Mon 19 March 2012
Quick blog post time! Had awesome fun at Crafts Museum
(Near Pragati Maidan, New Delhi) today. Most of the attendees were from
BVCOE or KIET Ghaziabad. One of the exceptions was
Manas. So lots of
IT and CSE background people were editing and creating articles on
Indian art and craft. We began with an introduction to the
GLAM wikiproject ( Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums; Has
nothing to do with fashion. I swear!) And a short introductory session.
We met Noopur who was coordinating the meet up and who, along with Mr
X (The awesome computer science guy; I'm sorry but my memory has bad
sectors. If you remember his name, comment please!), showed us around
and told us a lot about what we would be writing about. We covered
artefacts by the Bhuta Cult, wall art, wooden carvings, bronze objects,
terracotta statues and a lot of other stuff which I'm slowly starting to
forget. Fortunately, I was carrying my camera and did manage to click a
lot of (horrible) photographs. The last image will be remembered by
Abhinav and Sahil ;). I clicked a photograph of some textual content
which the museum had written on the wall. They couldn't read a word. :P
I have already uploaded some of photographs to Wikimedia Commons and
will upload the rest of the pictures later.
given 20 minutes to choose around 5 articles to write about, we returned
to our rendezvous point for dedicated editing. With one photo upload, I
realized there was no article in Hindi about '
Aiyanar' (who is a
village god worshiped in Tamil regions) so decided to create it along
with Vaibhav (from KIET). He had never attempted editing articles in
Hindi so spent a lot of time learning it. We accomplished writing 2
lines, 1 description, and adding 2 categories. XD Others were far more
productive, so I won't talk about them.
I'm missing a number of names
here. Some because I'm sleepy and most because I don't remember :(
yes, this is going to be a regular thing (hopefully) so should be back
there soon to write about more!
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