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Full view of boating area

Software development is my profession, with hobbies being Carnatic music (South Indian Classical Music), Photography, Humour collections and supporting couple of charity organizations.

Wiki plans[edit]

Plan is to increase the information available in Wikipedia related to Carnatic music, especially on Melakarta rāgams, janya rāgams, rāgam relationships and Carnatic music terminology, like Graha bhedam.

Plan to also contribute to WikiProject Indian music‎ and possibly to WikiProject India in some small way. Here are couple of photos of the scenic Hogenakkal Falls area in Tamilnadu.

Carnatic music (கருநாடக இசை) contributions in Tamil Wikipedia is another area of interest.

And then, of course if time permits, let us see if we can collaborate to improve Wikipedia... Throw in some suggestions here and there to improve articles... Revert some edits that are obviously incorrect, not required or simply misleading... Patrol some old new pages (from the back of unpatrolled pages list)... And leave alone subjects that dont know much about...


Exceptional newcomer.jpg The Exceptional Newcomer Award
I hereby award VasuVR, the exceptional newcomer award for initiating the Indian music project and his contributions and participation across namespaces. Thank you, Ganeshk (talk) 13:43, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

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For the wonderful DYK articles on Carnatic music that you've created. Keep up the good work :-) RavichandarMy coffee shop 13:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

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For your many assessment in Tag and Assess 2012 - many thanks and keep up the good show.

Ssriram mt (talk) 00:17, 6 March 2012 (UTC)ssriram_mt

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On 3 March 2012, the WikiProject had 94,374 articles. On 08 March 2012 it had 95,942. There is no doubt that this increase of 1568 articles is principally due to your recent editing. For your services to WikiProject India, you are awarded the India Star! AshLin (talk) 16:45, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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For your dedicated work on improving the tagging and assessment of articles under Wikiproject India. Dwaipayan (talk) 17:05, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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For your efforts in Tag and Assess 2012 - many thanks and wish you achieve many more in the project.

Ssriram mt (talk) 01:53, 11 March 2012 (UTC)ssriram_mt

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For your efforts in Tag and Assess 2012 - many thanks and wish you achieve many more in the project. The amount of effort you put towards the project is simply awesome.

Ssriram mt (talk) 04:12, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

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You might have got other barnstars for tag and assess contest, but I wanted to personally give you one for the amazing contributions! Yasht101 :) 04:13, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

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For your stellar Contribution in Tag and Assess achieving 8000+ edits. I am short of words in expressing my gratitude for the worklists and streamlined completion of activities. Ssriram mt (talk) 00:51, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

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There is no special barnstar for more than 10000 this is for you..Face-smile.svg Srikar Kashyap (talk) 02:56, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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With the help of contributors like you, the Tag and Assess 2012 project has achieved the planned objectives. Close to 65,000 articles have been assessed and 19,000 articles have been added to the scope of the project. Please do watch out for the post tag and assess activities. Thanks a lot. Ssriram mt (talk) 01:08, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

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Tag and Assess 2012 awards the Golden wiki award to you in the senior category. Your efforts had been stellar and you thoroughly deserve this award. Ssriram mt (talk) 22:23, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you for creating the wonderful articles in Carnatic Music as I use it to understand it myself! Avinashj14 (talk) 15:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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For your dedicated work on continuing the tagging and assessment of articles under WikiProject India. AshLin (talk) 04:58, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

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Great work with List of Indian Wikipedians by number of edits , Vasu. -- Tinu Cherian - 05:44, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Goldenwiki 2.png Winner of WikiProject India Tag & Assess 2014
To VasuVR, who is the winner of WikiProject India Tag & Assess 2014! Also completion of this drive would not be possible due to your valiant efforts. ‑Ugog Nizdast (talk) 19:06, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK contributions[edit]

Updated DYK query On 2 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Naganandini, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
India's own Lone Tree on the rocks near Hoggannaikkal falls and boating area

Articles started[edit]

Started raga articles for 61 of 72 melakarta and 32 of the hundreds of janya in Carnatic music. Started a handful of pages on other Carnatic music terms as well. Started about 60 pages in Tamil Wikipedia as well.

Created illustration of musical scales in GIF format and later in SVG format. They are available at Wikimedia Commons gallery - Melakarta ragams GIF files, Melakarta ragams SVG files and janya ragams SVG files.

Created similar illustration using Tamil script for the musical notes and loaded them in Commons at மேளகர்த்தா இராகங்கள் (melakarta) and ஜன்னிய இராகங்கள் (janya). These were done in couple of hours using Microsoft Excel combined with manual coding of the base SVG. The same can be repeated for other scripts, including Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Devanagri (which may be of immediate use in those wikipedia namespaces). Let me know if anyone needs such images.

Hoggennekkal has its own lone tree on the rock, like the hyped Californian lone cypress. Let us see how this is viewed all over.

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Closer view of boating area
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External links[edit]

Downstream beaching area near Hoggannaikkal falls and the parisals (coracles)
Upstream area near Hoggannaikkal falls and the coracles beached