User talk:BengalRenaissanceEccentrica

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WikiProject Children's Literature[edit]

Hi! I've created the children's literature wikiproject, and signed you up as a member because of your expressed interest. If you add {{user WikiProject Children's literature}} you'll be added to the list of WikiProject Children's literature participants.

The WikiProject main page is not a thing of beauty right now. I'm hoping for input from other project members, both to do the tasks and reorganize the page.

Even if you don't have time to do much work right now I'd love your feedback on my proposal at young adult books and category renaming. It's a big enough deal that I'd rather not do it unless there's some consensus that it's a good idea.

Welcome! Deborah-jl Talk 04:00, 31 March 2006 (UTC)


A revised version of the proposed policy against censorship is now open for voting. Will you kindly review the policy and make your opinions known? Thank you very much. Loom91 10:30, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Freddie Mercury[edit]

I am afraid, I am no expert on this article. But, you can mention it on the talk page of the relevant article and try to make a verifiability backed consensus with other editors. Please review Wikipedia's policy of verifiability and citing sources. Go to Talk:Freddie Mercury. Regards, --Andy123(talk) 00:13, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

BengallRenaissanceEccentrica. I'm one of the people on the F M talk page. Personally, I dont even see the need to acknowledge Persian/Iranian on Mercury's page to begin with, as it mentions he is a Parsi (which signifies an Indian of Persian descent). Parsis feel pride in Persian heritage in addition to being proud Indians. This impression of mine strengthened when I read Sooni Taraporevala's book (herself a Parsi) Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India. Why dont we have disputes about them? The fact is, in my opinion, Freddie Mercury was very closed about his background and tried to portray himself as white British to the public. I think he made a really quick reference to "Persian" just to explain the exotic real name and stuff. There is also no way Parsis are Iranians. There genetic makeup shows a substantial amount of Gujarati ancestry as well as Persian ancestry. They have generally been agreed upon as an Indian community. I reverted it back to what it was previously. I dont know if you heard of Merle Oberon. She was a Eurasian with Sinhalese and British ancestry. All her career life, she hid this background and constantly stated that she was from Australia, specifically Tasmania. She even made a state visit there towards the end of her life to apparently "show people her birthplace and roots". After her death, all of this was debunked. We dont put her as Tasmanian on modern biographical records. I think, as this is an encyclopedia, that we should just mention the facts as they were and not try to dress them up to please a few fanatics. The BBC article on which most of them base their claim has itself been shown to be flawed as Brian May (a member of Queen himself, and a manager in the selling of Queen records everywhere) showed that it was still in customs and had yet to be resolved and had not been Permited in Iran as thought. I admire your effort though and thank you. If you want more information, read Freddie Mercury's Definitive Biography, if you can. However, its an English publication, so you might not get it here in the US or in India, if you live there. Thank you. I'm not an Indian fanatic by the way, I"m a Pakistani fan and an encyclopedian who records facts as opposed to opinions. - Afghan Historian 02:58, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Esperanza[edit]


Welcome, BengalRenaissanceEccentrica, to Esperanza, the Wikipedia member association! As you might know, all the Esperanzians share one important goal: the success of this encyclopedia. Within that, we then attempt to strengthen the community bonds, and be the "approachable" side of the project. All of our ideals are held in the Charter, the governing document of the association.

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Thanks! _-M o P-_ 00:21, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

I'd like to welcome you as well. — Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg nathanrdotcom (TCW) 05:05, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Writing in Bangla[edit]

I'm sorry but I've no idea how you write in Bangla either in the Bangla or the English wikipedia. Possibly kono special keyboard layout achhe, othoba special character use korte hoe. You can try asking at [[Wikipedia:Village Pump {technical)]]. I also see you are my age, how cute :) *hugs*. I hope you improve wikipedia's coverage of Bangla culture and other issues through your work. Ami Bangla wikipedia nie khub akta interested noi karon nobody uses internet in Bangla. Everyone will use the English wikipedia which is much more famous, comprehensive and well-maintained. Tell me something about yourself, akhon ki porchhis (I hope you are okay with tui)? From your userbox it seems you are at a international school program at pre-college level. Is that right?Loom91 06:40, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Let's continue this talk at my talk page to avoid fragmentation.Loom91 05:21, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Santiniketan and others[edit]

Hi! Your points of concern are quite valid. In fact, I put up that "neutrality disputed" tag in that section quite a few days back. You go on with your edits. I will keep an eye.

Regarding Bangla fonts, the best unicode keyboard in "Avro keyboard". It has got a "phonetic" keyboard. You just type in English the pronounciation and it will be converted into Bengali fonts. I contributed some articles in Bengali wikipedia using that. It's fantastic. You can ask Ragib for further enquiry. He almost single-handedly maintains Bengali wikipedia.

Bye the way, the article Kolkata is a featured article candidate now. You can visit that page and say something. Bye, keep in touch.--Dwaipayanc 16:58, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Internet explorer supports Bangla fonts better than Firefox.--Dwaipayanc 17:01, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Bengal etc[edit]

Hi! I read you comments in the talk page of Loom91. Please go on with an article on East Calcutta Wetlands. In fact, I had some mention of it in Kolkata, but had to remove on certain grounds. (eg most of them have been converted to gheri or bheri, the fishing farms. So by truest definition, they are not probably wetlands! At least, not wild wetlands. This was ponted out by Nichalp (talk · contribs) in peer review, and I had to agree and modify. Also, the ever increasing size of the article was a concern.) AFAIK, an International Baccalaurerate school is there in Kolkata, not sure if it's in Poilan. Bengali user board is a great idea. You can develope a West Bengal portal, from where there will be links to articles as well as boards. See Portal:Kerala for guidance. Please also see Portal:India and Portal:Bangladesh. In fact, you can consult with users from Bangladesh, if you are intersted in creating a common Bengali board. Ragib (talk · contribs) and Shmitra (talk · contribs) are very active users from Bangladesh, besides many more. I share with you the comment that if at all the majority of people understand rock philosphy and history here in WB. A request: try to restrict your comments/messages in English. Other non-Bengali users can also read your talks, and communicate. Bye.--Dwaipayanc 05:49, 26 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I'm an admin in both English and Bangla wikipedias, and I overheard (or should I say "overread") your question in in Loom's talk page regarding Bangla writing. We are promoting Bangla actively in bn wiki, which has reached 1210+ articles recently (700 in the last month).

Anyway, for helping newbies with Bangla writing, I've written a tutorial, you can get that here. I use the Avro phonetic keyboard, which allows you to write unicode phonetically. So, to write ভারত, you'd type bh-a-r-o-t. To write complex stuff like ঈশ্বর, you'd have to type I-sh-w-o-r. It's amazingly easy to use, and you can get it from or elsewhere. You will also have to enable Bangla rendering in Windows XP, a tutorial of which appears when you install avro.

Thanks, and hope to see you in bn wiki. --Ragib 06:10, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Patha Bhavana[edit]

Hey! It was a nice artilce. Not "stupid", as you claimed. It has substantial content. Secrioning may improve the look. See this school article which has got much less content than Patha Bhavana, but is sectioned, so that ot appears to be better, while in reality, Patha Bhavana is much more informative! Bye.--Dwaipayanc 09:23, 28 April 2006 (UTC)


see Wikipedia:Uploading_images --Ragib 23:30, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much BengalRenaissanceEccentrica 23:33, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for my delay in responding your query on image uploading. Anyway, Ragib has solved the prob. Feel free to ask anytime.
I just went through the article Khoai by you. It was intersting. A request, try to categorize any article you create. If you write about West Bengal, many categories on West Bengal and Kolkata have been created. See Category:West Bengal. You can create more categories. However, try to make categories accotding to the ideal sections mentioned in a state article , as laid out in Wikipedia:WikiProject Indian states. So, you can make categoris like Category:Economy of West Bengal, Category:Flora and fauna of West Bengal etc. A good example is the categories under Kerala. See Category:Kerala. Portal:Kerala can be a nice example if you want to rejuvinate wikiproject Bengal. I am also giving a similar message to Loom91 (talk · contribs) as you rwo seem to be quite interested. Bye!--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:02, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi! Could you please have a quick look of Darjeeling? Please give your suggestions in the article's talk page. This is for an internal review before moving to peer review. Thanks. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:12, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #3[edit]

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How are you doing?[edit]

Everything smooth? :) It's a big relief for me, our Madhyamik results are finally out. Though I was never one to be tensed about exam results, I must say passing the exam has been very lucrative :D How're your studies? Our schools will begin shortly. This years madhyamik has thrown some very surprising and suspicious results. For the first time in a long time, the pass rate in Madhyamik has actually dipped, and even that by a staggering 5%!

What's even more astonishing, 6 spots in the top ten were captured by students from Bankura Zilla School, including 1, 2 and 3!!! Either the school has multiple papers tested by miraculously lenient teachers, or the conspiracy theories are indeed true and the results were rigged to project Bankura as a highly devoloped region/appease the Education Minister who happens to be from the school. A friend from my school, Soham Karmakar has come eighth. Well, Take care. Loom91 06:44, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

oh my...i have not been able to do any extra things for about the last three weeks or so. I work for about 16 hours in the weekend as a result most of my free time is gone. I have to finish 2 theses and one presentation and one portfolio by june 23. Oh my. but i feel very psychedelic (because of the weather which interestingly is similar to a "Kalboishakhi" of Bengal) today thus i thought of leaving everything for a day and relax. Madhyamiks are always an interesting time. Bankura may not be the most developed region but i love its landscape. Was it a girl or a boy who got 1st place this year? Man, i cant wait to arrive in India. I have decided that I am gonna do my extended essay on "The Potential for West Bengal to be a centre for Sustainable Tourism", which means I am gonna be visiting a lot of government offices and stuff. Fun Fun indeed.

For now, I see a red door and I want to Paint it Black.

PS: Have you ever heard the music of Cassini's Division? although the wiki article says they try to break the monotonous cycle of classic rock by introducing elements of punk/alternative, frankly they sound the exact same as another B grade band...let me know your opinion.

BengalRenaissanceEccentrica 18:06, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

As far as I can remember, the top 10 did not contain more than 1 or 2 girls, and even that towards the tail end. As always, the pass percentage was substantially lower for girls than boys. I can accept that in total girls study less because of social factors, but what explains the fact that they are also beaten in the race to the top?
Today the Higher Secondary results came out. The highest mark from Koochbihar was 999 out of 1000! 99.9% total marks. That means the true percentage is [{(999+68)/1200}*100%]=88.92%. Wow! For the first time HS has exceeded Madhyamik in pass percentage. I haven't heard Cassini's Division. Are they famous?
BTW, Are you sure that you will like your essay to depend on governmental clerks? They are not exactly famous for their helpfulness... Studies are getting harder in here also. Physics is the only subject I'm somewhat satisfied about. Mathematics is a disaster, I'm failing to keep up with the homework. I unsubscribed from the WikiEN-l mailing list because I don't have the time to read the high traffic list anymore.
My Madhyamik results have earned me a mobile. It's a nice-looking dude. I'll email you my number (I daren't post it on a wiki, it is said that an unseen evil lurks in the dark corners of Wikipedia, and his number is 666). Loom91 06:20, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Your userboxes[edit]


I had some comments about your userboxes. I see that you have several identical boxes proclaiming that you are interested in agnosticism. Are you sure you do want to use multiple boxes saying the same thing? Also, you have a Babel box for both bn-N and bn-3, but since bn-N is considered a higher skill level than bn-3 these two are mutually exclusive. Loom91 09:53, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Actually i hadnt notice them myself so thanks a lot for pointing them out. It would be nice to also get some help getting them organized instead of being thrown all around the page. where can i get info on this? (I DONT KNOW HTML!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the only language i know is turing and nobody uses it so...)BengalRenaissanceEccentrica 21:04, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

You can see my userpage for how I organised these. Loom91 07:06, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Another thing, I now have an account at Flickr, [1]. I'll like to know what you think, please criticise with no holds barred ;) Loom91 10:39, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but since you have subst'd a portion of your userboxes it is now beyond my skill to manage them. One thing you can do is dig up the template versions of the subst'd userboxes and use those, they will make the page much easier to organise. I used a low end digicam, HP Photosmart M307. Loom91 06:02, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

hey, i stole some of your userboxes 'cause they were awesome. thanks! :) Eristikophiles (talk) 06:39, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

A short Esperanzial update[edit]

As you may have gathered, discussions have been raging for about a week on the Esperanza talk page as to the future direction of Esperanza. Some of these are still ongoing and warrant more input (such as the idea to scrap the members list altogether). However, some decisions have been made and the charter has hence been amended. See what happened. Basically, the whole leadership has had a reshuffle, so please review the new, improved charter.

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redirected old user pages[edit]

I happened upon User:BengaliWikiGeek looking for a Bengali speaker, but you seem to be inactive. In any case, I redirected your old user and talk pages here, as you've undergone a name change and others may try to find you. I'll leave it to you to merge the content if you want, though you seem to have things set up again pretty well here. Anyway, leave a message on my talk page if you sign in again soon. I may still want help with Mataal. Thanks!--Kchase02 T 20:18, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

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September Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

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I noticed many of your contributions on Birbhum, and Visva Bharati. Just wanted to drop a line and say shubho bijoya'. Take care. --Antorjal 18:53, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

November Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

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Happy Birthday[edit]

Wikipedia wishes you a Happy Birthday!!

Have some cake! From all of us at Esperanza, have a happy birthday! (I know it's officially, 30 minutes early, but I am a busy girl, what do you expect?!?!) Bearly451 talk 23:31, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Balloons-KayEss-1.jpeg Here's to you on your birthday, BengalRenaissanceEccentrica! From the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

Happy b-day! :) Randfan 01:15, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Birthday candles.jpg Wishing you all the best on your birthday! From the Wikipedia Birthday Committee.

SWAdair 05:04, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

It's your birthday! Your birthday is today! Have a Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! And I won't sing again for another year. I promise. Dfrg.msc 1 . 2 . 3 21:21, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
LOL, yo-ho-hee-ho. You're welcome for the wish and have a great time editing on Wikiland! Bearly451 talk 00:18, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Poush Mela[edit]

Hi! How are you? I went through Poush Mela and added categories. You can write about the History of the mela (started in 1894 etc) and what happens there (cultural stuffs, as well as community prayers, crafts etc). this is a short article on Poush Mela. here is another. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 09:38, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

I think you should keep the article more generic.. Poush mela existed long before Shantiniketan was created. And it happens at many different places including kenduli (see the baul mela mentioned in this article Jayadeva_birth_controversy) and other baul gatherings on the occation of the "poush sankranti".. which is the last day of the month of poush). .. see the bengali article on poush sankranti:

Shantiniketan however definitely played a great role in making it internationally famous and added lot of ravindrik culture to it and marketing it with a somewhat different color. if you have enough material you may as well write a separate article on the poush mela of shantiniketan.. but till you have enough material let it be a part of a general article on poush mela.--Dr.saptarshi 03:49, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

By the way "Harvest season" is more explicitly marked by Nabanna (festival).. Bauls hardly harvest crops.. BUt they would get better alms during the harvest season.. so there may be some indirect reason related to that.. But Baul cultures are very old and related to many secret rituals and difficult to say why it may happen on such a date of the bengali calender. --Dr.saptarshi 03:54, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry for the belated response[edit]

Hi... I apologize for the late response to your message on my talk-page. I was buys with other things and didn't get much time for wikipedia. But now I am back (and hopefully for good) :)

Take care, Antorjal 17:07, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania 2009[edit]

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The University of Toronto is the planned host site, which I see is your alma-mater!

Visit m:Wikimania 2009/Toronto for TORONTO's MetaWiki page and help build a strong bid.

-- Zanimum 16:43, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

In Remembrance...[edit]

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--nat Alo! Salut! Sunt eu, un haiduc?!?! 00:14, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]


--  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 00:21, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for dropping by. I am rather impressed by your profile, and you seem very passionate about certain things! We have a lot in common too, which is great (I too love On the Road, which, we know, isn't surprising at all!). But I am no regular at Wiki. I wish I had more time, or if I were as young as you are. But stay in touch. Take care. Hobson Jobson (talk) 11:08, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

bengali wikipedia[edit]

Care to take a look at the [Bangla wikipediatoo]? We have very few editors from WB there, and definitely need more people to contribute. If you are Bengali peaople and speak,read and write in Bengali, please contribute bengali wikipedia also. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jayantanth (talkcontribs) 10:43, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Calling all active WP:Children's and Young Adult literature members[edit]

The Good Old Days[edit]


Now, don't laugh at me for this, but I just figured out that I have this page. I sincerely apologize for forgetting to reply to your comment; I didn't ignore it, I just can't keep track of a watchlist I guess. Thanks a lot though (p.s. 17 now)! Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 09:46, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday to Us[edit]

Talk:Main Page[edit]

I'm not sure if you are still active, but there is a message at the bottom of the main page's talk that you may be able to help translate:

বিদায় হজ্ব শেষে মক্কা হতে ফেরার পথে মহানবী (স.) মহান আল্লাহর নির্দেশে গাদীরে খুম নামক স্থানে আলী (কাররামাল্লাহু ওয়াজহাহু) কে মুসলিম জাহানের খলিফা হিসেবে নির্বাচন করেন এবং তাকে নিজ হাতে উচু করে ধরে উপস্থিত হাজীদের সম্মুখে পরিচয় করান। ঐ দিন উত্তপ্ত ও স্থানে ১ লক্ষাধিক হাজী উপস্থিত ছিলেন।

I hope you can help! Thanks, Ross Hill (talk) 18:35, 21 Oct 2013 (UTC) 18:35, 21 October 2013 (UTC)