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Difference among indians… January 18, 2008

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Written by a north Indian …….

Hi friends,

This is a live update from chennai.

Language – Tamil, tamil and tamil. Even if they know hindi, they dont speak up.

People – We never heard anyone laughing here (I wonder if they ever laugh or shout)

So conservative, that noone talks even in the bus

Food – Idly, sambhar, rice, dosa, vada, pongal

We have to cook our food ourselves (unbelievable naa).

Weather – summer from october to feb and rest of the year it’s deadly summer.

Lesiure – TV, dormitery, dirty sea beaches on weekends

Rent – 6.5 K / 1 BHK

Advance – 6 months

Aata – Rs. 26 /kg

Apple – Rs 100 /kg

Orange – Rs. 10/piece

Banana – Rs 3 /piece

Mausmi Juice -Rs 18 /glass

Jeans Dryclean – Rs.40

Phulka – Rs. 8 (idly also Rs.8)

Interesting facts and incidents :

1. Here you cannot buy a needle after 6 PM (strange).

2. We asked an auto driver, “hindi aati hai”?. He replied in hindi “Hindi nahi aati”.

3. The most common suffix here is ‘a’, e.g.

straight – straighta

2 cup tea – 2 cupa tea

4. Even dogs eat curd rice.

5. In north, names are like Gori Shankar, gauri prasad etc. Here the names are like Kaliraj, kalicharan etc.

6. When there is a ‘t’ in any name, they add ‘h’ to it.

jayant – jayanth

bharat – bharath

7. Here is a culture of adding mystical alphabets after ones’s name, like Mahesh R, Sandeep T etc.

7. Cable connection is of no use here as only tamil channels are broadcasted on cable TV, if anyone wanna watch hindi channels then you need to buy a set up box (Rs.4000).

8. Cognizant navallur office is actually not in chennai, it comes under a district called Chengalpet which is 51 kms from main city.

9. Once we saw a girl in the food court, she was looking and acting like a north indian. My friend became exited and planned to talk to her, but just then we noticed her breakfast and then “dil ke armaan aansuon mein beh gaye”, she was having pongal. (disguise!!)

10.How dare anyone come to chennai : Cognizant Chennai MCity comes under SEZ(special economic zone), swap and transfers from here are not possible.

11. No life after 9 PM.

12. No need to worry for Tsunami, because noone will be left to cry on your grave.

Bye Bye (waiting for banglore, pune, hyderabad update)

Answer to the above article by a south indian……

See i think a few things are pretty true here…But most of it are just mere exaggeration. He has just written all his effusive frustration here..!! I live here in bangalore, and trust me its much more expensive than wht he thinks.. i have lived in Chennai and Bangalore, and in Kerala, so i do know the difference between most of the places in South India.. Chennai is supposed to be the second cheapest metropolitan city after Calcutta and any other cities in India.

Language – Tamil, tamil and tamil. Even if they know hindi, they dont speak up.

For your Kind information, nobody knows Hindi here. Only non-tamilians living in Chennai take Hindi (like me) while most of them take French. And excluding the non-localites, people converse in ENGLISH.

People – We never heard anyone laughing here (I wonder if they ever laugh or shout). So conservative, that noone talks even in the bus.

They are not conservative damn it…ALL INDIANS are like that..!! The same happens in Bangalore, Hyderabad or Pune..U dont strike a coversation with a stranger out of the blue..!!

Food – Idly, sambhar, rice, dosa, vada, pongal. We have to cook our food ourselves (unbelievable naa).

Excuse’ Moi ..!! When i went to the north (not specifying which place), me being a south-indian, had a tough time, hunting for some good rice to eat, because all i got was Aloo Paratha, Aloo Gobi, Gobi Manchurian, Aloo Muttor, Aloo Roast etc.. Wonder if they invented Aloo Juice.. Each of them have their own culture for taste and sense..!! So dont blame any place.

Weather – summer from october to feb and rest of the year it’s deadly summer.

Damn it, dont tell me you would complain that it dint rain or snow in Sahara when you where there..!! Oh please, for heaven sake, each area has a difference in climate. India is not small as u get to see in the world map.

Lesiure – TV, dormitery, dirty sea beaches on weekends

Hahahaa….Atleast you get to see a beach buddy..!!

Rent – 6.5 K / 1 BHK

Do you know the size of the rooms?? They would be huge. I pay 7K for a 1BHK, that is just as big as my bathroom in Chennai..!!

Advance – 6 months

Buddy, i pay an adavnce of 11 months.. !! So who is to blame??

Aata – Rs. 26 /kg

Apple – Rs 100 /kg

Orange – Rs. 10/piece

Banana – Rs 3 /piece

Mausmi Juice -Rs 18 /glass

Jeans Dryclean – Rs.40

Phulka – Rs. 8 (idly also Rs.8)

Hahahaaa..!! Pillsbury Aata costs the same all over India dear..!! Sorry these things dont worth an argument..

1. Here you cannot buy a needle after 6 PM (strange)

God give me a break..!!

2. We asked an auto driver, “hindi aati hai”?. He replied in hindi “Hindi nahi aati”.

Buddy, thats the only thing they would have learnt in Hindi..!! For heaven sake, stop having false impressions that hindi is our National Language..!! It isnt..i have no time for this argument again..!! I never knew they speak Tamil in Delhi or Bombay..!! So why Hindi in Chennai..!! Use a more worldy used language, ENGLISH.

3. The most common suffix here is ‘a’, e.g.

straight – straighta

2 cup tea – 2 cupa tea

Yes, like the way you’ll pronunce, thirty (therty as thartty) and fourteen (forteen as farteen)..!! Somebody stop me..!!

4. Even dogs eat curd rice.

Atleast they get to eat something, not starved to death.. and yeah, less stray dogs, that they would be famished and start feeding on children.

5. In north, names are like Gori Shankar, gauri prasad etc. Here the names are like Kaliraj, kalicharan etc.

What else do what us to name?? Elvis Presley or Brad Pitt?? Atleast Elizabeth Hurly or Angelina Jolie never asked you, why your name was Gauri Prasad..!!

6. When there is a ‘t’ in any name, they add ‘h’ to it.

jayant – jayanth

bharat – bharath

Well, in Hindi you wrtie ‘Ta’ as t, and in Tamil we write ‘Tha’ as Th..!! Dont find faults with such silly matters.

8. Here is a culture of adding mystical alphabets after ones’s name, like Mahesh R, Sandeep T etc.

Sorry, instead to keeping ‘Abhishek Anandkumar Khare’ or ‘Sunaina Swapan Teja’, we just name them as ‘Abhishek A.K’ and ‘Sunaina S.T’

9. Cable connection is of no use here as only tamil channels are broadcasted on cable TV, if anyone wanna watch hindi channels then you need to buy a set up box (Rs.4000).

Hahaha…You guys where the ones who started making a big fuss about making Hindi Channels as paid Channels…we never wanted to watch Hindi here, so who cares.. Nobody uses STB (Set Top Box), Tamilians watch all south-indian languages for free..!!

10. Cognizant navallur office is actually not in chennai, it comes under a district called Chengalpet which is 51 kms from main city.

Escuse me..!! Hahaha..!! Infosys or any other office in Bangalore, in Electronics City, is actually in Hosur Road..!! Dont expect Narayan Moorthy to build such a huge campus in the heart of the city..!! Ask questions that make sense..!!

11. Once we saw a girl in the food court, she was looking and acting like a north indian. My friend became exited and planned to talk to her, but just then we noticed her breakfast and then “dil ke armaan aansuon mein beh gaye”, she was having pongal. (disguise!!)

I saw a cute south-indian guy…But what??? Ohhh..!! Shucks, he is having Aloo Paratha 😥

12.How dare anyone come to chennai : Cognizant Chennai MCity comes under SEZ(special economic zone), swap and transfers from here are not possible.

Be in Chennai learn something here, so that you could live anywhere in the world and stop making a upheaval with small matters of life.. They sent u here, so that u learn 🙂

13. No life after 9 PM.

Do u know what life is than just going to Disco’s and Pubs?? Partying and Boozing??

14. No need to worry for Tsunami, because none will be left to cry on your grave.

Atleast we wont sit and fight among ourselves, shoot or die cause of bomb blast..Oh Boy, i want to look sweet when i die, dont wanna look like a roasted chicken 😉

No offence meant in this mail.. But just wanted to let you noe that DON’T BELIEVE ALL ARE TRUE.

I live in Bangalore, and I do love this place, and I would love it anywhere I live..!! Learn to adjust, and not to make a big riot over static things in the world..!!

Though being a non-tamilian, i am proud to be a Chennaite.

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Comments»

1. sowmya - January 18, 2008

ya…i have seen many north indians who dont even try to learn the local languages, giving the excuse that they know the ‘national language’..but the fact is that many of them dont know english also properly..and the worst thing is they always demand either aloo parata or paneer masala for every day lunch,brunch n breakfast 😦 (as if only aloo and paneer are the only food available in this subcontinent

2. Sandeep K N - January 18, 2008

People are fed up with this non-sense of calling Hindi the National Language of India.

3. gururaj k - February 22, 2008

hello there , first thing u worked in chennai(worked or working i dont know) and u dint learn tamil y..? second thing y people should speak in hindi in tamilnadu..? y cant u learn tamil insteead of speaking hindi everywhere. can u get me any of these (Idly, sambhar, rice, dosa, vada, pongal )in north india. when i was in punjab i use to cook for myself.And for leisure in north india ‘kyoonki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi.”.? ur a sick person man because its two different cultures ok north and south ur in south and teasing south that shows what culture u have, and yes hindi is not national language .funny thing is that u want to speak in english with a auto rickshow guy….! that shows brainless head. and ur boozing and fagging in north ..? thats y 80 men raped a girl in delhi in new year party isnt it..?

4. arvind - April 23, 2008

what a crazy post …
am glad u had the courtsey to put the reply of that girl who argued with u atleast .. 🙂
but seriously ..this post is sick…

5. Varun Bhat - April 23, 2008

Thank you 🙂

6. Lahar - May 28, 2008

Wasn’t it some Cognizant guy who did the original post? Do you have his mail ID, it would be interesting to write to him!

BTW- superb response to this. http://quakethreearena.blogspot.com/

7. Jainendra Prakash - June 12, 2008

I don’t know the name of the lady who replied the original post. Although some of her answers are OK/SUPERB but i disagree with some as below.

Language – Tamil, tamil and tamil. Even if they know hindi, they dont speak up.

[Tamilian Lady]
For your Kind information, nobody knows Hindi here. Only non-tamilians living in Chennai take Hindi (like me) while most of them take French. And excluding the non-localites, people converse in ENGLISH.
[MY ANSWER]
I did lot of shopping in Chennai using Hindi. Shopkeepers managed to speak Hindi for selling but same shopkeeper won’t tell you directions if asked in Hindi outside his shop. They claim 2 learn french which may be 0.00001% people speak in India but they don’t learn Hindi which 80% Indians speak. God knows what these Tamilians want 2 prove.

[Tamilian Lady]
Excuse’ Moi ..!! When i went to the north (not specifying which place), me being a south-indian, had a tough time, hunting for some good rice to eat, because all i got was Aloo Paratha, Aloo Gobi, Gobi Manchurian, Aloo Muttor, Aloo Roast etc.. Wonder if they invented Aloo Juice.. Each of them have their own culture for taste and sense..!! So dont blame any place.
[MY ANSWER]
Only fool, foriegner or fanatic Tamilians will believe on your above statement. You can find good rice all over the India.

2. We asked an auto driver, “hindi aati hai”?. He replied in hindi “Hindi nahi aati”.
[Tamilian Lady]
Buddy, thats the only thing they would have learnt in Hindi..!! For heaven sake, stop having false impressions that hindi is our National Language..!! It isnt..i have no time for this argument again..!! I never knew they speak Tamil in Delhi or Bombay..!! So why Hindi in Chennai..!! Use a more worldy used language, ENGLISH.
[MY ANSWER]
If you claim that ur75% population will speak ENGLISH in next 10 years then also i will agree 2 your point. u expect all the population of india 2 speak in english with ur autowala. HINDI IS THE INDIA’s NATIONAL LANGUAGE. No matter if u handful tamilian don’t learn (actually speak) it. U want Tamil 2 be spoken in Mumbai, same Oriyam gujju aqnd all other states will ask, then u expect each indian 2 learn 28 languages. U go and learn 5 languages first and then come 2 me. HINDI is the language which binds all country together.

9. Cable connection is of no use here as only tamil channels are broadcasted on cable TV, if anyone wanna watch hindi channels then you need to buy a set up box (Rs.4000).
[Tamilian Lady]
Hahaha…You guys where the ones who started making a big fuss about making Hindi Channels as paid Channels…we never wanted to watch Hindi here, so who cares.. Nobody uses STB (Set Top Box), Tamilians watch all south-indian languages for free..!!
[MY ANSWER]
And you are happy that MainStream TV channels doesn’t come in Chennai.

13. No life after 9 PM.
[Tamilian Lady]
Do u know what life is than just going to Disco’s and Pubs?? Partying and Boozing??
[MY ANSWER]
What a crap answer!!!

[Tamilian Lady]
Though being a non-tamilian, i am proud to be a Chennaite.
[MY ANSWER]
Don’t you want to be proud Indian. If not then take your Tamil nadu outside India (Go to france using ur french)

A general note:
When i was in USA, In the client office there were some Chinese and we Indians along with Americans. We use 2 have gud gathering, but if 1 chinese have 2 say something 2 another chinese they speak in Chinese. In our Indian group there was a Tamilian, We use to speak english with him. So oneday chinese guy asked that Tamilian “Which country do you belong”, and he replied India. Then the guy asked why other people talk in english with u. He said, “because i don’t know Hindi”.
Then the Chinese said 2 all of us,
“IT MEANS 2 IINDIAN NEED A FORIEGN LANGUAGE 2 COMMUNICATE.”

I do agree that people should learn the local language where they live but there should be one language unitig the whole India and that language can’t be English. It has has to be Hindi.


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