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Changing the typographic landscape of a country: one letter at a time
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 20, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
My interest in designing typefaces in Indian scripts grew out of years of disappointment with the way most Hindi books I came across looked. Apart from a few exceptions, they looked like poor cousins of English books. Whether it was a children’s story book or a novel or magazine, there was usually the same drab typeface.
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Blog Entry Pranay Raj record in 100 days-100 articles
by Pavan Santhosh published Dec 18, 2016 last modified Dec 19, 2016 06:16 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Telugu Theatre scholar Pranay Raj Vangari from Motkur of Yadadri District, Telangana created record by completing a challenge that is famous worldwide in Wikimedia community - "100 Days-100 Articles". Pranay Raj is a theatre scholar and artist who used to travel length and breadth of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh for research and performances.
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Blog Entry వంద రోజులు.. వంద వ్యాసాలు - తెలుగు వికీపీడియాలో మోత్కూరు యువకుని రికార్డు (100 Days...100 Articles: Wikipedian from Motkur created record in Telugu Wikipedia)
by Pavan Santhosh published Dec 18, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Pranay Raj Vangari of Motkur Padmashali colony created record in Telugu Wikipedia. "100 Days- 100 Articles" is already going on in many languages worldwide and Pranay Raj took challenge in Telugu Wikipedia, completed it successfully. Pranay is theatre scholor. He started first article in this challenge on september 8 and continued to write articles on every day till December 16 to complete 100 articles. Pranay said that two other Telugu Wikipedians (Pavan and Meena) successfully completed the challenge and explained that he inspired from them to complete it. Telangana state language & cultural department director Mamidi Harikrishna felicitated Pranay in His chamber on this occasion and appreciated for his work.
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Wikipedian Pavan Santhosh says Telugu Wikipedians are creating Knowledge revolution (in Telugu)
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Pavan Santhosh said that Telugu Wikipedians are creating a knowledge revolution in Telugu. On Sunday, December 12, 2016, in Golden Threshold, Abids, Telugu Wikipedians celebrated Telugu Wikipedia day. Telugu Wikipedians Pranay Raj and Meena Gayathri who successfully completed 100 Wikidays challenge successfully were given mementos and cut a cake on this occassion.
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Blog Entry Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Kolhapur
by Subodh Kulkarni published Dec 16, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
On behalf of CIS-A2K team Subodh Kulkarni conducted a Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Shivaji University in Kolhapur on 15 December 2016. The goal of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon was to build resources in the field of Political Science on Marathi Wikipedia and equip its participants with the process of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them.
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Writing skills improve with Wikipedia editing
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 15, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Pavan Santhosh said that contributing to Wikipedia and working in Wikimedia community improves our leadership qualities and writing skills. In an awareness session conducted about "You can edit Wikipedia" in JKC college, Guntur, Santhosh explained how to create and improve articles about Wikipedia in this program. Principal I.Nageswara Rao presided over this meeting.
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Blog Entry Odia Wikipedia: Sambalpur University Workshop
by Sailesh Patnaik published Nov 28, 2016 last modified Apr 17, 2017 06:44 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
An Odia Wikipedia orientation-cum-workshop program was organised for the students of Sambalpur University on 27 November, 2016.
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Using Kannada in technology made easier with smartphones
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 01, 2016 — filed under: , ,
With the IT revolution, many believed that the younger generation would prefer to type and communicate in English than Kannada.
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Blog Entry Kannada Wikipedia Education Program at Christ university: Work so far
by Ananth Subray published Oct 30, 2016 last modified Nov 18, 2016 02:45 AM — filed under: , , , ,
As you know we are working closely with Christ university in Bengaluru for the Education Programs in Kannada Wikipedia and Kannada Wikisource, we worked on redesigning the programme for this academic year 2016-17 based on the lessons learned from the earlier intervention.
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Blog Entry How Open Access Content helps Fuel Growth in Indian-language Wikipedias
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 25, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. In a country like India in which only a handful of journals are available in Indian languages, open access to research and educational resources is hugely important for populating content for the various Indian language Wikipedias.
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