Monday, July 14, 2008


I am used to being called a 'Madrasi' by many illiterate and uncaring relatives...especially because I grew up in Kerala, and according to their dim thinking, everyone south of Bombay is a 'Madrasi'.

The latest I heard from my mother, who often ends up entertaining relatives travelling on work to Kerala is the following:

Natives of Kerala - Kerlians (I wonder where he got that from!)
And Hold your breath
Natives of Tamil Nadu - Tamil Nadians!!!!!

Gosh... While we espouse the cause of exposing our children to the languages and cultures of the world, wish someone, just someone, would teach my ignorant and self indulgent relatives a bit about South India!

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