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Hi Anupam[edit]

Happy New year Pls help me to circulate this appeal- if any body/ or few of You brilliants who reside in North India can tell me about newspapers in India like Punjab Kesari, Dainik Bhaskar , Rajasthan Patrika , Navjyoti ? or few famous news papers of Jaipur , Rajasthan , Punjab Their circulation or popularity . & if any body of you know Hindi. or interested to explore different/ all or specific religion , philosophy , poetry etc . I want your help to translate some few 50 line of Hindi news to English. Pls. Gift your name to me on my talk page please Regards - --Dralansun (talk) 15:51, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


Hi Anupam, I just wanted to drop you line about your post on my talk page... it was unnecessary as I have the OWU pages watched... that being said, your requests for input is actually a violation of wp:canvass because you are only contacting people who share your perspective.Balloonman (talk) 02:41, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

PS I just posted a warning to both you and luckyowu on the OWU talk page... if you two continue this edit war, you may be blocked.Balloonman (talk) 03:28, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


Yaar nobody replies when I post requesting for people to create a Taskforce. :(
I have also asked for people asking to create a WP:uttar pradesh and rather just create a WP for all the states of India(since anyway we have it for some of them) and let people join at different rates.Maquahuitl (talk) 11:59, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Actually on second thoughts, I am more interested in having a Taskforce of Hindustani and allied languages(Hindi, Urdu and Hindi languages, foreign Hindi languages, creoles, etc.). Since yesterday I have been browsing through Hindustani-related articles and besides being in a dispute related to the material, they are in a big mess in their categorisation. Categories are recursively defined, and there are several garbage pages and other pages whose titles must be changed. Here is my navigation box for Hindustani:

Maquahuitl (talk) 18:14, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Please have a look at the message posted on my talk page by Tuncrypt, and then his reply to my reply to it on his talk page. He just talks arrogantly, and even though I took care to deal his points carefully, he says "most of what you've said is incomprehensible and nonsensical anyway". This kind of attitude will only make new contributors like me disgusted, and we're just going to leave wikipedia instead of facing humiliation. Administrators should help new people groomed in the environment of wikipedia rather than blackmailing people that "your changes and templates will be deleted". Even after asking him to talk to me as a friend, he was more interested in showing his arrogance. Maquahuitl (talk) 12:07, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
What difference does my so-called arrogance make as to what's right and wrong? That's what at issue. If you go around being sore all the time, worrying about getting your feelings hurt, you're not going to get much done.
And so it's true, pretty much everything in your replies to my points does "veer off into the inconsequential and incomprehensibly nonsensical". Your reply to my first point simply repeats what I said in the first place. Your reply to my second point is even more senseless, where you're basically just talking to yourself. Third reply is not senseless, but nonetheless inaccurate. Hindustani is the shared colloquial base between what have become Hindi and Urdu. Trust me, I know this, I contribute heavily in linguistics, having much relevant academic material in my possession. Rather than Hindustani > Hindi+Urdu, the correct scheme is as follows: "Western Hindi" > Khari Boli > Hindi+Urdu (in which H'stani is their shared colloq. base). Your reply to my fourth point again shows that you don't know what you're talking about. Here are your non-Khari Boli dialects. Lastly my fifth point was to point out that while Hindi and Urdu both have the same grammar and other things (being registers of Delhi's Khari Boli dialect), it is the general topic of literature that is the very thing that constitutes their differences, so naturally grouping literatures together as such would be the most incomprehensible thing of all. As for Premchand, classifying him as both an author of Hindi and Urdu is not silly; that is what he was. He didn't classify himself, nor others him, as an "author of Hindustani". When one wants to express thoughts beyond the most basic, one must delve into Urdu or Hindi. Overall it would seem that the confusion lies between the terms "Khari Boli" and "Hindustani". Khari Boli is a dialect, a grammatical construct, not necessarily concerned with choices of higher vocabulary, and so it is the thing under which Urdu and Modern Standard Hindi can be subsumed, while Hindustani is concerned with vocabulary, specified shared colloquial vocabulary, and so it falls as a term to describe parts of Hindi and Urdu, not the other way around.
As stated in my reply, I hope to tackle the inaccurately inflated status accorded to "Hindustani" on Wikipedia. For example, a page like this need not exist. As I've said before, "Hindustani" is not a literary language but a shared colloquial basis of others, and more importantly, these things can be, and for the most part are, dealt with on the respective Urdu and Devanagari pages. Overall the Hindi/Urdu domain of pages are very much a mess. Tuncrypt (talk) 18:01, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


Lots of thanks for your compliment for portal Uttar Pradesh.
Sayed Mohd Faiz Haider Rizvi (talk) 12:54, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for your supportive words, or else my confidence and enthusiasm would have taken a severe beating.

The most important issue that we need to discuss and understand is the semantics of the word, or rather the term, 'Hindustani'. That includes historical usages as well. I will write about this on the main talk on the India discussion page; please check there as well.
You said something: Before the partition of India, Hindustani traces itself back to Hindavi Now I don't know how much of this is true. Before this sentence you said that Hindi and Urdu derive from Hindustani. Now Hindustani itself derives from Hindavi. As far as my knowledge goes, before the development of the Sanskritised standard in the late 19th century, Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani, Hindavi all referred to the same language and the particular form, which now is known as Urdu. I am not sure who used the term khadiboli. It is obvious from the term itself that Mughals surely wouldn't have used it since for them it would have made little sense what khadi is in the boli(khadiboli means rougher dialect). It would surely have come from native people in regions who were in constant touch with the people of the region speaking khadiboli- their immediate neighbours, who could have been either Awadhi speaking, to the East, or Braj bhashis, to the South. Now I really don't understand what Hindavi means and if it means some thing already considered, then who used it.
Regarding your quoted statement from the North Carolina Univ., I agree to the Hindi part, i.e. that Hindi was "chosen" from a "base" of Hindustani with Sanskrit vocabulary, specifically. However, the statement tells little about the fact that Urdu as a standard was already well-established at that time and therefore for Pakistan, distinguishing between Hindustani and Urdu made little sense. In fact it was in India where it took some time after independence for people to accept the term Hindi and say it to be their mother tongue. See the bottom of this link from GoI- I hope you understand this subtle point I am trying to make. Maquahuitl (talk) 20:42, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

What I meant by my sentence was that Hindavi was an earlier name for Hindustani
Yes, therefore I shall just be tagging those articles right now, and the discussion about the actual merger, etc. can keep going on. Apart from that, I hope you must have noticed that Tuncrypt has overwritten my box entitled "Topics related to Hindustani(Hindi-Urdu) diasystem" to "Topics related to Hindi". So now Hindustani topics is actually a redirect to Hindi topics. I say keep all arguments and debates on Hindustani, Hindi, Urdu, etc. aside, couldn't there have been just more boxes as it pleased- i.e. a "Hindi" box and an "Urdu" box by him, and then a discussion on the usage and utility of all three could have been carried out. Why was there a need to overwrite the box which I created. I found an interesting page in the Wikipedia namespace, see if you find it interesting too. Maquahuitl (talk) 11:26, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


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Wikipedia:WikiProject Hindustani and allied languages[edit]

I created the project page keeping in mind the fact that a coherent approach towards the Hindi languages and its associated creoles is needed. However I now doubt whether it will attract enough people. Moreover with so much of controversy surrounding Hindi,Urdu and the rest, I now doubt if it will be fruitful at all. Kindly delete the page if you agree with me, or please get it by someone else. I am sorry for the mistake. Maquahuitl (talk) 15:50, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: Bihari people[edit]

Though the intention surely was reducing confusion, your merger of Biharis to Bihari people was probably not very appropriate. There are millions and millions of Bihari people living in Bihar, who should be identified as linguistic and geographic group. The Biharis/Bihari Muslims/Stranded Pakistanis ideally is identified as a political and religious entity. This is not a regular diaspora. Besides, over-riding the discussion (which is put to WP:RFC) and bringing is a completely new set of consideration without going through the problem first was slightly disruptive. May be you should participate in the discussion first. There are other editors taking part in the discussion, and there is no harm in being respectful to that community effort. Thanks. Aditya(talkcontribs) 08:25, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

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Indo-Iranian template[edit]

Please have a look at Template:Indo-Iranian_languages which has had major contributions from a user called Zaheen. I've posted some comments on his talk page. Kindly have a look. I was reluctant to make changes so as not to get into a clash with someone again. Maquahuitltalk! 15:42, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

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Romani people in India?[edit]

Salaam! I just noticed that you had added an estimate on the Roma people article for the number of Romanies in India, nearly a year ago [1]. I know it's sourced, but it's based on the number of Banjara in India. The Banjara aren't Romani per se, though they may be closely related. According to Prof. Hancock, at least, there are no Romanies known to live in India.

Anyway, I was just wondering whether it would be OK if I removed that estimate. --Kuaichik (talk) 00:22, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I thought this might be the reason. I suspect that is a mistake on the part of that website, but I could be wrong :-P
I would guess the Banjara could easily be confused with Romanies, because they are thought to be closely related. In Prof. Hancock's theory, the Romanies are descended (partly) from Rajputs whom the Ghaznavids took as prisoners of war. The Banjara have a legend that they, too, are descended from Rajputs who fought against the Ghaznavids.
In fact, apparently part of the legend says that some of the Rajput soldiers left (as prisoners) through the Hindu Kush, and those who remained in India formed the Banjara "tribe." Presumably, the Romanies are descended from those who left.
So the Banjara are thought to be closely related to the Romanies, but they aren't quite Romanies. There probably are actual Romanies in India as well, because the Portuguese deported many Romanies to their colonies, including their colonies in India. No one seems to know what became of them, though. --Kuaichik (talk) 16:46, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, too! I'll see what I can do :) --Kuaichik (talk) 19:33, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Done :) --Kuaichik (talk) 20:49, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Well, so much for that! [2] I discuss the change with you (who put it up in the first place), we agree, and then this Romanian guy reverts me without bothering to read!

Not that I think there's anything we can do about it. He almost never listens to me; in fact, he rarely listens to anyone but those who always agree with him. I just thought I'd point this out anyway. --Kuaichik (talk) 17:31, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Oh, OK. Thanks again! :) --Kuaichik (talk) 04:54, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome[edit]

Hi thanks for the welcome note. I hope I can be helpful too. Melenge... मिलेंग... ...ملیں گے -- EhsanQ (talk) 12:08, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Pakistan needs you[edit]

I saw your name listed at the WikiProject Pakistan's member page. With your recent interests in Bollywood movies, I see you are contributing little to project changes. Why not make a contribution towards WikiProject Pakistan. In the main navigation on the right-hand-side, you may find a link to Cinema in Pakistan. Why not start that WikiProject. Please leave a comment here to demonstrate your interest.

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Pakistani articles[edit]

You should be aware that the there were significant Muslim population in Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh etc before migration to Pakistan from India in 1947. Likewise Punjab and Sindh province of Pakistan had Hindu population. Just comparing Uttar Pradesh or Bihar article to Saraiki people that you reverted as vandalism is surprising. Since there is no mention of 25-33% Muslim population migrating to Pakistan. While Pakistani pages have inundated with Indian POV. My changes in Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan‎ and Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan have also been revertes as vandalism. You have to expalin your motives. I will be be reverting your changes in few days if don't get any reply. Misaq Rabab (talk) 22:36, 10 May 2008 (UTC) ‎

WikiProject Pakistan[edit]

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Selective Vandalism on Urdu page[edit]

Hi, Thougth that you should know about this: Wikipedia:Suspected_sock_puppets/Eios1234. --Deepak D'Souza (talkcontribs) 10:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Fariduddin Ganjshakar[edit]

Baba Farid was a Muslim saint (1173–1266) while Sikhism was founded by Nanak (1469–1538), Baba Farid was dead for 400 years before Sikhism was even founded. How can he be a Sikh ? The Sikh gurus took his selective works added into Granth Sahib and revered him. The fact remain he was Muslim saint. There is a section in Fariduddin Ganjshakar page about his reverence in Sikhism. Paknur (talk) 12:10, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I checked other Sikh Bhagats in Category:Sikh Bhagats they do not have their name in Gurmukhi script. Fariduddin Ganjshakar page has his name in Gurmukhi script in the Sikhism and Baba Farid section with the links. Paknur (talk) 09:55, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

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Beauties and PR

If you were lucky enough to watch that episode on Nadia Khan's show on Geo TV where Sonia Ahmed and Mahleej Sarkari were invited, you'd know that the Miss Pakistan World pageant is really the hype. At least, when it comes to controversies, the organiser know where to bring the PR campaign. Their serious POV edits which have been proven to be made by the organisers and associates of the pageant are under debate at the article's deletion debate.

Follow-up on the last issue

In the last issue, we discussed about the sectarian issues that Pakistani articles were prone to. For an update, an advocate of the Shi'a faith and its prominent inclusion into the articles, LahoreKid has been banned for an indefinite period. In the process, a citation review project page was created for providing editors with a third-opinion on vague references.

For a in-depth coverage, read the talks here. Some news issues will be addressed shortly and new activities like contests and quizzes would be announced shortly as well.

Talking of sects...

I don't want to sound like a separatist, if I say that for the past few weeks the highest number of edits on anything related to Pakistan have been on articles that concerned Baluchistan. From major editions to the article on Quetta to the 1935 Balochistan earthquake tragedy.

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Email to Postal Mail

A convenient free postal mail service which can deliver email messages all over Pakistan. Peoples can now use their email to send letters giving you another route to communicate with others who are not connected to the Internet in Pakistan.

In recent past Internet and e-mail have revolutionized the world of communications. But those who do not have easy access to Internet and e-mail facilities could not get benefits of this facility. In its endeavour to make the benefits of e-mail available to a common man, Al Tayyeb Group has introduced i-post service. By i-post all those who do not have computer or do not have access to Internet can send e-mail by Post Office or receive e-mail through a postman. Those who have access to Internet can also send i-post to those who do not have access to Internet.

Wikipedia should have an article on this social service & must be a part of WikiProject Pakistan.Please comments. --SaqibChaudhry (talk) 07:10, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Hindi spelling[edit]

Namaste Anupam,

At nl.wiktionary we had a little problem regarding the proper spelling of the names of months in Hindi. E.g. some people seem to write February just with a ph, others put the dot underneath to make it an f. Do you know if there is an official standard spelling for such things in Hindi? nl:wikt:Gebruiker:Jcwf (<=please answer here) Jcwf (talk) 14:19, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

A little personal Hindi question that I hope you'll want to answer[edit]

Sorry if this is not the kind of place to ask this kind of question, but there is no one I know personally to ask this Hindi question. I have a friend who is under the impression that both "मेरा" and "मैंने" means "my" in Hindi, but I learned that "मैंने" is the nominative form of "I" (obviously). My friend is an experienced native speaker of Punjabi and Hindi. Could it be that my friend is confusing Punjabi and Hindi? Or is it that "मैंने" can mean "my" in special circumstances? Thank you for your time and I apologize if this is an inappropriate question to ask on a Wikipedian's talk page.

YoshiroShin (talk) 19:16, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you.
YoshiroShin (talk) 18:49, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

A not-so-personal question about Nasta'liq! :-D[edit]

Salaam again! You know that vegetable that's called लौकी in Hindustani (or Hindi/Urdu)? How is its name written in Nasta'liq? Is it just لوكی, or is it something else?

I ask because I found the Hindi article and recently added it to calabash [3]. I was wondering whether the Urdu Wikipedia has an article on it. It may very well not have such an article; even on the Hindi Wikipedia, it's just a stub that says "This is a vegetable"! :-D --Kuaichik (talk) 06:46, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Ah, yes, I had looked for لوكی, too. I was just wondering whether maybe I should be looking for some other spelling! شكرِیه & शुक्रिया :) --Kuaichik (talk) 21:09, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Siraiki language[edit]

What are you doing with Siraiki .Have you any proof for wrong spelling of Siraiki (as Saraiki ) .Take pitty on this poor language —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:22, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

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Pashtun people[edit]

If it's not troubvle for you, can you please kep an eye on the info box on Pashtun people? I've added some nice pics of Afghan and Pakistani notable Pashtuns but someone (probably banned User:Beh-nam) is keep removing them.-- (talk) 19:43, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Notice the above IP is a sock of indef-blocked of User:NisarKand, so please don't pay attention to what he asks --Enric Naval (talk) 22:11, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Punjabi language[edit]

HI Mr. Anupam, noticing your additions of Punjabi languages in Punjabi related topic is good, but Punjabi in the Gurmukhi script is good enough for India related subjects because it is most widely used in India. Shahmukhi would be just fine for Pakistan Punjabi topics. If you wanna write in all possible modes, the you would have to include Punjabi in Devanagari script too! I guess there's no need for that. Lets just have it in Hurmukhi for India subjects. Hope you don't mind sir. Regards, Layet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Layetkaur (talkcontribs) 15:53, 27 November 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for standing up for the lil' guy. (Who, coincidentally, is Urdu speaking.) - azimsultan (talk) 21:04, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

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Freida Pinto[edit]

I am doing well. Hope you are fine !!!

For Heaven's sake, please archive your Talkpage, It's a complete mess.

  • HINDI: I hope you know that the language which appears after the Name in Bold refers to the Mothertongue of the person. I don't know what made you feel Hindi is her mothertongue. She has no relation with Hindi. Unless and until, she has some native connection with Hindi, adding Hindi is not possible. Please do not add Hindi again as Hindi appearing there is out of question.

If you have added Hindi, because she has acted in a Hollywood-Bollywood Movie, then forget about it. Tomorrow, if she works in a Tamil, Telugu movie; that doesn't mean you add her name in Tamil, Telugu and make it a mess there.

  • KONKANI: Yes, Konkani may be her mothertongue through her descent. She has some ancestral connection with Mangalore which she acknowledges. But her name is not Freida Pinto in Konkani. She belongs to the Mangalorean Catholic community. Her name is Freida Pinto only in English, not in Konkani. Remember, Mangalorean Catholcs have Konkani variants for their names, which differs from the English variant. Please read Mangalorean Catholics#Names and surnames for more information on variants. So, you'll have to find what's her name in Konkani first and then add it here. If you are not clear, please contact me. KensplanetTC 11:34, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

References for wikipedia articles[edit]

Namaste Anupam, hope you are fine. Actually I was wondering something. I am interested in writing about the supposed Hindi languages. But the problem is that not much modern day books are available on these dialects, whether in Hindi or in English. I have managed to find some books, but they are all in Hindi and were probably written 20-30 years ago. They are stored in the Digital Library of India. So are non-English references acceptable for articles in English on Wikipedia? Maquahuitltalk! 15:54, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Any clues?Maquahuitltalk! 03:08, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
A lot of material about non-standard Hindi languages like Awadhi, Braj Bhasha, etc. is not available in English but only in Hindi. I don't know if that would be helpful. In any case there is hardly anything substantial about these languages on Wikipedia. Maquahuitltalk! 08:42, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
(just passing by) I had some similar problems with spanish and italian sources. What I do is translating part of the text (just the relevant part, can be anywhere from one sentence to a whole paragraph) and posting it on the reference itself (if it's very short) or on the talk page (for long TL:DR parts) or both things (quote the most relevant sentence on the reference, and make a long explanation on the talk page for context). For an example, see Talk:Senyera#colours_vatican_flag --Enric Naval (talk) 15:56, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


I see you replied to my message on User talk:Azimsultan. You have an answer from me on that talk page. Regards, ShahidTalk2me 09:47, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Holy Thursday[edit]

There's no consensus to use Maundy Thursday as the title as you can see on the talk page. I am getting an administrator to make the move.MusicInTheHouse (talk) 18:44, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - April 2009[edit]

Talk:Maundy Thursday[edit]

I suggest we remove my last comment and your response from Talk:Maundy Thursday as it's metadiscussion (discussion about the discussion, a perennial blight on Wikipedia) rather than discussion about the matter. I should have dropped a friendly note on your talk page rather than taking issue there. Thanks and good wishes. --Boston (talk) 21:49, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Ah nevermind. If we removed it now subsequent comments would be disjointed. --Boston (talk) 22:15, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Farooq Bakshi AFD[edit]

Hello, I am looking for some advices on an AFD about an urdu poet, and I was wondering if you could help. The article about Farooq Bakshi, who is apparently a famous urdu poet, has recently been nominated for deletion because there's almost nothing about him on Google. The author of the article argues that it is because most of the Urdu newspapers don't have websites, and therefore any awards or news about Farooq Bakshi can't be on the internet. However, I'm thinking that by searching for him in Urdu on Google or on BBC Urdu, it should be possible to find something about him. Please can you help or provide advices on this issue? Thank you, Laurent (talk) 18:56, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - May 2009[edit]

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - June 2009[edit]

Pashto language[edit]

There is a problem with saying that Pashto is called Kabuli. Kabuli most often refers to the Persian dialect spoken in Kabul. I could understand that an Indian census would not discriminate between various Iranian languages, but I don't think that the reference you supplied clearly says that Pashto is referred to as Kabuli. Thoughts ? --Bejnar (talk) 21:47, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I still don't think that one conglomeration (Afghani/Kabuli/Pashto) by the Indian Census constitutes an adequate basis for an encyclopedic statement that Kabuli is an alternate name for Pashto. In looking at the Ethnologue entry that you provided, I see that it distinguishes PASHTU: Kabuli language from:
Pashto, Southern: Kandahar Pashto,
Pashto, Southern: Qandahar Pashto,
Pashto, Southern: Quetta Pashto,
Pashto, Southern: Southeastern Pashto,,
Pashto, Southern: Southwestern Pashto,
PASHTU: Baluchi, and
PASHTU: Western

The article also notes that some users don't distinguish between PASHTU: Kabuli language and Farsi, Eastern: Dari: Kabuli. The fact that some people don't distinguish, is different than saying that one thing is called another. I do not think that a strong case can be made for calling Pashto by the name Kabuli. --Bejnar (talk) 22:07, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Recent edits on Uttar Pradesh[edit]

Recently few Users have massively revamped Uttar Pradesh article. Although any positive edits are welcomed but large scale revisions and revamps are advised to be done after discussion and consensus especially on articles of priority. As you have are member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Uttar Pradesh you are invited to participate in discussions on talk:Uttar Pradesh

--Sayed Mohammad Faiz Haider Rizvi (talk) 10:57, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter, Volume IV, Issue 1 – June 2009[edit]

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Pashto & Kabuli[edit]

Your claim that "Pashto" and "Kabuli" are synonyms is totally wrong. In fact, you are being contradicted by the Encyclopaedia Iranica, and I doubt that you can find any scholastic or official source that could eventually support your claim. "Kabuli" is the name of a very unique standardized dialect of the Persian language - this is confirmed in the Encyclopaedia Iranica. I frankly ask you to revert that false claim from the intro. Because even if your claim is true, i.e. that Indians call the language "Kabuli" (and I doubt that!), it still does not justify a bold entry in the first sentence of the article. Yuo won't be able to find a single English source supporting this claim. Thank you. Tajik (talk) 20:23, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi Anupam. This is not about footnotes, it's about a totally wrong claim that is being established in the article. The equation of "Pashto" and "Kabuli" neither exists in Persian, nor in Pashto or - and that is the most important of all - in English. This is the English Wikipedia, and only the most common English expressions are to be used. The sources you provide are not realiable and do not fulfill the WP:SOURCE criteria. If the expression is common in Hindi or some other Indian language, then it should be mentioned in the respective Wikipedia. But not in this English language Wikipedia. The Encyclopaedia Iranica is a standard reference work of oriental studies, it is being published by the Columbia University, and it is directly contradicting your claim. "Kabuli" is a synonym for the Persian dialect of Kabul, the major language of the city. You won't be able to find one scholarly work - in english, Pashto, or Persian - that supports your claim. Tajik (talk) 20:35, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Hi and thanks for your comment. The source provided by Massagetae does not support his claim at all. It only says that the Pashto dialects in and near Kabul are designated "Kabuli". That is no surprise at all, because the word Kabuli is Persian for "from Kabul". That's also the reason why the Punjabi dialect of Afghan Hindus is called "Kabuli" and why the term is - almost exclusively - used as a synonym for the Persian dialect of Kabul. I do not understand why the term should be in the lead. It's not another name for Pashto, it is - at best - only the name of a certain dialect. That's like writing in the lead of the article English language that it is also known as "Texan" and "Baltimorese". Do you understand my point? Anyway, I had not deleted your info. I had moved it into the footnotes. The information simply is not as important as to be inserted in bold letters in the first sentence. Unless you cannot come up with really good sources that would support your claim that it is an established synonym for Pashto (which it is NOT), I will put it back into the footnotes. Tajik (talk) 23:13, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - July 2009[edit]

WikiProject India Newsletter, Volume IV, Issue 2 – July 2009[edit]

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DYK for Qaisar Bagh[edit]

Updated DYK query On August 22, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Qaisar Bagh, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Can an article which is within Wikiproject India be nominated for deletion[edit]

Sir, There are several articles which are within wikiproject India, but some people have nominated them for deletion. Is this possible?

Please do visit

I can give you more examples, if you need.

Regards A true wikipedian


Regarding Qaimganj, I was just trying to resolve the situation where there were two copies of the article. If the other name is right then put it there. Gigs (talk) 14:43, 12 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi there. Would you have time to please proofread this short Hindi article? Thanks very much.
Amsaim (talk) 17:09, 12 September 2009 (UTC)


Reply: If Hindi is a Co official language then go and edit all the Indian articles. And Urdu is only a co-official foreign language in Guntur and Nellore of Coastal Andhra. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:12, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Anupam ji. Please collect some proper facts as to where in India Urdu and Hindi are official languages. —Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiMasterUser (talkcontribs) 10:37, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

List of Shia mosques in NCR tile translation[edit]


I'm contacting you after long time(after 6 months).

Thanks for correcting translation of titles on List of Shia mosques in NCR.

I failed to to understand :

  • Why you changed "بھارت" to "ہندوستان" in Urdu translation? and
  • Why did you placed transliteration of Urdu text (i.e. "ہندوستان کی قومی داراُلحُکومت علاقے کی تشیع مسجدوں کی فہرست") in Hindi (i.e. "हिन्दुस्तान की क़ौमी दारुल हुकूमत इलाके की शिया मस्जिदों की फ़ेहरिस्त") by replacing Hindi translation (i.e. "भारत की राष्ट्रीय राजधानी छेत्र की शिया मस्जिदों की सूची")?

Hope to clear the situation!

--Sayed Mohammad Faiz Haidertcs 07:08, 2 December 2009 (UTC)