Quartz: With a series of Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons, Indian women are finally getting their due online. “You only have to look at the Wikipedia page of the early 20th century Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil to know that she’s a household name: It’s detailed, well-sourced, and full of pictures of her works, some of which have been sold for millions of dollars. But there’s a whole world of contemporary woman artists that hasn’t been half as lucky when it comes to Wikipedia, lacking even a page on the go-to online encyclopedia, let alone a comprehensive one. And it’s this glaring discrepancy that a small group of students and young professionals came together to fix on Sept. 16, as part of a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon dedicated to Indian women in contemporary art.”
Edex Live: Book lovers rejoice, Tamil Nadu Virtual Academy digitises and uploads around 10K rare Tamil books. “More than 4,000 rare Tamil books maintained at the medieval Saraswathi Mahal library have been digitised and uploaded in digital format in the digital library, created by the Tamil Virtual Academy (TNVA). In the first phase, one lakh books are to be digitised. So far, about 10,000 books and magazines from all the participating institutions have been uploaded in the digital library website.” One lakh is one hundred thousand.
Times of India: Govt asks Twitter to block 248 accounts, posts after J&K police complains. “The union ministry of electronics and information technology has asked Twitter to block a list of accounts, tweets and hashtags numbering 248 after Jammu and Kashmir Police complained that they were threatening law and order in Kashmir.”
Autocar India: New SIAM database lets you check if your vehicle was recalled. “The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has unveiled a new database that compiles information on voluntary manufacturer recalls in the country. … Hosted on SIAM’s website, the new database shows records of voluntary vehicle recalls by manufacturers since 2012 and includes details likemanufacturer and model names, and the manufacturing date of the recalled vehicles, along with a brief description of their respective faults.”
CNET: Facebook loses bid to stream Indian cricket tournament tourney. “The social network took a swing at a five-year, $610 million deal for local streaming rights to the Indian Premier League, NDTV reported. Facebook’s hopes were dashed, however, by 21st Century Fox’s Star India unit, which bid $2.55 billion for both digital and TV rights worldwide.”
Hindustan Times: Citing official complaint, Twitter tells Kashmiri handles they are breaking laws. “Several Kashmiri Twitter users who frequently post about the Valley’s conflict have claimed to have received an email from the micro-blogging site on Saturday saying that an ‘official correspondence’ was received about the content on these profiles violating ‘Indian law’.”
The Hindu: Delhi Archives to be digitised, microfilmed. “About four crore pages of archival material of the Delhi Archives would be digitised and microfilmed in the next 30 months, with the Delhi government on Thursday launching the digitisation project. The Delhi Archives, which is tasked with preserving the archival heritage of the Capital, has about 10 crore pages of materials, according Deputy Chief Minister and Art and Culture Minister Manish Sisodia, who inaugurated the digitisation project.” One crore equals ten million.