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Hello Imc, welcome to Wikipedia. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian. You can learn more on the how to edit page. The naming conventions and style guide pages are also useful. There is a sandbox which you can use to experiment in. If you have any questions, see the help pages or add a question to the village pump. Angela 23:37, 1 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing up the confusion at amaryllis. Koyaanis Qatsi 16:49, 7 Dec 2003 (UTC) ---


@ 2004 this is Ethics of decompilation Check zhan —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:24, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi! I see you've removed my clarifications on her supposed marriage to Abhimanyu. I learned about this from a senior disciple of HDG Srila Prabhupada called Dhina Bandu Dasa. He is well versed and eduacated in scriptures and so I dont doubt his words. As I am unable (as of now) to point you at scriptural quotes confirming Abhimanyu as the husband I will not challenge this just yet. But I wish to show a few sources from where I confirm my comments.

However I must insist that as per Brihad-Gautamiya Tantra, Sri Radha is described as the source of all goddesses of fortune. Here is the verse and the translation courtesy of

devi krishna-mayi prokta radhika para-devata sarva-lakshmi-mayi sarva kantih sammohini para

"The transcendental goddess Srimati Radharani is the direct counterpart of Lord Sri Krishna. She is the central figure for all the goddesses of fortune. She possesses all the attractiveness to attract the all-attractive Personality of Godhead. She is the primeval internal potency of the Lord."

Please also note that Mahabharata is not really scripture. It is ithihasa / history. It does however contain that topmost of scriptures in it. I.e. The Bhagavad Gita. Sri Radha may not be mentioned in the Mahabharata but she is mentioned in numerous other scriptural literature. If you have read any of the Gaudiya vaishnava literature for example you will see this.

The Padma Purana mentions eighteen thousand gopis among whom 108 are most important. Among those 108, eight are considered more important. Among the eight, two have a special position, Candravali and Radharani. Between the two, Padma Purana tells us Sri Radha is the foremost. According to Bhaktivinoda, Candravali herself admits this truth as she gazes upon Sri Radha's footprints along side of Krishna's. I got this information from As you are more inclined to read purana's I hope you will be checking this out yourself.

Matheesha 13:32, 23 Dec 2004 (GMT)


Hi! I see you've gone through and changed Gondwana to Gondwanaland. 'Gondwana' is preferred. Compare the two terms at and look at some paleo- sites to get an idea. I guess it's not that important. I just didn't see why you made the changes. Wetman 13:11, 30 Dec 2003 (PST)


Hi, I see that you have transferred the images from Hampi to Vijayanagara. I am not sure of the actual terminologies, but even if the British have renamed Vijayanagara as Hampi, as of now, we call the place as Hampi- you can see the maps of India, so I think its wrong to have the article at Vijayanagara, its better to have it at Hampi and then redirect the Vijayanagara page to Hampi. Hampi is an actual geographial location, Vijaynagara is a historic kingdom based at the gepgraphical place called Hampi today.Or the other alternative is to have both pages, but with Hampi dealing with the physical ruins and Vijayanagara dealing with the history. KRS 02:52, 21 Feb 2004 (UTC)

P.S. It would have been nice if you had written an edit summary for Hampi mentioning that you were transferring the images to a new page, I was searching for the images and had to find them after looking at your contributions. KRS 03:20, 21 Feb 2004 (UTC)

IMC: Please review the Shivaji page. I hope my vociferations did not mask my true intent, which was to give a balanced view of dissent, not to squelch it into obscurity. I will re-echo my sentiment on the Shivaji talk page that I hope to engage in many more discussions and to write many articles of excellent quality in amicability and intellectual comraderie. --LordSuryaofShropshire 00:37, Apr 13, 2004 (UTC)

IMC: Mind reviewing Auto rickshaw ?? - Kesava, 11:06, Apr 16, 2004 (UTC)

Kalmia/montane: Cool. I must admit I didn't even try to lookup montane, but just made an assumption based on English having so many words with Latin roots, that ones that sound similar are probably related. Montane isn't actually in my Longman Advanced American Dictionary, but I did find the entry at see that it is a little more specific than mountain, but I agree mountain is probably more commonly known, and close enuf for this use. Niteowlneils 19:54, 8 May 2004 (UTC)

Poll about whether we should keep either Euramerica or Laurussia[edit]

I accidently duplicated Laurussia in Euramerica. Since you contributed to these articles, I invite you to a pool on my TalkPage about how to remedy this.

Ŭalabio 19:35, 2004 Jul 24 (UTC)

I reverted your change to sugar cane -sugar beets is the plural of sugar beet, at least in the American Midwest. Rmhermen 13:06, Sep 11, 2004 (UTC)

Regarding your removal of the Sanskrit etymology offered for Afghanistan[edit]

Hi Imc,

You should perhaps think twice before removing stuff added by other people. I also suspect the Sanskrit etymology previously offered for Afghanistan was rubbish (and that's probably true about a lot of the other etymologies as well), however your removing it on the grounds that stan is not a Sanskrit word was wrong. OK, it had been misspelled, however, there is a word sthāna in Sanskrit meaning 'land' and it is a very important and basic word, too. (Where do you think Rajasthan comes from?) If you don't know that word, I'm afraid your Sanskrit is non-existent!

Pasquale 23:05, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. Well, all I can tell you right now is that I studied Sanskrit for two years at Harvard and I definitely remember learning that word. All right, so, it has a broader range of meanings (i.e. "place", etc.) than the cognate Persian word, but the word is there as you yourself have stated. I will look it up in my Sanskrit dictionary to see exactly what its usage is and will get back to you.

Pasquale 19:30, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

You were right, Imc, about the exact meaning of sthāna. I looked it up and found the following: 1. a standing; 2. a remaining, abiding; 3. standing, i.e. as in English, rank; 4. an abode; place, etc.; 5. (pregnantly) a proper place; 6. a proper occasion; (concrete) a proper object for giving occasion to anything.

Furthermore, as for upa-ghana (or upa-ghāna), I frankly don't see how it can mean "allied tribe". There is a word ghana, but it means: 1. a slayer; 2. slaughter; 3. a compacted mass, lump; 4 cloud.

So, if anything, it might mean "place of nearby slayers". (I have to say, however, that I used a small dictionary, because I can't remember where my big dictionary ended up.) In any case, you were most probably right to doubt the authenticity of this etymology. On the other hand, it is sort of cute, and, as for authenticity, this page is ridden with extremely dubious if not outright fantastic etymologies. See my controversy with Tridesh (who claimes to have contributed most of the contents of this page) in the accompanying Talk Page (Talk:List of country name etymologies).

Apparently a lot of people don't understand that etymology is a science and not a game. There are lots of completely spurious and false etymologies constantly being tossed around, which were cooked up by somebody's fertile imagination and were repeated often enough to end up in history books.

Pasquale 21:54, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)


Sorry, that was my mistake! Certainly didn't mean to do that. Thanks for the warning VivaEmilyDavies 18:13, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)


The only term used to discuss theology on the Hindu deity Krishna is Krishnology. It has been used to discuss the theological positions of Vaishnava denominations such as Radhavallabha and Gaudiya Vaishnava.

Although the term Vaishnava Theology is an appropriate application to all subjects within Krishnology, it is also too broad of a term. Krishnology, as an aspect of Vaishnava Theology, is a more specified term and is not aplicable to discussions on the role of other Vaishnava avatara such as Rama, Kalki, Budha, etc.

The most important aspect of this distinguishment is discussed in the article; "An important outcome of Beck and Gosvami's work is that they have demonstrated how Krishnology is intradenominational by engaging both Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology and Radhavallabha Theology."

Just as Christology is a universal term for all Christian Theology, Momonism is specific to a different discussion. Specialized terms exist to clarify communications. The term Krishnology is a useful term in clarifying the specifics of Vaishnava Theology.


You have removed redirect to Khatushyamji which was done by me and redirected to Barbarika. But u have started the page Barbarika which is not true. Because Barbareek didn't fight in the war. He was the spectator after donating his head to the Kurukhsetra land when Shri Krishna demands for it. So either you correct it or i should do it. I have written a talk page on Barbarika. Please go through it and edit the information.

Practice of sati[edit]

I have seen that you have participated and with all probably co-authored the article “practice of sati”. I just wanted to draw you attention to the following matter...

Mood of the article

I am surprised to see that it seems that this article is written to glorifying and somewhat justify the practice of sati!! At the first line itself, it should be mentioned that it is a barbaric, inhuman and act of murder. It does not matter whether veda or any other holy book, person, or persons or religion or religious books, whatsoever, supports it, murder of humanbeing can not be justified. It is a murderous act. It is illegal (likely in India, too).

Re: Krishna image[edit]

Well, thats not the same case with me. I use both Internet Explorer and FireFox and the article looks great on both of them. However I do understand the problem. Also notice that many articles with the {{IndicText}} template have the same outline as that of the Krishna article. For ex Shiva, Guru Granth Sahib and Sikhism. Do you experience this problem with most articles on Wikipedia or with only this article? Thanks --Deepak|वार्ता 19:34, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

Re: Kamsa[edit]

Sorry. I was looking at the old page without realising it when I removed an inter-Wiki link to a German article that does not exist and accidentally reverted your edit in the process. elvenscout742 17:27, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Sati anniversary[edit]

Todays selected anniversaries show;

  • 1829 - The practice of sati, a Hindu funeral custom in which the widow immolated herself alive on her husband's pyre, was banned by Lord William Bentinck in British India.

With the sheer scale of misconceptions regarding this issue, I believe that a touch more context is needed. I've added to the discussion at

With your experience & expertise on this subject, your input would be keenly appreciated. Veej 14:44, 4 December 2005 (UTC)


Hi, If you are sure of the meaning of the word Arjuna suggested by you on that talk-page, please put it in -- I merely retained the meaning that was already on the page when I rewrote it in July/August. ImpuMozhi 17:58, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Bengal famine[edit]

Thanks to you for the content, formatting is just a mechanical work :) Merry Christmas. GhePeU 17:52, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Hindu Mythology[edit]

I'm trying organize the the Hindu Myth category. Would you like to help me? Right now I'm just adding the {{HinduMythology}} template to all the articles under hindu mythology. And I putting {{WikiProject Hindu Mythology}} at the top of an article's Talk page. This includes Hindu dieties. I'm trying to also move any Hindu diety articles under the Hindu Mythology cat to the Hindu dieties cat. --Dangerous-Boy 08:14, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm mostly looking for help in organization. --Dangerous-Boy 00:40, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

rama and ravana[edit]


Yup, my mistake....please revert to form acceptable currently

Moving pages[edit]

Hi! It looks like you're trying to move one or more pages. However, please stop doing that this way - the new name of the page might be good, but Wikipedia has another procedure for moving pages. Look at Help:Renaming (moving) a page: you need to use the move tab, and not cut and paste. Cut and paste moves don't take the edit history with them and thus violate the GDFL copyright terms. Also, in some cases, when the move might be controversial, you might first want to discuss the move on the article's talk page. If a move is not possible because a page with the new name already exists, go to Wikipedia:Requested moves. Thanks! --JoanneB 10:18, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Hello Imc[edit]

This is regarding - "I see that your entries on Kottancheri Hills seems to be the same as that on the district government website [], including the odd sentence construction. No attribution was added, and what is the position with copyright?".

I did not copy it from [], I got the details from the Wikipedia (Please see Kasargode). The details was added to Kasargode by somebody, please check the history.

Best Regards



Hi Imc, Both Stepwell and Bawdi are same things. May think of merging both articles. Bawdi pertains specifically to arid areas. Alternately we can provide "See also" sections in each article to refer to another one. burdak 17:07, 1 February 2006 (UTC)


I found yuour name at wikiproject:hinduism, and was hoping you might join us at talk:human, where things have become rather unbalanced and unrepresentitive of humanity as a whole. Cheers, Sam Spade 16:18, 11 February 2006 (UTC)


I have replied to your query in the talk page of Narendra Modi

Not planes[edit]

Hi Imc, I see you've removed the avenue pic. from Platanus. That's good, but do you happen to know what type the trees are? --A bit iffy 08:09, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

I should have waited for your note on the talk page! --A bit iffy 08:11, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Great Contributor[edit]

I have seen your contributions on Wikipedia, and how you diligently try your best to maintain the NPOV of some of the India-related articles. I have seen your edit counts and the time you have spent with Wikipedia. I would like to put up a request in the Rfa for your candidacy for Adminship. Do you accept? --Andy123 08:29, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi Imc, I know it only too well -- its a direct lift from that page. There is enough matter for a separate page (which can also be expanded); the tree-n-branch structure will also serve to keep the main page neat. Reason I left History section on the old page was because I intend to summarize it briefly, while pointing to the separate page. Hope you approve. Regards, ImpuMozhi 13:58, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:Narendramodi.jpg and Narendra Modi[edit]

I had removed the picture a while ago from the page. I think that the image qualifies for fair use to be used in Wikipedia. You should check the respective pages (in case you have any objections). I have contested my reasons for fair use there.

IRC for India: #wikipedia-in[edit]

Please join this channel for India-related discussions. In case you need help to access IRC, please visit my IndianIRC page. --Andy123(talk) 22:35, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Please help me with expanding and NPOVing the Narendra Modi article. I have made some changes there and mentioned relevant sources through citations. Regards, --Andy123(talk) 16:43, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I have cited that the reference number 4, that links to Biography:Narendra Modi on the BBC News network, can be used to say again, that Modi is indeed hated by the 'minority community'. There again, this word can be preferably used in the article? What do you say? If you find my edits wrongful, please do the needful and revert them on the Narendra Modi page. Regards, --Andy123(talk) 13:25, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
There are some new edits on Narendra Modi page, which refer to the Gujarat text book controversy. They are backed by references and sources from the web. --Andy123(talk) 12:47, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

confused on your views of merging indic and dharmic?[edit]

Are you saying the dharmic guide is fine the way it is? Also, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese have both manuals of style and name conventions. How would we be limiting the context with the merge?--Dangerous-Boy 00:14, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

State of Coorg[edit]

Hi.. with regard to your edits at Kodagu to section State of Coorg, The article emphasizes the Coorg as District of Karnataka, section discussing the statehood of Coorg is important to get an understanding that Coorg was state of India till 1956. History of coorg will need just a mention of it not whole part as state of coorg, kindly discuss at Talk:kodagu, also personally i feel article needs major rewrite [[WP:STYLE]. please check Project Wikipedia:WikiProject Indian cities. Peace~ :) --Sartaj beary 22:21, 11 June 2006 (UTC)


Hullo there - I've moved "Udagamandalam" back to Ootacamund, and reverted your changes. I hope you aren't too offended, but a lot of useful information seemed to have been removed as well as some dross, and honestly, nobody uses the name "Udagamandalam" (I've been to Ooty several times). Wikipedia is supposed to use the most common form of the name in English, which in fact should probably be simply Ooty, although I know it's a diminutive. It gets 1,800,000 hits on Google to Udagamandalam's 22,000. Ootacamund gets 85,000, and is the most widely used name in academic publications as well. Sikandarji 21:48, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Raja Yoga controversy[edit]

Dear Hinduism Project editors,

There is a controversy on the Hinduism regarding Raja Yoga. Please read the debate on the Hinduism discussion page. Your comments are requested on the Hinduism discussion page to help resolve the controversy. Thank you. HeBhagawan 14:53, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

King George's Fields[edit]

I noticed your edit to one of the list pages. I am writing this note to invite you to join Wikipedia:WikiProject King George's Fields, even in a small way. Cataloguing even one additional field would be good, and all the resources are in the Wikiproject Fiddle Faddle 10:48, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Bawdi and Sretwell[edit]

Hi, you can merge Bawdi and stepwell. It will be nice. Thanks burdak 14:16, 25 December 2006 (UTC)


Please post all plant articles that you think have weighted lepidoptera pests out of context at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Plants. Thanks for taking the time to bring it to someone's attention. The Solanum article is just inexucasbly brief for such an important and well-studied genera. KP Botany 20:21, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Xiao Xian Chun move[edit]

Move proposal has been formatted at Talk:Xiao Xian Chun if you care to vote. —  AjaxSmack  07:30, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Regarding your edits to Racism article[edit]

I have reverted your edits to Racism article and replied in Talk page.I suggest you to modify,remove,add additional texts only after reaching consensus in talk pages. Thanks for cooperation.--Coolguy81 11:19, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Kali pic[edit]

I appreciate your comments. I am in favor of switching the two Kali pics around. However, this conclusion could have come sooner if these brand new editors would have talked about replacing the pic instead of deleting it over and over again. The picture has been on the page for a while, now all of a sudden a small handful of people have a problem with it. These newer editors just don’t understand that the page must be balanced and certainly must not be “whitewashed” to get rid of any material that THEY deem is negative. Other cultures view Kali in other ways.

But I foresee a different problem in the future. The so-called "Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom" depiction of Kali will go down beside a header that says Popular form of Kali. They will probably try to delete the photo after its move because they don't want people to think that is her popular form. You just can't make some people happy. Thanks again. (Ghostexorcist 13:27, 24 February 2007 (UTC))

Unfortunately, the 3 revert rule page states you have to make "more than" three reverts within a 24 hour period. I see that you have sent him a warning, that's good. If he does it a fourth time, I already have a template made up to report his vandalism on the 3RR notice board. Thanks. (Ghostexorcist 19:58, 24 February 2007 (UTC))

Baarhaspatyuva Samhita[edit]

Imc, please notice my latest comment on the talk page of the Hindu article.Kanchanamala 10:42, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

The comment is at the end of the talk page, same subject, and Abecedare took notice of it. Please read it because you also rightly questioned the authenticity of the claim and the citation for it.Kanchanamala 20:59, 25 February 2007 (UTC)


I've fully protected the page in the hope that everyone else discusses the matter on the talk page. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 15:58, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Bhutan pine[edit]

I could not find an edit to the Bhutan pine page. Can you assist me in finding it? I would be happy to explain my edits if I could find the article you are referring to. Thank you. --BlindEagletalk 15:47, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I did find the edit of Blue pine. I see how I got confused regarding your edit. I had thought there was a grammatical error there. But, once I reread the entire paragraph, it appears to be fine. I was not trying to change the meaning of the article, just correct the grammar. But, since there does not seem to be an issue, I apologize for the inconvenience. --BlindEagletalk 15:55, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


[1] per your info. Cheers --Scheibenzahl 20:34, 23 March 2007 (UTC)



Please think twice before editing pages. Your edits to Madikeri article were improper. Removing travel promotional stuff is one thing, but removing info related to transportation to Madikeri and Abbey Falls, a major tourist attraction there was not needed. It will be welcome if you discuss such edits in the article's talk page and then do the edits, I am adding back the info Amarrg 02:16, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey IMC, replied here. Thanks. Gnanapiti 15:43, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

On Madikeri, I am following the edicts laid down by the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Indian_cities workgroup in which Transport and Culture are mandatory sections. You may want to discuss with them the relevance of those sections for Indian cities. I am adding back the Culture and Transportation sections. Please dont edit, Thanks.... --- Amarrg 04:35, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

OK, raised the matter of the appropriateness of these guidelines at that project. Imc

removal on Venkateswara page[edit]

i noticed that you have removed the telugu translation in the page of Venkateswara. Also noticed it in one more page - Bhisma. is it OK to leave multiple lang translations in there? if it is against Wikipedia policy, i am ok with the removals else i think it is good to have these in as many main langs as possible. please let me know. Kalyan 18:25, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

You said - I don't know of nay clear and agreed policy statement about multiple language translations. I do know that it has been discussed regularly before, and that it is standard practice to minimise the use of text in other script; some people are opposed to having any non-English text without good reason. You may want to ask elsewhere about previous discussions. As far as I am concerned, it is only appropriate to have such when it is necessary for reference, and one such non-Latin script instance will do. Hence the tendency to use Devanagari rather than other scripts, though of course Telugu may be appropriate for many things, e.g., for geography and history of AP.

Fair enough. if there was an earlier discussion on the inclusion of devanagiri/telugu/regional lang script, i shall go by it. thanks for the clarification. Kalyan 20:52, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

"Scots pine"[edit]

I now agree, it is not a Scots pine. Thanks for pointing this out & reverting. GrahamBould 07:35, 8 May 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for making the changes in the History of India lead. While it is true that dashes are not recommended for formal English, they are acceptable in didactic (not in a pejorative sense) or explanatory prose, with the proviso that they not be overused. Thus, although they would likely not be found in the constitution document of a country, they are to be found in encyclopedias, and I list a few examples below. As for your changes, I don't disagree with them. The text probably is better without the first dash; however, I think the separate sentence would read better if it were, <In two of these kingdoms, in the 6th century BC, Mahavira and Gautama Buddha were born.> Also, in your second change, the sentence, <This period was known as the "Golden Age of India."> probably shouldn't be a separate sentence. How about going back to your previous formulation, but with a slight tweak, <Its northern regions were united once again in the 4th century AD under the Gupta Empire and remained united for two centuries thereafter, a period known as the "Golden Age of India.">? Regards, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 22:45, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

  • "The land of India—together with Bangladesh and most of Pakistan—forms a well-defined subcontinent, set off from the rest of Asia ..." (Britannica, India, page 1).
  • "It is known from archaeological evidence that a highly sophisticated, urbanized culture—the Indus Civilization—dominated the northwestern part of the subcontinent from about 2600 to 2000 BC." (Britannica, India, page 1).
  • "The new mountains—together with vast amounts of sediment eroded from them—were so heavy that the Indian-Australian Plate just south of the range was forced ..." (Britannica, India, page 1)
  • "By the middle of the 1st millennium BC, the second urbanization—this time in the Ganges Valley—had begun." (Britannica, India, page 123)
  • "These languages, usually called Prakrits—that is, derivative as well as more “natural” languages—produced a vast and, again, mostly sacred literature." (Britannica, South Asian Arts, page 1)
  • "Comparable to the impact of Sanskrit, but far more alien, is that of English, which began to assert itself in the 18th century. The language brought with it new literary forms that were gradually adapted to the old ones, producing new genres—without necessarily giving up the older ones—in the local languages and giving rise to an interesting literature in the English language." (Britannica, South Asian Arts, page 1)
  • "India’s land frontier—the length of its border with other countries—measures more than 15,200 km (9,400 mi)." (Encarta, India, page 1)
  • "Nadir Shah withdrew from Delhi, but in 1756 the city was again captured—this time by Ahmad Shah, emir of Afghanistan, who had previously seized Punjab." (Encarta, India, page 11).
  • "India had to produce raw cotton for export and buy manufactured goods—including cloth—from England, while the cottage industries ..." (Encarta, India, page 11)

Fowler&fowler«Talk» 22:45, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Holy Basil[edit]

Hello Imc - The Thai Basil (Ocimum. basilicum var. thyrsiflorum) and Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum) are given as different plants in the List of basil cultivars article, each with their own pages. I understand that the Thai Basil, although being in the same familiy, is a quite different variety. Regards, Gouranga(UK) 11:25, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. ;-) Gouranga(UK) 12:18, 24 July 20

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From User Jaipurschool[edit]


If you are not religious then why are you playing with religious beliefs of others. Why want to maintain archaic introduction of Rama and Krishna and not show them as dynamic and central to Hinduism as Jesus is shown as central to Christianity. You may have seen documentaries on Discovery Channel and others questioning historical existence of Jesus as well. Why not honor beliefs of Hindus. Have you known that Bible says that Abraham lived upto age of 1000 years -and Jesus became alive after dying - are they anymore believable than Hindu heroes lifestories.


Above message left at 22:45, 4 August 2007 by user Jaipurschool. Moved from user page.

Kuru family tree[edit]

Hi Imc, I know you did this ages ago, but I finally noticed that you fixed the Kuru family tree at Mahābhārata. Having helped a few others to start it, I wanted to say thanks for taking it to the next step. I appreciate how painstaking that wiki-markup is for family trees, and at the time I had no understanding of the finer points of family trees (chronology, for instance). Still don't, actually, but I can at least see your fix is a great addition to the article. priyanath talk 22:12, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


If you intend to work on the article, the article may fail in GA on stability issues. So you intend to expand immediately, i will withdraw the GA nomination. Please leave a note on my talk or article talk about your decision. --Redtigerxyz (talk) 13:30, 8 February 2008 (UTC)


Imc, regarding Krishna's relation to reformed xianity, please tell me what's not good enough about nexus magazine! And the magazine itself has references. Just because it's strange or hateful doesn't mean it's not correct.

(above text moved from user page. Imc (talk) 20:14, 1 March 2008 (UTC))

-- What makes you think it's an April's fool? (talk) 06:37, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


Please justify how Mahabhrat is copy of Troy Story.If have read that you will know. Gita is brief of Hundiusm is based on Mahabhrat and is way knowledgeful than Troy story ,Homer Reserach are baseless and your editing too.

Please dont Vandalised hindu holy text