Wikipedia takes Ahmedabad

by કાર્તિક

* This post is almost translation of my this post on Gujarati blog (with some corrections and additions etc). If you’re not interested in Wikipedia, move on.

So, as I mentioned here and here, Wikipedians in Ahmedabad planned event: Wikipedia Takes Ahmedabad. We gathered at Gandhi Ashram. Met Noopur again and some volunteers were already there at 8 AM. I never been to Ashram since long time. This place has something, you know it, folks! People started coming around 8.30 and we quickly divided them based upon their interests on 4 routes we already decided. Most of people went to old city’s route 1 and our route 2 had odd 6 (and 2 coordinaters) people only. Good. Less is always good.

Noopur and Anirudh gave introduction to wikipedia, creative commons license and some basic rules and todo. We then left for Swaminarayan Temple at Sahibaug. We asked for permission to take photographs and we got it after meeting main swamiji there along with nice sweets and he promised to send professional picture for wikipedia to use. We then left for Delhi Darwaja. Ahmedabad has numbers of old fort gates. We covered some of them and moved to Kalupur Railway Station. Palak and Chirag were caught by traffic police and we should take care of following rules from next time. Point noted for next photowalk.

We then left for Zulta Minar. This is well known for its carving and some myths associated with it. We discussed some points regarding uploading pictures, categories and left for Raipur Darwaja. This place is famous for Bhajiyas. We didn’t taste it but had again fun taking pictures, talking to police and had smile before we leave for home. Only bad thing I’ve got in this walk is that due to some or other reason my phone’s touch screen seems stopped working 😦 That’s another topic, but I couldn’t call Noopur/Anirudh for lunch etc due to that 🙂

You can view all uploaded pictures at: Categories: Ahmedabad 1

Most of Ahmedabad is covered due to event. Time to write articles?

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