Call it ignorance, stupidity or plain ‘˜don’t-care-a-damn’ attitude, most people fight over something as stupid as the region they’re from. Whether it’s the cultures, eating or clothing habits, Tamil and Telugu are culturally the same. Why the fight over the languages and habits? They are pretty similar and equally amazing. Read on:
Call it ignorance, stupidity or plain ‘don’t-care-a-damn’ attitude, most people fight over something as stupid as the region they’re from. Whether it’s the cultures, eating or clothing habits, Tamil and Telugu are culturally the same. Why the fight over the languages and habits? They are pretty similar and equally amazing. Read on:
Did you know that even movie stars from both the states swap places and work? So why this fight over culture and values when even the superstars who have a dedicated fan following don’t mind acting in the other region’s movies, who are we to pick a fight? And guess what, the stars enjoy equal, if not more, popularity when working on a movie that’s not from their own land. In fact, the whole of South comes together for movie awards and functions. What does that tell you!
When it comes to foods, both the states have very similar recipes and ingredients. The method of preparation definitely varies from region to region, but the essential ingredients are the same. So why should you call the other’s food yucky ? Aren’t you indirectly shaming your own food? This attitude is what making our country a not-so-cool place to live at. Get that, folks?
Rituals and functions:
Separated by a border, most of the South Indian states have similar rituals that involve the same or similar pooja articles. So calling the other’s culture cheap or stupid is uncalled for. It reflects your upbringing and culture more than the one you’re calling by bad names. In fact, some rituals are so similar that you can easily get confused about the state it belongs too. Also, since Sanskrit is the base language for both Tamil and Telegu, the shlokas are similar too (they might sound different, but are essentially the same).
Both the communities prefer to wear similar clothes. If women wear saris, Hyderabadi Muslim men can be seen in sherwanis . Right from gajra to anklets to bindis, both Tamilians and Telugu folks love traditional attire and jewellery. And yet most of us fight over cast, class and creed when essentially we are the same.
We urge you to not damn a community based on your personal prejudices. This statement will be even more relevant when you’re dealing with somebody not from your own cast, region or religion. Who are you to judge?