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Aryan Invasion Theory[edit]

>> The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, goes back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. <<

The Aryan invasion theory has had serious rethink in the past couple of decades.

Well, apparently nobody told the CIA about it. Do you have some alternate theory that should go in there? Some other text? You need to just plunge forward and edit the page yourself, amigo! -- Evan 13:02, 6 Nov 2003 (PST)


Bources[edit]

"The bources have crossed their 3 year highs". What are "bources"? Bourses? (Purses, or stock markets?) Sources? -phma 17:15, 9 Dec 2003 (PST)

Indian Women[edit]

"Women in India feign from contact with western men." Huh? How does someone pretend from contact? -phma 22:56, 12 Jan 2004 (EST)

You are so naive, man. Read between the lines. B-) Just kidding. I think this is supposed to say "refrain from contact" -- I'll change the article, although I wonder how true it is, and what it's supposed to mean. "Stay away from our women?" "Don't expect to get any action while travelling in India?" --Evan 23:46, 13 Jan 2004 (EST)
I realized after changing the article that it might have actually been intended to say that "Women in India faint from contact with western men," but I doubt that Indian women are particularly frail. --Evan 23:49, 13 Jan 2004 (EST)
I thought it could mean "refrain from contact" or "feign contact", hadn't thought of "faint from contact", and couldn't tell which it was supposed to mean. -phma 07:08, 14 Jan 2004 (EST)
Just as with the other little pieces of text I added it was meant as a starter. Unfortunately it seems to started much more on the discussion page than on the article page itself... Guaka 08:50, 14 Jan 2004 (EST)

Srijith, why did you remove the remark about giving food to beggars, and the remark about the fact that the crushing of bottles is adviced by some, but that the bottles are also used for other purposes, such as storing petrol? Could you leave a note on the Talk page when removing information next time? Guaka

Guaka, there really isn't a need to note every change on the talk page, that's what the version history is for. It sounds like you had some pretty detailed information on the page that other people didn't think was travel-oriented enough. But now that it's been brought up, we can discuss the changes here and come up with a compromise. Majnoona 12:02, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
But the removal isn't commented in the version history either.
I don't think it the article has reached a state yet to start removing too detailed information.
The bottles: I also have read and heard that one should crush bottles. But I have also heard and seen that people use them for lots of purposes.
The beggars: I never give money to beggars. But I do give them food. I think giving food should be mentioned in a travel article about India. Guaka 14:53, 23 Jan 2004 (EST)

Re: Rajkot -- The city in the gujarat state where Mahatma Gandhi pursued early education, also famous for sweets and *dandiya raas/*garba.

AFAICT, dandiya raas and garba raas are dances or dance songs and do not need to be wikified (see this site). DhDh 09:48, 22 Jan 2004 (EST)

--- Can I just say how much I like how this country is set up? The way the states/districts/cities are dealt with is exactly (IMHO) what we want-- pick out a few to highlight, give an overview of the whole country, and, if absolutly needed, link to a big ol' list of states/districts. For an article I was really afraid of, this is coming along just great. Majnoona 09:08, 22 Feb 2004 (EST) --- Air India is the carrier that services destinations abroad while Indian Airlines services destinations within India. However times have changed and Indian Airlines now flies to destinations in the middle east.

There are no 3rd Class services in the Indian Railways only 2nd Class. The 3rd class existed a long time ago, its now abolished. If you are wondering why some compartments have wooden benches while some have cushioned upholstery, the difference is between the RESERVED compartments and the UN-RESERVED ones.

By the way do you know that the Indian Railways is the world's largest employer!

-Sridhar Pandurangiah 17:45, 23 Feb 2004 (IST)

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General question about updates:

Suppose I want to add some information about (say) the Qutab Minar in Delhi, and I find some info links that come off a travel agent's page. is it appropriate to add a link to this page, or is that unwarranted advertising ? Schizoid 14:35, 27 Feb 2004 (EST)

See Wikitravel:External links. In general, we like to link to first sources for information, such as official Web sites for businesses or attractions, government tourist agencies for locations, etc. Considering that there's a ton of information on the Qutab Minar available, it's probably best to include that information on Wikitravel itself, rather than linking out to other secondary sites. --Evan 16:05, 27 Feb 2004 (EST)

Photo[edit]

Do we have a better, travel-related photo for India? I'd remove this one, it's not really travel-centric. Last time people complained loudly, if unjustified, about my removal practices and I am too old and tired to argue about Wikitravel. -- Nils 10:19, 19 Apr 2004 (EDT)

The formatting looks awkward. I am too noobie to change this. -- pamri

Holiday List[edit]

People, the list of holidays is very misleading, even with the disclaimer at the bottom. Hindu holidays never occur on the same day from year to year. Is it there for some reason already discussed or is just because of inertia? If it is the former, tell me or I will be editing it to conform to reality tomorrow. Ravikiran 05:16, 13 Jan 2005 (EST)

Please make it conform to reality. It has probably not even been reviewed for accuracy - just accepted without discussion as it looked about right and nobody else knew enough to say different. -- Huttite 16:06, 13 Jan 2005 (EST)

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