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spell check[edit]

Krishnagiri Dam not Damn —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:01, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Envy of Bangalore[edit]

I added a link which I used to see for more that 9 years now and its and have added the same as a reference in the article. Most probably the article written was by a Banlorian who loves his soil so much, that he hates all other people living and developing Bangalore! Take the content as just a fun as 99% of Kannada speaking Banglorians are not that type - speaking out like this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:01, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

See our policy on WP:Reliable sources. That link does not meet those guidelines. OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:49, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Hosur and language[edit]

Users have added many languages to the article which I have removed other than Tamil. According to me, even Tamil is not required as people reading English article may not be in need of reading the name in Tamil. Please provide suggestions here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Akilash (talkcontribs) 02:32, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

You are right, but there is nothing wrong in representing in local languages. Its unfair that u have removed only telugu and kannada. according to you, should have removed tamil also since this article is in english. So my suggestion is keep it in all three local languages, there is nothing wrong in that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikihsr (talkcontribs) 08:05, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

The user who removed the languages might want to have a look at the Featured article of Mangalore, or others like Bellary and Kanyakumari. I do not know why some users get so irritated when they see other languages. The article itself acknowledges that Telugu and Kannada is spoken in the region, so i see good reason why they can stay. Sorry for my revert without having a look at the talk page. I did not notice. Arjuncodename024 08:41, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Wow! Now an IP address from Tamil Nadu (( has gone on to remove non-Tamil languages from Kanyakumari giving a reason similar to that of the topic starter. Arjuncodename024 13:17, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Discussion was about some IP and not related to the article and hence I do not respond. Akilash (talk) 04:04, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I have added a Kannada translation of the name, since the article itself states that Kannada is spoken widely. Please state any objections here. MikeLynch (talk) 12:18, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

---As such I am not against using Telugu and Kannada for Hosur, since these are also spoken widely. But then by the same logic, Tamil should be included in the pages for Kuppam, Kolar, Kollegal and Palakkad. You cannot have one rule for a Border Town in TN and a completely different rule for border towns of negihbouring states with a sizeable Tamil population. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:53, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

The article is fine the way it is, and it will remain protected as long as IPs continue to edit war about the languages. OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:12, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Bullbala, 17 September 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Tourism:

 There is kelevarapalli dam which is just 6km from hosur. 

Bullbala (talk) 20:14, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Please express your request as 'please replace X with Y' or 'please add X after Y' and supply a reliable source for any factual changes. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 20:29, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request on 3 April 2012[edit]

please change the text "Tamil is the most spoken language in Hosur", as the population speaking Telugu and Kannada put together in the city and its periphery are of the same numbers as that of the Tamil language speakers.Native languages of the city have been Telugu,Kannada and a small but significant population of Tamils as is evident from the origin of the city's name.

Aks bhatt (talk) 16:55, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Done by User:Ohnoitsjamie. — Bility (talk) 17:46, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Langauge & Religion[edit]

Please Stop talking & fighting in this page about Langauge & Religion. Hosur is the place give life to all who will come to live. I was an Hosurian i was born here i am living her. I am not telling one of this is my language i know well about Three language (Dravidian Language). If any one tell about three language i will fight because this three are main. I dont no one thing We Hosurians any language & any religion we live together who are not belongs here who came to live her they are only bothering about Hosur I dont know why.

If you gays are from any Dravidian Languages(Tamil, Telugu,& Kannada why you want this cold war this three Languages are belong to Dravidian. You know one thing i our national anthem Rabindranath Tagore mentioned Drāviḍa not Tamil, Teluge, Kannada & Malayalam (Pañjāb Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā Drāviḍa Utkala Baṅga Vindhya Himāchala Yamunā Gaṅgā Uchhala jaladhi taraṅga) So Please think this is ours place This belong to us Dravidian.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:40, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Humble request[edit]

Please do not copy any content from HosurOnline - - A Soosai Prakash — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:44, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Don' worry here after they will not copy from your site they would rather prefer this site By Raghu Raman — Preceding unsigned comment added by Softwaresolutionshosur (talkcontribs) 05:45, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello Mr. Soosai Prakash. I tell Sorry if any one copy from your web site. One thing Don't think you are only person from hosur and your only website know about hosur. I also from hosur we are living generations. I am watching from long time about your commence in Wikipedia. Once again sorry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vijaysmileall (talkcontribs) 23:01, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Some historical facts[edit]

I am new to wikipedia. This is my first comment. I have lived in Hosur during 1957-63 time frame, and studied at the only high school there at that time, namely Board High School, Hosur. My mother tongue is Tamil. We had about 25% of the students in the school studying Tamil and 75% students studying Telugu at that time. Students came from as far as 3 miles around. Though the town was close to Bangalore in terms of connectivity all the villages nearby had Telugu speaking population. They did not make language as a big issue in those days as people seem to make it now. My father was in the sericulture department of the state government, and got transferred from town to town in the old Madras state as linguistic division of states took shape. He was posted in Hindupur, then Kollegal, and finally at Hosur. These towns went to Andhra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu respectively. As a school student I felt it was more like Andhra than Tamil Nadu, and expecting my father to be transferred out soon. But it did not happen.

The Board High School, Hosur could boast of excellent sports facilities in those days. with, 2 foot ball grounds, one Hockey field, a base ball field, a basket ball ground, badminton courts, volleyball courts, kabaddi ground and so on. But in a recent visit I found all the playgrounds had vanished. The main school building itself seems to be a ruin. This school is where the first Indian Governor General of the Country C Rajagopalachari studied. He was born in a a nearby village called Thorapalli.

The largest water body of Hosur at that time was the eri. The geography did not have too many water bodies. Ragi was the primary grain grown. Roads leading from the town were lined with Tamarind Trees, and the Hosur Tamarind was well known in other parts of the state.

At the foot hill of the Chandrachudeshwara hill temple was the Theradi, the small residential locality through the streets of which the temple car ('Ther' in Tamil) was taken around. This was a great event in those days with thousands thronging the town from nearby villages.

The cattle form and the silk farm were the two major government institutions. The cattle farm used to produce a large quantity of milk. I believe this got changed to a veterinary centre. The Hosur silk farm was the largest silk producing centre within Tamil Nadu. It had mulberry gardens, rearing stations, and reeling centres.

I suggest the prime authors of this article find the reference to these and add them appropriately. Wikineswar (talk) 13:06, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

C & D NOTICE[edit]

HosurOnline here by serves C&D notice to all those concerned who are indulging in Copyright violation even after repeated warnings. Remove all those contents that have been copied from

Separate email on this regard is being forwarded to — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:14, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Ha Aha ha aha ha ha ah aha — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:01, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Hosur and Telugu language[edit]

Hello, a user user:SpacemanSpiff has reverted my content on this page despite of proper citations. Also, the contents added by him has no citations linked. Below is the content added by me with proper citation:

"Hosur has cosmopolitan culture with 80% locals having their mother tongue as Telugu. Due to migrants from different parts of tamilnadu and being a town in tamil nadu state, tamil is also understood and spoken widely. Kannada is also widely spoken due to its proximity to bangalore."

Below are the proper citations: [1][2][3]

  • For one, the source you're using is pretty poor. Quoting a politician unattributed is a bad idea when it pertains to matters of census data, but in this case it runs afoul of our WP:RS policy for another reason too. Along with the 80% claim, he also makes the claim that 40% of the state consists of those whose native language is Telugu. This flies in the face of the census data which states that there are 3,527,594 Telugu speakers in a state with a population of about 70,000,000. How is this claim even within the realms of approximation? The portion of the claim that can currently be verified is off by a factor of 10. —SpacemanSpiff 17:20, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Not the proof of one politician alone, I have also attached other citations which clearly claim that majority speak telugu. How can you claim that majority speak tamil . Without proper reference to cite you are adding the content which is against the policy. I will edit it back to the proper content. Hosur MLA himself stated hosur as telugu majority city in assembly. Also there are pretty old proof which says TN agreed to protect n run telugu schools when merged in 1953. You content has no citations unlike mine. On overall Tamilnadu population details how can you conclude hosur population and language. Also, in tamilnadu the mentioned40% is telugu origin . Difference between origin and contemporary is different. Don't revert changes without proper citations. If at all you want to experiment use sandbox. FriendRahul (talk) 07:15, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Once again you are adding POV without any proper sources, please find good references or stop. —SpacemanSpiff 17:27, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
The TOI source shouldn't be taken into consideration as it just presents the views of a politician. For demographics nothing can be more reliable than the census data. As SpacemanSpiff pointed out TN had around 3.5 million Telugu speakers out of its 62 million people in 2001. So 40 percent of Telugu population would imply that TN is the most cosmopolitan state in India, which isn't the actual case. Coming to Hosur, the MLA (according to the source) only says Telugus form 80 percent of constituency and not the city. Again, this may not be factually correct as the city itself had a mere 26 percent of its population speaking Telugu. The population of Hosur in 2001 was 84,394. The break up is as follows – Tamil (45,237), Telugu (21,943), Urdu (7,813) and Kannada (6,158). It's fairly evident that the Telugu population is not even half of Tamil. The 2011 data is yet to be released. But then, it's very unlikely that the Telugu population has grown to such an extent that it constitutes about 40-50% in 2011. The source lies here. Vensatry (ping) 17:33, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Pasupulate, Karthik (29 August 2013). "Restoring the forgotten Telugu" (Chennai). The Times of India. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Rangarajan, A D (30 December 2012). "The Telugu man in the Tamil House" (Chennai). The Hindu. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jayalalitha Speaks In Telugu". E TV. Retrieved 21 January 2015.