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Having cleaned up some formatting and removed some inappropriate links, the article still could use more cleanup and verification from a knowledgeable editor. Just notifying here, if anyone is interested in the topic. GermanJoe (talk) 04:51, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Feedback appreciated[edit]

I would appreciate some feedback about the draft at User:Sitush/sandbox3 before I move it into article space. There are one or two queries that I need to resolve, and I am still trying to get hold of a copy of the book mentioned in the Further reading section before writing the lead.

In particular, I'd like opinions regarding whether it reads too much like an essay and any tips for additional sources and additional themes. I'm not even sure of the best title to use when the move happens, so thoughts on that would also be useful.

Comments at User talk:Sitush/sandbox3, please. - Sitush (talk) 20:19, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

What is the topic? -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 20:22, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Conduct and limitation of Raj census operations: why, what, how. - Sitush (talk) 20:26, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Great article but you do not mention Ghurye at all. He was considered the foremost authority on caste for good part of the 20th century.Jonathansammy (talk) 23:20, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

He was indeed but I cannot recall his take on the census. I'll re-read him. - Sitush (talk) 01:33, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Expert help needed: POI & OCI[edit]

Could some knowledgeable person take a look at the following articles Persons of Indian Origin Card, Indian nationality law and Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin - and update these articles (and links) in light of the changes following the Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card) Amendment Scheme, 2014, and the merger of the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) categories (see: [1], [2]). There also still seems to be a lot of outdated information on the web regarding this - including on many official Government of India websites. Any information or sources prior to January 2015 may now be outdated. Chris Fynn (talk) 19:14, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@CFynn: I'll have a look at it. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 10:03, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Translation request (Telugu language)[edit]

Hello board, please help translate the following from English into Telugu:

  • Please do not contribute text in Telugu to English Wikipedia. Your contributions are more than welcome at the Telugu Wikipedia.

It will be used to create a template at WP:NOTENGLISH.– Gilliam (talk) 14:45, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Namaste and welcome back to WikiProject India noticeboard. I personally do not know Telugu (I can help with Bengali). I'll ask a friend to help here. Regards. --Tito Dutta (talk) 15:37, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Tito Dutta thanks for reaching out to me. Gilliam here is the translation of the message in Telugu.

  • నమస్కారం. ఇది ఆంగ్ల వికీపీడియా కావున ఇక్కడ తెలుగులో సమాచారం చేర్చకండి. మీరు తెలుగులో రచనలు చేయాలనుకుంటే తెలుగు వికీపీడియాలో చేయండి. తమరి రాక మాకెంతో సంతోషం సుమండీ!

I have improvised it a bit to speak in a lighter vein to the Telugu speaker. Let me know if you need any further help.--Vishnu (talk) 07:26, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you very much. The new template is at Template:Contrib-te1 for review.– Gilliam (talk) 10:58, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Nashik Sandbox Review.[edit]

Few students from Nashik are trying to improve coverage about Nashik on Wikipedia. As of now they are using Sandbox. Kindly have a look at sandbox - AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 18:14, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Great. However, a lot of the content needs to be changed. There is plenty of OR, as well as tone related issues. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 08:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Images of Pune and Mumbai[edit]

Hi, I will be doing a lot of travel in and around the cities of Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai in the next two months. If anyone has any specific image requests, please do let me know or post it on this page. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 08:22, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

@Rsrikanth05:, Chinchwad's most famous temple, the Ganesha temple "Morya Gosavi Mandir" established by Morya Gosavi and the sage's samadhi's temple.--Redtigerxyz Talk 08:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
@Rsrikanth05: Images of Bombay House located at Fort, Mumbai would be a good option.--Skr15081997 (talk) 08:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Noted down. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 09:55, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Indian rupee symbol[edit]

Hi all, please have a look at Template talk:Indian Rupee#Changing from image to unicode where I have initiated a discussion. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 21:21, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Looking for Hindi Wikipedia administrators' noticeboard or admins at Hindi Wikipedia[edit]

I'm looking for either. There is a sock at WMF active at here, at simplewiki, commons, and now Hindi. I can't find anything at Hindi except the sock's self-promo pages. Could someone please help? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:06, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Issues on Hinduism[edit]

The main article, Hinduism, in its current state contains a lot of errors, including the misrepresentation of sources. It requires a strict review. Kindly view the conversation at Talk:Hinduism#Article issues. Delibzr (talk) 02:52, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

I've seen the issues. Now you have discussed them for a while, you should try an RfC and highlight your specific points. Thanks. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 03:41, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Seeking articles on India in the late 1960s[edit]

Greetings, Wikiproject India. I'm looking for articles about India in the late 1960s—let's say, 1965–1970—which might give an overview on society, government, foreign policy, economics, etc. "History of the Republic of India" does not offer much in the way of content or links. "First Indira Gandhi ministry" is only a list of ministers. Indira Gandhi#First Term as Prime Minister between 1966 and 1971 is pretty limited. Is this pretty much all there is? And if so, would it be reasonably to significantly expand "First Indira Gandhi ministry"? Or should there be a new article, such as "History of the Republic of India 1964–1971" (or some other reasonable periodization)? Thanks in advance for your opinions. groupuscule (talk) 22:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

A very good book to look at is India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy (2011) by Ramachandra Guha. Rjensen (talk) 22:24, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
IMO most of the Indian history articles could use enormous expansion, coupled with branching into more specific articles where there is too much content. To me the logical split is to do it by administration, so the article would be "First Indira Gandhi Administration" or something like that, with appropriate redirects. The ministry itself may or may not require a separate article; I'm not certain how much coverage it has received. Guha is an excellent source for an overview, and to understand the base for a more detailed article, but for the details themselves, specific journal articles are probably a better option. Vanamonde93 (talk) 00:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Audio recordings[edit]

Hello! I have recently rewritten the article on Aspirated consonant. Many Indian languages have aspirated stops (t, th, p, ph, etc.), and it would be wonderful to add some audio illustrations to the article, showing how these consonants sound. I've been asking around to find someone who would be willing to record audio examples of Hindi words, but have not got any responses yet.

I thought I would ask here: are there native speakers of Hindi who would be willing to record audio illustrations of aspirated consonants? It would be wonderful to include other languages like Bengali, Marathi, and Gujarati, or any other Indian language with aspirated consonants, but I only have a set of examples from Hindi. — Eru·tuon 22:43, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

@Erutuon: I can do that, let me know what you want recorded, in which format. I can do for the other languages you mention too. --AmritasyaPutraT 01:54, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for responding! I'll write a message on your talk page with the specifics. — Eru·tuon 02:16, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
@Erutuon: I am a native speaker; would like to help. Please post your requirements on my talk page. — isoham (talk) 15:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

RFC at 2012 Delhi gang rape[edit]

Considered input on whether the victim's name should be mentioned in the article, would be appreciated. Abecedare (talk) 16:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Commented. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog)

RFC at Bharatiya Janata Party [edit]

Views either way in On _Godhra_train_burning, would be appreciated.Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 16:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)