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Just wanted to drop a note of appreciation of the effort that you put in the IIPM article. Tintin 19:04, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

India related links[edit]

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Thanks from Pamri[edit]

Hi, Thanks a ton for voting at my RFA. I am now a wikipedia administrator. I hope I can keep your trust and hopefully, we should interact more in the future. Thanks again. --Pamri TalkReply 04:48, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

IIPM article[edit]

The Outlook ads were removed after me and Kunal sparred over whether it biased the aricle or not. If we are going to have Outlook critical notices up, then we should also have the positive coverage of IIPM over past 33 years, na? And I think there would be several hundred such things... and rankings also - which I have scanned for talk page... So Sprtiate and me agreed to remove all the scans, as in his words, scans are making the Wiki article look like a scrapbook, not to mention copyright issues.

Hope you agree...

Thanks --Drnoamchomsky 13:54, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

Stub Marker[edit]

Ravikiran r, I removed the {{stub}} marker from your sub-user page User:Ravikiran_r/Indian_blogosphere. Stub tags are not normally applied to the Userspace, and that stub category is benig phased out. If you are making that subpage in advance of moving it to the article space and want to attract stub editors, please use one of the Stub Types listed in Wikipedia:WikiProject_Stub_sorting/Stub_types. Thank's for your contributions! Xaosflux 18:05, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks on IIPM article[edit]

Thanks for keeping a constant watch on IIPM article. Wikipedia sure is not a free advertisement medium. Peasea 02:57, 25 November 2005 (UTC)


I see your point, and that the other side is unwilling to even discuss it. From what I can see, the other side (from your point of view that is) are largely editing from IP addresses, and therefore, contacting thier talk pages isn't going to work. I might reccomend that you visit WP:RfP, or WP:RfC. I made a few suggestions so far, but I have not read the talk page, in it's entirity, as of yet. I am in the process of doing so, however. I must admit up front, however, that I do not know anything about the subject at hand (I came across it, when it was flagged as possible vandalism in progress). But, I would be happy to help resolve this dispute in any way possible. --негіднийлють (Reply|Spam Me!*) 08:22, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Actally, after reading over the talk a bit, I can see that you guys have made disputed points here, and there, but that talk page is extremely disorganised, and difficult to read, so that may be some of the problem. Might I suggest starting a new heading, and clearly listing the points in question, followed by your stance on them (you may use the : charachter to space your replies so it is clear where yours begin, and end), and try to contact the other editors to reply to the specific points as well? It may not be a bad idea, either, to move the existing talk page's content to The Indian Institute of Planning and Management/talk_archive1, blank the page, link to that archive, and start afresh. Just a couple-a thoughts ;] --негіднийлють (Reply|Spam Me!*) 08:31, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

IIPM edits[edit]

Hi Ravikiran, just revereted an anon IP to your last version. Personally, my sympathies and support are with you - I've been a passive observer of the article off and on. However, please try to not get provoked; Edit summaries like (revert. You can do the same right?) do not help. I came here to leave a friendly note that you are close to over-stepping the WP:3RR rule, so please take care. --Gurubrahma 18:30, 30 November 2005 (UTC)


A barnstar for you ! Tintin 14:58, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

The Defender of the Wiki barnstar for standing up for your convictions in the face of strong and often unfair opposition in the IIPM article Tintin 14:58, 6 December 2005 (UTC)


It seems you are from IIT Bombay. If so, please give me the list of the PAFs, their langauge, and hostels which were performed while your stay at IITB.Cygnus_hansa 10:58, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Good to see you again. Tintin (talk) 05:40, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Politics of India[edit]

I saw your edits on Pramod Mahajan. Thought you might be interested in joining Politics of India project. - Ganeshk (talk) 21:03, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Good work on maintaining the Pramod Mahajan page. I will not be around for a few days. Keep the article in good shape. Regards, --Andy123(talk) 11:34, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Pramod Mahajan[edit]

Number of times date of death is mentioned in the Pramod Mahajan Article. The article is very well written and structured. Allow me to express my gratitude to you on your contribution.

However I feel that, in encyclopediac articles like this, precise information should be given upfront. The date and time of his demise is somewhere in the last part of the article, leaving many readers who may just want to read the summary fumbling with their calendars. I feel that that the date and time should be there at the beginning as well. Timelessness, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

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Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Hi Ravikiran r, thank you for your interest in VandalProof and Congratulations! You are now one of our authorized users, so if you haven't already simply download VandalProof from our main page, install and you're ready to go!

If you have any problems please feel free to contact me or post a message on VandalProof's talk page. Once again congrats and welcome to our team! - Glen TC (Stollery) 14:52, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

PS: Although you have been approved I am having some issues with the moderator settings at the moment so right this minute the program won't recognise you yet - however keep an eye on the registration page as we should get it sorted soon. Thanks again! - Glen TC (Stollery) 14:55, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Just a heads up for you, it seems all the mods are experiencing the same probs as me, but no doubt AmiDaniel will be here soon and we'll be up and running. Sorry for the delay, rest assured the wait's worth it! :) - Glen TC (Stollery) 18:24, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
You're all set! 18:54, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

VandalProof 1.2 Now Available[edit]


After a lenghty, but much-needed Wikibreak, I'm happy to announce that version 1.2 of VandalProof is now available for download! Beyond fixing some of the most obnoxious bugs, like the persistent crash on start-up that many have experienced, version 1.2 also offers a wide variety of new features, including a stub-sorter, a global user whitelist and blacklist, navigational controls, and greater customization. You can find a full list of the new features here. While I believe this release to be a significant improvement over the last, it's nonetheless nowhere near the end of the line for VandalProof. Thanks to Rob Church, I now have an account on with SysOp rights and have already been hard at work incorporating administrative tools into VandalProof, which I plan to make available in the near future. An example of one such SysOp tool that I'm working on incorporating is my simple history merge tool, which simplifies the process of performing history merges from one article into another. Anyway, if you haven't already, I'd encourage you to download and install version 1.2 and take it out for a test-drive. As always, your suggestions for improvement are always appreciated, and I hope that you will find this new version useful. Happy editing! --AmiDaniel (talk) 02:59, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Freedom fighters[edit]

The problem is I also do not know the technical steps fot re-opening of the debate/proposal. You can contact admin like Saravask (talk · contribs) or other users like Rama's Arrow (talk · contribs). Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 05:05, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

(cut n pasted from my talk page...)

Hi Ravikiran, thanks for contacting me about this. The guidelines suggest contacting the admin involved because (1) there were a lot of cases bring brought to WP:DRV that the closing admins had no idea of and who might have changed their mind with a simple note (as you wrote here) and (2) most of the content on DRV is articles, so its a simple click of the admin buttons to restore the article. Sadly that isn't the case with the categories. I could undelete the cat, but restoring the articles to the category would take a bit more work (basically searching the bot's contributions and reverting them for the relevant categories).
However, I'm afraid that I have to agree with the debate concluded. Freedom fighter is a POV-laden term and while activist may not completely nuance the aspect of these people's contributions to modern India, leaving a category called Indian freedom fighters I believe sets up an ambiguity that could end up with the category populated not only with the people you admire but with perhaps modern-day rebels. I saw in the linked discussion the idea for Freedom fighters against the British Raj, and think thats reasonable (because it can state more clearly what they were fighting, tho I am still not completely good with "freedom fighter")...and several others that could work.
My suggestion to you is to see if you can come to a consensus on that India-related discussion page (which I will try to monitor). With a consensus, someone could create the new category(s) and begin populating it(them). If you feel the freedom fighters category was too many articles to recategorize into the new categories by hand, then we can try restoring the freedom fighter category NOW with the caveat that its final destination will be decided in a timely fashion (and if not, the currently decided merge will be reinstituted).
How does that sound to you? Deletion review is still an option, tho in my opinion it would be somewhat redundant (in that I realize there is a larger community that objects to the merger and am cooperative). I'm also going to copy and paste this to that discussion and your talk page, tho I'd prefer if we continue this either at the India-related discussion board of here (for completeness). Syrthiss 11:44, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu[edit]

I made some updates on the article. Please check and comment. I want to see it a become featured list. Thanks, Ganeshk (talk) 07:33, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Samyukta Maharashtra Movement[edit]

Sorry for my flawed English. And BTW it was just 3-4 sentence long and it didnt looked like the history of movement. I hope u wont remove it from article. (mahawiki 07:36, 31 May 2006 (UTC))

Sanyukta Maharashtra Movement[edit]

I have read atleast 2 books about Sanyukta Maharashtra Movement.I can easily state its names as i have access to the library.It is unlikely that ISBN is present on those books because i think they are a bit old.But of course their names and details abt publishing house are there.

Sanyukta Maharashtra Movement isnt just about a landmark,it is an matter of pride and emotions for Maharashtrians.Sadly very few Maharashtrians are aware about it. Raajiv


Hi. Thanks for reporting vandals on the administrator intervention page. Can I ask, though, that you don't put blocked notices on users talk pages as you did with User talk: It makes it somewhat confusing for the admin who reviews the matter and institutes a block. Once the user is listed on the intervention page they will be reviewed and the appropriate action taken. Kcordina Talk 13:25, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Basic Structure[edit]

Ravikiran: Thanks for your note on the Basic Structure article. While you are substantially correct in stating that the doctrine is used as a constraint on the amending power of the legislature, and, in effect, depends on the specific understanding of the SC judges empaneled on a particular bench - as I tried to point out by listing what each member of the original bench listed as their preferred constituents of the basic structure - it is framed in most judgments as a test that can be applied to individual amendments. Given that, stating it is a primary test of constitutionality is common and, indeed, reasonable. If you want to amend the first sentence to reflect these nuances, please go ahead and do so! Hornplease 07:52, 3 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your review of Ladakh, Ravikiran. I'm planning to make changes to the lead soon. Regarding the tourism section, please see my response. Regards, deeptrivia (talk) 13:17, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Ravikiran[edit]

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Dear Ravikiran, thanks so much for your support during my recent successful request for adminship. I really appreciate it. Let me know if you need any administrative support; just leave me a message on my talk page or send me an e-mail if it's urgent. Take care man, and see you on WP:PIN and WP:PINQ -- Samir धर्म 05:18, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Independence day[edit]

I was nearly bored to death and that was the reason I was doodling around with the article. There was nothing in the article but a poem by Pradeep before. You are right. A lot of the content I just added doesnt really relate to the article. I think we can follow on the lines of Independence Day (United States). -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK07:40, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Sanyukta Maharashtra Movement sources[edit]

Hi Ravikiran, Remember u had asked me about sources of my information regarding the article of Sanyukta Maharashtra Movement?Here are they- 'Mi Atre boltoy' by P.K.Atre (Manorama Prakashan) 'Zalach pahije!' by P.K.Atre (Dimple Prakashan) ISBN:8186837000 I do have the pics of the covers of above books.I dont know how to post them. raajiv

link to Persian[edit]

Hello, when you want to link to the article about something Persian, please do not link to Persian, as that is a disambiguation page (which nothing should be linked to). Instead link to the one of the options found on that page such as Persian people, Persian language, or Iran, by writing out [[Persian language|Persian]] or [[Iran|Persian]]. Regards, Jeff3000 06:18, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Re:Shaka Saptati[edit]

Hi Ravi, this one is a very interesting DYK in its present form. I am nominating it for you right away. The earlier a new article gets nominated, the more its chances of appearing, though I suspect that this one would make it even if submitted on the last day (of the 5 day limit)... Very nice and well cited article -- Lost(talk) 12:20, 10 September 2006 (UTC)


Let me know if he starts up again. Cheers -- Samir धर्म 13:24, 11 September 2006 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 12 September, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Shuka Saptati, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Congrats again... -- Lost(talk) 04:23, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. It was good to see the DYK! — Ravikiran 08:32, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

It is about time![edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
It is about time you had a barnstar! --Gurubrahma 06:45, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi Ravi, I am very much impressed by your edits to IIPM and thanks for creating Shuka Saptati. I hope you like the surprise. It was about time too!! --Gurubrahma 06:45, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

The hint[edit]

First, congrats for the barnstar from Gurubrahma. And here is the hint: [1]. --Bhadani 12:49, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Oh I saw your answer: congrats.


Hi, could you pl. help with this query on my talkpage? I dunno much abt the citation styles. TIA, --Gurubrahma 12:43, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for responding. I still don't know which style of referencing is better, so help from someone more experienced would be appreciated. I could try to make my (two) questions clearer if you wish. And yeah, I'm in no rush... please take your time. :) Anagha 15:26, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Citing templates[edit]

Wanted to make sure you saw this response.

See Wikipedia:Footnotes#How to use, though I would start with Help:Footnotes. I also inserted examples on the talk page above --Trödel 03:09, 2 October 2006 (UTC)


What? 04:15, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria FAC[edit]

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This is the article's third nomination (see the previous ones), and because you voted or commented on one of the previous nominations, I'd like to invite you to voice your opinion about the current state of the article, be it as a vote or a comment, on the article's nomination page.

Thanks! :) TodorBozhinov 16:49, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Taj Mahal RFC[edit]

I've filed an RFC relating to the Taj Mahal at Talk:Taj Mahal#Request for Comment: Inclusion of minority points of view. Your comments would be welcome. Joopercoopers 18:16, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Economy of India editor[edit]

Ravikaran, before you around deleting content being created by others repeatedly, be aware of this rule. I might have to report you:

I am not here to play 3RR games. I have opened a discussion on the talk page. Please join that. — Ravikiran 17:52, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi! It's your turn to ask a question. =Nichalp «Talk»= 16:13, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Sure. Let me take a day to think of one. — Ravikiran 20:18, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Right to Information Act[edit]

Dear Ravikaran, (Please also see article's page talk). Kindly understand that the topic is Right to Information Act and is no longer Right to Information (India) which article was merged finally in Dec 2006 by "The Project". Some of your (re)insertions are factually incorrect and/or sourced from dubious sources. For example you reinsert that GoI was forced to "cancel" RTI Act amendments, yet there is a very recent decision of CIC in Aruna Roy's / Shekhar Singh's 2nd appeal against DoPT saying it is being revived again in Parliament.Dogsoc 16:39, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi! I know its your turn but I've posed Q13 on PINQ. I want to create a set of articles on the answer but didn't want people to look at my contributions to gain clues. So, I thought I'd ask the question and then proceed on after the answer is guessed. Hope that's ok with you. =Nichalp «Talk»= 03:35, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

That's okay. I was too busy anyway. — Ravikiran 06:14, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Indian Economy Blog[edit]

Wow! I didn't know you wrote for the Indian Economy Blog! That blog's supercool! I love it! — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 14:03, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

FARMessage for Ladakh[edit]

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