాట్ on this Saturday between 8 and 9 pm and give you valuable suggestions.Dr. Rajasekhar A. 10:58, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Gurubrahma,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 23:43, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Anjali Bhagwat[edit]

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