User talk:New Rock Star/Archive 1

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Welcome Message[edit]


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Origins of Marathas[edit]


I've seen Marathas being referred to as Indo-Scythians over the internet, MS Encarata says they are descendents of Sakas. Thats what the original article which was started by me, reflected. But Impu insists that Marathas are or Dravidian stock. Even though i'm a Maratha myself, i'm not knoledgeable since i've been born and broughtup in UK. Looking forward to you take on this.

Flag of England.svg अमेय आर्यन DaBroodey Flag of India.svg 14:10, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi AmBroodey, thanks for looking up on the Maratha origins issue. As far as I know, Marathas are of mixed descent, but majority of Marathas are of either Scythian or Aryan descent. I know there are people of other descents like Hunnic, Dravidian, Sino or even Parthian origin in the Maratha community. But, that has not been too much researched into. But we all know that many Saka rituals have been absorbed into the Maratha culture. And we Marathas use the Saka calender as well. This is a fact. And as far as Aryan descent is concerned, com'on, Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language. Certainly, Scythians did not start the Marathi community, but they were an important factor in the origination of Maratha clan. The claim that Marathas are Dravidians is a big joke. When Marathi itself is an Indo-Aryan language, how can one say that Marathas are Dravidian ? Also, why should one feel bad about having Aryan or Scythian origins. The whole issue raised by ImpuMozhi is personal opinion and POV. I have observed the development of a few articles esp. Maratha and [{Scythia]] closely and I felt that ImpuMozhi and others of his ilk have been trying to disassociate the words Scythian and Aryan from the Maratha. I don't know why. Perhaps, because ImpuMozhi seems to be a Dravidian (Just check his User Page, he calls himself a native speaker of Tamil or Telugu or some other Dravidian language I dont remember), he wants all the Marathas to be called Dravidians or indigeneous people (in his opinion). As far as I believe, it means that nobody is indigeneous. Does this mean that certain Pakistanis are foriegners in their own land, does this mean Americans are foriegners in their own land, does this mean Mestizos are foriegners in Mexico, does this mean Hispanics are foreigners in Latin America ???? This argument of being a foreigner is totally flawed. And especially when you're talking about migrations of people who roamed the world more that two millenia ago. Why even the Dravidians did migrate from somewhere. They were not just born onto the earth. And at a time when we all believe that all races did emanate from a single race, this proposition just doesn't hold. Isn't it.

I know you'd started the Maratha article with traditional and historical accuracy. And I also know that some people have vandalised and corrupted it. And at a time when everyone knows that Marathas are Aryans, isn't it a regression that Wikipedia doesn't state this and instead makes us believe that Marathas are Dravidians ?? I've nothing against "being of Dravidian". Why, even some of my own relatives or ansectors may be of Dravidian descent. But the whole question is about historical and cultural accuracy. Tell me, why aren't there as many Dravidian elements in Maharashtrian culture as there are Aryan or Scythian elements ? It's because, majority of Marathas are of Scythian or Aryan origin.

But, I must say that I do not agree with the statement that "because the rajputs were scythians, the marathas must have been white huns". This is certainly a statement that would've hurt the nationalistic sentiments of all the Marathas. Well, even I am disappointed. Then what about the so-called nationalistic hawks. We don't need any James Tod to speculate on who we are, especially when it becomes, "who we are, we are, because we are not what others are or because others are what we are not".

Either way, the article on Marathas has been severely morphed with all the references to Aryan and Scythian origins cleaned away. It has been done in a constitutional manner (as opposed to the vandals). We need to revamp and rewrite that article again. I guess you can work on it. I've given you the necessary information on Maratha origins, and also explained the perceptions and prejudices of certain minds. You do start the revamp soon. I will add any information that I have to the article. Also feel free to reply me and ask me about anything else. New Rock Star 17:22, 15 January 2006 (UTC)


for invitation . Nasz 08:57, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

maha rattas vs. maha rathis[edit]

Please do not revert other ppls work without proper citations and references. Please provide the ref of your statement, and let others vet them. Till then let the original remain. Once it has been peer reviewed by the usual suspects, we can replace the orig with yr statement.

This applies especially for cntentious and controversial sections such as origin of names.

And as far as I know Marathi, rathi was not a word in the older versions of marathi language, though I might be wrong.

Pizzadeliveryboy 15:28, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

You certainly are wrong. New Rock Star 18:06, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

My mistake - I was reading it as Maha Ratt(h)a and not Mahar (and) Ratta.....Mahar Ratta is surely wrong - I havent found a ref to that POV nonsense anywhere except in some personal page in that will go. However, rathi too is wrong since the correct word for charrioteer is sarathi, not rathi....rathi means valiant/great warrior.

Till the issue is settled with correct refernces, we will keep this out of the article.

Pizzadeliveryboy 19:13, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

History of India[edit]

Hey New Rock Star! Good start with Gautamiputra Satkarni! Hoping to see you around on the project! deeptrivia (talk) 05:34, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Of course! Feel free to make any changes anywhere! It's your project :) deeptrivia (talk) 05:37, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Please add the project talk page to your watchlist to keep in touch with what's happening on the project. Cheers! deeptrivia (talk) 03:04, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Aryans / scythians[edit]

NRS I posted a link about aryan inv theory on talk maratha. Did you read it? Marathas are not aryans (as the word aryan means in the west i.e have origins in bactria/europe) and neither are rajputs and there is no relation with scythians also. There is a lot of misinformation out there so do not trust random bits. What is your real name? Shivraj Singh 11:39, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Open tasks in History of India project[edit]

Just to update you on the current status of the project, here's a list of the current open tasks. Please contribute towards completing them, and feel free to add more to this list. deeptrivia (talk) 04:24, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Open tasks for History of India
Top priorities Editing /
Missing articles Expansion
Merges Discussions Maps
Routes, Wars, etc.
[edit] Recently Updated [edit] Other requests


Try to get the number of stubs in Category:Indian_history_stubs down to <100 by either expanding them or merging them.

NPOV Issues
British Raj
Company rule in India
Indian Rebellion of 1857
Economic History of India
Sino-Indian War

Wikibook - History Of India
There are requests for authors to expand the Wikibooks on Indian history and religion.


for invitation. Namaste! Aum.en 20:11, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Our First Single...........[edit]


I am in band called "Cosa Nostra"..... We have only 3 members and we are still looking for a drummer..... We just recently recorded our first single....we had to record in my house on a comp..... we only had a single mic so sorry about the sound quality......i would really appreciate it if u could download the song and tell us your opinion on it....heres the link to the song....


And please dont hesitate to ask for the lyrics if you want them..... and please pass the song around to your friends if you can....

Thanks a lot....

Jayant, 17 Years, India|(Talk) 06:30, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

P.S. By the way...i played the bass..;)

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Regarding Classic Metal[edit]

Hi, I've been visiting Wikipedia for a long time, but I've just created an account. I've visited many metal articles and one thing which is of concern is that a vandal by the username User:Leyasu is at large in Wikiworld and is tampering with established articles. Some of the articles are Classic metal, Gothic metal, Glam metal, etc. Since, he has also reverted edits by you, I am informing you that I have reported that user to the administration. Check out this page - Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/3RR. I've also spoken on your behalf. Since he made some comments in the edit summary. The user thinks everything else is POV and just what he himself edits is correct. Also, he sent me a threatening message, that if I do not stop reverting, he will inform administration. I did his work myself. I wonder, why you're not reverting the edits. So, I request you to give testimony at the concerned arbiter's page. Your help would be very much valuable in keeping vandals at bay

Regards, Gothic Hero 16:43, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

P.S. : And, I forgot to add, but User:Leyasu thinks I am your sockpuppet ! Wow, what an imagination. Here's the statement where he quoted it - " I assume either your new to Wikipedia, or your a sock puppet of New Rock Star".

Regarding undeletion policy[edit]

How do I go about proposing an article(s) for undeletion? Sillyfeetmcgee 18:58, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

THX for message[edit]

Hi man. I received your message, thanks. First off, I am not a fan of Judas Priest nor any druggie bum, no matter how good music they make. Nor of anyone else for that matter. I do like music though, and have other interests as well. I'm quite busy, but I may take a look at your project. CYA,


Holi greetings. --Bhadani 13:53, 14 March 2006 (UTC)


Well there is some idiot accusing me of anti-Maratha bias at Maratha article. He is busy swamping he article with Sambhaji Brgade propganda. Please take a look. 20px अमेय आर्यन DaBroodey Flag of India.svg 07:41, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

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)

Image copyright problem with Image:Chickenmalvani.jpg[edit]

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Please signify the copyright information on any other images you have uploaded or will upload. Remember that images without this important information can be deleted by an administrator. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, or ask them at the Image legality questions page. Thank you. Shyam (T/C) 06:48, 31 March 2006 (UTC) it is advisable to trace origin of marathas from their physical features and genetic study.if anybody of this please tell me

Metal Poll[edit]

Hello there. I am an overseer of your brain. I have come to tell you that the Wikimetal Project is holding a poll on the inclusion of certain genres on the heavy metal template and footer that goes onto metal related articles. This poll has a closing date, however, and so here i am, reminding you to vote if you want to, by pumping strange chemicals through your veins. Its hard work being a brain you know!

If you would like to help in this crucial part of the project, the page is here. No, thats not it? Oh my! I posted those pictures of myself, what a devil i am. No the actuall link is here on this link.

I guess ill see you at breakfest when you finally recover from Wikipedia. Bye for now body, your Brain 07:05, 13 April 2006 (UTC)