Stereotypes are as common to India and Indians, as is their love for cricket. Every 100 km (or even less) in the country, culture changes, language changes and in some cases, ethnicity too. Zee TV show Tujhse Hai Raabta burst one popular belief, or rather a wrong one, that every stepmother is cruel and mean. Sample the case of Anupriya and Kalyani from the show.
All South-Indians are stereotyped as ‘Madrasis’ but the five states are as distinct as Rajasthan and Gujarat. And no, not every Gujju eats ‘sweets for lunch’ or dhokla for breakfast. Similarly, not every Punjabi is busy downing Patiala pegs at weddings! Marathi speaking people or those living in Maharashtra are considered to be of a particular kind too. But ever wondered if these public beliefs are even true?
No, not every Marathi person pronounces ‘m’ as ‘yem,’ so save the joke, maybe?