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Hi, My name is Sumit Surai and I contribute mainly to English Wikipedia, বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়া, Commons, WikiData and Wiki Voyage. I am from the city of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. Bengali (বাংলা) is my mother tongue and I am proficient in English and to some extent Hindi (हिन्दी). I am a web developer by profession and besides contributing to various Wikimedia projects, I love travelling, photography and writing.

Commons Contributions[edit]

All my uploads can be seen here.

I have been an active participant of all the Wikipedia Takes Kolkata photowalks starting from the second season. I was co-organiser in the sixth season.

Apart from uploading images of heritage structures, travel destinations, food items, Wikimedia local community meetups etc., I also spend time sorting files under correct categories, request for name change change the names where required and raise delete requests as per Commons guideline.

Featured, Quality and Valued Images[edit]

Currently I have uploaded 3 featured, 118 quality and 4 valued images.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in India[edit]

As part of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, Wikimedians from West Bengal organized two heritage walk events at Kalna and Bardhaman. My responsibility was to finalize the places based on the ASI and State Archeology lists and plan the walk.

Images I uploaded of the event and for Wiki Loves Monuments 2016

Wikipedia Takes Kolkata VI[edit]

Taking a session on Wikimedia Commons

I was given the honour to be one of the co-ordinators for Wikipedia Takes Kolkata VI. We planned lots of new things for this, which includes -

  • A post-walk workshop to help those who were new and get them started at Commons.
  • A guide leaflet containing brief description of the places to be covered for the participants.
  • A contest on relevant photo uploads.

My responsibilities were to manage the grant, the venue and the sponsors, and take photo uploading session during the post-walk workshop, apart from doing recces and seeking permissions from owners/trusts so that the photowalk could be completed smoothly.

The walk was a huge success with lots of new members joining Wikimedia and actively updating images. We also crossed 1000 relevant image uploads which was by far the best the city has ever seen.


To challenge myself I have participated in 100 Wiki Commons Days and the subject of my first attempt is food. Unfortunately I had to abandon the challenge after 82 days as I was travelling in no internet zone. The challange has been resumed.

Details and progress of the challenge can be seen [here]

Wiki Loves Monuments 2018[edit]

In India[edit]

I was one of the organisers of Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in India. Apart from the initial screening to remove ineligible entries, my primary task was to manage the judging tool, Montage, and communicate with the respected juries.

In UK[edit]

I uploaded images of all the listed heritage buildings of Ipswich.


Contributed images from 7 countries. (India, UK, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy). All images can be seen here

Ipswich Projects[edit]

Quality Images[edit]

I found out the town of Ipswich did not have many good pictures of the landmarks. So I have planned to upload atleast one Quality Image of all the listed heritage buildings here. The QI uploaded by me till now could be found here.

Wikidata Image Mapping[edit]

I am also adding images to all the Wikidata items of the heritage buildings of Ipswich. The images could be found here and the progress (the whole map should turn blue once completed) here.


I blog about heritage, travel, food and photography here