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Projects on hand[edit]


Charans[edit]

Hi,

As I said on the comments page, the article very weak in maintaining a neutral point of view. The sentences like "They are highly revered for their unflinching readiness for martyrdom, bravery in war, high literary sense and deep loyalty to patrons." are unacceptable in an encyclopedia. The article is everywhere pro-Charans and a thorough copyedit is needed to make the article neutral. There is also a lot of original research in this article like "Charans respect bravery, loyalty and truth more than life." Also, I am quite certain that Charan mataji.jpg violates copyrights and is not made by Karan gadhavi. Same is true for Karaniji.jpg. In addition to them, there needs to be a dedicated section for history right from the beginning to present times. A section on social and ecomonic condition of Charans today is also required. — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 15:38, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks Ambuj, I am presently somewhat busy but will pay attention to your comments pruthvi 19:55, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


Banna, Some fool is reverting rajput page to his version. Please help restore it to the correct version which is: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rajput&oldid=102614732

Regards, Kshitij

Bafna[edit]

on the article of Bafna,i say that i writte on Bafna FOR MY web site of Bafnawadi.com and i am the owner of that.so there is no issue of copyright.please see SANJAY BAFNA

Thanks Sanjay to clarify this. Often authors do not automatically hold the copyright of material for their articles. If web-site belongs to you, or you have agreement with web-site about copyright, in that case I would suggest you should write something like this on talk page of article, 'I own copyrights for the material of so and so web-site and giving it on this article under GFDL. pruthvi 16:18, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Welcome messages[edit]

Hi Pruthvi, I generally leave two welcome messages, one is about welcoming to Wikipedia, the other one is about India. I will leave both for you. Let me know if you require any further help. Cheers -- Lost(talk) 02:12, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

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India related links[edit]

commons:User:Pruthvi.Vallabh[edit]

I confirm that I am the same user on commons Pruthvi.Vallabh pruthvi 04:27, 2 February 2007 (UTC)


I have voted following images as picture of 2006

Follow the link to vote for picture of 2006

Indian collaboration of the week news[edit]

As mentioned in Wikiproject India newsletter of March 2007, the weekly collaboration of the Indian wikiproject has fallen from its once high feats. This message is to request the users to visit the collaboration page and help rejuvenate it.

The present collaboration of the week is Religion in India. Please go through the talk page of the article to see the proposed changes in the article. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 18:35, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Striking your vote[edit]

Hello Pruthvi.vallabh,

Thank you for your interest in the Wikimedia Board Election. The Election Committee regretfully informs you that your previous vote was received in error and will be struck according to the election rules, described below.

The Election Committee regretfully announces today that we will have to remove approximately 220 votes submitted. These votes were cast by people not entitled to vote. The election rules state that users must have at least 400 edits by June 1 to be eligible to vote.

The voter lists we sent to Software in the Public Interest (our third party election partner) initially were wrong, and one of your account was eventually included to our initial list. There was a bug in the edit counting program and the sent list contained every account with 201 or more edits, instead of 400 or more edits. So large numbers of people were qualified according to the software who shouldn't be. The bug has been fixed and an amended list was sent to SPI already.

Our first (and wrong) list contains 80,458 accounts as qualified. The proper number of qualified voters in the SPI list is now 52,750. As of the morning of July 4 (UTC), there are 2,773 unique voters and 220 people, including you, have voted who are not qualified based upon this identified error.

In accordance with voting regulations the Election Committee will strike those approximately 220 votes due to lack of voting eligibility. The list of struck votes is available at https://wikimedia.spi-inc.org/index.php/List_of_struck_votes.

We are aware of the possibility that some of the people affected may have other accounts with more than 400 edits, and hence may still be eligible to vote. We encourage you to consider voting again from another account, if you have one. If you have no other account eligible to vote, we hope you reach the criteria in the next Election, and expect to see your participation to the future Elections.

Your comments, questions or messages to the Committee would be appreciated, you can make them at m:Talk:Board elections/2007/en. Other language versions are available at m:Translation requests/Eleccom mail, 07-05.

Again, we would like to deeply apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
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Philippe
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Prods[edit]

Please note that proposed deletion is only used for deletions that are not in any way controversial or contested. If someone removes a prod tag, thus contesting it, it is inappropriate to restore the tag. If you think the article should be deleted regardless, please use the articles for deletion process instead. Natalie 14:13, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Dula Bhaya Kag.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Dula Bhaya Kag.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale you have provided for using this image under "fair use" may be invalid. Please read the instructions at Wikipedia:Non-free content carefully, then go to the image description page and clarify why you think the image qualifies for fair use. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thank you. Aksi_great (talk) 06:37, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Harilalupadhyay.gif - copyright issues[edit]

Hi,

I saw that you have marked the image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Harilalupadhyay.gif

as possible copyright infringement.

I admire the way you are continuously monitoring the stuff to keep wikipedia the most reliable source without violating copyright rules.

Though, as i have mentioned on the image page. That I am the owner of the site harilalupadhyay.org and hence i can claim the image as self created. I am permitting wikipedia to use it under GPL. The comments you can find on the image page as well. I am worried that why the image is not unmarked yet!!!

Please let me know in case I need to provide any further clarification from my side.

-Jiten Upadhyay

Image:Harilalupadhyay.gif - copyright issues[edit]

Hi,

I saw that you have marked the image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Harilalupadhyay.gif

as possible copyright infringement.

I admire the way you are continuously monitoring the stuff to keep wikipedia the most reliable source without violating copyright rules.

Though, as i have mentioned on the image page. That I am the owner of the site harilalupadhyay.org and hence i can claim the image as self created. I am permitting wikipedia to use it under GFDL. The comments you can find on the image page as well. I am worried that why the image is not unmarked yet!!!

Please let me know in case I need to provide any further clarification from my side.

-Jiten Upadhyay —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gujaratiauthor (talkcontribs) 16:37, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for donating an image of Shri Harilal Upadhyay under GFDL, indeed he is a great author and his article should carry a good image of him. I am going to remove the copyright violation tag from his image however I am afraid that will not be useful because once marked as copyright violation there should be a reasonable way to decide on whether edits done in the name of Jiten Upadhayay (copyright holder) are indeed done by Jiten Upadhyay. In brief either your web-site should mention that the said image is available under GFDL or you should send an e-mail to wikipedia from the e-mail address shown on your web-site that you are releasing said image under GFDL. Please follow the instruction at following page Copyright_problems#Copyright_owners_who_submitted_their_own_work_to_Wikipedia
Sorry for inconvenience pruthvi (talk) 19:07, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Image of Harilal Upadhyay[edit]

Hi Pruthvee,

Thanks for the prompt response. Can you provide me the E-Mail address of wikipedia where I need to send the confirmation from my E-Mail address mentioned on the site.

I appreciate your suggestion to have better Image of Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay on the article page. I will try to update with better alternate in near future.

Ok I got it ...

permissions-en at wikimedia dot org

I will send confirmation message here

Regards


—Preceding unsigned comment added by Gujaratiauthor (talkcontribs) 00:19, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Assessment Department[edit]

I finally assessed your article - sorry about the delay (of 2 months!!) Unfortunately, it wasn't promoted to a B-class. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or comments about assessment in general, or are replying to the comments here. Ncmvocalist (talk) 05:22, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Mangalore[edit]

Hello..Good assesement on the Mangalore Article. Since, you have assesed the Mangalore article and you have gone through the Mangalore Article, why don't you yourself assess the article at Wikipedia:Good article nominations#Places. GA status requires more detailed review but doesn't always require a very experienced reviewer. Any editor who has not contributed significantally to the Article can take it up. Your minor contribution will help WikiProject India and it will be even your first professional assesement on Wikipedia. Remember, the guidelines for GA is not as stringent as that for a FA.

A good article should just have the following attributes:

1. It is well written. In this respect:

(a) the prose is clear and the spelling and grammar are correct; and (b) it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, jargon, words to avoid, fiction, and list incorporation.

2. It is factually accurate and verifiable. In this respect, it: (a) provides references to all sources of information, and at minimum contains a section dedicated to the attribution of those sources in accordance with the guide to layout; (b) at minimum, provides in-line citations from reliable sources for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons; and (c) contains no original research.

3. It is broad in its coverage. In this respect, it: (a) addresses the major aspects of the topic; and (b) stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary details (see summary style).

4. It is neutral; that is, it represents viewpoints fairly and without bias. 5. It is stable; that is, it does not change significantly from day to day and is not the subject of an ongoing edit war. Vandalism reversions, proposals to split or merge content, and changes based on reviewers' suggestions do not apply. 6. It is illustrated, where possible and appropriate, by images. In this respect:

(a) images used are tagged with their copyright status, and fair use rationales are provided for non-free content; and (b) the images are appropriate to the topic, and have suitable captions.-->>>>>>Kensplanet (talk) 12:51, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for inviting to assess Mangalore articles for good article category. Tomorrow onward I am going on vacation and wouldn't be accessing internet. I would be able to do it only after returning from vacation. Meanwhile if someone else does the assessment then good else I will do it. pruthvi (talk) 19:46, 14 March 2008 (UTC)



Request for Comment and Expansion of Syngas Fermentation Article[edit]

Hi Pruthvi.vallabh,

I need your comment, and help for the expansion of the article if you can. I have been trying to finish the Syngas Fermentation which is a part of Wikiproject Energy Development. Could you please look at the article, and do your best?

Thanks

Ferit Isik 15:59, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Bot_Assisted_Assessment[edit]

FYI. Inviting Thoughts -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 05:15, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


Fair use rationale for Image:Ahir woman.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Ahir woman.jpg. You've indicated that the image meets Wikipedia's criteria for non-free content, but there is no explanation of why it meets those criteria. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. If you have any questions, please post them at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.

Thank you for your cooperation. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 17:22, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't know why this image shows me as uploader. I haven't uploaded it. Only edit I made was to mention that this image may be violating personality right. If it is violating copyrights please delete it. pruthvi (talk) 04:59, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


WikiProject India Newsletter Volume III, Issue no. 001 - June 2008[edit]

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Stamp[edit]

Please READ the fair use stamp tag.

"It is believed that the use of postage stamps to illustrate the stamp in question (as opposed to things appearing in the stamp's design)"

Do NOT restore the stamp, unless you start an article on the stamp. This can't be used in the biography of the subject of the stamp. Thank you. --Ragib (talk) 05:40, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I believe you are mentioning Dula Bhaya Kag article. The image is used to illustrate the stamp and hence constitutes fair use. I do not agree that stamp must have separate article to constitute fair use. Unless there is consensus of editors/administrators to remove the said image, I will restore the image. pruthvi (talk) 09:09, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Malkaush spelling[edit]

You are right that Internet use of the spelling 'Malkauns' does not necessarily justify it. However, many reference works on Hindustani music use the spelling 'Malkauns', as do covers for recorded media (LPs, cassettes, CDs). I remember chatting with the Gundecha bandhu (dhrupadiyas) sometime back and them also referring to the raga as 'Malkauns'. I am well aware of the origin of the name 'Malkaush', and it is quite possible that the preferred spelling has changed over the years, but in that case we should use the most commonly used spelling. This happens with other ragas also, for example Iman/Yaman has more than one accepted spelling. Just because Iman was the original spelling doesn't mean the article should be titled 'Iman'; we should go with current usage. FUtheresa (talk) 15:36, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I agree that spelling/pronunciations are not a static thing, they keep on changing with time. At the same time, I do not feel that popularity of "Malkauns" spelling is grown to such an extent it has out numbered "Malkaush". However, this is not the point I want to debate here. Often use of spellings are matter of personal preferences rather than their correctness, accuracy or popularity. Whether one should use american spelling or british spelling, same logic applies in our debate. The consensus is that contributors should be allowed to contribute in their preferred spellings. Once article is grown at least B-class at that point matter to be decided based on number of contributions, references and overall consensus. I request to leave "Malkaush" title as it is until it is at least B-class. At that point, article will have sufficient number of references and contributors to decide on popularity of spelling. pruthvi (talk) 04:54, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

C-class articles for WP INDIA[edit]

Hi! As you are a volunteer at Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Assessment, I'm notifying you that there is a discussion on the Indian noticeboard on the introduction of C-class articles for WP India assessment. Please weigh in at Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics#C class articles. Thanks! =Nichalp «Talk»= 08:31, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

QCM References[edit]

I looked it over and it looks great - thanks for your input. Nano Dan (talk) 18:28, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:Pruthvi.Vallabh/charans[edit]

User:Pruthvi.Vallabh/charans, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Pruthvi.Vallabh/charans and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Pruthvi.Vallabh/charans during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. pruthvi (talk) 05:01, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

MfD[edit]

Hi. You don't need to use MfD to delete pages in your own userspace. Just add {{db-user}} to the page, and it will be deleted. However, you shouldn't just copy and paste articles you have developed in your userspace to mainspace. You should use the move function to move the article, and then delete the redirect. This maintains the edit history. // roux   05:07, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing the matter pruthvi (talk) 05:17, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Ello ello[edit]

Welcome back? :) How are things? Hope you are well. Was wondering if you will be active for the rest of this month, and January? Ncmvocalist (talk) 05:08, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I have reduced my activity on wikipedia, but I will be active for this and next month. pruthvi (talk) 08:36, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

re: Bot malfunctioning[edit]

Hi Pruthvi. Thanks for bringing it to my notice. Sundarbot is a standard m:Interwiki bot. So, I think it might have done that because of some wrong linking in one of the wikipedias. A permanent fix would be to remove that erronneous link. But, let me see how I can exclude that page alone in the interim. Thanks again. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 06:30, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Wikipedia:WikiProject_India.2FAssessment.23Quality_scale[edit]

I started a discussion about the quality scale. --Redtigerxyz Talk 09:14, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


Prithviraj Chauhan[edit]

Would appreciate it if you could help.

Regards Gorkhali (talk) 06:34, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Photo please[edit]

Hi there! Could you please help in getting a photo of Mallika Sarabhai. Thank you. -AltruismT a l k - Contribs. 11:34, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

I am trying, hope will get it soon. pruthvi (talk) 11:42, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. -AltruismT a l k - Contribs. 05:56, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Dula Bhaya Kag.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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

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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.

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

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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
  • The Bengali Wikisource, which contains the literary works of many prominent writers of Bengali language including Rabindranath Tagore, has crossed the 5,000 pages milestone. According to List of Wikisource page, Bengali Wikisource is now at rank 21 among 56 Wikisource based on number of content pages.
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.

Current proposals and discussions
  • This interesting discussion on the quality of editing in India-related articles has been underway for on the noticeboard a few days. Feel free to join in and express your opinion.

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SBC-YPR, Sodabottle (Editors)

Tinucherian (Distributor)


This newsletter incorporates content from the WikiMedia India Community Newsletter, September 2010.

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Pruthvi.Vallabh,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to see you at Mumbai on 18-20 November 2011