I am a Tamilian by birth who has lived in
Nasirabad, Rajasthan 2 years
Bengdubi, West Bengal 2-3 years
Jammu, J&K 4 years
Ranchi, erstwhile Bihar 2 1/2 years
Gwalior, erstwhile MP 2 years
Cuttack, Orissa 3 1/2 years
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 6 years
Delhi NCR 2 years
This doesn't include my travels to various places across India.
I am ashamed of myself, that I could never even feel or make such an INTELLIGENT observation such as you have made.
Hats off for your racism!
here raised an excellent point in his comment on my answer. He says he has personally seen his North Indian friends deriding South Indians. For the information of other skeptics, here is my update.
The sample size of people which I have seen is large when compared to other people, but by no means a decisive number. North Indians are the people of J&K, HP, UP, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi. Sometimes even Rajasthanis, Gujaratis, Bengalis, Oriya etc. are clubbed into this category. Can we speak for all these north Indians with authority, based on a few people we have met? I guess not.
Yes, I have faced discrimination. As a primary school student I was repeatedly punished for wearing a bindi, that my South Indian culture ingrains in me. They asked me, a six year old child whether I was married- THIS WAS MY SCREWED UP PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.
But for one North Indian or even a few, I cannot say that everyone has a bad attitude. Because even amongst them, there were people who were kind to me and loved my mom's cooked food.
When I returned to my home state after years, my Tamil was rusty and heavily accented. I was bitched behind my back for having an attitude, being arrogant and other bad stuff, JUST BECAUSE I SOUNDED NORTH INDIAN.
Do I call all South Indians biased then?
Most often it isn't the distinction between north and south. It is rather, the distinction between the elite and the non-elite. The so-called elite use forks and knives and do not know the joy of eating hot jalebi at a roadside stalls, the syrup dripping all over your hands. The so-called civilized do not know the taste of pani puri gobbled up in quick succession. The so-called elites have never been to a village in Punjab and stuffed their face with hot parathas with ghee-shakkar! It is these very so-called elites with a skewed sense of being civilized who deride others, including South Indians for dressing simply and eating with their hands. The people of Delhi whom Manan has seen
(I am not talking about ALL Delhiites here) belong to this very category. Shame on them!
They are overrated because they live in the most highly developed and overrated city in India, Delhi; the capital city for no effort of theirs and it is very natural for them to be arrogant, as a person of real virtue never has any big bones about it.Today, when I cook rajma or chana or parathas at home, some of my South Indian in-laws make it clear that they DETEST IT.
They spare no opportunity to deride typical north Indian dishes or even Hindi for that matter. But are all southies that way or do I have the authority to comment on all South Indians? I don't.
Very naturally people don't easily accept a culture that is a complete contrast to theirs. As long as India is united, there will forever be linguism, regionalism and casteism. We as educated people have to move on instead of labeling an entire community as having "attitude".If all those people, North or South Indians, who are biased against each other and call foul each others' attitudes get tried on the way they and several others treat the people of North-East, even a thousand slaps each from every Indian there is will be insufficient punishment for them.