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R.C. LahotiEdit

Could you please revise the dates on this page to use named months instead of numeric months? The dates given are ambiguous and I do not want to mess them up correcting them. --Kelly Martin 07:44, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I did that. utcursch 06:24, Jan 3, 2005 (UTC)

CommendationEdit

Good work in Supreme Court of India. Keep it up. -- Sundar 05:31, Jan 5, 2005 (UTC)


Seeking you supportEdit

I am seeking your support and participation for starting the "Indian Collaboration of the Week". Please enlist your support on the page Wikipedia_talk:Indian_wikipedians'_notice_board if you would like to support. Thanks Arunram 08:56, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Agathe UwilingiyimanaEdit

Nice job at Agathe Uwilingiyimana. Well described, good information. Wizzy 10:30, Apr 28, 2005 (UTC)

Signing your postsEdit

Just in case you didn't know... You can sign your posts (your name, timestamp) by typing four tildes ~~~~. Keep up the good work. :) utcursch | talk 06:31, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

copyvioEdit

On your work on Hindu law, some sections are straight rip-offs from http://india.eu.org/265.html. btw, u hv removed my copyvio query abt Maneka Gandhi that I placed on your talk page. Wd be waiting for your reply. --Gurubrahma 06:32, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Martha FinemanEdit

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Martha Fineman, but we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. Perhaps you would like to rewrite the article in your own words. For more information about Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, take a look at our Five Pillars. Happy editing! --Gurubrahma 07:22, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Hi, while it is true that factual information cannot be copyrighted, the way it is presented can and is copyrighted. Even if you were to copy-paste from two different websites in a same article and jumble them, it would still be copyvio. I've seen instances on wikipedia where on a fairly established article like Guru, some recent additions would be reverted saying that they are verbatim texts from some other website and qualify as copyvios. btw, pl. sign ur edits on talk pages with 4 ~'s, else it becomes difficult to keep track of who is saying what. --Gurubrahma 15:22, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

Sardar Patel VidyalayaEdit

Thought this might interest you: Sardar Patel Vidyalaya deeptrivia


Romila ThaparEdit

When I first found this article it was pretty good - due to your work among others. But now the nationalists have discovered it and are pushing the usual POV. I'm working to protect the article, but could do with some help! -- Danny Yee 22:41, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

GreetingsEdit

Greetings on India’s 57th Republic Day. --Bhadani 08:25, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Semi-automated template substitutionEdit

GreetingsEdit

Holi greetings. --Bhadani 11:29, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

HiEdit

Hi, good to see you back in action. btw, recently, there were lot of debates on copyright violations and fair use of images. --Gurubrahma 12:32, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


Request,Nomination for removal Khalistan articleEdit

Hello Sir I'm nominating this page for deletion because it is written with a point of view , excessive use of unreliable sources.and the title "Khalistan" is wrong for the topic because "Khalistan" does not exist,lack of support from resident Punjabi's and Sikhs in India, but there was a "Movement for Khalistan" and that is the right title for the topic, and i think this whole article "a new name" should be rewritten with the help of people from sikh community "in" India and other Indians, because this topic is related to politics/people of India.We all should understand Khalistan is not a political entity and having a article is not justified, Microsoft Encarta and Britannic encyclopedia don't have an article known as "Khalistan" but they do have articles on the movement that took place decades back, and i think there are also copyright issues involved with this article because big parts of this article are written on other peoples research. Many reliable sources are used to show "one side" of their view on the topic, there are also indications that organisations banned by US and EU are involved in providing their research on the movement.I am a strong supporter to have a stub on this topic , but im afraid that such articles on wikipedia have become mouthpieces for organisation which are known for disrupting peace (assassination of one of india's prime minister, twin bomb blast in New Delhi on the eve of Diwali) in Indian sub continent. This article requires your attention , please help. Anmol.2k4 18:43, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi!Edit

Hi Rohit. Good to see you back! deeptrivia (talk) 04:22, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Sardar Patel VidyalayaEdit

Are you from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya? What batch? i am studying there right now. Ketan 17:13, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

सरदार पटेल विद्यालयEdit

could you look up this article and add to it. hi:सरदार पटेल विद्यालय. i told deeptrivia to do it also but it he didnt really do anything Ketan

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  15. For the following English vowels met, mate, mat, transcribe as मॅट (short vowel), मेट (not मेइट), मैट (not मॅट, as popular in Marathi). However in contemporary Hindi and here, it is acceptable to use ए instead of ऍ. Thus: अमेरिका is more popular than अमॅरिका. For cot, coat, caught, transcribe as कॉट, कोट, कॉट (not कौट). Transcribe English /t/ and /d/ as ट and ड.
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  17. When proceded by another vowel, use the pure vowels instead of य (unless the य is clearly articulated while pronouncing). Thus : जाएँ, not जायें (not जावें) ; आएगा, not आयेगा . However, both forms are acceptable in contemporary Hindi as well as here.
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Your edit of Subhashini AliEdit

Hi,

May I ask you why you removed the entire election scenario from the said page. I dont think NPOV means keeping only goody-goody facts on any article. Seems to me like baised editing in favour of a certain has-been leader of a certain political affiliation. Knowing your previous interest on Romila Thapar and the ilk I seem to be in right direction.

Just for your information, I was myself living in that city at that time and I have seen the entire episode for a fact. Unless denied by any Kanpurites who have been witness to that election, I dont think the fact should be removed, especially since she claims to be an athiest and communist. Wikipedia should have truth, it should not be a reduced to a collection of prevalent positive facts only.

--Bobby Awasthi 14:12, 29 January 2007 (UTC)


Replying to Suhasini AliEdit

I believe wikipedia requires you to have citations for the same. I would be happy to have left your comments in if you had a source for them. I don't think "I was there and I saw it will count". I am not attributing any motives to your edits and I would appreciate it that you don't impute motives to me. I would be happy to include any "facts" if you can give me a citation for that. I do not believe that hearsay counts on wikipedia. --Rohitde 24:10, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Rohit, I am sure "I was there and I saw it" will not count. After all, Karl Marx did say, "Truth said once and softly will not last any far. Lies chanted hundred times and on top of voice will become Truth." Hail Marxism. I have no further comments for a dedicated ideologist. I can feel Bhadani's meaning.

BTW, the naming mistake happened twice, you need to go and correct your typo in Kanpur page too. So much for ideology! Goodbye...

--Bobby Awasthi 09:45, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

To Add a third voice.. If you feel something CAN be verified easily using reliable source but its not there use {{fact}}. This will show an unverified claim and hopefully get some editors looking. If its still not cited in a week then remove, gives people some time to look and assumes good faith in edits (I think..) Cheers Dmanning 05:34, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

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Helping out with the Unassessed Wikipedia BiographiesEdit

Seeing that you are an active member of the WikiBiography Project, I was wondering if you would help lend a hand in helping us clear out the amount of [unassessed articles] tagged with {{WPBiography}}. Many of them are of stub and start class, but a few are of B or A caliber. Getting a simple assessment rating can help us start moving many of these biographies to a higher quality article. Thank you! --Ozgod 21:48, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for responding! Any contribution you can help towards assessing any of the unassessed articles is greatly appreciated. --Ozgod 01:34, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Wikiproject Biography March 2007 NewsletterEdit

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The WikiProject Biography Newsletter: Issue II - April 2007Edit

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Fahmida Mirza already existed and you created Fehmida Mirza with another spellingEdit

The Fahmida is the correct spelling with Fehmida being another spelling of same name. Please merge the two. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.229.237.172 (talk) 11:37, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi. Please do not worry. --Bhadani (talk) 17:46, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Great. I could do it :) Regards. --Bhadani (talk) 18:01, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


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Unreferenced BLPsEdit

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011Edit


Hi Rohitde,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

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

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