The Sexiest South Indian South Asian Woman is…

OK, the Eastern Eye is not quite The New York Times. Still, a ranking is a ranking. And according to a ranking made by the London-based Asian newspaper, Bipasha Basu is the Sexiest Asian Woman in the World 2007. Madhuri Dixit has been named the runner-up while Priyanka Chopra has been placed third. The other women in the top-10 lineup are Aishwarya Rai, Laila Rouass, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Lara Datta and Iman Ali.

Salivating tongue firmly in both our cheeks, the question uppermost in our minds is: How come all the South Asian women on the list are North Indians? Aren’t South Indian women sexy? OK, the Bunt beauties make their mandatory appearance, one of them by default. But, frankly, is this poll just a, well, lousy poll? Or is this a reflection of the Punjabification and Bollywoodisation of the global tongue, if you like it that way? Don’t South Indian women count?

OK, we have nothing agaisnt Bips. But, brother, tell us so that we may all jointly correct this humongous historical wrong: Who do you think is the Sexiest South Indian South Asian Woman in the World?

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