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Attention new users[edit]

This article was semi-protected because of constant edit-warring and attempts of POV pushing. Recently it is observed that similar edits are being made to the article. It would be better to discuss your changes in this talk page, before taking it to the article. This helps in quality and stability of the article. Cheers, -- Aarem (Talk) 12:15, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Why was my edit (pic on slum in Kaloor)reverted? It was reported that those slums were cleared by the corporation. There was no attempt to glorify anything. If the page is not up to date, what's in calling wiki as encyclopedia?? And i had given reference for the same.Metroman87 (talk) 12:55, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

The citation you provided does not provide enough information on the subject. I am verifying your other edits including population, literacy etc. I will re-instate those info in to the article after verification.
Note: wikipedia is not a conventional encyclopedia, it is a collection of verified sources. Truth is not the criterion for inclusion of any idea or statement in a Wikipedia article. Threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth.
Cheers, -- Aarem (Talk) 02:58, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. You can compare all the edits i have done. Briefing my edits here:

  • I wonder why the 'rate of literacy' doesn't lie anywhere near the real figure?
  • changed 'sex ratio' as per 2011 census
  • VICTT is mentioned as largest, which is of course true, but that its the only ICTT in the country now!
  • In the economy section, i made an addition of Federal Bank including picture. Being the largest private sector bank in the state, and one among in the country, doesn't it have some value?
  • In the demographics section, the data of 'population, literacy & sex ratio' was updated as per 2011 census.
  • The 'crime data' that came in new reports actually represent an exorbitant figure. The report was clarified by the Kochi city police later on. If such a data is proclaimed as the reality, its depicting wrong impression of a place far from the real scene.
  • added 'Durbar hall' in the culture section, being one of the happening place for the art & culture in the city.

All the edits are done from a NPOV. - Metroman (talk) 04:09, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

The literacy and sex ratio in the article is of 2001, and is taken from official website of the Cochin Corporation. I couldnt find city specific details in official census website(censusindia.gov.in/). The crime rate scenario is taken from national crime bureau statitics, and the report contains crime seggregations. The article is already cluttered with many images, and adding a Federal Bank (which is actuallly not in the city area, but in Aluva) picture is not is not much recommended. If you insists, you may reinsert it back; and I dont have a problem with that. The Durbar Hall picture is already included in the collage. Superlatives like "largest", "only one", "biggest" etc are termed as peacock words unless a strong citation is given to back the claim. If you can produce a valid reference for Vallarpadam, you are welcome to include it. Cheers, -- Aarem (Talk) 04:17, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Appreciate the change in population. If you think, the Federal Bank is in Kochi Metro Area, then why the literacy can't be considered from the city area? Check this link. (http://www.census2011.co.in/census/city/459-kochi.html). Both city & Metro literacy is available in this link. The rate you have provided here has lesser value than any of those backward yards in the state. Even the district itself has an average literacy of 95.68, how come the most urban part of it contain only 84% literates! Consider this edit. -- Metroman (talk) 04:25, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

The literacy rate and sex ratio should be for the city. The site census2011.co.in is not an official one. The current literacy rate is taken from the corporation website. I too feel that it is quite older. Let me check census website(censusindia.gov.in) to find an updated rate. And for Federal Bank, I am OK to include it with picture even though it is in metro area. Just need to rephrase the info to clarify it is in the UA of the city. I was not favouring the idea much, as more pics may clutter the article. Much appreciated in utilizing the talk page constructively. Cheers, -- Aarem (Talk) 05:18, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

I feel, FederaL Bank is worth including. You can look for the appropriate caption.Thanks--Metroman (talk) 08:04, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

I want to add this to the Preface & Economy:
World Spice Organisation (WSO) is head quartered in Kochi, the spice capital of India.(http://www.wsospice.org/index.php)
Thanks--Metroman (talk) 12:48, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Federal Bank and WSO info added. Federal bank info and pic added here too: Economy_of_Kochi. Cheers, -- Aarem (Talk) 10:26, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

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Editing the article[edit]

I would like to clean up the article, especially remove the umpteen references which exhibit a 'my city is better than yours' syndrome (no offense meant). Since there are no active discussions in the talk page, I plan to make the changes directly in the page. If you object to any change, please feel free to edit, revert or call out. Thanks! MyNameIsShekure 06:31, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Indic scripts[edit]

As per Wikipedia:INDICSCRIPTS, native scripts should not be added. Shrikanthv (talk) 08:13, 16 March 2014 (UTC)