User talk:DaGizza/Archive/12

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Re:Ganeshbot on Hindi[edit]

Gizza, I had sent the towns file for translation to Deeptrivia. Deep is working on it. Once the translation is done, I can run it on Hindi wiki. - Ganeshk (talk) 05:51, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello. I thank you for your note of welcome. --Matra 11:09, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

India star[edit]

Gizza, Can you make the colors a little darker on the barnstar. The colors on the BONM looks right to me. Your thoughts? - Ganeshk (talk) 16:10, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Re Hindi RfA[edit]

You may need to email Hamanshu, he hasn't edited much lately. - Taxman Talk 17:46, 4 October 2006 (UTC)


While browsing I noticed Muslim entertainers. I created Hindu entertainers (for Hindu celebs).Bakaman Bakatalk 02:14, 6 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi DaGizza, I've been very pleased with your contribution- Keep up the good work -well done :-)--Sikh 1 02:52, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Well, good luck with your exams, my best tip for doing well in exams is - always do as many past exam questions as possible- it acts as good training for the real thing.--Sikh 1 16:02, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

How is it POV to include both views?

Reply to your message[edit]

Hi, thanks for inviting me to contribute to Hindi wikipedia. I have also noticed the sad state of it and would definitely like to contribute. In fact I did a few minor (actually negligible) edits earlier on Hindi wikipedia. What prohibits me from adding more is typing in Devanagari, as you have already guessed. I generally use Windows XP and Firefox (sometimes IE also) to edit and I have Indic support enabled in my browser. Do you have some tools that can help write quickly and faster. I am particularly looking for something which can help in typing. Many thanks. --APandey 08:15, 8 October 2006 (UTC) ok da gizza let me see if i have sources to defend raj yoga.

Raj2004 12:51, 8 October 2006 (UTC) i have answered. Raj2004 21:04, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Raj Yog Vandalism[edit]

Please intervene on the Hinduism talk page and the article's main page. The user Swadhyayee is testing my patience. He is also reverting the article many times and I believe 3RR stands broken by him. Right now he is also indulging in personal attack. I shall not be able to tolerate it for long. Thanks. --Apandey 14:44, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

wow, its come to this. Hindu fighting Hindu. Has all the fights Subhash_bose, Hkelkar, and I got into been for naught? Bakaman Bakatalk 15:31, 8 October 2006 (UTC)


Sorry, I have no knowledge whether you are administrator or not? I believe, you had taken some interest in Raj Yog controversy of Hinduism. Which is a dispute of principle for incorporating distorted facts and adamance not to correct the article or allow adding controversial views. Wish that if you are administrator or senior editor, you look the discussion well.

Swadhyayee 05:27, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Yoga stuff[edit]

hello Gizza -- I do not wish to become involved in this Yoga controversy, because Yoga lies completely outside my area of expertise, and too often I am accused of being a clueless meddling whiteboy by Hindus for being involved in areas where I do have expertise. All I can say is that the main problem with our Yoga articles is that they are extremely poorly written and referenced. So people should really address that before haggling over which paths to include in which templates (which is of course much easier, just not as productive). I would say that the crucial question is the content of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Unfortunately, this article is so poor as to be practically useless, we'd have to consult the reference it cites. Similarly, the "origins" section of Raja Yoga consists of a quote by some 20th century Swami saying that Raja Yoga was recognized by some 19th century Swami. No clue as to the actual attestation of the school in Wikipedia's voice. Unless these articles are improved, the "controversy" really hangs in the air. The first step is to establish the facts in the article bodies, controversies about how to present things in templates and what not should come later. regards, dab () 07:02, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Well I do not know your concern for importance of extent of standard of language? It's not easy to explain Hindu philosophy in a way a lay man (particularly a non-Hindu or a Hindu youth with no exposure to Hindu Philosophy) can understand. Not advocating in support of poor language, but the purpose of encyclopedia will be served if the language is easily understandable. I think, you should pay equal attention to the need for easy to understand and fast readable article. If you can have this thing in your mind, I think you will be of more advantage. Very high standard of language take more time to read and tend boring as well confusing than understanding to most viewers. Swadhyayee 01:35, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Disambiguation Talk Request[edit]

This is a form message being sent to all WikiProject Disambiguation participants. I recently left a proposed banner idea on the WikiProject Disambiguation talk page and I would appreciate any input you could provide. Before it can be approved or denied, I would prefer a lot of feedback from multiple participants in the project. So if you have the time please join in the discussion to help improve the WikiProject. Keep up the good work in link repair and thanks for your time. Nehrams2020 21:23, 9 October 2006 (UTC)


I worked pretty hard on the piece on DKUnited. I didn't save a copy of it to disk because I didn't think it would've been deleted. Is there any way you could at least mail me that text so I can use it elsewhere?

Thanks, Sena

afd you may want to look at[edit]

You may want to check out the Afd's Hinduism in Azerbaijan and Anti-Hindu. Both were bad faith noms made by Anti-Hindu users.Bakaman Bakatalk 21:50, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

not as active as before[edit]

I just saw that there was too much stuff there. There need to be some organization. I don't know if I have the energy to fight as I once did.--D-Boy 05:05, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Desi Jew says Hi[edit]

Well there are several small Jewish communities in India. I myself am essentially Konkani, but a Sephardic (Baghdadi) Jew on my Mother's side. She is descended from Iraqi immigrants and her family has been in Mumbai since the 19th century (not to be confused with the Beni Yisrael Jews who have been around for longer). My last name is derived from my father, who is a Hindu, as I'm sure you have guessed. My father's family are very devout worshippers of Krishna and also observe Ganesh Chaturthi..

I personally have not been a very observant Jew as such in the past, though I am learning more now. I did go to the Kenesseth Eliyahu (Bombay synagogue in Fort near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station) during High Holy days etc. Minyanim was always there though (at least 10 male clerics).

Regarding observance of Judaism, it is a complex matter. We follow the Commandments and the code of Moshe. While we are not strictly Orthodox (though some Indian Jews are, which is a recent development, long story there), we do follow some traditional practices like Daf Yomi (reading from Talmud), Dietary Laws (hoofed cud-chewing animals only, bled per Kashrut ), Shulchan Aruch (post-Talmudic Halakha laws) and regard the Gemara (which is like the Jewish "Upanishad" of sorts,, basically Rabbinical analysis of the Mishna of Talmud), among others.

Some Desi Jews have adopted Hindu customs over the years (like burning the dead etc.). We mostly dress like any normal Bombayite, including traditionals like Kurta-Pajama for men, Sari-Dupattaa for women etc so we adopted those too :) .

We do have an ideological connection with Israel.It was the fount of Judaism and we are happy that it has been repatriated. Some Bombay Jews are politically left-leaning (my mum is a Congress supporter) though I support BJP.Hkelkar 04:32, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Denver Lightning.jpg Hello DaGizza! Thank you for the confidence shown in me during my recently concluded RfA, which succeeded with a final tally of 77/2/0 . I'm still exploring the new tools, so feel free to tell me of any mistakes I might make. In case you need help with anything, just drop me a message. Thanks again; and here's wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Diwali!--thunderboltz(Deepu) 10:55, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Happy Diwali![edit]

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Hello DaGizza,
I wish you a very happy Diwali! May you enjoy yourself on this day commemorating good over evil. Cheers! --May the Force be with you! Shreshth91 12:39, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Happy Diwali (or Deepavali as we call it here in Singapore)! Hope you enjoy your weekend, and let the good overcome the evil for you. --Terence Ong (T | C) 13:43, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
    • And a belated Diwali to you too DaGizza! Take care -- Samir धर्म 23:46, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

The lighted path[edit]

I wish you All The Best on the ocasion of the Indian festival of light, Diwali. I am sure that the light of hope, confidence, and all positive attributes shall always remain inside you – lighting your path and guiding you to attain higher and higher levels of excellence in all your endevours! All the best! --Bhadani 16:42, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Happy Diwali![edit]

I wish you and your family a happy "Festival of Lights"! Nishkid64 17:49, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Same to you! HeBhagawan 16:30, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Diwali greetings[edit]

I also created my first article on hindi wiki. Gedong Bagus Oka. Bakaman Bakatalk 20:49, 21 October 2006 (UTC)


Nice talking with you after a long time. I may start contributing again and updating pages relating to Hindu mythology. I will start to do it after reorganizing my time. Thanks and regards. --Bhadani 04:20, 22 October 2006 (UTC)


Dhanyabaad. Aap ko bhi diwaalee ka subhakaamanaa!--Eukesh 14:55, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi! Happy Diwali from me aw well! Mahawiki 05:24, 23 October 2006 (UTC)


The /z/ is a peripheral phoneme in Hindi, and does not come through sanskrit. These peripheral phonemes are not very much entertained in contemporary Hindi world, where the emphasis is on "Shuddh Sanskritized Hindi". Hence it was my personal recommendation to use स with a dot below; What you claim about dialects is absoluely correct: but it's the people's mistake that we wish to avoid: the confusion with a wrong phoneme ज . It is not a requirement but a recommendation. In dictionaries etc, people freely make up many nukta characters on their own for transliteration: it is very common in India. And my grad school work in the United States is continuously making it more and more difficult to devote time to Hindi or English wiki, but I'll keep trying. Cygnus_hansa 23:05, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Table at Cricket World Cup[edit]

Is it better now? [1] Sam Vimes | Address me 07:35, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Belated Diwali reply[edit]

thanks for the greeting!--D-Boy 02:53, 28 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi DaGizza! Could you please share any comments you may have about the discussion of karma at the bottom of the Hinduism discussion page? There is a paragraph that some editors wish to move to the karma page becasue they think it contains to much information for the Hinduism article. Others (so far only one editor) would prefer not to move it. What do you think? Thanks!HeBhagawan 23:58, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject_Hinduism/Shri for WP:HINDU users[edit]

I nominated a few users who I feel are deserving of the award.Bakaman Bakatalk 00:17, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


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For dedication to improving and expanding Wikipedia. Good job! Sharkface217 02:46, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Hindi Scripts[edit]

Hello DaGizza. Today, I noticed that allmy additions of the Hindi script to various articles were removed by Szhaider. While I respect his work on Wikipedia, I disagree with his position. I feel that it is alright to include Hindi scripts in Tere Bin, Fakir, Azad (disambiguation), and some Pakistani bands. I feel that the scripts are relevant in the articles as the terms are found in Hindi. Also, Pakistani bands are very popular in India. The language in which the Pakistani singers sing (Urdu) is readily understood by Hindi speakers and the songs are often included in Bollywood films. In fact, Wikipedia Bollywood articles (i.e. Fanaa, Rang De Basanti, Anupam Kher) include both the Hindi and Urdu scripts for the same reason (popularity across the border and language intelligibility). I don't know if I was in the wrong by adding these scripts. I just wanted to get an opinion from another respected Wikipedia editor. Thanks for your time, AnupamTalk 20:40, 31 October 2006 (UTC)