I am not a Hindi basher... am a hindi-hater. I don't know why but the language irritates me. I must add that I love Marathi (Raj thackarey zindabad!) but the affinity for Hindi was /is never there. It bugs me no end when I see Tams in Mumbai talking Hindi. In the midst of a pucca tamizh conversation, you will have one number karadi saying "ja ne bhi do yaaron" "kappu kushi kappi gum". I try and avoid such specimens !
I have deliberately not bothered to learn / improve my Hindi. I was a tamizh writer for ads when a lot of times the script was in Hindi and one had to transcreate that in Tamizh. The present job involves ideating for a primarly Hindi market. I don't know how I end up getting jobs like these. I guess it is my lauvv for Hindi.
For most Hindi-haters like me, here's one bible - "Ek gaon mein..." This fantastic scene from 'Indru poi naalai vaa' where our second hero is taught Hindi by a teacher... semma fun scene and one can relate to this instantly.
I managed to capture that on video this evening and upload it on you tube. Here's to all Hindi-haters. Enjoy!