Nearly three years ago, Bombay-based film-maker M. GONZOLA had posted this “weekend item” on churumuri, a chain-mail really that had been doing the round for months.
One Tam-Brahm = priest at the Vardarajaperumal temple.
Two Tam-Brahms = maths tuition class.
Three Tam-Brahms = queue outside the U.S consulate at 4 am.
Four Tam-Brahms = Thyagaraja music festival in Santa Clara.
And so on for Bengalis, Malayalees, Biharis, Punjabis, Bhaiyyas, Gujjus, Telugus, Marwaris, and the rest of the human species the world kindly calls “Indians”.
“Notice Kannadigas are missing from the list,” was Gonzola’s parting shot, inviting howls of protests from readers who decried the parochialism, the stereotyping, the “dumbing down”.
Wanderlust joins the debate with Gonzola and offers this suggestion for his her brethren and sistern:
One Kannadiga = Udupi Hotel in Singapore/ Seoul/ San Francisco
Two Kannadigas = Father-son political party
Three Kannadigas = Campus placements at Infy, scheduled to go to the US soon.
Four Kannadigas = Entire Kannada-speaking population of Koramangala and Indiranagar.
Also read: One, two, three, four Kannadigas equals…?
* For those who can’t take this, please note this post is marked under the “Naalige in Kenne” category
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