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Population based on Religion[edit]

Since there is no reliable source which shows the division of population based on religion in bhopal city, why dont consider removing it? each time we see some different statistics on percentage of hindus and muslims living in the city. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Umar420e (talkcontribs) 09:23, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article[edit]

Great Job fellas! I guess this is a candidate for Featured Content. Bhopal is lovely, and we should add more images capturing the beauty of this marvellous city. Suggestions:

- Panorama of Lake View Drive (VIP Road) - Picture of MACT Entrance (facade + scenery) - Panorama of city from Jail Road - MP Nagar (for the modernistic shopping experience) - Entrance and facade of Manav Sangrahalay - Hamidia Road (CBD panorama, and also, the famous Manohar Sweets) - Airport facade (as is already requested below). Info about International Airport. - Picture of Cult Places (like TT nagar Top'n'Town, Jyoti Cinema, any thing which we think "defines" the culture of Bhopal, of course, good things only ;-) )

Love you Bhopal, City of Lakes - A true Bhopali —Preceding unsigned comment added by 135.245.168.37 (talk) 19:45, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

total solutions[edit]

Removed "Bhopal is also head office of the Total Solutions, which provides embedded solutions. Link ." This is not a notable company. utcursch 04:28, Nov 5, 2004 (UTC)

There are too many bold links, when it is not Wikistandard. Is it a good idea to just make the bolded words into italics? DaGizza Chat (c) 00:00, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Please give some more information about the sites to see.

--Chintu rohit 11:53, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

I am trying to make the page according to the guidelines of Wikipedia. Please help me in the same. I have moved a few things which did not belong to the places they were already in. You can find the guidelines in Wikipedia:WikiProject Indian cities--Chintu rohit 14:49, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Eunuchs!!!![edit]

Please help me with the areas where kinnars, or the eunuchs of Bhopal stay. Itwara, Somwara, Mangalwara, Budhwara??? Please specify the correct places--Chintu rohit 09:27, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Hockey Players[edit]

I know a number of hockey players from Bhopal have played for India. Please name them on the sports section. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chintu rohit (talkcontribs) 10:25, 8 March 2007 (UTC).

Locations of Interest[edit]

The topic on locations of interest did not gel with the format suggested by wikipedia for an Indian city. So it has been moved in the Wikitravel Bhopal guide.--Chintu rohit 13:05, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Chintu, lot's of good work on the article. Just a suggestion, if you could get references for all the inputs it would be great.Haphar 13:08, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

I know Haphar that all this information is without references. But I do not have much references and most of what I have written is from my personal experience. i will be most happy if you can add something from references.

Required, Pix[edit]

Hi ppl, if you have pix of interesting places in Bhopal, please add them to the page. or if you don't know how, just ask me or anyone in Wikipedia, but please, contribute. I want to make the Bhopal page best in Indian cities. And no, we cannot use photos downloaded from other websites, Wiki will delete them within a week.

Chintu rohit 17:32, 12 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi Chintu, I have a pic of bhopal lake taken from Manav Sangrahalaya... You can use it if you find it useful Bhopal Lake

--This is Tanul | Wanna Talk 11:58, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Photos reqd.[edit]

Can someone please get some photos of the following:

  • Burning of Ravan's effigy on Dussehra
  • Durga Puja or Ganesh Puja jhankis
  • Namazis offering prayer in Taj-ul-Masajid
  • Interior or exterior photo of Habibganj station
  • Eunuchs dancing etc.?

Chintu rohit 14:02, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Fatality figures inconsistent[edit]

It says on this page that 'The poisonous gas left hundreds of people in the vicinity dead and thousands other suffering from its effects even two decades later.' but on other wikipedia pages it says nearly 3000 people died in the immediate aftermath and many more subsequently. I think this consistency should be resolved but I'm not an expert on the subject. Billtubbs 18:46, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

WP:INDIA Banner/Madhya Pradesh workgroup Addition[edit]

{{WP India}} with Madhya Pradesh workgroup parameters was added to this article talk page because the article falls under Category:Madhya Pradesh or one of its subcategories. Should you feel this addition is inappropriate , please undo my changes and update/remove the irrelavent categories to the article -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 10:54, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Badly translated tourist-brochure waffle[edit]

This text has appeared a number of times in the article:

Jaded with the concrete jungles which hound your every waking moment Want an escape into a world which promises a picturesque setting around two magnificent lakes and gently rolling hills Take the first train or the flight out and head straight for Madhya Pradesh's capital city Bhopal, which truly epitomizes all this and more. Situated on gently rolling hills, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh is truly modern, yet has managed to retain its quaint old worldly charm. It, truly carries itself with grace and is constantly surprising its visitors a place where bustling markets and lush green gardens beckons you to forget your worries and enjoy the warm smiles and the simple life of Bhopal. Truly, a tourist's delight with its old mosques, palaces, lakes and gardens, Bhopal has managed to retain a clean, green look which is sadly not evident in most metropolitan cities in India.

Please delete it if it appears again. Ericoides (talk) 10:58, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Someone should go through image captions as well. "A miracle view of Lake..."? --Yerpo (talk) 14:09, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Tons or Tonnes?[edit]

The section of the Union Carbide disaster uses 42 tons and 42 tonnes for units, but they are not the same unit. Can someone clarify what the amount actually was? Hesacon (talk) 19:47, 12 November 2008 (UTC)


Multiplexes[edit]

As per the list, we have PVR, Fun Republic, Inox.. etc in Bhopal. Can somebody give me the details.. As per my knowledge, this data is incorrect and needs to be updated.

This is Tanul | Wanna Talk 11:41, 29 January 2009 (UTC) On the websites of PVR,INOX,cinepolis Bhopal is not mentioned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Darknitesh (talkcontribs) 19:58, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Streamline[edit]

Do we really need to include things like night life and shopping malls. none of these include places/activities which are unique to or charatceristic of this city. it sounds more like "oh! now we have them too!" types. Rather include the promenade at Upper Lake, the major parks, famous eating streets, and those sorts. Varun Oberoi 63.216.63.52 (talk) 13:28, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Education[edit]

Who said DPS is the best school in Bhopal? need to back it up with a survey or expert opinion. I might say All Saints has the most number of students and so it is the most "popular". So we need to list all the top schools and colleges like BSSS. And Bhopal does not have 70 engineering colleges. The number is around 25 right now, and that too in Bhopal district. Im talking about only degree colleges, private plus public. 63.216.63.52 (talk) 13:32, 28 April 2009 (UTC) Varun Oberoi

Industry[edit]

Can we have an "industry" section? Bhel, govindpura and allied industries can go into it. along with cottage industries like weaving and embroidery. Varun Oberoi 63.216.63.52 (talk) 13:33, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Great Work[edit]

waise, great work being done to improve this article. has anybody been regularly seeing it, apart from of course rohit? its improved vastly since it was first put up. great pictures also. Varun Oberoi 63.216.63.52 (talk) 13:35, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


I have been adding photos, links, internal links to the article and also doing some editing. I have added two sections 'Places of Interest' and 'Gallery' and have extensively edited the write up on the Gas Disaster. Any other regular contributors please mention your work.

On the same note, I am having a problem with a photo titled bhopal.jgp The photo is of very poor quality, having been taken using a nokia phone in very low lighting conditions. I have removed the photo several times but each time the photo is re inserted. Can anyone have a look at the photo and permanently ban or remove the photo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abhishek727 (talkcontribs) 13:49, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

I've uploaded 1 pic related to education, politics, sports and Bhopal Disaster, 2 pics related to culture and 5 related to transport. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goodboy2009 (talkcontribs) 13:48, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Bhopal overview photograph/montage[edit]

Can anyone get a photo which provides a view of at least some of Bhopal areas, and not a street pic or a building. If possible, create a montage. I uploaded a pic, although of poor quality several times, beacause i thought it is better to have something than nothing. But if all members have views against the work, then i'd discontinue this practice.

Comment written by Aman Gupta (talkcontribs) 09:11, 16 April 2010(UTC).

What we still need[edit]

These are my views regarding what more we need for the article. Anyone can post his or her views regarding the issue. Positive Criticisms are most welcome.

  • A pic presenting an overview of Bhopal, and not a single street, road or a building, and if possible, a MONTAGE.
  • A pic of a business district or center for Economy section.
  • A pic of a Starbus or a Metro Bus for Transport section.
  • A pic of a bus stand. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goodboy2009 (talkcontribs) 09:41, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • A pic of Bhopal Airport for Transport section.
  • A pic of the TT Nagar and Aishbagh Stadium for Sports section.
  • Little more information about Govindpura in the Industrial Area section and a photo if possible.
  • More Information and some REFERENCES in the Media section, and a pic if possible.
  • A pic of Jaya Bachchan to be uploaded in Famous Personalities.

Comment written by Aman Gupta (talkcontribs) 09:11, 16 April 2010(UTC).

City in Lakes?[edit]

Generally speaking, Udaipur is the Lake City. Bhopal is then "City of Lakes". This too is an internal tourist brochure / sign-board (welcome to bhopal - city of lakes) kind of thing and not universally or nationally famous as pink city or forbidden city. And if we are calling ourselves the city of lakes, then we should have a section on lakes also. Shahpura Lake and Lower lake and their sizes, volume, localities they touch, manmade/natural, potable/unpotable, etc. Varun Oberoi 63.216.63.52 (talk) 13:44, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Can anyone provide a source from where the above mentioned data can be acquired for the article. I totally agree that such a data should be included in the article. I sincerely hope that this article becomes a featured article. It is getting such regular edits and the quality is constantly improving. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abhishek727 (talkcontribs) 13:52, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

what is the authentic catchment area of upper lake of bhopal ?[edit]

is it really 361 Sq km? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.168.104.216 (talk) 18:14, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Notable people[edit]

Can someone verify the section Notable people? There has been recent attempts of Wikipedia:Spam in violation of WP:NOTE by 202.53.13.242 (talk). Gourav Chouhan definitely does not meet WP:NOTE. - Subh83 (talk | contribs) 15:21, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Population[edit]

A recent edit (diff) in the population of Bhopal attracted my attention. The previous value from 2001 census was stated in the article as 2,958,416. However, upon verifying the corresponding reference[1] one can clearly see that the value instead should have been 1,458,416. So God knows how long it has been here with the incorrect value!! It looks like at some point somebody vandalized the numbers, and no body cared to check/revert.

As for the latest updated numbers, they too are incorrect. I will be correcting them soon. - Subh83 (talk | contribs) 19:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I only saw this discussion after I reverted / fixed some edits regarding population. I'm not entirely happy with them, as the numbers are pretty old, but it was the best I could do. Feel free to improve them. - Chrisahn (talk) 13:18, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
I agree on sticking to the 2001 numbers as of now. The 2011 numbers seem to be for "Bhopal district" as per the government documents and I am not sure how that relates to the population of Bhopal city. - Subh83 (talk | contribs) 18:58, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Nawabs and Begums of Bhopal [2][edit]

Nabab
  • 1723 – 1728 : Dost Muhammad Khan
  • 1728 – 1742 : Soltan Muhammad Khan
  • 1728 – 1742 : Yar Muhammad Khan - régent
  • 1742 – 1777 : Fayz Muhammad Khan
  • 1777 - 1807 : Hayat Muhammad Khan (1735-1807)
  • 1807 - 1826 : Ghows Muhammad Khan (1767-1826)
  • 1807 - 1816 : Wazir al-Molk Wazir Muhammad Khan (1766-1816) régent
  • 1816 – 1819 : Naser al-Dowla Naser Muhammad Khan (1791-1819) régent
  • 1819 - 1837 : Sikandra Bégum (1816-1868)
  • 1826 - 1837 : Mo'izz Muhammad Khan, règne conjointement avec Sikandra
  • 1837 - 1844 : Jahangir Muhammad Khan (1816-1844)
Nabab Bégum
  • 1844 - 1859 : Soltan Sultân Jahân Bégum (1838-1901)
  • 1845 - 1847 : Fawdjar Muhammad Khan - régent
  • 1859 - 1868 : Sikander Bégum (rétablie)
  • 1868 - 1901 : Soltan Sultân Jahân Bégum (rétablie)
  • 1901 - 1926 : Soltan Kaykhosrow Jahân Begum (1858-1930), abdiqua
Nabab
  • 1926 - 1949 : Muhammad Hamidollah Khan Iskandar Sowlat Iftikhar al-Molk Bahadur (1895-1960)

Consider adding this in current article. Citations can be searched. Rajenver (talk) 07:07, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Lakes of Bhopal[edit]

City is known as City of Lakes and it deserves a section on Lakes of Bhopal. Without this article would remain in-complete.

Rajenver (talk) 07:25, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Healthcare[edit]

Section need brief description on

  1. Hamidia Hospital
  2. Sultania Janana Hospital (Ladies Hospital)
  3. Indra Gandhi Hosiptal for Victims of Gas Tragedy
  4. Other private hospitals can be named.

Rajenver (talk) 07:29, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Education in Bhopal.[edit]

This wiki-link for list can be added in in section education List of educational institutions in Bhopal. List can be further improvised.

Rajenver (talk) 14:44, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Translation of the name in Hindi and Urdu[edit]

India related articles like India, etc; the Names of the cities are not translated. One should go through this. ChitranshGaurav 05:28, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Bhopal disaster[edit]

In the course of a Good Article Reassessment (GAR) of the article Bhopal disaster it was determined that Ingrid Eckerman's The Bhopal Saga – causes and consequences of the world's largest industrial disaster (Reference 16 in this article) is not a reliable source for opinions and conclusions, per the review at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1257585/. This particular reference has been used 6 times as a source, in this article. Additional effort, reworking the referencing of the "Bhopal disaster" section of this article, is indicated. This section can not be said to be factually accurate and verifiable, as it now stands.

marksheet nhi mil rhi h[edit]

mukesh omre gunor ki marksheet nhi mil rhi h — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.204.200.124 (talk) 09:22, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ As referred from French Wiki Page for Bhopal.