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"Talk III" will take place on 20 June 2021. See event and registration details here.

Stay safe, stay connected (2021) is a lightweight interaction zone created for Wikimedians in India. This effort is to ensure community solidarity where Wikimedians can meet and talk to each other. Around April 2021, India faced second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people and Wikimedians have been affected or have suffered a loss. While we were talking to some of the Wikimedians in India personally, we noticed that we are actually looking for a space to talk to each other. The lockdowns, and lack of personal meet and greet have made the pandemic even more difficult. This space can be used to meet and talk to other Wikimedians.

Note: This effort should not be mistaken or confused with the counselling session offered by CIS-A2K. The counselling sessions will be lead by an expert for more details please refer COVID-19 support for Wikimedians/India.



  1. This is mostly an India-specific event. Most of the participants are expected to be from India. However anyone is welcome to join, specially if you want to ask "How are you, India?"
  2. We'll start with scheduling Stay safe, stay connected on specific dates and India-friendly time. Attending or not attending is completely optional.
  3. We expect to conduct two sessions every month. The number may increase/decrease if needed.
  4. We will try to have Indian-language interpreters during the meets.
  5. This won't be all-in-all Wiki-discussion/training. There may or not be Wiki-topics in the sessions,
  6. This platform should not be used to present crucial Wiki-topics, consultation or feedback collection. Please arrange a separate call/meet if needed.
  7. There will be a moderator in each session.

Participation guidelines[edit]

  • All the participants are requested to follow Friendly space policies.
  • Be kind and polite to each other.
  • Do not interrupt others, and let other people speak.
  • There will be a moderator in each session, who will moderate the discussion.
  • Please avoid debates, and critical questions. Debates and critical questions are fine, but this particular platform is not meant for that. Keep the discussion lightweight.
  • Do not share other's personal information.
  • Do not record the session (we are not recording too) or take screenshot etc of the meeting.


Session I[edit]

Saturday 22 May 2021

  • Time: 7 pm to 8 pm IST (1:30 pm to 2:30 pm UTC)
  • Primary guest: Asaf Bartov
  • Theme: Long Time, No See Asaf Bartov is a familiar name for the Wikimedians in India. It is almost three years now we have met Asaf in person. In the Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021, he spoke to Indian Wikimedians, but the session did not have much scope of interaction because of the tight schedule. In this session we can talk to Asaf and other Wikimedians in India.
  • Type: Interactive session, discussion
  • Moderator: Satdeep Gill
  • Platform: Zoom, please fill this short form if you are interested to join. The session details/link will be sent to you before the session.
  • Translation support available: Several Indian languages

Session II[edit]

Saturday 5 June 2021

  • Time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm IST (11:30 am to 1:00 pm UTC)
  • Theme: Connecting Libraries online: Wikisource community fraternity meeting. Wikisource editors meet and talk to each other. They speak about the ongoing and upcoming Wikisource projects, share interesting news and updates around Wikisource.
  • Type: Interactive session, discussion
  • Agenda: (This is tentative, the exact agenda is to be updated before the event)
5 minutes: Welcome and introduction
20 minutes: Presentations (multiple presentations, 5 minutes each)
15 minutes: Discussion around the presentations
40 minutes: Open session (Wikisource fraternity discussion)
2 minutes: Closing
  • Moderator: Satdeep Gill and User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
  • Platform: Zoom, please fill this short form if you are interested to join. The session details/link will be sent to you before the session
  • Translation: Several Indian languages (feel free to speak in your language, that's cool. We'll try to translate)
  • Session recording: Note the session will be recorded.
  • Etherpad: See here (archived copy)

Session III[edit]

Sunday 20 June 2021

  • Time:
UTC: 1:30 pm to 3 pm UTC (please note your country time below)
Bangladesh Bangladesh time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
India time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Nepal time: 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Pakistan time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Sri Lanka time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Asaf Bartov
  • Type: Neighbourhood Community Solidarity Interaction, project activity presentation
  • In this session the participants can:
  • Agenda: in this presentation the participants can—
  1. share about the projects and exciting events they are doing in the countries;
  2. learn what is going on in other regions in the neighbourhood;
  3. there is a possibility to think or discuss past cross-border collaboration or collaborative projects;
  4. possibly discuss any point of tension among the Wikimedia projects;
See also blog post on Diff
By attending this session you can share your best work with others, and you can also get to know about some very interesting work others are doing.
  • Platform: Zoom, please fill this short form if you are interested to join. The session details/link will be sent to you before the session
  • Translation: Several South Asian languages including to Bangla, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu etc.

Session IV[edit]

Day ― November 2021

  • Time:
  • Primary guest: Maryana Iskander
  • Theme: First Time Meet Maryana Iskander is the CEO of Wikimedia Foundation. It will be the first virtual meet of Maryana with Indian Wikimedians. During the call, she will communicate with Indian Wikimedians and will discuss the topics related to movement. Maryana will engage South Asian communities under her Maryana’s Listening Tour.
  • Type: Interactive session, discussion
  • Moderator:
  • Platform: Zoom, The session details/link will be sent to you before the session.
  • Translation support available:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Stay Connected, an email thread started on Wikimediaindia-l in August 2020