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Greetings, I am Cherian Tinu Abraham, a software engineer turned Communications Professional from India's Silicon Valley, Bangalore,[1][2].

I was a former Board Member ( Executive Committee) & Previously, Head of Communications, PR & Media Relations of the Wikimedia India chapter .

My areas of interest and expertise include Computers, Computing, Networking, Programming, Software, Internet, Gaming, India, Kerala, Tourism, Christianity, Christianity in India, States and territories of India, Politics, Indian history, Geography etc. and many more...

I am an administrator on en.wikipedia.[3][4] I have over 52,000+ edits on making me one ofTop 100 article creators , top 300 global editors and one of top 4 wikipedia editors from India or Indian orgin by no of edits.[5][6] I am a former member of Bot Approval Group (BAG), which reviews, approves or denies requests for approval for software bots in english Wikipedia.I am a Wikipedia evangelist and organises/participates in Wikipedia Meetups and trainings.[7][8][9] I have created over 2200+ articles. Some of the images that I have uploaded to Wikipedia can be seen here.

I also watch/edit the following language wikipedias : Malayalam Wiki, Tamil Wiki , Hindi Wiki.[8]
I may use TinucherianPublic (talk · contribs · count) username on public or untrusted computers.
I also operate 2 bots: TinucherianBot (talk · contribs · count) ( over 1,17,000+ edits in and TinucherianBot II (talk · contribs · count) (21,000 + edits in 133+ wikis)

I am essentially a content editor helping and building this encyclopedia in bits and bytes , creating new articles on subjects of my interest, creating DYK article creations/expansions, fixing article issues, WikiProjects tagging and Assessment, Stub Sorting, occassionaly saving articles from deletion, helping Wikiprojects and others with my bots, commenting on RFAs, Bot task approvals, Account creations , fighting vandalism and POV etc...

Apart from Wikipedia,[10] I am also active on Social Media.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Some of my real life Wikipedia activities can be seen here.

If you've come across an edit of mine , please know that everything I do around here is an attempt to help this project. If you have a problem with any of my edits here, or if you're part of an area you think I could be of assistance in, please let me know at my talkpage...

Unified login: Tinucherian is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.
Committed identity: 07a78c7b5fe696bf3931217f766751e473389f1d8ccbbdadd15910ec9e4792f5d548c9fa896b5c60cc59bffdd4c07508a674c0a9f63cbb106ab8a8bb1d5a8708 is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.


  1. ^ ""Highly active editor on Wikipedia", Tinu Cherian". 18. July 2009. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Wikipedia hits a sixer this year". DNA. January 15, 2010.
  3. ^ "Wikians come face-to-face". Deccan Chronicle. December 20th, 2009. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Digital volunteers heed Wiki's call". DNA. November 26, 2009.
  5. ^ "Citys Wikipedians come together". Times of India. 21-dec-09. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "City's Wikipedians come together". Bangalore Mirror. December 21, 2009.
  7. ^ "Info warriors on Wikipedia drive". The Indian Express. Expressbuzz. 03 Nov 2008. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help); Unknown parameter |01wo4w= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |03RFw= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |8k= ignored (help)
  8. ^ a b "When the virtual world gets a room". The Hindu. Dec 22, 2009.
  9. ^ "Indian Wikipedians meet in Bangalore". July 13, 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  10. ^ "Online medium has an edge with interactivity" (PDF). DNA. Dec 14,2009. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ "YSR buzz on Twitter too". Times of India. 4 September 2009.
  12. ^ "Today, Tharoor at bangalore tweetup". MiD DAY. 2009-11-06.
  13. ^ "Twittering Tharoor floors city with fan following". The Hindu. Nov 07, 2009. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ "Followers to meet the following". DNA. 6NOv-09. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "Shashi Tharoor Tweets-up with Bangalore". 07. November 2009. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  16. ^ "Dream tweetup with Tharoor". Sands of Change @bpradeepnair, The Hindu. Nov 7, 2009.

My Contributions

Stuff started by me

Articles ( over 2200+ )

  • People:

 • Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai  • Akkamma Cherian  • Vakkom Moulavi  • Cherian Philip  • Anna Chandy  • Punnathara Mar Dionysious (Mar Thoma XI)  • Sadhu Kochu Kunju Upadesi  • Mar Thoma IV  • Dr. George Thomas  • Kochouseph Chittilappilly  • Deep Joshi •

  • Education:

 • Catholicate College Pathanamthitta  •

  • Places/Tourism/Geography:

 • Tourist attractions in Bangalore  • Tourist attractions in Mysore  • Tourist attractions in Kochi  • Brigade Road Bangalore  • Nisargadhama  • List of districts of Mizoram  • List of districts of Meghalaya  • List of districts of Goa  • List of districts of Tripura  •
...Over 1800 places in India - List  •

  • Christianity:

 • Malankara Church  • St. George Orthodox Church, Chandanapally  • St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Puthencavu

  • Companies:

 • Avenda Systems  • Tejas Networks  • Sonus Networks  • Xsigo Systems  •

  • Computing / Technology :

 • Cisco 7600  • JUNOS  • Juniper M-Series  • I/O virtualization

  • Misc:

 • Swadeshabhimani(newspaper)  • Swadeshabhimani (disambiguation)  • Devanahalli Fort

  • Business:

 • List of acquisitions by Juniper Networks  •

  • Film,Cinema, Actors

 • Kakkakuyil • Mizhikal Sakshi • Mr. Brahmachari • Ivar Vivahitharayal • Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu • Minnaram • Gandharvam • Aye Auto • Agni Yudham • Agnisaram • 1921 (Malayalam film) • Ammakkorumma • Arikkari Ammu • Ahimsa  • Aakkramanam • Anandabhairavi • Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam • Kandam Bacha Kotte  • Kaliyattam  • Chandranudikkunna Dikhil • Njan Gandharvan  • Thiramala  • Thenum Vayambum  • Desatanakkili Karayarilla  • Nirmalayam  •

  • Events

 • 2009 India floods •




 • Portal:Christianity in India  •


 • TinucherianBot (contribs)  • TinucherianBot II (contribs)

WikiProjects/ Workgroups / Task forces

 • WikiProject Christianity in India  • WP:Arunachal Pradesh  • WP:Bihar  • WP:Chhattisgarh  • WP:Jammu and Kashmir  • WP:Jharkhand  • WP:Madhya Pradesh  • WP:Manipur  • WP:Meghalaya  • WP:Mizoram  • WP:Nagaland  • WP:Rajasthan  • WP:Sikkim  • WP:Tripura  • WP:Uttarakhand  • WP:Andaman and Nicobar Islands  • WP:Chandigarh  • WP:Dadra and Nagar Haveli  • WP:Daman and Diu  • WP:Lakshadweep  • WP:Delhi  • WP:Puducherry  • Computer Hardware TF  • Computer and Information Security TF  •

Major Article expansions

 • Fathima Beevi  • List of districts of Kerala  •




Personal Life
Nationality: Indian
Birthplace: Trivandrum, Kerala
Residence: Bangalore, Karnataka
Profession: Communications Professional
Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam & Tamil
Twitter @tinucherian
Wikipedia Career
Username: Tinucherian
Registered on: 07 August 2006
First Live edit: 02 July 2007
User group: Administrator, BAG member, Bot Operator.
Edits: 54,000+
My BAG nom BAG/Tinucherian
My RFA: WP:RFA/Tinucherian
Current signature: -- Tinu Cherian
Admimn stats
Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 50927
Edits+Deleted 54758
Pages deleted 28
Revisions deleted 1
Pages restored 2
Pages protected 70
Pages unprotected 1
Protections modified 14
Users blocked 1
User rights modified 5
Users created 112

Did You Know (DYK)contributions

Till date entries Creation : 10  ; 5XExpansion  : 1 ; Nomination  : 1.

DYK contributions are articles that have appeared on Wikipedia main page in the "Did you know" section..

Creations :

Mysore Palace
File:Swadeshabhimani RPillai.jpg


Nominations :

My WikiProjects

I am an active member of the following Wiki Projects :

My Watchlist Articles

The following Articles is of my interest and is under my watch list. My contributions also have gone into these articles.

WP India Article alerts
Article alerts for WikiProject India

Today's featured articles

Did you know

Articles for deletion

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Proposed deletions

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Categories for discussion

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Templates for discussion

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Requests for comments

Requested moves

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WP Christianity Article alerts

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(2 more...)

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(1 more...)

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(6 more...)

WP Films Article alerts

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(35 more...)

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(1 more...)

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People/Biography articles

Barnstars and Awards

The Surreal Barnstar
For being a motivation factor in the Indian offline community, you deserve a more than this. Still, a small reward which I can afford too :) -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 07:51, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Executive Director's Barnstar

Tinu Cherian! I am hereby awarding you the Executive Director's barnstar, for your lovely post to foundation-l earlier today, and your many contributions to the Wikimedia projects since 2006.

The Executive Director's Barnstar is an award that I give out every now and then, created for me by my colleague Frank Schulenberg, to celebrate and honour editors who are making a particularly significant contribution to the projects. Most recipents are nominated by other editors, but I nominated you myself :-)

You are a wonderful contributor. Since 2006, you've got 54K edits on 39 different projects. You're an admin here on the English Wikipedia, where you are one of the top 100 article creators, the top 300 global editors, and one of our most active editors working in India. You've created more than 2,200 articles. You're an executive member of the Indian chapter, an active volunteer on the Communications committee, a participant in our global gatherings, and an evangelist who organizes and participates in meet-ups and training sessions for newcomers.

But I am awarding you this barnstar also for your mail to foundation-l earlier today, which I thought was gorgeous. Your mail came after a long and unhappy thread about relationships among the Indian trust, the Indian chapter and the Wikimedia Foundation. What I found admirable about it was that you did not engage angrily: instead, you called upon participants in the thread to aim to be our best, wisest, most generous selves, and to remember what we are here to do, and that our work is important and necessary. As I said to you in my reply, one of the things I like best about Wikimedia is that anyone can become a leader, simply by acting like one. You showed real leadership in that thread, and I applaud you for it. Thank you for everything you have done --and will do in future-- for the Wikimedia movement.

If you, or anyone reading this, wants to nominate an editor for the ED Barnstar, please feel free to do it on my talk page. I welcome nominations. Sue Gardner (talk) 13:13, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I am watching your contributions since an year. It is so exciting to see your dedication and hardwork you put in here to make the articles nicer, better and strong in content (I strongly suggest you to go for an adminship). And an astonishing 48,636 live edits in less than 3 years!!!!. I hope that my small appreciation will add a little bit of energy to your ongoing contributions. --Samaleks (talk) 06:43, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

The Barnstar of National Merit
I've been following Tinucherian's contributions over the past couple of years, and am delighted to present to him this barnstar for his tireless contributions to Wikipedia, and to India-related articles. It takes a very special editor to achieve all that he has achieved on Wikipedia. Fantastic job so far...keep 'em coming! AreJay (talk) 05:10, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Tinucherian by AreJay (talk) on 05:10, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
This editor is a
Veteran Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Editor Star

The Christianity Barnstar
To Tinucherian, for his excellent work as one of the first coordinators for the WikiProject Christianity. It's hard to describe how much of a benefit to the project you have been, but I think everyone would agree that you have more than deserved this token of our respect and thanks. John Carter (talk) 17:05, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

The Geography Barnstar
Hello Tinucherian! I award you this barnstar for your recent work creating missing articles of populated Indian villages in Karnataka state! Rosiestep (talk) 15:57, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Tinucherian has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Tinucherian's day!
For being one of our nicest, most civil users,
enjoy being the Star of the day, Tinucherian!

01:49, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
You are doing a great job tagging articles and trying to revive inactive taskgroups in WP:IN. Keep it up! And continue your good work. RavichandarMy coffee shop 18:08, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

The da Vinci Barnstar
For your help in guiding me through the bot creation process; I couldn't have done it without you. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 20:43, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
In tribute to your successful efforts in improving the content and character of Wikipedia. Keep up the excellent work! Ecoleetage (talk) 13:47, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

All Around Amazing Barnstar
Awarded to Tinucherian for his all round contributions right from articles to running bots. Keep it up. Please tag some articles for me. KensplanetTalkContributions 07:32, 5 December 2008 (UTC) & Ncmvocalist (talk) 11:34, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
For your creation of dozens of new articles on Indian villages, I award you this barnstar. Thanks for all your hard work! Graymornings(talk) 12:52, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Motivation Award Wikipedia Motivation Award
For your excellent work in promoting Wikipedia through your on- and off-Wiki activities RavichandarMy coffee shop 06:41, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

The Special Barnstar
For your contributions and support, which helped in retaining an important article Rahul Raj encounter on wikipedia. Manoj nav (talk) 10:23, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
For clearly demonstrating a good heart on the issue as a result of whatever it was, showing gentleness and guts in your edits and in your interactions with your fellow Wikipedians, illustrating that even when disagreeing with others and bringing errors into notice, I award you this, you absolutely deserve it. Avinesh  T  09:28, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For all your compliments to everyone! And great work around rfa. Andy (talk) 07:09, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
You have been truly outstanding contributor Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 20:33, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Star of The Indian Christianity Articles
I award you this Barnstar for your excellent contributions on Indian Christianity Articles.
Keep up the good work.
Kensplanet (talk) 08:00, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

The Resilient Barnstar
I appreciate the changes you are making to Indian Christianity Wikiproject/workgroup. I thought you deserve to be applauded since not everyone takes others opinion sportive on Wikipedia. You kept your foot down on things that mattered (although it was agaisnt me too) and still was flexible to make the changes. Hats-off mate. Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 13:46, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

The Excellent Userpage Award
I really liked your layout. Nice work! J.delanoygabsadds 13:36, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

The Christianity Barnstar
For your amazing contributions to the Christianity content and projects, and for being willing to try to put up with me as a fellow coordinator, I have to think this is more than deserved. Thank you very much. John Carter (talk) 00:49, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

The Excellent Userpage Award
Good work. Keep going. Cheers, -- Rajith Mohan (Talk to me..) 11:10, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

The Excellent Userpage Award
I    Juthani1   tcs award you this barnstar for an excellent userpage. It is one of the more outstanding ones I've seen on wikipedia. It's very organized. Keep up the good work    Juthani1   tcs 01:20, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

The da Vinci Barnstar
For all the brilliant hardwork behind the bot. Keep up the good work Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 07:19, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

India service award
By order of the coordinators, for your good work tagging and assessing India articles in Tag & Assess 2008, I hereby award you this WikiProject India Service Award. --Ncmvocalist (talk) 15:41, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Bot Builder Award
This award, which is long overdue, is presented to Tinucherian for fathering his first Wiki-child that has been doing a good job. P.S.: You might want to father even more such bright children coz it ain't gonna oversize the population ;) Mspraveen (talk) 13:10, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Biography Thanks

For your role in Biography WikiProject's Spring 2008 drive, Thanks.--Bedford Pray 08:06, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Suyogaerospacetalk to me! 11:20, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

A few kind words from my fellow wikipedians....
  • ... Thank you, Tinucherian; you are one of the best Wikipedians. You've helped us a lot. Badagnani (talk) 16:23, 28 July 2008 (UTC) (Ref)
  • ... Excellent work! I and the members of the project really appreciate all of your effort and help. .. You are very helpful with technical problems    Juthani1   tcs 20:02, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • ...You have been truly outstanding in all aspects both techmical and non techinical.In particular for India and Kerala in particular and christanity.Both the great aspect your articles have been balanced and carry a neutral prespective.Actually thought of nom u for Admin we need more admins like you actually in september very few users became admins.Please let me know...Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 18:19, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  • ... Thanks again for all your help with these projects. TravellingCari 14:13, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
  • ...Dude you should be made the WP:India prez. Seriously KnowledgeHegemonyPart2 (talk) 07:54, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  • ... By the way, dont you think it's about time we had a second admin from Kerala?--thunderboltz(TALK) 16:46, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • ...I noticed that you have over 20k edits but you are not an admin yet; nor could I find an RFA in your name. Is it because you're not interested in becoming an admin? I believe that active editors should become admins. Though I haven't interacted much with you or looked through your contributions, I'm sure there would be lots of people willing to nominate you, pl. do consider it. While I'd successfully nominated two candidates so far for the RFA ...--Gurubrahma (talk) 07:17, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • .... I've reviewed a number of your contributions and decided that I would be honored to nominate you for adminship. If you're interested, please let me know, and I'll open a nomination page for you. If you're not interested, take this nomination as a commendation for your tireless work on the wiki. I'll be eager to hear from you either way. Best regards, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 00:00, 13 January 2009 (UTC)...I completely respect your decision TinuCherian. If you do decide that you are ready in the future, please let me know, as I hope to be first in supporting your request. For now though, keep up the excellent work! Cheers! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 18:29, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
  • .... It's a bit odd being an admin when there are people like you out there who should have got the mop long ago! (Hint, hint!) --Regent's Park (Rose Garden) 16:08, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
I would second RegentsPark on the hint. Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 20:42, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  • ....I wonder why you are not an admin despite of tonnes of productive edits...Can I file a nomination for you ?--—N.I.C. (Discuss ) 08:13, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  • ....would u consider running for adminship? --Like I Care 12:50, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

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What is Wiki-adoption? It is a program designed to help new and inexperienced users. I help to mentor them along the way as they learn about Wikipedia. We hope that this program will be able to steer new users away from vandalism and test edits, and instead teach them the ins and outs of Wikipedia.

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