User talk:Raghu.kuttan

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Hello Raghu.kuttan, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Welcome ![edit]

Good to have another Mallu here :) Tintin 11:51, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Do you have any specific areas of interest ? I am from Muvattupuzha, btw. Tintin 16:16, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
  • I go to once in a while but never attempted to edit anything. Haven't done much about Kerala in also, but am planning to improve articles about writers (by looking up some Malayalam encyclopaedia) sometime in the future. Tintin 18:05, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis[edit]

You are right. I was going by memory and it was wrong... Shyamal 02:04, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

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Welcome!! --Gurubrahma 15:45, 11 December 2005 (UTC)


I saw some of your edits, and they were really fine. Please continue. We shall surely interact more. Happy New Year. --Bhadani 16:54, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

AFD process[edit]

Hi Raghu, I've just noticed that you've listed Mandodi Kannan for AFD. However, you've completed only the first two steps of the AFD process and not the third. I've done it this time. Please see Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion#How_to_list_pages_for_deletion for a better idea. --Gurubrahma 13:15, 12 December 2005 (UTC)[edit]

I think it can be used after tagging it with PD-IndiaGov. I'll check with someone else and confirm. Tintin 12:11, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Sorry, they cannot be used. India govt pics are not in the public domain. Tintin 12:51, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
    • Sorry, sradhichilla :) Tintin 14:57, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. --Bhadani 17:15, 25 December 2005 (UTC)


Hey! it seems that there is no article related to traditional horse carriages which were used in many parts of india. I think they were referred as "tanga" and also Victorias or Baggies used by the princely maharajas. Can you create an article on that. Since long I am not able to create any new articles. Thanks and Regards.

--Aravind Parvatikar 08:12, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch for your help. --Aravind Parvatikar 13:03, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Malayalam wiki[edit]

You should also consider contributing to the Malyalam Wiki and if possible Tamil Wiki too. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 12:22, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Got your message. Good to know that you're doing whatever you can. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 05:56, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Kerala Map[edit]

Hi, I noticed that the Kerala map that you put in the Kerala page has been removed and you have copied the contends to your sandbox. I liked the colouring scheme that you used in that map, but the boundaries of the states in your map are not accurate. In case you plan to work on the map more you could use the previous map as the base map(which shows the boundaries accurately). Thanks and Regards. --Raghu 19:06, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I did (partially) use Nichalp's map as my base. If you could point out my boundary errors (compared to Nichalp's map), that'd be great. Thanks. Saravask 19:24, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Regarding languages[edit]

Hello Ragu, I am not the person who added the languages, it was somebody else who added all that. I was only rearranging it.



Happy new year[edit]

A belated happy new year. Can we join hands to make Kannur a FA? sumal 14:04, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Designed by praveen kumar[edit]

Hello Ragu,

Regarding "Designed by praveen kumar". Please check the title, insted of "Kozhikode" its something a personal name. Also its a City related topic, not a district topic.

Please check this.

Best Regards


Ok Raghu... Thanks...

You can put this under Requested moves so that any Admin could do the move. I am out of time so I could'nt do it. - Ganeshk (talk) 13:19, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

COTW Project[edit]

You voted for Male and Female, this week's Collaborations of the week. Please come and help them become featured-standard articles. -- King of Hearts | (talk) 23:23, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Notable ??[edit]


Is the person mentioned above notable/famous ?? Weblokam?? Jisha C J 09:19, 2 February 2006 (UTC)


Just marked Sasimohan as AfD.Most of the article looks like self-publicity. But the article on Vinodini sasimohan still stands. Jisha C J 11:14, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the adding the steps in the Afd process. Jisha C J 17:14, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Userbox for all IITians[edit]

We need to consolidate all IITians in one category. Please add this userbox. {{user iit}}

Iit.png This user attends or attended the Indian Institute of Technology.

deeptrivia (talk) 14:29, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! I have changed it.--Raghu 14:56, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Pictures of Palakkad[edit]

I read your messages regarding two pictures, actually I have some pictures which I took myself, but it should be scaned and uploaded, and the photos are not with me right now, its in my home. I will try to upload the same in future, If you have photos of Palakkad fort and MAlampuzha yaksi please upload it.



Roma people won![edit]

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Roma people was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

Lets bring all Kerala Wikipedians under one list[edit]

Hello! I've created a template Template:User KERALA wiki as well as a category, Category:Kerala_Wikipedians in an effort to bring together all the Kerala Wikipedians. I believe there are no such existing categories. So, please add either the template (which will automatically add the category) or the category to your userpage. Thanks! thunderboltz 06:01, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

P T Usha[edit]

Oops! I'm sorry, but I really didnt notice that the history would be lost. (You learn somethign new everyday on wikipedia :P ) I'll certainly make a move request to an admin, but I am a bit busy till tomorrow afternoon. I just got a minute on the computer now. Maybe you could contact an admin yourself, or I'll definitely do that by tomorrow evening. thunderboltz 06:46, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Okay. I have informed User:Bhadani.


Holi greetings. --Bhadani 16:25, 14 March 2006 (UTC)


You are on for asking the next question on WP:PINQ, watchlist the page if you have not already done so, cheers!! --Gurubrahma 16:26, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Hai Raghu[edit]

Thanx for the help and the warm welcome. It was quite heartening and cheerful!! Edakke edakke kandukondirikkam. Regs Aniljay 13:00, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes definitely--Raghu 14:26, 30 March 2006 (UTC)


"A kid asked Jesus how much you love me. Jesus replied - I love you this much and he stretched his arms to the cross and died for us."

thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu_Joseph |TALK

Review request[edit]

Hi! I've put the Kochi article up for a peer review. Could you please see the article and post your comments here?
Thanks!-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu_Joseph |TALK 10:15, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Pollachi[edit]

Hi there. I've added the "{{prod}}" template to the article Pollachi, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Importance). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, or, if you disagree, discuss the issues raised at Talk:Pollachi. If you remove the {{dated prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Colonel Tom 23:24, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Notice board for India-related topics/Kerala[edit]

Where are you these days ?

Can you please add Wikipedia talk:Notice board for India-related topics/Kerala to the watchlist and comment on Wikipedia talk:Notice board for India-related topics/Kerala#Pointless articles Tintin (talk) 17:43, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Re. the arguments in the noticeboard, if you have Logan's Malabar Manual, can you please check if it contains any accounts of Mamankam. Tintin (talk) 09:31, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. Looks a very useful source. Tintin (talk) 14:45, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey Ragu kutta! Long time no see. :-)
Tintin was pointing me to this great find of yours — just what the doctor ordered. My only worry now, is that I cant pester Tintin to go through Padmanabha Menon's Kochi Rajyacharithram anymore. :-(
Oh well, all good things come at a price. Cheers, and happy editing! -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK16:17, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Hai... I hope to get active again but still lacking that driving force... i log in every few days and check what you guys are doing... you are doing some really great work.... ok cya --Raghu 17:37, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. Waiting to see you back active again. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:07, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Location template[edit]

Hi Raghu. Noticed you use the locator maps a bit. Would you know if there is a template to superimpose multiple spots on maps ? thanks Shyamal 11:45, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Pradip Somasundaran[edit]

This is a message to all Category:Kerala Wikipedians

I want your opinion on this particular person Pradip Somasundaran. He claims to be a famous singer in Kerala. Now being a Malayalee, I have not heard of this person before, so I wonder whether or not you have heard of him before and set this issue straight. If so, then please let your opinion be counted at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pradip Somasundaran. Please note that by voicing your opinion as a Malayalee/Keralite will add more weight to your words.

Many Thanks --Ageo020 21:42, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

ചിങ്ങമാസം വന്നേ.....ഓണം ഇനി ദിവസങ്ങള്‍ മാത്രം അകലെ... ഈ കാത്തിരിപ്പിനും ഒരു സുഖം.....പുതുവല്‍സരാശംസകള്‍ നേരുന്നു....ഈ വര്‍ഷം സന്തോഷങ്ങളും ഐശ്വര്യങ്ങളും നിറഞ്ഞതായിരിക്കെട്ടെ എന്നാശംസിക്കുന്നു-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:45, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Denver Lightning.jpg Hello Raghu! 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 belated happy Diwali and an early Eid!--thunderboltz(Deepu) 08:13, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Have a comment on this...Is it justifiable..?[edit]

See the aftermath of an eagoclash between wiki editors! Please visit this page Talk:S. Jithesh and say ur opinion frankly as a kerala wikipedian and also watch my contributions on Art and Literature related subjects on wiki...!  Nileena joseph (Talk|Contribs) 03:53, 12 November 2006 (UTC)


You may want to work on Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent. I noticed you made some constructive edits before.Bakaman 03:20, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Bird calls[edit]

Great work ! The Oriental Scops Owl call is esp. useful given that many printed form books have messed up on calls. Shyamal 03:56, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Shyamal! --Raghu 05:07, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
Noticed your nice Discophora lepida photograph. Perhaps you were on the Siruvani bird survey ? Shyamal 02:05, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes I was there in the survey. The earlier ones from Parambikulam were also while on the survey. I have heard about you from Praveen. --Raghu 10:53, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Small world ! :) Shyamal 16:36, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Melanophidium bilineatum[edit]

Hi Raghu, is there a possibility of giving this some coverage on the ml wiki ? Shyamal 04:17, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Shyamal. My first response was to give a note to User talk:En-praveenp since he had done a lot of articles in ml wiki, but I noticed that you have already left a note there. I am not very good at reading and writing Malayalam though I have contributed a few edits in ml with great difficulty. I will try to put a basic article this weekend if I get time.--Raghu 14:01, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Raghu, thanks for your note of support at my RfA. Shyamal 04:18, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Mani Madhava Chakyar to GA[edit]

Please review GA candidature of the article Mani Madhava Chakyar ( ) Thanks Sreekanthv 06:52, 18 July 2007 (UTC)



There's a problem in the Malayalee article. The points of contention are the following:

  • Dayaanjali doesn't want the article to mention that marumakkathayam (matrilineality/matrifocality) were practiced by the Nairs. i.e., as a community, Nairs were known to be matrifocal/matrilineal, and a martial class.
  • Dayaanjali insists the the words "Malayali" comes from the Malayalam words Malai and Aali. Historically, the region has been known as Malayalam before the genesis of the Malayalam language. Hence, the words probably originated from old Tamil. He also seems to think that Malayalam originated independently of Tamil, whereas (facts aside) all linguists state that Malayalam split off from Tamil about 800 AD or 900 AD.

Since you are active in Kerala-related articles, I request you to take a look at this matter. Dayaanjali seems unwilling to discuss changes in the talk page. Initially we had a discussion. I provided references to support my points. After this, he has refused to discuss the points, claiming that my edits are "unverified". The discussion is here. --vi5in[talk] 06:43, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi I firmly believe that Malayalam developed independently having more influence from Tamil. Having said that, the language has similarities with other languages in south india. It has loaned words from sanskrit and many foriegn languages. Its grammatic styles are similar to Tamil. Script is more similar to Tulu Script. Even then You cannot call it new language. The people of malabar cost was using languague which was different from Tamil even during Sangam period, though part of same kingdoms as that of present day Tamil Nadu. The people are different, the culture is different, the script is different. The words Mala and ali are there in many languages in south india and foreign languages like Sinhala, Thai etc. Its not known where the words come any paryicular language. And about customs of Nair cast, its not specific to nairs. More than that this is not the article that you can list out all the customs and tradition of aparticular community. You have a separate article where you can add details.

Daya Anjali (talk / contribs) 09:11, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Raghu.kuttan,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
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But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to see you at Mumbai on 18-20 November 2011