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Hi, just noticed that you hv been a member of WP from Aug., 2004 and thus, you may already know of the above links. Yet, I thought it better to be on safe side and hence am adding the links above. --Gurubrahma 16:29, 21 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, now that you mention it, it looks typical of ACK. However, I got it off the German WP (here) and if there are no copyvio issues on German, there ought not to be on en:. Of course, vice-versa holds. Please do as you think fit, but be consistant -- you seem to be new; are you sure you want to handle this? Also, its helpful if add your signature to your messages, this will happen if you type four '~' marks. Regards, ImpuMozhi 22:30, 11 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Hinduism WikiProject

Hi Anirvan, I've seen that most of your edits on Wikipedia are Hinduism related. There is a project on Hinduism here, where people improve information together. You may consider joining. Thanks GizzaChat © 22:32, 11 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Anti-Brahmanism case

Please go to User:Jbolden1517/anti-Brahmanism

Categories in Userspace

Hi! I noticed that in your scratchpad / draft / alternative article User:Anirvan/Anti-Brahmanism you have the categories still activated, so it's showing up in Category:Caste and Category:Indian culture. Could I suggest that you deactivate them (by putting a colon before 'Category' in the link) until such time as the article is in the mainspace rather than the userspace? (As per WP:CG, "If you copy an article to your user namespace (for example, as a temporary draft or in response to an edit war) you should decategorize it".) Cheers, Ziggurat 02:07, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]


You wrote: Please refrain from adding nonsense to Wikipedia, as you did to Robert Metcalfe. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Anirvan 02:40, 5 April 2006 (UTC). I have no idea who Robert Metcalfe is, I never edited or vandalized that page. Please let me know if this is a misunderstanding. Shrinkshooter

Blackhawk Museum

Hello, just wanted to let you know that the Blackhawk Museum article has been listed as a possible copyvio. Thanks. --Geopgeop 13:58, 8 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Rang de Basanti

Good catch. I wrote that sentence, I'm ashamed to say, and I had the grandfather's diary serving in the army :) Zora 03:06, 26 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Friends of South Asia

I read the page (this version) but I really know too little about the issues to say much about the content. Over all, it left me with a positive impression of the group as well-meaning people. I'll put the page on my watch list for a while and keep an eye on it, and I'll jump in if I see a chance to contribute. Tom Harrison Talk 20:38, 4 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

It looks like things have been quiet for a couple of days. If you want, make a couple of small incremental changes to correct the problems you describe, and we'll see how they are received. Tom Harrison Talk 13:24, 5 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Adding links to Hinduism

Hi Anirvan, I am not sure if you did it intentionally, but adding links to other sites if they do not serve any useful purpose is called spamming. Wikipedia does not allow it. -- Lost 10:40, 12 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I thought as much... Sorry for doubting. Carry on the good work -- Lost 11:43, 12 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Wendy Doniger

I was directed to the Wendy Doniger article by an RfC a few weeks ago and have been spent an enormous amount of time attempting to reason with a particular editor who has developed quite a sense of ownership. I seem to have made little headway and have come to believe I might be going about it the wrong way. Could you have a look at the article and the talk page and perhaps make a couple of contributions there that would give the discussion fresh momentum? Thanks. Hornplease 09:25, 15 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]


I saw you on the page of the Lost, and I found you. Nice meeting you. Ami Bhalo. Thanks. --Bhadani 18:04, 16 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]


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persistent problem with user karthik

There has been persistent vandalism from user Karthikcomplex both in the Praveen Togadia article as well as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad article. I've reverted it in the latter, but I will also report him.Plz watch the vhp article for further vandalism on his part.
Contribs of Karthik Netaji 23:42, 3 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


I have made a comment on the discussion page of your FetNA userpage. I would like to commend you for ridding the article of POV and providing the cold hard facts. Bakaman Bakatalk 00:43, 11 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Blackhawk Demographics

Do you happen to know where we can find demographics for the groups that live in Blackhawk? 01:57, 18 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


i am sorry for lower case h. I intended to move it to Anti Hindu as hiphen is not normally used while linking to it. You can revert my change. But i would suggest keeping Anti Hindu. Or better, why not move it to Hinduphobia, and give it a new start.nids(♂) 20:25, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

You do the needful now. I will be back only after some 20 hours. Bye.nids(♂) 20:34, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

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Just a reminder...

Great job reverting vandals, however, please remember that warning them is just as, if not more important that reverting. I noticed here that you did not, and so he has kept on spamming. Thanks heaps! - GIen 07:54, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I agree with mot of your edits. However, an anon ip has been vandalizing your recent edits to the article. I have reported him but he still persists.Hkelkar 22:11, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Here are my problems with your edits, which I feel whitewash what is essentially hate-speech in the "books"
Since the "books" do not fulfil WP:Reliable Sources they are not books and can't be listed without qualification. Reputable is not a matter of opinion on wikipedia. There are criteria for reputability. Check the policies. They are not published "AT ALL". Anyone can tout any garbage as a "book" on the internet. If they are not circulated by a publishing corp with fact checkers, editors, proofreaders etc. they cannot be listed as books. If we follow your maxim, there are a whole bunch of Neo-Nazi websites that also have "books" like the ones on Dalitstan but no wikipedia article on them recognize the posts as "books".

Hkelkar 23:21, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Furthermore, since Dalitstan is recognized as a hate site (per ) by academia, their (erstwhile) posts, by default, have no scholastic legitimacy until YOU find references to the contrary.Hkelkar 23:25, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Furthermore, look at the JewWatch article. This is a hate site similar to Dalitstan in many ways and the article clearly states their claims as allegations whereas you state similar allegations made b Dalitstan as "fact" without checking multiple sources per wikipedia policy Wikipedia:Reliable sources#Check multiple sources or adequately Evaluating the reliability, treating partisan, religious and/or extremist websites with caution.Hkelkar 23:31, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Then the article must say "unpublished works" (w/out the quotes). Again, I quote JewWatch as precedent. None of their publications are mentioned as books on wikipedia.Hkelkar 00:33, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Do you like it now? I put in the edits I said above. Let me know what you think.Hkelkar 00:36, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
As per your criteria, all of the links below are books:

These are all archived online in a site that claims to be a "library" (library consists of books), they are all organized into chapters, they are copyrighted etc. etc. Yet, if you look at the wikipedia article JewWatch no mention of books anywhere. All are listed as "claims". is basically the same as Dalitstan was, except replace "Jew" by "Brahmin" or "Hindu". The same standards of definitions must be followed for both articles on wikipedia.

Hkelkar 00:54, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Per your last message, anything that is published online cannot POSSIBLY be called book because then I can show you "books" that claim that aliens in UFO's are doing mind-control experiments on dogs and Apemen from the Earth's core are secretly plotting to invade the Earth. The name "book" slants the article towards falsely legitimizing such claims, which is POV.Hkelkar 00:58, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Since Dalitstan journal is their own propaganda mouthpeice, we can't call them books either. I can add that they are published by THEIR presses.Hkelkar 01:00, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Added that they were published by the "Dalitstan Journal".Hkelkar 01:04, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Per your last post, again, I cite jewwatch as precedent. They have multiple "books" by multiple authors. Frank Weltner himself, plus other White Nationalists/Neo-Nazis of the National Vanguard etc etc. Still, the wikipedia article does not regard them as books.Hkelkar 01:11, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Article in need of cleanup - please assist if you can

Hi Anirvan, would you care to come back to the Anti-Brahminism article? If not, do you have some advice for me how to deal with the way these issues are playing out on Wikipedia? I am seeking advice from people who seem moderate to prevent me from getting too inflamed. Thank you for your advice. Gschadow 05:35, 3 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]


did you go?Bakaman 22:50, 18 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Do you think I am such a fool that I can't see what's really going on here? Henceforth, please refrain from bothering me in my page and interact with me in the articles' talk pages. Fabindia 09:43, 18 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

American India Foundation


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