Friday, July 23, 2010

The language is Telugu and the state is Andhra Pradesh

There is enormous mutual respect between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The states were under Madras province under British rule but seems like many don't realize that we have come a long way since then and Andhra Pradesh now has a distinct identity with a beautiful capital in Hyderabad. The inspiration to this post is the misnomer very often used by people from other parts of India i.e. calling us as Madrasis. The worst part is saying "whatever" when we try to correct them.

  • Telugu is the third most-spoken language in India (74 million native speakers according to the 2001 census) and is 15th in the Ethnologue list of most-spoken languages worldwide.

  • Hyderabad hosts huge number of IT MNCs with Microsoft having their largest outside-US R&D and facebook opening its first center in India.

  • Airport: 5th best in the world and the best in India award by Airports Council International
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  • Tollywood produces highest number of movies per year and the state and city hold records for highest number of theaters and audience in their respective categories.

So, please try to remember "Telugu" and "Andhra Pradesh" before generalizing South Indians for your convenience. We respect our language and expect you to respect our feelings.

9 comments:

nvssudheer said...

The use of facts(very few stated actually), which definitely seems like boasting(I don't deny taking pride), is to highlight the fact that the state has enough reasons to be recognized distinctly by every Indian.

Pramod said...

macha... i agree with everything except for the mutual respect thing :).

nvssudheer said...

Chennai varaku aithe lots of Telugu people still reside there... by respect i meant hospitable environment ;)

Áנคy Ŷשร said...

good one.. should have been more exhaustive ;)

good try though.. evadu neeku kopam teppinchina vadu

rakesh said...

telugollu ante cinemalu , hi tech city ani entha mudduga cheppavo :P inka chala unnai ga ra ! If someone calls us madrasis li8 tiseskovatame... vadiki em gnanodayam chestam chepu !..i liked the post but inka elaborate chesunte it wud hav bin much better ani na feeling ! :)

nvssudheer said...

I wanted to stress the points where we stand apart anthe...

To people who wanted more points: comments lo add the points which u think will make the list exhaustive

nvssudheer said...

I should have mentioned number of tv channels asalu.. :D The number of news channels itself will be more than all channels combined of many states

Shiva said...

Good one though I am against sectarian views and endorsements.

nvssudheer said...

Anna nuvvu comment cheyatame maa adrustam views different aithe enti :P