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Dear world, please note that 'south India' is not a single state

Dear world, please note that
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There are two kinds of people in this world. The ones who understand that south India comprises of five states (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, in case you were wondering) and those who insist on clubbing the states down south into one common entity called \'Madrasi\'.

There are two kinds of people in this world. The ones who understand that south India comprises of five states (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, in case you were wondering) and those who insist on clubbing the states down south into one common entity called 'Madrasi'. Many may find this difficult to believe, some might even have to Google this up, but it is a truth universally acknowledged that there ARE in fact five states AND four languages down south, not counting the umpteen local dialects.

Screenshot from the video

A video explaining this, South of India by Enna Da Rascalas in collaboration with Culture Machine, was posted on YouTube and is garnering interest on the web. Made to the tune of Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire, south of India is as relevant as it is catchy. The video has four contributors representing different states and telling you just why it is not okay to call every south Indian 'Madrasi'. Fed up of being repeatedly clubbed together, spoofed and stereotyped in life and in films (remember 2 States and SRK's Chennai Express?), they decided to make a video about it and it is fabulous.

Every single state down south has its own unique culture, its own cuisine, its own language, its own celebrities, its own beauty - so please could we not call every south Indian, a Madrasi? If for nothing else, watch the video for educational purposes. Unless of course you can name all the union territories down south, in which case watch it for the catchy earworm-lyrics.

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