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Sumit Surai
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At the Wikimedia Meetup - St Johns Church
At the Wikimedia Meetup - St Johns Church
Name Sumit Surai
Born 8th February 1981
Kolkata , West Bengal , India
Nationality Indian
Country India
Current location Kolkata , West Bengal , India
Languages Bengali , Hindi , English
Blood type A+ (A positive)
Family and friends
Marital status Married
Spouse Rajashree Talukdar
Siblings Saikat Surai
Education and employment
Occupation eCommerce Consultant
Primary school South Point School
High school South Point High School
College Asutosh College
University Sikkim Manipal University
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Hobbies Blogging , Photography , Reading books , Listening to music
Religion Hindu
Contact info
Blog Web Funda
Facebook sumitsuraidotcom
Instagram sumitsurai
LinkedIn sumitsurai
Twitter simplysumit

eCommerce consultant by profession, I am an avid foodie and travel addict. Places with heritage value or natural beauty and small eateries popular locally are subjects on which I love to blog. I love to communicate with locals and find out stories wherever I visit. Though I do not consider myself a serious photographer, I love clicking pictures and share them along with my stories.

Whenever I get some time, I contribute to Wikipedia, mostly editing articles and adding relevant pictures. I contribute my pictures to Wikimedia Commons too. For the past five seasons I am attending the Wikipedia Takes Kolkata photo scavenger hunt. I was the organiser of the last one. Read my posts on the third and fourth seasons.

I love cooking and mixing recipes to create something new. I have won several pan India food blogging competitions for my innovative recipes.


To challenge myself I have participated in 100 Wiki Days and the subjects of my first attempt were heritage places, notable women and local food. I wrote the articles in Bengali Wikipedia. Unfortunately I had to abandon the challenge after 95 days as I was travelling in no internet zone.

Details and progress of the challenge can be seen [here]

100WikiDays II[edit]

I have started the challenge for the second time. This time I will be writing articles for both English and Bengali Wikipedia. The subject would be Notable Women in Sports.

UNESCO Challenge[edit]

I participated in the [UNESCO Challenge] and won the special prize given by the Swedish National Heritage Board.

Unfortunately as I was travelling in a no internet zone, I could not update my total points and missed the top 10 listing although I had the required points. Hoping to make it in the coming challenges :D


I blog about heritage, travel, food and photography here

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