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{{od}}I have not written the following sections or subsections: 5, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2 (?), 8 (?), 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.6. Of these, 9.1 and 9.2 are the most easily rewritten, especially with the expert knowledge of {{u|Johnbod}} I would greatly welcome that if he has the time. [[User:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#B8860B">Fowler&amp;fowler</span>]][[User talk:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#708090">«Talk»</span>]] 19:40, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
:::I could have a go. In fact there is nothing at all on [[Indian art]], as opposed to architecture. The literature section, where I have very little expertise at all, doesn't mention the novel, or literature in English. Performance arts (likewise on expertise) seems a bit of a link list on classical dance, short on traditional music and cinema, let alone tv. So I can't see any changes I make reducing the overall size. Compared to these sections, costumes & cusine do look rather long. On a quick look, the clothing section seems to have material that [[Clothing in India]] lacks, so some could be distributed there, or to [[Culture of India]], which is a right old mess (with avge 1900 views a day, eek). [[User:Johnbod|Johnbod]] ([[User talk:Johnbod|talk]]) 21:56, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
::::I'd say, {{re|Johnbod}}, if you don't mind, please hold off on the Clothing and Cuisine sections, and expand the Art and Architecture. Don't worry about overall size as long as Barack is ahead. The problem with C&C is that they are pretty much both majorly fashioned in India by the Muslims, something noted in the India page, but entirely absent in the parent pages by virtue of the Hindu nationalist POV promoters, deliberate or unwitting, having had a field day. I'll fix that problem later when I have some time. If you know the long battles I have had to fight in the leads of [[Shalwar kameez]] or [[Pilaf]] to give the Muslims their due share, you'll see that NPOV in India is not an easy thing to achieve and to maintain. [[Cuisine of India]] and [[Culture of India]] are both examples of POV promotion; indeed [[History of India]] is. There has never been even the remotest connection (in the 13 years that I have watched this page) between the [[History of India]] page and the history sections of this page. You are welcome to have a go fixing those pages and watch all the banned editors, their sockpuppets, come out of the woodwork in a New York minute. [[User:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#B8860B">Fowler&amp;fowler</span>]][[User talk:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#708090">«Talk»</span>]] 22:51, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
:Obviously, I prefer longer captions. I was happy with some early edits by an editor whose name I am forgetting but whom I thanked because he had done away with nonessentials (of prose and content). However, when in the throes of a mad rush we push ellipses to the limits of natural language, we do a disservice to people who are unfamiliar with the subject topic, who are looking for the occasional respite from the world of bare facts. [[User:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#B8860B">Fowler&amp;fowler</span>]][[User talk:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#708090">«Talk»</span>]] 19:54, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
::That was me <small>still not a bloke</small>. I agree that most captions are fine in terms of length. It would be lovely if Bazza could put normal formatting for the images to improve accessibility so; I cannot think of objections for that small change.