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Central Travancore[edit]

Koothattukulam[edit]

If my knowledge is correct Koothattukulam was once a part of the Kottayam district. So it also comes under Central Travancore right? As you know erstwhile Travancore kingdom divided into three southern travancore( kanyakumary to kallada river in kollam),central Travancore (kallada to meenachil river),northern Travancore ( meenachil to angamaly) ,so all the areas under ernakulam district comes under norther travancore.Jovitta (talk) 16:47, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Muvattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam[edit]

I guess these places are also considered as a part of Central Travancore rather than Northern Travancore. In fact the term Northern Travancore is never been used anywhere. May be for places like Aluva and Angamaly it might suite.

At present Central Travancore refers to places in Central districts of Kerala which belonged to the erstwhile Travancore Kingdom. Hence Muvattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam etc. are a part of Central Travancore.

HDI[edit]

Kerala HDI is given in India Human Development Report 2011[1] as .790. The sidebar says HDI is .94 and it provides a dead link to the same report. I couldn't find any other official report that mentioned a higher HDI either by GOI or UN. There were news article but nothing official. I am changing it to .790 which is still High.

References

Most populous city[edit]

As per the 2011 census, Trivandrum is the most populous city while per the MUD, Kochi is is most populous UA, see Demographics of Kerala#Most populous urban agglomerations. ‑Ugog Nizdast (talk) 13:51, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Thiruvananthapuram is the most populous corporation,while MUD consider UA population as city population.In kerala the borders of corporation are drawn on political basis,hence Kochi is the most populous city/UA in the state of kerala.Jovitta (talk) 16:38, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure I follow. What do we do about the 2011 census then? I've restored the WP:STATUSQUO version. ‑Ugog Nizdast (talk) 06:37, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
Do you have any other sources to back that up? ‑Ugog Nizdast (talk) 06:38, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
@Ugog Nizdast, Please point me to the content in question. @Jovitta Kochi is the most populous UA in Kerala. Trivandrum is the most populous City Corporation. We can include both but separately. - MountainWhiskey - talk 06:59, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
Here you go. Don't think we should clutter the lead by including both. Btw, this keeps confusing me every time someone edits it. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 14:18, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Literacy=100%[edit]

How can we state this, without any backing from the census? Don't we wait and update it only when officially it's declared in the census rather than as soon as it's announced? BTW the infobox and the article don't state the same thing. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 15:40, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

There's no such thing as 100% literacy (not in even in Western/Northern Europe), since there are always people who simply can't learn to read and write, no matter how hard they try (and I'm talking about literacy rate for people above the age of 15). Thomas.W talk 15:50, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Kerala/GA3. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Sainsf (talk · contribs) 13:15, 2 February 2016 (UTC)


Very interesting and well-written article, would be proud to review this being an Indian myself. The main problem is due to duplicate links and overlinking.

Lead[edit]

  • bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east northeast is one word.
    • Done.
  • Link 2011 Census, Portuguese, natural rubber
    • Done.
  • The region was a prominent spice exporter from 3000 BCE This should read "The region has been a prominent spice exporter since 3000 BCE."
    • Done.
  • against attacks from the neighbouring from-->by
    • Done.
  • After independence, You can mention the year for that
    • Done.
  • from a large Malayali expatriate community Malayali is not important to be linked. It simply means anything related to Kerala, the link does not look important.
    • Not done. Malayali does not only include people from Kerala and the word might be new to non-Indian or related readers. Yash! 10:53, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • contributes 3% of the state's income of--> to
    • Done.
  • one of the prominent tourist destination Destinations I think you should add "of India".
    • Done.
  • Beaches is too common to be linked.
    • Done.

Etymology[edit]

  • I think Malayalam should be linked here. It is the first mention of the word in the main text.
    • Done.
  • You can link Greco-Roman
    • Done.

History[edit]

  • Dahsavthar --> Dashavathar
    • Done.
  • Parasurama, 6th avatar of Vishnu, 6th-->the sixth
    • Done.
  • The land which rose from sea was filled with salt and unsuitable for habitation so Parasurama Semicolon between habitation and so
    • Done.
  • Parasurama is a duplicate link (In medieval times Kuttuvan may have emulated the Parasurama tradition)
    • Done.
  • are thought to date from the Neolithic era "thought to" is vague. How about simply "date back to the Neolithic era".
    • Done.
  • Neolithic is linked again in the 5th line of Prehistory
    • Done.
  • Kerala was a major spice exporter from 3000 BCE I have suggested a reword for this above
    • Done.
  • Ashoka is linked again in Ancient period.
    • Done.
  • Muziris is linked twice in the 2nd para of Ancient period
    • Done.
  • Churches and mosques are too common to be linked
    • Done.
  • A Second Chera Kingdom Why capitalize "S" in second?
    • Done.
  • Remove the Tamil Nadu link in Early medieval period, it is a duplink. In the same section, Venad is linked twice.
    • Done.
  • Indian Ocean in Colonial era can be linked.
    • Done.
  • In Colonial era :(1st para) black pepper is a duplink, (2nd para) Kochi and Marthanda Varma are duplinks
    • Done.
  • A lot of duplinks in Post colonial period : British India, Travancore, Kochi, South Kanara, Madras, Tamil Nadu
    • Done.

Geography[edit]

  • hence, it is subject to comparatively low seismic and volcanic activity. Compared to what? If you mean to places on the edges of the plate, then clearly mention it
    • Done. Removed actually since it wasn't mentioned in the source and I couldn't find any alternative. Yash! 10:53, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • In one place 41 is written in numbers, in another 44 is written in words. One should consistently use either words or numbers for numbers.
    • Done.
  • Link volcanic, estuaries and maritime (Climate)
    • Done.
  • Convert templates needed in the 2nd para of Geography
    • Done.

Flora and fauna[edit]

  • Link biodiversity, threatened
    • Done.
  • Currently, over 25% of India's 15,000 plant species Currently is vague unless you mention which time is being referred to.
    • Done.
  • Remove Vembanad-Kol wetlands link ,it is a duplink
    • Done.
  • aromatic vetiver grass, Vetiveria zizanioides Do not link the scientific name, anyway it becomes a duplink
    • Done.
  • No link for orange chromide? Or was it a duplink?
    • Done.

Subdivisions[edit]

  • Since the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution of India, These amendments can be linked
    • Done. Though there aren't separate articles of them, linked to the page with lists of amendments. Yash! 10:53, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Union territory can be linked
    • Done.
  • Duplinks: taluks, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Kannur
    • Done.
  • According to a survey by economics research firm Indicus Analytivs When was this survey done?
    • Done.

Government and administration[edit]

  • Mention the year for the political data. "Present", "recently", "currently" are confusing. You can write "as of (year)".
    • Done.

Economy[edit]

  • Kerala's economy depends on emigrants working in foreign countries, The link for emigrants working in foreign countries can be used in lead
    • Done.
  • Convert templates needed in many places
    • Done.
  • Infopark currently generates 1/3rd of total IT Revenues of the state Rather write "one-third"
    • Done.
  • The Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF) claimed to be "India's largest shopping festival" Claimed by whom? This needs proper verification and clear mention in text.
    • Done.
  • Duplinks in the intro for Economy: cardamom, Kochi, TCS, UST Global
    • Done.
  • Duplinks in Agriculture: black pepper, spices, cardamom, home gardens
    • Done.
  • Duplinks in urban development: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode, and Palakkad
    • Done.

Transport[edit]

  • Kochi Metro is an under-construction metro system for the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. When did construction start?
    • Done.
  • and few mini ports. "a" few
    • Done.

List of duplinks by section:

  • Roads:Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur, Palakkad, Palakkad Gap,Western Ghats,Travancore
    • Done.
  • Railways: Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Nilambur, Kottayam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
    • Done.
  • Airports:Tamil Nadu, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode,Madras Presidency,Trivandrum International Airport,Cochin International Airport
    • Done.
  • Water transport:Kollam
    • Done.

Demographics[edit]

  • Is there some problem with the pie-charts in this section?
    • Done.
  • Duplinks in intro: Thiruvananthapuram, Malayali, Tamil, Adivasi, migrant labourers in Kerala
    • Done.
  • According to 2011 Census of India figures Link to 2011 Census of India but only ONCE.
    • Done.
  • Islam arrived in Kerala through Arab traders in the 7th century AD Why AD? You do not say AD elsewhere.
    • Done.
  • Duplinks in Religion: Hindus,Mappila,Thomas the Apostle,Saint Thomas Christians,Malabar Jews, Jewish community,Wayanad district,Buddhism,Ashoka the Great,Muslims,North Malabar
    • Done.
  • Kerala's female-to-male ratio of 1.084 is higher than that of the rest of India Simply say the sex ratio, and do not link it, it is a duplink.
    • Done.
  • Duplinks in HDI: Human Development Index,Hindus, Malayali
    • Done.

Education[edit]

  • A few convert templates needed.
    • Done.

Culture[edit]

  • I suggest that you rename the section as Culture and daily life.
    • Done.
  • Duplinks: Onam, Vamana (Onam), Prem Nazir , Mammootty, Mohanlal (Cinema), payasam (Cuisine)
    • Done.

Media[edit]

  • Duplinks: Mathrubhumi, Asianet,Kaumudi ,BSNL, Asianet Satellite communications ,Airtel
    • Done.

Sports[edit]

  • Duplink:Padayani
    • Done.

Tourism[edit]

  • Duplinks: culture and traditions, Kochi, the first mosque of India oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations,Western Ghats,Kannur Fort ,Kochi,Kappad,Wayanad,Munnar,backwaters ,Alleppey, Thrissur, Pooram
    • Done.
  • References: There is some problem in Ref. no. 303.
    • Done.
  • General: Use convert templates, they are absent in many places. Also mention appropriate years in place of "currently" etc.
    • Done. Sainsf, I tired to get as many as I can. Let me know if I missed any. Yash! 10:53, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Overall, I am fully satisfied with the prose, I hardly find any defect in it. Once the above issues are resolved, I think the article will be eligible for GA status. Sainsf <^>Talk all words 13:15, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so much Sainsf for the review. I have been a bit trouble with my internet connection and my chrome crashes on my phone when I try to edit articles with large texts. I will get around the issues as soon as possible. Regards, Yash! 13:29, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Awesome job Yash! I removed a few more duplinks, now the article should be ready for promotion. Cheers! Sainsf <^>Talk all words 05:05, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Editor's name in the userbox[edit]

User:Jacob Antony Perumpuzhakkadavil has added the following line at the end of the infobox in the Chempanthotty page. QUOTE -- Page edited according to Wikipedia standards by SIJO, --UNQUOTE-- I think it is not allowed. --Prof TPMS (talk) 14:33, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

I would have advised to WP:BEBOLD and fix it yourself, but I've removed it and notified the editor. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 15:02, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you dear Ugog Nizdast --Prof TPMS (talk) 00:12, 11 February 2016 (UTC)