Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Kolkata III

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Wikipedia Takes Kolkata is a planned photo scavenger hunt in the spirit of Wikipedia Takes the City held in Kolkata. This event is aimed at increasing the coverage of free photographs involving the city of Kolkata so that they can be used in Wikipedia articles which need pictures, as well as promoting awareness of Wikipedia.

We will be visiting a few historic places in Kolkata and will take photographs of them. These photographs will be uploaded to the Wikimedia commons.

Morning scene at Manicktala crossing, Kolkata. 23 Feb. 2014.

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 6:30 AM
Assembly point: HDFC Bank, Maniktala Crossing


In the third edition of Wikipedia Takes Kolkata we are planning to cover the following places of interest.

1. Dargah of Manik Pir
2. Maniktala Kabarsthan
3. Pareshnath Mandir
4. Mohun Bagan Row
5. House of Nandalal Bose
6. House of Girish Ghosh
7. Naba Vrindaban Mandir
8. Gaudiya Math
9. Ghat of Sarada Ma
10. Galiff Street Bird Market
11. Sahu Ballav House
12. Belgachhia Pareshnath Mandir
13. Veterinary College
14. Belgachia Rajbari



The participants are requested to carry the the following.

  • Digital camera, though not compulsory, is better to have on a photo walk.
  • Have enough on memory card.
  • Tripods are welcome.
  • Carry a notebook.
  • Bring plenty of water. Food is also welcome.
  • Wear light coloured clothes and caps if possible.

Dos and don'ts[edit]


  • Remove timestamps while taking snaps.
  • Note down the list of places or buildings that you photograph.
  • If you wish to leave early inform the team co-ordinator.


  • Do not take pictures of people, unless required as a subject. Respect others privacy.
  • Do not take photographs where it is prohibited.
  • Do not loose your cool if some police or security guard prohibits you from taking snaps.

For assistance[edit]

  • Jayanta Nath - +919836294438
  • Biswarup Ganguly - +919830022449


Sign ups[edit]

Turn ups[edit]

Participants at APC road, Kolkata. 23 Feb. 2014.
Participants at Belgachia Rajbari, Kolkata. 23 Feb. 2014.
  • Amartya Saha
  • Arup Chowdhury
  • Ashish Ghosh
  • AUROBINDA DUTTA (বাংলা:অরবিন্দ দত্ত)
  • Biswarup Ganguly
  • Deepanjan Ghosh
  • Indrajit Das
  • Jayanta Nath
  • Kalyan Sarkar
  • Kaustav Samaddar
  • Prakash Chandra Das
  • Probuddho Ganguly
  • Rangan Datta
  • Samrat Dey Sarkar
  • Santanu Chandra
  • Subhojit Saha
  • Sujay Chandra
  • Sukanta Pal
  • Sumit Surai
  • Sushovan Basak
  • Suvo Palit

Media coverage[edit]

Post Event Blogs etc[edit]

Other Seasons[edit]