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Like the name says, I'm an idleguy. With time to kill, a brain that yearns for information and fingers that fly, I'm bound to do my bit in commenting on things and adding information which I've gleaned from many sources.

I'm an enigma. I'm so lazy to move my ass to work, despite being a Sun Certified Solaris System Administrator. Yet my hobbies include testing beta software, writing beta exams & certifications - though they involve some serious time to study. I'm also a gun lover, a gambler with a keen eye on Poker which requires patience and skill. As a quiz freak I've thumped the living daylights of my local opponents and was on national TV and local radio in India - where in turn I was thumped by national gorillas. I also managed to win a round of quiz in Wikipedia. See tag below.

India Quizmaster1.svgThis user was the winner of Round 6 of the India Quiz.

Contributions[edit]

User beliefs and etcetera
idleThis user OBVIOUSLY loves to be Idle.
Crystal Clear app kalarm.svgThis user has too much time on their hands.
.....This user is a professional procrastinator.
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coin collecting.
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Dinnermealicon.JPG This user is an omnivore.
Muehle Marzahn2.JPGThis user supports the use of wind power, solar power, and electric vehicles.
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Neuro logo.pngThis user is skeptical of the Zodiac.
Blueribbon.png This user is opposed to online censorship.
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Quality, not quantity.This user believes that a user's edit count does not necessarily reflect on the value of their contributions to Wikipedia.
Symbol support vote.svgThis user helped promote the article Atlantique Incident to good article status.

I've made several contributions; some entirely new while others expanding on existing ones. Hailing from the sub-continent, most of the topics revolve around issues where I'm from. Military history is one of favourite topics as is my interest in animals.

New topics[edit]

Beyond the first three new topics I would like to dwell on major areas and the new contributions I made in them.

Biology[edit]

Ber fruit, Drumstick (vegetable), Seer fish, Jamun, Indian Berry, Indian gooseberry, Schmidt Sting Pain Index, Envenomation, False water cobra, False Cobra, Bengal Quince, Gee's Golden Langur, Nilgiri Langur, Common Worm Snake, Perrotet's Shieldtail snake, Indian Python, Spotted Linsang, Indian Pangolin, Malabar Civet, Bengal monitor, Indian Desert Cat, Red Slender Loris

Food and Drinks[edit]

Limca, Arrack, Warrior Diet, Negative calorie diet

War, warriors and Weapons[edit]

Pakistan Navy, Smart gun, Battle of Hilli, Battle of Basantar, Battle of Asal Uttar, PNS Ghazi, Aruval, Kanhoji Angre, Mountain warfare, Pakistan Army, Punjab Regiment (India), Vellore Mutiny, Breguet Alize, Dassault MD 452 Mystère II, Dassault MD 450 Ouragan, State sponsored terrorism

Geography[edit]

Indira Point, Pamban Bridge, Ranthambore, Kasauli, Khardungla Pass

Sports and Gambling[edit]

Four card poker, Pyramid poker, Strawweight, Aussie millions

Others[edit]

Monopoly Tycoon, Reddy, Mantrik, Malayala manorama Sharbat, Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space, Pinwheel calculator, Corporate terrorism, Parading on donkey, Photo CD, Gadar, Saint Gobain, Lahore Declaration


My DYKs[edit]

Did You Know...

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...that Khardungla Pass in Jammu and Kashmir, India is the world highest motorable road?

...that Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav was independent India's first individual Olympic medallist when he won a bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Games in wrestling?

...that the Battle of Asal Uttar was one of the largest tank battles in the history of the Indian subcontinent?

...that Gingee Fort in Tamil Nadu, India was called the "Troy of the East" by the British for its inaccessibility and is one of the few forts still surviving in the state?

...that the Battle of Garibpur fought between India and Pakistan preceded the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and was the first battle where dog fighting occurred over East Pakistan?

...that Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka, Bangladesh was the scene of Mujibur Rahman's historic speech on March 7, 1971 that eventually led to the Bangladesh Liberation War?

..that Operation Safed Sagar launched by the Indian Air Force in the Kargil War was the first time airpower was used on a large scale in Kashmir since the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971?

...Indiana Jones suffers from Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes?

Did You Know...

...that the only active volcano in South Asia is on Barren Island, one of India's Andaman Islands?

...that the University of Dhaka is the oldest and largest public university in Bangladesh?

...that the defeat of Vijayanagar Empire in the Battle of Talikota ended the last great Hindu kingdom in South India?

...that booth capturing is a kind of electoral fraud that is seen mainly in India, where armed gangs belonging to political parties try to "capture" a polling booth and indulge in bogus voting?

...that in 1969, a world record number of 15 million people attended the funeral of C.N.Annadurai, the first non Congress Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India?

...that Operation Gibraltar was the name given to the failed plan by the Pakistan to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir, India and start a rebellion and that it eventually sparked the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965?

...that Yusuf Adil Shah was the founder of the Adil Shahi dynasty that ruled the Sultanate of Bijapur for nearly two centuries.?

...Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram was the first novel in Tamil?

Awards[edit]

Barnstars and National Merits awarded to me
I Nichalp, award you this barnstar for idling your time on Indian topics. 10:53, September 11, 2005 (UTC)
I award this barnstar in appreciation of your India-related contributions to Did you know in general and your recent contribution about C.N.Annadurai in particular. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 06:13, 7 October 2005 (UTC)
I, Pamri, award you this barnstar of National merit, for all the India-related contributions. 13:30, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
I, Ragib, award you this barnstar of National merit, for all the Bangladesh related contributions. 04:56, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Unique and different barnstars awarded
This DYK medal goes to Idleguy for his excellent suggestions on several interesting topics. --Gurubrahma 10:09, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
I, Bhadani, award the Resilient Barnstar to Idleguy, in recognition of continuing to be a true Wikipedian. I believe that he shall continue to work here with renewed vigor – may he continue to shine as the resilient-silver! --Bhadani 11:00, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
You have tremendously contributed to Wikipedia and helped to maintain the quality of articles. So I Chanakyathegreat award you the The Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Chanakyathegreat 14:51, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Countries I've seen[edit]

Countries I've seen
India Malaysia Singapore Sri Lanka

Hopefully I'll visit a few more countries.