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Is it time to districtify Bangalore?[edit]

This article is quite long, and the number of listings seems to have outgrown the article. Do you think it is time to divide this big, important city into separate district articles? I have never been to Bangalore, so I couldn't help decide how to districtify, but maybe it's time for those of you who do know the city to have a discussion and figure that out. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:41, 23 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I don't think the article required district-ication instead its because of plenty of listings under Buy, Eat, Drink and Sleep sections that make the article long. The sections needs trimming instead because it look like a directory and I think worth to mention listings should be kept only. On the other hand, I'm going to remove the guide status template even though the article have plenty of good information a guide article should have because of style templates being used in the article. I think we're not supposed to show guide status template and style templates at the same time. --Saqib (talk) 09:49, 22 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I agree on downgrading this to Usable because of the style templates. Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:58, 22 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
That Eat section, with its headings... :P ϒpsilon (talk) 19:13, 22 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Those who go to one part of Bangalore do not connect with other parts because of the hopeless traffic issues. So this is the right time to split Bangalore to five districts: Central, East, West, South and North. Prof tpms (talk) 11:06, 16 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Can you propose boundaries for the districts in question? Also, how do you address Saqib's point above? Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:13, 16 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Professor. Same is the case with Karachi — a mega city and much more bigger in size than Bangalore but we don't districity city articles based on such reasons you stated above. So lets first trim down the article as I said and then figure out whether we need to districtify Banglore or not. --Saqib (talk) 11:27, 16 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Saqib is right. Trimming Eat and Buy sections is essential. I am thinking of trimming things given by myself when they look excessive in length. Buy sections of most cities are dominated by touts. Prof tpms (talk) 14:52, 16 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Go ahead. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:25, 16 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]
What do you all think now? Super-long. Trim and/or districtify? If any of you know the city, please cut uninteresting listings mercilessly. I also helped a little by deleting a bunch of car rental listings. I seriously doubt it's hard to find a rental car in such a major city, and a section with car rental listings certainly facilitates touting. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:03, 6 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Bangalore vs Bengaluru in 2014[edit]

Bangalore and Bengaluru co-exist currently with reference to the city since they are used interchangeably.

Although Bengaluru is official the city's name and most government bodies refer to Bengaluru - outsiders and even most locals still refer to Bangalore and not Bengaluru. Bengaluru is not yet in common usage like Mumbai which has largely superseded Bombay in daily usage. —The preceding comment was added by Rld (talkcontribs)

Excellent information, thanks. Wikivoyage's policy is to call cities by the name that is most commonly used in English, which in many cases (e.g., Roma, Moskva, Yerushalayim, Köln) is not the same as the official name. So as long as Bangalore is the name that's more commonly used by English speakers, we should not change the name of this article and should use it in Wikivoyage links from other articles. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:38, 13 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I'd note that the names are being used interchangeably in the article, with a preference for Bengaluru. That's incorrect. Except for proper names that use the official name, all other instances of the name should be spelled Bangalore as long as that's the article's title. Anyone who'd like to spend time cleaning up more of the article should please do so. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:04, 25 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I've taken care of this, and it took a while because it's not appropriate to do a global search a replace, as "Bengaluru" is used in many proper names of listings. However, whenever it's determined that the official spelling has gained enough currency, a global search and replace for the British spelling would be easy and have few exceptions. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:41, 27 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

[unindent] Same now in 2019? Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:04, 6 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Separate Airport Article[edit]

There seems to be a lot of content for Kempegowda International Airport. Would it be OK to split it off? --Andrewssi2 (talk) 08:30, 1 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The section isn't that long, but I'm sure it could be added to by someone who knows the airport well. According to the article, "The airport, open since May 2008, is among India's busiest and most modern." The only other questions would be how big is it and how complicated is it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:30, 1 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I was thinking that the airport itself wasn't too long, but the 'connect' information ran to a few pages. In any case I will be there next month so I will check it out first :) --Andrewssi2 (talk) 05:07, 2 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

"Other important bus stands"[edit]

I removed the following text from the bus section, mostly because it doesn't provide much help to the traveler. If it can be worked out to provide better context then perhaps it can be returned:

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Other important bus stands are:

  • BTM Layout, South East
  • Banashankari, South
  • Basaveshwara Nagar, West
  • Chandra Layout, West
  • Domlur, East
  • Hebbal, North
  • Jayanagar, South
  • Kadugodi, East
  • Koramangala', South
  • Malleswaram, North West
  • Rajarajeshwari Nagar , South West
  • Shantinagar, Central
  • Shivajinagar, Central
  • Srinagara, South West
  • Vidyaranyapura, North
  • Vijaynagar, West
  • Yelahanka, North
  • Yeshwantpur, North West

Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:27, 26 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Shopping[edit]

I removed the following mall list for now, since apart from giving the general location it gives no reason why one should it

  • The Forum (Koramangala)
  • The Forum value mall (Whitefield)
  • Orion Mall (Rajajinagar)
  • Garuda Mall (Magrath Road)
  • Mantri Square (Malleshwaram)
  • Phoenix Market City (Whitefield Road)
  • UB City (Vittal Mallya Road)
  • Lido Mall (Ulsoor)
  • Gopalan Innovation Mall (Bannerghatta Road)
  • Gopalan Mall (Mysore Road)
  • Royal Meenakshi Mall (Bannerghatta Road)
  • Bengaluru Central (Residency Road, Jayanagar 9th block and Outer Ring Road, Be)
  • Sigma Mall (Cunningham Road)
  • Poorva Mall (Old Madras Road)
  • Mega Mall (Vyalikaval)

--Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:56, 26 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Uncategorized restaurant listing[edit]

This somewhat touty restaurant listing was in none of the price sections (Budget, Mid-range, Splurge). If someone feels like doing the required research, please edit the listing accordingly and put it in the right subsection. Otherwise, since we already have too many listings...

  • 1 New Spisea Restaurant, First Floor,Bhat Complex,S.M Road,Jalahalli West, +91 80 41121596. 8AM-4PM 7PM-11PM. A nice restaurant small and cosy where one would get Kerala food especially seafood at its best.

Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:16, 26 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

We have guests from India[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Please see User talk:Ikan Kekek#Article undeletion request. These new users are students at Christ University in Bangalore. They're brand new at this site, had a rough start at first (see that user talk link), and may have limited command of English. If any of them ask for your help or make mistakes, please do your best to be helpful and patient. User:Titodutta would appear to be their instructor or representative, so s/he is probably the best liaison for us if we need to contact a student who may have missed an edit summary or user talk post. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:11, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Wow, looks like a class of 9 getting involved :) There is recent precedence for this with the Ansan that has developed into a detailed article after a few lessons learned. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 10:30, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, our new Korean members have done very well. Several other articles about South Korea have also recently been created or improved. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:31, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
By the way, I believe I count 14 among the class. :-) Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:36, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Warm welcome to them! Perhaps someone should create some kind of template (could be useful also for future visits by school classes) to put on the student's user pages. Otherwise admins who may look at the Recent changes later today and don't notice this discussion may think it's a case of pcv. ϒpsilon (talk) 12:12, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I did at first. But all admins should pay close attention to new threads in the Pub. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:29, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the notification! JarrahTree (talk) 12:47, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Sure. Please contact me if needed. :) --Titodutta (talk) 16:49, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
This is indeed a way in which WV can be grown! Have fun! Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:18, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Great. Welcome. See Wikivoyage:India_Expedition for some things that need doing, or choose your own. If you like history, articles like Mughal Empire, British Raj or On the trail of Kipling's Kim might be of interest. Pashley (talk) 22:05, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Pollution levels[edit]

City of burning lakes: experts fear Bangalore will be uninhabitable by 2025 Pashley (talk) 15:23, 3 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Traffic campaign[edit]

Hindu “God of Death” Hired by Police to Scare People Without Helmets Pashley (talk) 01:38, 13 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Adding a new hotel listing[edit]

Hello Ikan Kekek,

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for using a form of touting in the description of Conrad Bengaluru's listing. That was not my intention. (reverted changes for reference: https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Bangalore&diff=4068584&oldid=4068568).

I was hoping we could discuss the listing inclusion to the Sleep section in the article under "Splurge". There are only two Conrad properties in India and I believe we could enrich the article, by listing the one in Bengaluru. Please find below the updated content for it:

"The hotel has 285 guestrooms, 4 restaurants, a spa, pool and fitness center. A grand ballroom is available."

I do hope the above meets Wikivoyage's guidelines and again - my sincere apologies for causing you trouble. —The preceding comment was added by 46.237.99.140 (talkcontribs) 12:43, 13 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I think this is reasonable. The new listing, with suggested wording and some small changes of my own to fit with our style would be:
  • 1 Conrad Hotel, 25/3, Kensington Road, Ulsoor, +91 80 22144444, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. 285 guestrooms, 4 restaurants, a spa, pool and fitness centre. A grand ballroom is available. ₹6,500. Conrad Bengaluru (Q99454646) on Wikidata
Assuming everything is as I understand it (that this was the first attempt at touting, and the above represents a good faith effort to abide by the rules), I'd be happy to reinsert it into the article. If the hotel employee would be kind enough to wait a few more hours in case there are any dissenting opinions, I should think one of us will add the listing.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 16:52, 13 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Looks OK to me. 46.237.99.140, keep in mind that no individual sets policy here. Wikis like this one set policy and guidelines by consensus. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:04, 13 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]