South India is full of nature’s beauty and cultural heritage. The Mother Nature has gifted them with a lot of stunning and picturesque landscapes
South India is full of nature’s beauty and cultural heritage. The Mother Nature has gifted them with a lot of stunning and picturesque landscapes that would mesmerize you from the core. Indians from rest of the country’s corner visit Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamilnadu for two main purposes – job (mainly IT) and vacation. Here are a few tingling things you need to keep in mind if you are thinking to move or visit South India’s any state.
- they are more cultural than you! Right from greetings to helping others, they are all ready. While you get an answer of ‘pataa nahi’ from a Mumbaikar when you ask an address of his own residence, the South Indian annas will take you to the address, orin fact drop you!
Don’t ever ask Idli and Dosa/Dhosa during the lunch and dinner time. They have afair understanding of what’s to be eaten when! While gujjus take their families and guests to eat ‘Dhosa’ for the lunch and dinner, South Indians strictly keep ‘breakfast’ as breakfast!
- Their ‘yes’ could be ‘no’! So, beware of their nodding the head. If you ask, ‘Paratha nai hai?’ The answer will be -yes! Jumping with happiness, if you ask him to bring, he’ll go and won’t come back! Actually, he said ‘yes’ to your question – ‘paratha nahi hai kya?’ So, he replied, ‘Yes…you are right…nahi hai!’
- In movies, the girls are advanced. But the ground reality (except for of course
Bangalore – in fact, that city is not South India!) is that the girls are still shy and
mind their dressing. In towns and small cities, leave minis and micros, they’ll have skirts dragging dusts from the grounds. ‘Choti’ with aavla and bringraj oil till hips is still common among young women!
Be prepared when you ask for water, especially in Kerala. If you had something very hot and spicy, the water they give will ignite it more! Yes; that’s because they serve ‘hot’ water called – chud vellam! Aw… ‘d’ is a big ‘d’ as in Dance. Don’t think otherwise, you are in a South Indian article!
- Bhakti and pooja still prevails and you see most of them are indulged in horsewhipping and goddesses regularly. They are not ‘that’ bothered about the ‘food’ and celebration as gujjus do in their festivals. They are more concerned about wearing special clothes and remembering the ‘real’ reason for the celebration.
Apart from that, you may find a Mercedes stopping by a tall temple and a ‘lungi’ clad overweight guy with protruding belly and kilograms of gold on the body coming out. No no, he’s not a driver, he is a billionaire paying just his routine visit.