[Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India

Hi Wikimedians,

Hope this mail finds you well. I would like to inform you that West Bengal Wikimedians User Group is going to organize a national level photography competition entitled Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India from 15th March to 14th April 2021. Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India is a public photo competition on Wikimedia Commons. It shall aim at developing and improving the quality and quantity of pictures of various cuisines found from all over India and thus highlighting and celebrating the profusion, diversity and ethnicity of Indian cuisines.

We are requesting all amazing wikimedians from India to participate in this event and make the event a grand success. More details can be seen in the event page.

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Ananya Mondal

On behalf of Wiki Loves Food 2021 Team

This is amazing. Full credit to West Bengal Wikimedians for taking initiative to regularly organize WLM for the past few years and now taking charge of other photography competitions that haven’t been organized in a while.

Perhaps, Wiki Loves Earth can be organized sometime in the future as well.

I am definitely looking forward to WLF for now.



Also, would it possible to generate a list of food items that currently don’t have a picture at all? I have seen that the worklists like the ones in WLM help the photographers a lot.

Best wishes once again


Hello, Satdeep,

Thank you for your kind suggestion. This point is already in our wish list and this event will be our first experience, for that reason right now we are unable to make the list. But we hope that throughout the year we will update the data and next year hopefully we will be able to develop some sort of list.

Hi all,

As Ananya already mentioned that just like WLM India, we already have a plan to create a list of the Indian dishes. That might not materialise this year, but we already started to gather resources and work on it. However, we fully realize that this is almost impossible to complete all Indian dishes considering the huge diversity of Indian cuisines. We can’t do it alone and we need all your help. It would be really helpful that you can all help us prepare the list, just you all did for WLM India.

Again, the food list will be fetched from Wikidata. So, if the Wikidata items of your local cuisine are improved, they will get reflected in the list automatically.

The task is very simple

  • Create an item of a dish which is not there on Wikidata. If there is already an item, start improving it.
  • Add P361 (part of) ==> local cuisine name [For example: Hyderabadi mutton biryani ==> Hyderabadi cuisine.] This will help us make lists of dishes as per cuisines.
  • Add P186 (material used) ==> All the ingredients used to prepare the meal. This will help us make lists of dishes as per major ingredients.
  • Add P18 (image) if there is already an image on Wikimedia Commons.
  • Add P373 (commons category) if there is already a category for that specific dish on Wikimedia Commons.
    There are lots of other works, but these are the basic steps needed to generate a list of dishes for now. Hope one day, we will find all the mouth-watering dishes of India under one “restaurant” navbox. :-)