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Sikh Prayer[edit]

Hi, I've replied to your comment on my talk page! Sukh | ਸੁਖ | Talk 22:37, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Re: Eid saeed[edit]

Hey DT! Thanks for the message. I appreciate it. Cheers -- Szvest 03:58, 11 January 2006 (UTC) Wiki me up™


Could you help with the Sardar patel vidyalaya in hindi wikipedia please.Ketan 09:22, 11 January 2006 (UTC)


"in olden times"? makes sense, doesn't it. I don't know where it is attested though. dab () 13:11, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

I studied Sanskrit for the last two years (translating from San to Eng, not Hindi) and we translated the phrase Kadacit, which I have now added as 'Once upon a time'. DaGizza Chat (c) 21:24, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Political integration of India[edit]

Hi Deeptrivia - I've rmvd the Spanish map according to your suggestion. I was also uneasy if I had done everything right regarding its copyright status. If there is a problem with that image, I don't want this article involved.

Please have a look at the intro passage: I've had to re-tool and re-tool the intro ever since the review began. I need your direct opinion on whether its good - please feel free to make your own edits, since the advice of others is good but doesn't pinpoint how they would have it done.

Thanks for all your help so far! I hope this article will reach above the FA-bar by this weekend. Rama's Arrow 17:55, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah I know I should be more patient. I only felt that things would reach a head by the beginning of next week. My hesitation is that if we keep the review for too long, we might get over-analytical. Most of the changes made are upon the advice of guys in peer review. Most changes are to the intro sections and with the maps, and many sections are untouched. I think this article has improved, thanks to guys like you, by over 50-60%. A week ago there were no maps or images, and the intro was 2 lines!

I'm just excited coz if this baby wins FA status, it will be a big victory for Indian Wikipedians, and a special, if small tribute to Sardar Patel. Its a big deal that we've put together an article about the most sensitive events regarding our country's formation.

I'm not gonna do anything before its FA-ready, and when I have your vote of confidence. Rama's Arrow 16:03, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Images from Flickr[edit]

Hi DT, some nice images, Thanks. However, consider that by default the images are goverened by Yahoo TOS and are copyrighted by Flickr. Am not very sure if they fall under CC (as you have mentioned at commons). The only (slight) possibility aprears to be of {Non-free fair use in|} for a given article, that too subject to the respective admin's clearance at commons. Hope you have acquired the required permissions from the authors. --Rgds. ΜιĿːtalk 09:51, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

PS: Some of the images on Flickr are marked with CC. Am sure you have used only those. Please ignore the above message in that case (a slight oversite on my part, I guess). --ΜιĿːtalk 09:56, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

French Collaboration Project[edit]

You showed support for the French Collaboration Project. This week Little boy was chosen to be translated from fr:Little boy. Hope you can help.

Re:Barnstar and PII[edit]

Hey no problemo holmes, you deserved the special medal.

On the sections of "Integrating the Union", I'm changing the focus more on issues of integration (i.e. cultural clash, separatism, underdevelopment) rather than just listing the changes of state names and boundaries. I think that purpose should be inculcated into the intro which discusses the later sections. Rama's Arrow 17:07, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi - I took your lead to re-word the first para. We are working simultaneously. Rama's Arrow 17:14, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
Hi - Ragib commented on the peerreview page about the citations on the excerpts from Gandhi and Menon's books not being correct. I don't know what to change. Please have a look about that. Rama's Arrow 17:18, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Green light?[edit]

Hi Deeptrivia - I would like your recommendation on when to move on the next step. Is the article ready for nomination? Rama's Arrow 21:31, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah you're right - I'll wait. Rama's Arrow 03:13, 17 January 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the headsup on the vandalism in hi wikipedia. Last couple of months I have been monitoring changes there pretty closely, but this time you beat me to it. :) --Spundun 23:30, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Re 12 sankranthi's in a year[edit]

Can you explain this? To my knowledge there is only one. Different subculturesi n india might celebrate the harvest festival in a different name/way but there is only one sankranthi

Sikhism Discussion[edit]


Just thought I'd give you a heads up. There is a discussion about you going on in regards to Sikhism. See the talk page.

Sukh | ਸੁਖ | Talk 12:08, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

How to delete a page or change its title?[edit]

Hi I made a mistake with a page and would like to delete it or change its title?

Can you help[edit]

Dear deaptivia - thank U for your support, for some reason, I cannot delete it when I use the move (maybe becuase I'm new).. could you be kind to delete only that particular page for me

I appreciate it :) Maj



Thanks for the barnstar. I look forward to returning the favour some day! Sukh | ਸੁਖ | Talk 01:05, 21 January 2006 (UTC)


Yeah I know. I made the first one. The second one is there until the user who made it wants it or until it's deleted. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 17:28, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

time zone of states[edit]

Indians know that the time zone for all states is the same. But what about ppl from other countries looking for information - they will have to cross ref with India and then 'deduce' the fact that India has only one ST, even though countries of comparable size have been known to have 2.

Pizzadeliveryboy 21:35, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

time zones[edit]

Do I infer from yr reply that you are implying that very few non-Indians look in the India related pages?

Pizzadeliveryboy 21:38, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

for travelers[edit]

For ppl traveling to India - surely this info is much more than just trivia!!!

Pizzadeliveryboy 21:54, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Its time[edit]

Hi Deeptrivia - its time for the FA nomination of Political integration of India. I have three important requests to make - (1) Can you please check the images on copyright. Many of them are PD-generic, which is outdated. Will this be a problem in FAs? (2) Will 42kb be ok? Malwa and Kerala are 38kb, so I don't think there should be a problem. (3) Can you please undertake a final reading of the article?

I want to put up this article for the vote by Tuesday, Jan 24. Please let me know what you think. Thanks! Rama's Arrow 05:31, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

in the "Conflicting Agendas" section, I added the perspective of a prominent Pakistani historian to counter Rajmohan Gandhi. I think that will help enormously in staving off conflict. I will make one final round of edits in the morning, and set up the vote. I know that as self-nominator, I'm not supposed to vote. I'm also worried that Sundar and Miljoshi are on breaks. Its not wise to solicite, but I'm gonna have to "inform" others of the vote.

Listen, thanks a million for your help. Even if this article fails FA vote, its been a great pleasure to work with you. I've learnt a lot. Ramji ki Jai! Rama's Arrow 06:12, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

The ball is rollin'. I'm a prayin'. Rama's Arrow 04:08, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Malwapoppy.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:Malwapoppy.jpg. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the image, so the copyright status is therefore unclear. If you have not created the image yourself then you need to argue that we have the right to use the image on Wikipedia (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the image yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page.

If the image also doesn't have a copyright tag then you must also add one. If you created/took the picture then you can use {{GFDL}} to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the image qualifies as fair use, please read fair use, and then use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other images, please check that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find a list of image pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Matt 13:05, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

I had taken it. I've put it in PD-self. deeptrivia (talk) 13:38, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Lothal PR[edit]

Hi Deeptrivia - I've been working on this article aside from PII, and I've put it up for peer review. I hope you'll have an opportunity to take a look at it. Happy Republic Day, and 76th Independence Day (recall: 1930 declaration of independence in Lahore) Jai Sri Rama! Rama's Arrow 21:11, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Important question: I scanned and uploaded images from a Lothal book I have (had to alter some properities as well). Does this make me the creator of the images? If not, can I license them under PD-Govt.ofIndia? They are presently PD-generic. Rama's Arrow 21:44, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Hi - I joined the Wikiproject. You can count on me to produce a some more FA candidacies on history articles. I basically identify a few problems - writing history articles takes a copious effort (extensive referencing)- which makes it possibly unattractive a task. And South Asians (myself included) are very immature at times with the kind of edits and conflicts they make. I attribute it to the fact that a new generation of Indians, Pakistanis, etc...are trying to discover their identity and place in the world - they need their history to inspire their identity.
Anywayz, history was always natural to me, and I don't carry any pyscho-nationality burdens. Let's make Lothal the Wikiproject's first FA. Jai Sri Rama! Rama's Arrow 05:23, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


Hey, thanx man. I'll certainly work on some more article. Hey, can I add some more stuff in the to-do list ??? New Rock Star 05:36, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


Greetings on India’s 57th Republic Day. --Bhadani 08:41, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Lothal images[edit]

Hi - I'm having trouble deciding on the appropriate tag. Wikipedia is objecting to the tag you suggested, and PD-India doesn't work either. Is it correct for me to claim PD-self, given that I scanned and altered properties of the images? Rama's Arrow 17:22, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


I understand the reasoning for removing the double aa's but why the final a? Is it pronounced for something like this because it is Sanskrit derived, or were the final a's just not droppped in the language until after this time? - Taxman Talk 17:47, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Ancient India[edit]

Thanks for your interest in the matter. We will plan and develop the contents. Let me think over this for few days. --Bhadani 15:31, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Namaskar. In connection with above, I feel that we may proceed on the lines of sections as appearing in pages like Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, etc. I am sure that Ancient India shall become a really nice article, and informative. I am thinking over the matter. I request you to please also think over this. Thanks. --Bhadani 15:47, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


Hey, he wrote about it here: User_talk:Ilmari_Karonen#The_corrupted_JPEG_file. enochlau (talk) 06:19, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

are you an admin?[edit]

What if I see an edit that makes me want to call the police, that is, columbine type remarks?

Mikereichold 06:20, 28 January 2006 (UTC)



    Thankz for answering my question about that sugar in fermentation process and all...
    I appreciate it... Really...
    I wish you to be more happy than what you are feeling now.


No problem. The clue was from the earlier discussion on the reference desk. There's probably a better fix though. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 15:53, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


I thank you for awarding me the Tireless Contributor Barnstar - actually the award goes to the wiki-comunity as it is a collaborative Project. I humbly accept the recognition. I shall certainly love to contribute much more. --Bhadani 14:56, 30 January 2006 (UTC)


The Political integration of India is now a featured article. This achievement is as much yours as it is mine. Thank you for your encouragement, advice and help at every step. Jai Sri Rama! Rama's Arrow 17:27, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

A real victory. Congratulations! --Bhadani 17:30, 30 January 2006 (UTC)


I have been following the updates between you and siddiqui, and I think both of you have your facts pretty wrong. The Third Battle of Panipat is being highly misrepresented here.The trouble is that with all Hindu-Muslim battles, neither side has any factual records to rely on.

Sorry, wrong user page :) deeptrivia (talk) 13:08, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Hinduism article[edit]

Thanks for your comment, deeptrivia. The anonymous editor in the talk section is criticizing Hinduism without showing support.

Raj2004 01:05, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Rama PR[edit]

Hi - I've expanded this article and started peer review in hope of making it an FA. I request your help and advice. Work continues also on Lothal. Jai Sri Rama! Rama's Arrow 07:55, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Copyright Issues[edit]

Thanks for the help with this. Arundhati Bakshi 16:34, 1 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi - just wanna inform you that I created two new categories: Independent India and Indian independence movement to help solve the oversize problems in the main history of India cat. Rama's Arrow 16:45, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Archive template overlaps TOC in 800x600[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that, perhaps forcing it below the very nice usernav would work. I gotta say, if I ever split my userpage into subarticles, I might have to grab your nav! :"D RoyBoy 800 19:27, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Project[edit]

Hi, my name is Federico (alias Pain) and I am creating a section for nominating th best user page, I was wondering if you were interested in joining the project.

The project has just started, and we need help to spread the word and ameliorate it.


Best regards, Federico Pistono 16:52, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Freedom in Iran box[edit]

Are you talking about: {{User Free Iran}}

How can this be offensive?!

- Ok I changed it, do you think its better now?

- Well I dont know if people would be offended or not, but I thought it may give some people the impression that Iran already has freedom!

I dont think it matters whether or not it is offensive (it isnt to me), but I think you can be sure that it will be deleted sooner or later by some admin, because User:Jimbo Wales (WP founder) has decided that political boxes be removed from WP unfortunately, and some Iranian article admins (such as User:wikiacc) are already putting the decision into effect.--Zereshk 03:37, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Article Link[edit]

Thanks...suppose I should have looked for it here. After all we're an encyclopedia :D — Ilyanep (Talk) 04:44, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

I am interested in topics relating to Rajasthan and on Indian history.However for now I am concentrating on improving categorisation of the these articles for better visibility. Shyamsunder(Talk)


ooh. thats a hard question. and the reason is that, in the case of Rumi, many translators, such as Coleman Barks adhere to the concept school of translation: They dont exactly translate verse for verse, word for word, and ignore the rhyming, but instead try to extract the meaning and essence of the poem. more like a paraphrase.

I have no idea what the original was. or where. Rumi has thousands and thousands of couplets and ghazals.

I suggest you try tracing who translated the line into English. (from which translation it came from). Then we can identify which one of Rumi's works it came from (e.g. Fih-i ma fihe, Mathnavi Manavi, Divan-i Shams,...). And from there, it shouldnt take too long to find the original.

Sorry. That's the best I can do. :) --Zereshk 05:40, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

I'll let you know as soon as I get my hands on a Divan e Shams copy. There should be one in my mom's house. Im going there this friday.--Zereshk 06:10, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

History of India Project[edit]

Yes, I would very much like to get involved with this project. Let me know what I have to do and I will do my best. Runa

Querry for adding a new page[edit]

Hi, For the last few days, I am in the process of editing my alma-matar(IIT Kharagpur)'s wikipedia entry. What I want to do is create a new wikipedia page for the slangs used in IIT Kharagpur, which is a complete dictionary. As I have created the dictionary myself from scratch, there shouldn't be a copyright issue. All I wanted to know is that does wikipedia allows such dictionaries to be put up on wikipedia, or should I just put an external link for it? Thanks, Ambuj.saxena 05:33, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

The response should be: Don't do it. WP:NFT. - UtherSRG (talk) 21:32, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Then shouldn't we also get rid of the Leet and List of internet slang articles? They are just more of the same, aren't they? Arundhati bakshi 17:12, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Na maste[edit]

Na maste !, So you are interested in Iran ? great man. I'm studying in India. Wish you the best. Amir85 19:10, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Indian cuisine[edit]

Was this deliberate, or were you accidentally editing an older version? If it was deliberate, will you please explain it on the talk page? If it was an accident, feel free to ignore this message. —Charles P._(Mirv) 02:36, 8 February 2006 (UTC)


Brookie here - can you go back and add some context etc on to the above article? I looked at it and it meant nothing to me at all as I don't have the cultutal knowledge to be able to read it in context. Thanks Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 13:41, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Re: Hindu[edit]

Hey Rohit. I think making everyone aware of the trouble on this page will help. Just try to let as many users know about it as possible. Thanks! deeptrivia (talk) 14:44, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi Deeptrivia. I'll try my best. But then there are so many articles on never know which one this guy will target next. Rohitbd 14:51, 8 February 2006 (UTC)