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Invitation to Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration Conference 2015[edit]

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Hi Community members,

Bengali Wikipedia community is organizing its 10th Anniversary Celebration Conference at Kolkata on 9 & 10 January 2015.
You can see our Official event page and the Facebook event page.

We are planning to invite our friends and well-wishers from different language wiki communities in India to this most auspicious occasion hosted by Bengali Wikimedia community! We are also planning to arrange few 30 scholarships for non-Bengali Indic Wikimedians who are interested in participating in this event. Please select your Five (5) scholarship [1] delegates from your Indian English wikipedia community member for this conference and announce it here before 10th December 2014.

We look forward to see you at Kolkata on 9 & 10 January 2015

1) Scholarship included with Travel reimbursement upto 2000/- + dormitory or shared accommodation + meals during the conference hours

On behalf of Bengali Wikipedia Community

Support for Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration Scholarship[edit]

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I am an active wikipedian and wish to attend this celebration. As noted here please comment to show your support towards my scholarship, thank you! Sert - happy smile.svg --AmritasyaPutraT 03:06, 2 December 2014 (UTC)


I am a Bengali speaking Wikipedian based out of Delhi. I too would like to attend the Conference. Have attended the WikiConference Mumbai 2011 and presented a paper. Thereafter tried attending the International ones in the following years, and the best I could achieve was being on the Waitlist for the 2013 Conf. Truly speaking, of late I have not been too active, but a few of the regular Wikipedians might remember me from the past. Kindly support my candidature. --DebashisMTalk 15:25, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Support. I have visited your user page before. It would be good to have you at the Kolkata meet, and perhaps it will motivate you back into active editing. Smile-tpvgames.gif --AmritasyaPutraT 16:08, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support.--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:43, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --regentspark (comment) 17:46, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Ditto. Abecedare (talk) 19:36, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. AshLin (talk) 07:18, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • If Support is what you need, you have mine. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 05:52, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Is this article notable?[edit]

Half Girlfriend (film). I'm not sure what the notability criteria for films are, but it doesn't seem to be notable. (talk) 09:38, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

RFC on Languages of India[edit]

Please have a look at - Talk:Languages_of_India#RFC_-_Proposal_regarding_number_of_languages_to_be_figured_in_the_section_.22Prominent_languages.22. It needs last views & comments before we finalise & ask for voting. AshLin (talk) 13:37, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Choices for RFC on Talk:Languages_of_India#RFC_-_Proposal_regarding_number_of_languages_to_be_figured_in_the_section_.22Prominent_languages.22 are ready. Please vote. WE need good turnout & clear consensus here please. AshLin (talk) 02:54, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Important, due to lack of input for last 72 hours on this RFC, I propose to close it tomorrow evening earliest after 1800 hours IST. Be sure to express your opinion before that. AshLin (talk) 13:42, 18 December 2014 (UTC)


  • The consensus for this RFC is Proposal Two - "Eleven official languages spoken by over 25 million Indians or more, plus English and Sanskrit - total 13" - (Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi + English, Sanskrit) AshLin (talk) 14:15, 19 December 2014 (UTC)


There is a dispute at Sharabha (a form of the Hindu god Shiva) about inclusion about referenced passages. Please comment and help to arrive at a consensus. --Redtigerxyz Talk 11:31, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Sarasawti River and IVC[edit]

Any comments on these edits? Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 19:05, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Three words of content added and a ton of weak reference. Not entirely made up though, better sources may be around, it is an active field of research. No study to explicitly contradict it. --AmritasyaPutraT 19:29, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Quick comment: The sourcing is too weak to sustain the material. IMO, unless sources are found that show that the scholarly consensus has changed, the dispute/uncertainty should be addressed in the Saraswati River article, while the other articles should stick with the Ghaggar-Hakra River terminology instead of getting into the tangential debate. See also the newly created Brahmavarta article, which too faces issue of mixing up history and mythology. Abecedare (talk) 19:39, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
I've removed some stuff there that was terribly sourced. Is the Sudhir Bhargava mentioned in the source I removed (Sudhir Bhargava, Location of Brahmavarta and Drishadwati River is important to find the earliest alignment of Saraswati River,Saraswati River-a perspective, International Conference, November 20-22, 2009, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, organised by Saraswati Shodh Sansthan-Haryana) the Minister? If so, looks political as well. And see [1] at Drsadvati_River, an edit which was reinstated after being reverted as OR. Dougweller (talk) 21:50, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
I've begun a complete rewrite of the Brahmavarta article. It isn't a subject about which I know much but I'm having a go at it. Sudhir Bhargava also appears to have significantly influenced the Dhosi Hill article, although I've pruned a fair bit of that. - Sitush (talk) 13:28, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Most of it was copyvio added in 2012 from[2]. Dougweller (talk) 19:22, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Article at AfD[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of General Caste in Sikhism. A non-admin closed it but I asked them to revert pending an admin turning up. - Sitush (talk) 09:46, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


I'm 99% sure that Gowda Saraswat Brahmin is the same subject matter as Goud Saraswat Brahmin. The article needs some huge changes regardless but if we can ascertain the synonymity then I'll just delete all of the unsourced material and merge. Perhaps some admin here could also advise whether this would need the dread history merge? - Sitush (talk) 14:12, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

In its state, Gowda Saraswat Brahmin is a mess, it copies verbatim WP:UNDUE info from various articles like Sarasvati River. The article stated as the article Gowda, then someone added info about GSBs in it. In Jan 2013, Gowda was moved to Gowda Saraswat Brahmin and then Gowda was built as a separate article. Gowda Saraswat Brahmin is a alternate spelling of Goud Saraswat Brahmin and should redirect to the latter. --Redtigerxyz Talk 15:51, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Gowda is an alternate spelling of Gouda. -sarvajna (talk) 15:53, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, both. I've pruned it drastically, then merged and redirected. Left a diff to this thread on the talk page. - Sitush (talk) 16:33, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Gajendra Rathi updated[edit]

Greetings! I made a number of edits to Gajendra Rathi in an effort to make it more Wikified. Needs a lot more sources but the article looks and flows a lot better now. I saw that it was part of this project so I wanted to let you all know! Thanks! Kobuu (talk) 16:31, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Not really notable. I will do a afd. నిజానికి (talk) 01:39, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gajendra Rathi. నిజానికి (talk) 02:14, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

War outcome related article needs expert view[edit]

An RFC is here ,the article is about an outcome of a war would request comments from experts in this field Shrikanthv (talk) 11:05, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Jammu and Kashmir wrt Indicscripts[edit]

Request some eyes on Talk:Jammu and Kashmir#Indicscripts. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 19:20, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Lots of scope for collaboration at Languages of India - please pitch in[edit]

It can be difficult to come to a Collaboration of the Month article as abtruse as Languages of India and start adding meaningful edits (duly referenced) and start contributing right away and with a high quality of editting. A lot of time needs to spent, finding reliable sources, examining the text, reading references, finding out the situation and deciding what to add and how. I know, because I've been immersed in it.

Now with the RFC being concluded we have small sections on 13 languages of India which can be written. Each section should be brief, contain lots of interesting & relevant details (with refs, of course) and well written. The following language sections are available for edits -

  • Hindi,
  • Bengali,
  • Telugu,
  • Marathi,
  • Tamil,
  • Urdu,
  • Gujarati,
  • Kannada,
  • Malayalam,
  • Oriya,
  • Punjabi,
  • English,
  • Sanskrit.

So come on guys, lets make this the best collaboration to date for WP:IN> :) AshLin (talk) 15:27, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Satyananda Saraswati[edit]

Need editors to review recent changes on this page, page has been already protected a few times. Bladesmulti (talk) 08:15, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Watchlisted :) --TitoDutta 11:14, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Assam violence[edit]

Documenting a current event: 2014 Assam attacks. Requesting your assistance. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 18:48, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Namaste, welcome back to your own WikiProject India noticeboard. I'll add my two paise there. --TitoDutta 11:22, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Nationality Bengali[edit]

Please someone check this edit --TitoDutta 01:50, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Vigyani ƬheStrikeΣagle 11:19, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Notability of Aam Aadmi[edit]

It looks to me more like a Hindi language dictionary entry than an encyclopedic concept. All of the sources cited are not about aam aadmi per se but just examples of people using the term. Does anyone else think it should be deleted or at the most redirected to something like Average Joe or commoner (a concept of which there is some literature in the English language)? The most analogous situation I can find is mithai redirecting to South Asian sweets. Gizza (t)(c) 10:54, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Help needed from Tamil readers: Nayanars[edit]

I have created/expanded few articles on Shaiva Nayanar saints of Tamil Nadu. Complete list in Template:Did you know nominations/Nayanars. Please help by connecting these articles with relevant articles on Tamil wikipedia (complete list on ta:நாயன்மார்); not doing it as I can't read Tamil. Also, if you have better images of Nayanars than those on commons:Category:Nayanars, please upload them. Thanks. --Redtigerxyz Talk 19:54, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Shahpura, Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Is Shahpura, Andhra Pradesh now a part of Telangana? The Google Maps tool doesn't even mention Telangana but it is fairly close to Warangal. - Sitush (talk) 12:20, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

If it is close to Warangal, it should be in Telangana considering Warangal is somewhat far away from the AP border. I tried google maps but couldn't get the you have a link for it? Cheers, ƬheStrikeΣagle 12:26, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
I only have what our article says but it makes me think that Papadu should be re-categorised as Category:History of Telangana rather than the present Category:History of Andhra Pradesh. - Sitush (talk) 12:41, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
As per the article given coordinates, it is clearly in Telangana. I feel he must have belonged to Telangana, considering his history revolves around Warangal... go ahead and re-categorize it to Telangana. Cheers, ƬheStrikeΣagle 12:53, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 13:21, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Satyananda Saraswati[edit]

Opinions would be welcome at Talk:Satyananda Saraswati#Straw Poll. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 13:36, 27 December 2014 (UTC)