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Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 20:37, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Created Category Malayali scientists[edit]

created category for Malayali scientists--Kathanar 08:58, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Good job! I've added it to the categories list on the portal.
On a related note, it is high time we created a few more stub categories. Category:Kerala stubs is becoming very large. We could pool in the suggestions here (examples include {{Kerala-history-stub}} or {{Kerala-politics-stub}}) and later take them to Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals for approval.--thunderboltz(Deepu) 14:54, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Created category for Sree Narayana Guru[edit]

I've created a category for Sree Narayana Guru, his influence is a movement unto itself, but has no identifying name, so I've used his name. If anyone knows a name, preferably something identifiable and specific to him, they are welcome to change the category. Thanks!--Kathanar 13:58, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Created Achayan article[edit]

A Achayan article has been created, could use help in checking over. I'm starting to look for citations, any help in that would be welcomed also--Kathanar 21:35, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Prem Nazir[edit]

Somebody moved Prem Nazir to Abdul Khader. It should be reversed as Prem Nazir is by far the better known name. Tintin 13:16, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Joy Cherian[edit]

Article on Dr. Joy Cherian created, former head of the US EEOC, anyone know what he's been up to lately? Just found some past stuff about him. --Kathanar 18:29, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

I have expanded the article to a more credible level. Still needs added info. jojo@nthony 06:45, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Keralite americans[edit]

A category made for Keralite americans, can be even of partial descent as long as some part of the family originated from Kerala.--Kathanar 17:47, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Keralite americans to be "merged"[edit]

A move has been made to Merge Category:Keralite americans to Category:Indian Americans. I think that as a distinct culture region and ethnicity for centuries, there deserves to be a category citing people(americans) with any connection of origin there. If you wish to put your thoughts go to Here --Kathanar 19:59, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

MD Valsamma[edit]

Article created for a great athelete of Kerala M D Valsamma

sumal 12:47, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

I think you may have to rewrite it in your words because the Ministry of Sports portal, though an Indian govt site, is not in the public domain. Tintin 15:26, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

well I have edited it to reword it and make it look better. See if you can make it better --Agεθ020 (ΔTФC) 18:23, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

I too modified it a little. Tintin 04:46, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Technopark, Kerala[edit]

The article is undergoing a featured article nomination. So, just give your opinion on it over here [1]. --Agεθ020 (ΔTФC) 22:14, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Silicon Valley Malayalis?[edit]

I remember there was a guy, I think his name was Unni Warrier, who is a CEO of a sucessful Silicon Valley Fortune 500 company. Does anyone know who that is, I wanted to do a article on him start doing other malayali businessmen, a area that doesn't get explored often for malayalis.--Kathanar 16:42, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia already has an article on him. See Unni Warrier. Is he the same person you are referring to?--thunderboltz(TALK) 14:35, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Awesome!,Thanks Deepu, I should of checked, I only just remembered today what his first name was, which I edited into the comment. O.k. , one down, now gotta find some more to go. Thanks again --Kathanar 16:01, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
 :-) Good luck!--thunderboltz(TALK) 16:10, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Category created for business[edit]

Category created for Malayali business people--Kathanar 12:47, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

V. T. Bhattathiripad[edit]

I recently came across this article, which seemed to be on the path to an AFD/speedy-delete [2], and added enough content to establish notability. Can editors more knowledgeable about the subject and with better access to related sources, assess my additions and add further content ? Thanks. Abecedare 00:58, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

the picture on the page is of sree narayana guru. since there is no other pictures of V.T, people may get confused???

Flyingdreams (talk) 12:41, 29 March 2012 (UTC)


A new user has added a lot of information to Malayali. He told me that since he is not that familiar with Wikipedia, there is probably a need for wikification and copyediting. I took a look at the article and I would have go through and edited it and fixed it up myself, except that I'm rather busy at work and my activities on Wikipedia are limited to performing minor edits and such. I thought I'd post this here to alert other Malayalee Wikipedians of this fact. I also propose moving the article from Malayali to Malayalee. The latter seems to be the more common spelling. --vi5in[talk] 16:23, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

New better quality Athirapilly_falls picture[edit]

I have uploaded a better quality photo of Athirapilly falls. (View from below). May be this one can be used as the title image for the articles Athirappilly_Falls and Athirapilly, where a low quality picture is used now. Sangfroid 14:51, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Malayali scientist category being CFD[edit]

The Malayali scientist category is being put up for deletion at [3]. Please participate to let your voice be known. --Kathanar 12:47, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

M.K. Menon[edit]

I have created this article who holds the record for writing the longest novel in Malayalam, Avakaasikal. I wonder if anyone could help expand it.--Agεθ020 (ΔTФC) 21:19, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Article on Dr. Kumar Bahuleyan suggested[edit]

It had been suggested to make a article on Dr. Kumar Bahuleyan. He is a neurosurgeon from Chemmanakary, Kerala who overcame great odds (came from a poor dalit background). He then turns around and donates 20 million dollars to this village to give back to the people who raised and help him. I think its a worthy piece if someone wants to pursue it. Check out this article [4] which says a little a bit about him, as well as google him.--Kathanar 16:48, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Unniyarcha[edit]

Comments needed about notability needed there Corpx 23:12, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Malayalam fonts M.I.A.[edit]


I was wondering what ever happened to Malayalam fonts since on the Malayalam pages and the Malayalam Wikipedia itself it is filled with a bunch of question marks. I have raised this issue on our WikiProject Dravidian civilizations here. Is there a way to get the Malayalam font back up and working again on Wikipedia? Wiki Raja 20:41, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Hmm? It looks as good to me as it ever did! Only problem on my computer (or maybe just browser) is that the font looks small. I find the same thing happens with the Bengali font, too. --Kuaichik 04:09, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Chalachitra Academy[edit]

Chalachitra Academy is a requested article under our tasks. I created the article for the Chalachitra Academy as Kerala State Chalachitra Academy--Anoopkn (talk) 20:39, 15 December 2007 (UTC)


Please check the article Kolath. Can anyone provide some accuracy of whether to keep this article or not? Earlier, I thought of nominating this to AfD, but still in search of some valuable opinions. Hence I placed expert-need tag. Thank you.--Avinesh Jose  T  04:45, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the article does not belong on an encyclopedia. There are many other such non-encyclopedic genealogical entries from Kerala on Wikipedia. These need to go as well. In this case, much of the historical stuff given there is widely disputed too.--thunderboltz(TALK) 19:10, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

New article on Vadakkanthara[edit]

Another editor created an article on Vadakkanthara. It should probably be cleaned up and expanded. --Eastmain (talk) 21:31, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

I've made an attempt. --Avinesh Jose  T  02:52, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Stub article Vellimadukunnu[edit]

Another editor created an article on Vellimadukunnu without any references. It would be helpful if someone could add at least one reference to the article. --Eastmain (talk) 06:01, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Bunch of Non-notable articles[edit]

A bunch of Non-notable articles with no proper references (all related to different casts in Kerala). The details are mentioned by anonymous user in Kolath’s DRV. Another list is available here also. Can anyone comment whether to keep these or nominate group deletion? I think just to mention about different casts Caste system in Kerala is ok, no seperate articles required since no sources available.
--Avinesh Jose  T  04:48, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Agree with you. All those surname pages have to go. Go ahead and afd them.--thunderboltz(TALK) 15:45, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

AFD: Pakalomattom Ayrookuzhiyil[edit]

Hey guys, a user has requested more users with local knowledge (in his words: "I am requesting more authentic comments from Wikiadmins from this part of the world as they have more knowledge about the history here.") to contribute to a discussion regarding the deletion of Pakalomattom Ayrookuzhiyil and Pakalomattom, both of which are basically genealogical ancestries and other non-notable bits of unsourcable information (or, more accurately, information for which reliable sources cannot be given). Please comment on the nomination page with your response to keep or delete and please provide discussion that addresses matters raised on the page. Thanks guys, this should help to resolve things. --rm 'w avu 12:23, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Me as one of the main contributor to these articles Pakalomattom and Pakalomattom Ayrookuzhiyil welcome your kind inputs to this AFD discussion. Wikipedians who are interested / knowledgable on Indian / Kerala Christian history are very welcome .
Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pakalomattom Ayrookuzhiyil
Tinucherian (talk) 09:28, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Kannur Rajan[edit]

You can help Kannur Rajan article. Thanks. --Avinesh Jose  T  10:18, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

what's karelam(malayalam text) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:16, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Expanded the article with filmography and additonal references. jojo@nthony 12:22, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Kerala Articles Tagging and Assessment[edit]

I have added {{WP India}} banner and kerala=yes tag and assessed lots of articles recently See logs . Should you seek any reassessment , Kindly let me know or the assessment dept of WP:INDIA -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 07:59, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

An Invitation from the Philippine Wikipedia Community[edit]

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Anna Chandy[edit]

I have created an article regarding Anna Chandy , the first women judge of India. Can somebody help with more details asap -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 09:43, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Category:Unassessed-Class_Kerala_articles and Category:Unassessed Kerala articles[edit]

I used AWB +Kingbotk/Plugin to add our project banner + kerala=yes in Category:Kerala geography stubs.They got populated on Category:Unassessed-Class_Kerala_articles and not in Category:Unassessed Kerala articles, and hence dont appear on the stats page in WP:KERALA page as unassessed articles..

Anythoughts ? -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 07:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done : Issue was fixed by thunderboltz. Thanks -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 09:40, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

K. B. Vasanthakumar[edit]

I bumped into this article and am not sure if this person is notable enough. Sorry if he is. I can't find anything tangible by google search. Cheers Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 10:46, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Doesn't ring a bell to me, at least :-/ --Kuaichik (talk) 04:57, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Feels NON-notable.If so, may be AFD to get opinions ? -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 09:39, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the input. I too thought it might not be notable especially after looking at the contributions of the user who created it. Cheers Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 16:44, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:INDIA Tagging with TinucherianBot[edit]

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Yes check.svg Done : currently there are 1840 unassessed of 3088 articles for the project ( Earlier 117/930) -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 02:08, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
You can add the articles that need to be autotagged by the BOT here Wikipedia:WikiProject Kerala/AutoTagging -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 10:57, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Category:Malayalam literature[edit]

A discussion regarding Category:Malayalam literature is now at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_India#Categories . Please give your comments -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 10:12, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

I have created a few cats and reordered some of the categories. Please feel free to add articles to the relavent articles -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 06:40, 11 June 2008 (UTC)


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Cleanup listings[edit]

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Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Kerala[edit]

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Error in title of the article: Konni[edit]

In this article about the town Konni (which is a place of tourist interest), the name of the state Kerala has been mis-spelt as Kerela.
Konni, Kerala redirects to Konni (India). Why not merge the article with Konni (India) since that makes broader sense? Please advise.
ChrysalSnowlax (talk) 03:53, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Admins please check this issue. ChrysalSnowlax (talk) 05:52, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

anglicised names in the articles[edit]

I have a problem with the presentation of the cities in the infobox. Some people think, that it would be not necessary to keep the information i put in (e. g. Thrissur) to make clear, which term is the anglicised form. I would like to see your opinions on the issue. My preference is clear: Ideally, the form in Thrissur should be the standard for Kerala related articles, because readers from outside could be confused easily by the two names. --Stopthenonsense (talk) 10:49, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Please join the discussion[edit]

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S Varghese at Articles for Deletion[edit]

Hi! You might be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/S Varghese. Thank you. Qwfp (talk) 11:30, 28 July 2009 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

Integrated Rural Technology Centre[edit]

I added some references to Integrated Rural Technology Centre. Perhaps someone else could further expand the article. -- Eastmain (talk) 14:55, 31 July 2009 (UTC)


I have written an article about nalacharitham, kathakali attakkatha. This is my first attempt, would be great if the editors can review and give me feedback. I am planning to contribute mostly in this area. The article is in my userpage. Profpcm (talk) 13:55, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Temples of Kerala[edit]

I have been working with a web site, which described more than 1500 temples in kerala. Its my humble attempt to identify almost all temples in kerala and its history, rituals, offerings, routes and even unbelievable offerings. i request wikipedia editors/volunteers to review my web site link ( and add in external link section of the article "List of Hindu Temples in Kerala" if found suitable, so that everyone could information about kerala temples.

(Note: This project is for building up an area to share information about temples in Kerala. This site can be treated as a knowledge sharing area of kerala temples, rather than a travel guide portal. Since both sounds similar, I am very clear on my intention, which is nothing but to cherish our valuable temple culture in Kerala. This project does not deal with any sort of business by tour packages or travel guiding.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stnnetindia (talkcontribs) 04:26, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Unfortunately, I dont think your site qualifies as a reliable source so please do not add it to articles. Corpx (talk) 03:47, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
  • hi, corpx, may i know the reason behind the disqualification? problem with the reliability of source or violation of external link guideliness. kindly clarify so that i can improve my project accordingly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stnnetindia (talkcontribs) 07:07, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
  • See Wikipedia:RS#Scholarship. I dont think your site would qualify as a "Academic and peer-reviewed publication" or anything similar. Corpx (talk) 03:10, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

freedom movment in Kerala[edit]

Dear Sir

Kindly permit me to note a small change in the Kerala's participation for freedom struggle. Kerala was no way behind to fight against British empire, it was Pazassi Raja who first revolted against the British,much prior to Mangal Pandey.

Secondly Kunjali Marakar fought against Portugese and British. I however, appreciate the article provides good academic knowledge to young children.

HARIHARAN T.R. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:55, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Your contributions are most welcome. You may decide to create an account in wiki for the contributions. However please remember to provide valid references for your contributions. You can use this page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Kerala/Sand box, for experimenting your edits before you decide to post it in the article. Cheers, -- Rajith Mohan (Talk to me..) 12:56, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Coconut – language/spellings[edit]

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Meetup in Kerala[edit]

For more information see Wikipedia:Meetup/Kerala--naveenpf (talk) 16:43, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

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Article about Madhani is there.[edit]

Article about Abdul Nasser Madani is there...and article about A. R. Raja Raja Varma is en route -SubZero..Vighu.. (talk · contribs) 16:13, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Help for references for C. T. Mathew[edit]

C T Mathews article is up for deletion - in my view soley for want of references as his notability seems clear. Can anyone help with any paper references as there do not seem to be many on the internet that I can find? Thanks in advance (Msrasnw (talk) 08:47, 28 August 2010 (UTC))PS the Afd is here Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/C. T. Mathew

Kerala articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Adi shankara[edit]

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Cleanup/Rewrite needed for article about "Yesudas"[edit]

In my opinion, a rewrite and cleanup is needed for the article about Yesudas, one of the most prominent/famous person from Kerala.

Things I noticed in the current version

  • Lots of grammatical errors.
  • Long sentences with unnecessary details.
  • Facts repeated in multiple sections.
  • Some sentences sounds like praise rather than fact.
  • Lack of relevant details.

Overall a rewrite is needed. Sangfroid (talk) 16:43, 6 October 2010 (UTC)


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Temple needs verifying[edit]

I've tried and failed to find any sources verifying the existence of Kalarickal manikanda swami temple in Kottayam District, if anyone here can do so that would be appreciated. Fences&Windows 19:59, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Review of Mohanlal[edit]

Anyone here with a little time to spare, please take a look at Mohanlal. I have made significant changes to the article. I have also listed it for peer review at Wikiproject India. Also, it would be nice if we can add more images to the article and find reliable sources for material before 2000's.

Shekure (talk) 13:20, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sreelakshmi Suresh (2nd nomination)[edit]

Please provide your feedback on the aforementioned AfD as its getting highly controversial by days. - Wikiglobaleditor (talk) 08:56, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Dabba kali[edit]

This NYT article mentions "Dabba Kali" - A children's game in Kerala, India. It says that there are few sources about it, but many people play it:

So, would anyone have any idea on what sources out there talk about it? WhisperToMe (talk) 16:25, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Is it this article ?gollikali --Fotokannan (talk) 12:02, 12 August 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vijayakumarblathur (talkcontribs) 15:52, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

The correct article in ml wikipedia is Dabba_kali. This article is created in ml wikipedia using the oral citations. The effort was part of Research:Oral_Citations Project.--Rameshng (talk) 06:28, 13 August 2011 (UTC)[edit]

Hi friends, I have created a page about a great Motivational Speaker Dr T P Sasikumar from Kerala. Hence I need your help in the form of support for my article. Please do approve it under WikiProject Kerala. U could google "Dr T P Sasikumar" and can find out about him. Hope that u would be helping me. Thanks, Anusha — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:26, 29 August 2011 (UTC)


Can someone please take a look at the article Nedumpally. (talk · contribs) -- same as Ashleypt (talk · contribs) -- has added a huge chunk of text about Indus Valley Civilization, Aryans, Dravidians etc. in the article. This text has no direct connection to the topic of the article. He also keeps removing {{citation needed}} tags for claims like "one of the earliest and largest families" and "have reached Kerala from North India after 1000 BC". Many of the references cited are from Wikipedia pages or unreliable sources (e.g. geocities/angelfire pages).

I've express my concerns about the article at Talk:Nedumpally#Irrelevant_information. The anon user keeps reverting my edits without addressing any of these concerns (here's the last revert).

Since I was involved in editing the content, I don't want to start an edit war or block the user. It'd be nice if someone else can mediate. utcursch | talk 15:13, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

No articles about Current events[edit]

Why on the earth there isn't any articles about current events in Kerala on en-wikipedia? Articles about events happened after 1970 are very scare. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:56, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Tamil Wiki Media Contest[edit]

Tamil Wiki Media Contest
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Greetings from the Tamil Wiki Community,
We are organising a Media Contest for images/videos/audios related to Tamil, Tamils and Tamil Nadu.

  • Prize Money: Total prize money for the contest is 850 US$. First prize is 200 US $ and there are a total of 9 prizes including three continuous contribution prizes. Certificates will be awarded to prize winners
  • Upload: Files have to be uploaded to Wikimedia commons through the Contest portal using a customised version of the commons upload wizard. Or if you choose to upload directly to commons, the category "TamilWiki Media Contest" has to be added to the files.
  • Dates : Nov 15, 2011 - Feb 29, 2012
  • Themes : Anything related to Tamil and Tamils (more detailed rules here)
  • All files should be uploaders' own work. Copyright expired and PD/CC images of others are not eligible.

We invite you all to participate in the contest. Please spread the word among your friends and share our Facebook page: Share with Facebook

--Sodabottle (talk) 07:29, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Tag and Assess 2012[edit]

The Tag & Assess Drive 2012 has been devised for pending backlog in WP India to achieve

  • Quality assessments for unassessed WP India articles.
  • Adding importance missed during previous assessment.
  • Bringing more articles into the scope of the project and subject them to assessment.

So far 8706 assessments (including quality and importance) have been performed in a span of 10 days. The drive is still open and we encourage participants from WP Kerala to enroll themselves. WP Kerala is one of the daughter projects having huge assessement backlog. The participation would be very much appreciated - thanks in advance.
AshLin (talk) and ssriram_mt (talk).

Deletion of Santhosh Pandit[edit]

Hello fellow editors, I have started a deletion discussion on Santhosh Pandit at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Santhosh Pandit (4th nomination). Your participation will be appreciated. Thanks. Austria156 (talk) 23:03, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Request for research in Malayalam[edit]

We need help with the article Jayaram Padikkal - which is currently nominated for deletion but I am hopeful that it will be kept. The article does not have any biographical information about the subject - date and place of birth, date and place of death, etc. Any source would probably be in Malayalam since he was from Kerala. Can someone who knows Malayalam look for this information, and add it to the article if found? Thanks. (Request was also posted at WP:India) --MelanieN (talk) 20:31, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Followup: The AfD discussion has been closed and the article was kept, but it still lacks basic biographical information. --MelanieN (talk) 15:55, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Help on Kadammanitta[edit]

Hello All!
The article St. Johns Orthodox Church, Kadammanitta is under AfD and i wanted to find our population of this village Kadammanitta. But i am not able to figure out in which taluka of Pathanamthitta district does it belong. Could anyone help? §§AnimeshKulkarni (talk) 11:50, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

The article you mentioned (under AFD) lacks any credible source and I think its better to be deleted. Anyway as per this source it is in Kozhencherry Taluk. AshLey Msg 13:07, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
Anyways thanks! Couldn't find the population of the village as it is not even listed here. §§AnimeshKulkarni (talk) 11:59, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Not sure, but probably its coming under Naranganam Panchayat -AshLey Msg 13:14, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Created Air Kerala article[edit]

An article about Air Kerala has been created and is currently accepted as an Airline stub. I'm sure as the new project gets going in the coming days towards becoming a reality, more additions could be made.--Arunjith 09:57, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Help needed?[edit]

I can help (Harishrawat11 (talk) 07:37, 18 September 2012 (UTC))


Could someone add support to the article Kaithery? The map reference implies the area is call Nirmalagiri and the only references that a quick Google search find are copies of this article. Does a place of this name exist or should the article be deleted? --Traveler100 (talk) 08:14, 25 November 2012 (UTC)


Pindimana says the next city is Thrikkariyoor, yet the latter is only slightly larger. Woldn't that be Kothamangalam, Kerala? trespassers william (talk) 03:47, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Chalilakath Kunahmed Haji[edit]

Can someone see, what is this "Adrishery" place of birth? In ictu oculi (talk) 06:47, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Also various other articles like Nellikunnu Muhyaddin Juma Masjid, all could do with an eye. Thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 09:05, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Ezhava Article[edit]

Hi All. It is very unfortunate that no admins from wiki project kerala patrolling Ezhava and Nair articles in wikipedia as they are getting vandalised by western editors. They referring old and untrustworthy books and changing the articles content. There are many issues with articles neutrality. Happened to see these articles a few months ago and as per Wiki rules tried to talk in the talk page but a stubborn editor is reluctant to make any changes even though reliable source books have been produced to prove that article's content having serious issues.

POV Tag has been taken off from the article without even a consensus in the talk page

Nair has been categorised as "Shudra" caste which is wrong and many contributors brought up this issue, but no use. Ezhava having so much other issues.

We are malayalees and i think we have got right than anyone else to protect our castes and culture as wikipedia is the primary source of knowledge for many people. I request to all admins in this talk board to have a look the communication in Ezhava and Nair talk pages. These wiki pages are kerala related and we should involve and do something now.

Above mentioned editor is a veteran and no other admins are ready to take any action. We must action now or it will be too late to do something. An article thiyyar was created and was in the main space but its been deleted by admins who are only ready to listen above mentioned editors words and these admins blocking all the other contributors who have a different opinion in the talk page.

My account was blocked for 3 days recently for questioning an admins actions. Its controversial for western admins because they dont know anything about indian castes and cultures, I believe it is not at all controversial for indian editors or admins who know the culture and system here. If you look my talk page or ezhava / nair talk page, you can understand the situation.

Sources i have supplied and recognised by WP:RSN [[5]] but its been rejected by other admins. This is one of many reliable sources supplied.

My complaint against admin but they taken action against me.

Since these article contents closely related to Kerala, I wonder why they been controlled / patrolled by western admins. Why admins from (Kerala / India) cant involve in this. Hopeless here and dont know what to do. irajeevwiki talk 04:14, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Kerala article[edit]

Please see Talk:Kerala#Massive removal of content. Thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 15:59, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Appam article inaccuracies and misquotes[edit]

Hello Everybody,

I would like to bring to this group's attention about the inaccurate information being added to Appam food page. Efforts to keep the information neutral is being reverted and repeatedly overwritten by folks who seem to take narrow minded approach based on false interpretation of the facts. All information from other regions and countries are being reverted without proper explanation and contents are being saturated and monopolized by attributing everything to a particular community. I know contents of this page are not of much importance. However, as an article supported by both WikiProject Kerala and WikiProject TamilNadu, I strongly feel that it should represent facts and also be neutral as per Wikipedia guidelines.MariaJeyaraj (talk) 00:41, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Sankar (film director)[edit]

An editor has requested input at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sankar (film director) regading Sankar (film director) from this WikiProject. Please help if you can. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 22:24, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Did a bit of cleanup. jojo@nthony 08:09, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Kerala Panineeyam[edit]

I have created article Kerala Panineeyam, pending review. Please assist in review and addition of details jojo@nthony 09:05, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks User:Jhona43 for reviewing the article. jojo@nthony 12:25, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Servant of God Antony Thachuparambil[edit]

I have created article Servant of God Antony Thachuparambil, pending review. Please assist in review and addition of details jojo@nthony 09:05, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Kamukara Purushothaman[edit]

I have created article Kamukara Purushothaman, pending review. Please assist in review and addition of details jojo@nthony 09:05, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Two Pages on Mariam Thressia[edit]

There are 2 articles on the Indiam nun, Mariam Thressia as Mariam Thressia and Maria Theresa Chiramel. Suggest the first page page be deleted as it is a stub or the two pages be merged. jojo@nthony 06:45, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 08/06[edit]

Draft:Mevaram. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:48, 8 June 2014 (UTC)