A letter from Kallu madraasi

10 Jun

Dear relatives (from North India),

You calling me a madraasi doesn’t offend me at all. But it does annoy me, because of the mere fact that Madras presidency stopped existing after 1956 and the city of Madras is now known as Chennai.

Govt. of India formed states based on the language people speak, The four South Indian states with the language and the people are :-

1. Karnataka -> Kannada -> Kannadigas

2. Andhra Pradesh -> Telugu -> Telugu

3. Tamil Nadu ->  Tamil -> Tamil

4. Kerala -> Malayalam -> Malayali

So, for the next time you can use any of these four. Though speaking based on my current geographical location, you may call me “Hyderabadi” or “Telugu” or to always be on the safer side “South Indian” :).


– Kallu Madraasi

PS:- This was just an FYI post, if you feel like digging more … you may check namrata‘s post.

PS:– I might have used the word relatives, but it was meant for every North Indian of their generation specifically.

PS:— Still searching for a house 😦 …


7 Responses to “A letter from Kallu madraasi”

  1. LaafatLife June 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm #


    Btw, an immigrant from the north, you’re willing to be called a South Indian?! 🙂 Fantastic! Now that’s the real spirit.

    All the best for your hunt.. May you be perched soon.

  2. Vedant June 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    i know quite a few Madrasis who dont mind being called Madrasis

    • @nks June 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

      just like many mumbaikar’s like being called bambaiya …

  3. Karan June 13, 2010 at 7:00 am #


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  5. Rock 25 July 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    gud post. U r called south indian only till u be in south india.after tht u wud again become north indian… Waise bhi whts thr in name…

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