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For articles about India, please use the 12-hour clock to show times, e.g. 9AM-noon and 6PM-midnight.

Please show prices in this format: ₹100, and not INR 100, Rs 100, or 100 rupees (do not use the ₹ sign to depict the non-Indian rupees like the Pakistani or Nepali rupee, as the sign is not recognized or used outside India).

Please use British spelling.


Template:Warningbox for India[edit]

Swept in from the pub

As far as I know, the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests in India are still active. Can anyone Indian colleagues tell about the current situation in India, so that I can confirm whether to issue Template:Warningbox for India? Many thanks.廣九直通車 (talk) 07:31, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

I'm not in India, but the UK FCO are warning travellers throughout India to avoid protests and large gatherings, and to keep abreast of the local news. The warning is restrained and relatively low down the list compared to the strongly worded terror alerts and advice to avoid all travel to Kashmir. I would say that a brief and measured warning box is appropriate, given this advice and the loss of life which some protests have seen.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 10:00, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Indain Railways services suspended until 31st march...[edit]

https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/breaking-all-railway-operations-to-be-suspended-till-march-25-due-to-coronavirus/story/398884.html ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:52, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Until April 15[edit]

From a cautionbox in the article:

India is suspending most visas (and visa-free travel for OCI card holders) until 15 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's 26 June 2020. What's the current situation? We can't keep this wording. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:19, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Phone Booths?[edit]

I believe that the section on phone booths and PCOs is now entirely out of date. I haven't seen a phone booth in ages. Anyone objects to a rewrite? — Ravikiran (talk) 10:56, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Go right ahead. You are the local expert, so please update or delete as you see fit. Ground Zero (talk) 13:34, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Vegetarians[edit]

One thing I want to point out is that it is not true that most Indians are vegetarian. It is true that most Indians in the West are vegetarians, and that is because only the more affluent Indians can afford to immigrate to the West, and so you have an overrepresentation of Brahmins among Indian communities in the West, and that is what has led to the common misconception in the West that India is a majority-vegetarian country. If you go to Singapore, where most of the Indians are descended from low caste indentured labourers brought over by the British during the colonial period, so you'll find that vegetarians are a minority even among the Hindus. And likewise, in India, only about 30% of the population is vegetarian, which is higher than in most countries, but still very much a minority. The dog2 (talk) 07:50, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Getting around by train[edit]

There is a lot of detail in this lengthy section that overlaps with Rail travel in India. In particular, the summaries of all of the luxury train services might not be of interest to a wide readership and would be better covered in the Rail travel article than in the national article. Comments? Ground Zero (talk) 20:39, 9 March 2021 (UTC)