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General reliability of a journal[edit]

What thoughts do people have about this journal? I've never seen it before today, nor seen it cited. - Sitush (talk) 18:50, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Niche publisher with not a very long history, which is not surprising given the topic. The persons involved do seem to be genuine academics in the area, albeit with an acknowledged POV/approach. Seems citable to be although, depending upon the content, explicit inline attribution may be advisable. Abecedare (talk) 19:39, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Need help with reviewing an India-related draft[edit]

I've reviewed what looks like a promising new article, Draft:Nehru and Indian Economy. I'm not an expert on Indian topics, so I'm requesting subject matter experts also take a look at it. -- RoySmith (talk) 21:16, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Looks like WP:OR to me. Perhaps a general article like Indian economy (1950-1964) would make sense but this is pure OR. --regentspark (comment) 21:44, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
Also significant copyvio/plagiarism issues, with many of the sentences close copies/paraphrase of the cited sources. For example compare the draft's lede para as well as the Industrial policy section with this source (which would not qualify as being reliable for this topic). Abecedare (talk) 19:15, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
This looks like an essay to me and is describing the economy specifically with respect to Nehru. However, it would be more appropriate to have article about Indian economy in the 1950s. Although Nehru was the prime minister, he was not the only person who was responsible for the economic policies of the day. This would be putting undue weight. In its current form, I see the article as a personal opinion rather than an encyclopaedia article.--DreamLinker (talk) 12:52, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Hrishikesh Kanitkar in the news[edit]

Requesting eyeballs on this BLP Hrishikesh Kanitkar, which has been in the news[1][2][3] for multiple instances of vandalism and misinformation. — Nearly Headless Nick {c} 18:14, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Our protection policy states Pending changes protection should not be used as a preemptive measure against violations that have not yet occurred.Additionally, I don't see any evidence of long-term-vandalism other than garden-variety-nonsense.Please undo your protection. ~ Winged BladesGodric 18:41, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

I've currently opened a peer review for Indian National Congress . I think the article meets the GA criteria and I'm thinking about nominating it as a GA candidate. It would be helpful if other editors could comment on the article and/or offer suggestions, etc. Thanks. Akhiljaxxn (talk) 07:17, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

List of diplomatic visits to India nominated for deletion[edit]

List of diplomatic visits to India was nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of diplomatic visits to the United States. Would editors be able to find sources about the subject? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 07:18, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Punam Suri[edit]

I am having difficulty finding references from reliable sources about Punam Suri, although this might be because I am limited to English-language sources. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 12:09, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Pratapgarh State (Northeast India)[edit]

Could I get eyes on this new article? Articles about very old history sourced to paper sources always put me on the alert for nonsense/making things up. It seems unlikely that this is the case here, but you never know.... Thanks, Calliopejen1 (talk) 00:58, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Kirata Kingdom article needs revision from knowledgeable Wikipedians :o)[edit]

I added a {{context}} tag to the article, Kirata Kingdom, and I started a section on the article’s Talk page: Talk:Kirata Kingdom#Context   - Mark D Worthen PsyD (talk) 03:56, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India): Applications are open[edit]

Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India) to be tentatively held in the last weekend of September 2018. This is going to be a three-day training workshop to equip the participants with the skills to create illustrations and digital drawings in SVG format, using software like Inkscape.

Minimum eligibility criteria to participate is as below:

  • Active Wikimedians from India contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia projects.
  • At least 1,500 global edits till 30 May 2018.
  • At least 500 edits to home-Wikipedia (excluding User-space).

Please apply at the following link before 16th June 2018: Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India) Scholarships.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:12, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Baru Sahib[edit]

Could some knowlegable wikiperson look at article Baru Sahib, it's pretty rubbish IMO. TKS-- (talk) 09:21, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Tamil transliteration scheme[edit]

Several scholarly books on Tamil-related topics use a particular transliterate scheme (like IAST for Sanskrit-related topics). For example, "Sangam" is written as "Caṅkam", Pandya is written as "Pāṇṭiya", Chola is written as Cо̄ḷa, "Chera" is written as "Cēra" etc.

I may be wrong, but I think this is the transliteration scheme used in the Tamil Lexicon. Does this transliteration scheme have a name? Is there a Wikipedia article about it? utcursch | talk 15:39, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Page Move Discussion[edit]

There is a Page move discussion going on for Rajneesh. Would anyone be interested in participating? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Accesscrawl (talkcontribs) 15:51, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Latest and important News[edit]

The idols in the temples in Pakistan and the ponds outside those temples that are considered necessary for a holy dip are drying up. A source that can be used for that can be seen at I am unable to add it to any article as they are page protected. I therefore request some body here to do the needful! Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yagnik2 (talkcontribs) 19:27, 16 June 2018 (UTC)